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Old 02-24-2008, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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recently i've loaded up an old windows 98 (not SE) hdd and i was curious about the computer that used to host it. is there any info stored inside the hdd about the specs that the hdd used to be in and is it accessible from Windows Vista

may seem a strange question but i'm sure someone has knowledge on this ancient MS-DOS based O/S

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What do you mean? Specs as in drive size? Speed? The computer it was in and has 98 installed on?

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what i mean is the overall specs for the machine that it was originally installed on, gpu, cpu etc if there is a way to obtain that info cuz i was hoping to virtualize it on my windows vista pc. if there is virtual machine software out there where you can program the specs you want the client os to detect.
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yes those specs are on there, windows 98 has the same systems info available that windowsXP does, uses an earlier version of the same tool

check the log files in c:\ , you won't be able to check the sysinfo by booting it up though, the hardware would change
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