|Back on Nov. 15th when the VirginConnect service shutdown and the WebPlayer was ready to be opened up and probed, that's what I did. I took a laptop HD with Win98 that I recently removed from my laptop after upgrading to a new HD, and just connected it to the WebPlayer. I powered up, changed a few BIOS settings, booted up and started Win98. Sure I had several "New Hardware found" messages and a few other system messages, but I got in. Since I did not have any of the drivers for the Cyrix, the Win98 was sitting there wounded. During the startup, I just let Win98 detect and install whatever it thought it could find (which was not correct for the most part), but with little effort I was able to detect the modem, for which I set it up to be a standard 28.8K modem. After that, I dialed out to my ISP, connected to the web and downloaded the drivers identified by links on this site. Aadam12 was right, I did have errors, but after installing the correct drivers and cleaning up some things with the help of Norton Utilities, which was still on the drive, things seemed to work ok. Don't expect to be able to put the HD back in the laptop and have things work they way they did after doing this, even if you configured hardware profiles for the System in the Control Panel/System.|
I do admit that after a few weeks I did a clean install of Win98 on the HD and have been happier with the results. But if you don't want to go through the hassle of starting fresh, it is possible, at least it was for me, to throw in an existing Win98 drive and clean it up until it seems ok. But you will have better results starting clean.