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The VT/VTx processor extensions allow a guest OS, such as Win98, to run more directly on the system hardware. Besides being faster, it is also somewhat more reliable (usually). Do ...
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    The VT/VTx processor extensions allow a guest OS, such as Win98, to run more directly on the system hardware. Besides being faster, it is also somewhat more reliable (usually). Do bear in mind that an OS on a virtual machine will always run slower than the same OS running directly on the hardware. With your dual-core processor that isn't such a problem, especially since Win98 cannot use more than one CPU/core, unlike more modern operating systems.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b2bwild View Post
    Older OS doesn't support Newer technology and vise versa. <_<
    Isn't VT a new technology?

    Is VT only for Virtualization, does it have any other use?

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    Its not new technology, Its 3-4 Years old now.

    It don't have other use other than Virtualization
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    Is it cheaper or more cost effective to exclude it from mobile CPUs?

    So I have decided to use VMware but am having issues. first off when I goto fullscreen mode and back I cannot use modifier keys (like shift, CTRL, etc, but I think alt still works) on the host and I cannot get sound or bridged networking (it says disconnected)

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    Its not that much cost effective.
    and It is available only on CPU's with higher cache.
    The desktop processors, which are more power consuming compared to mobile processors
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    So they don't have it because the CPUs have less cache? I think the CPUs probably have less cache to make them either cheaper, smaller, and/or more energy efficient/produce less heat.

    Anyways, does anyone know how I can get VMWare to work?

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    VMware Server or VMware Workstation?

    VMware Server and VMware Player is free.
    If you can get a vmware template for Windows 98 you can easily run in under VMware Player.
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    I already have Windows 98 runing under VMWare server, but VMWare server steals my modifer keys and the sound doesn't work.

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    Well, I looked and I don't have Win-98 in my MSDN DVD's - only 2K, XP, and various servers. I had one with Win98 on it a long time ago, but it went into the bit-bucket when I cleaned my office a couple of years ago. Sorry I cannot install it in VBox to see what might be done to deal with the performance and other issues you found.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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    Actual thing is I haven't seen Win 98 for ages.. X_X
    But a friend of mine run it once under Vmware Workstation.
    If you get a Vmware Applience, that might work.
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