You can usually install new ones over old ones without getting into trouble.
But when things go wrong, it may not be the least bit obvious what is causing the problem.
The problem is, due to some obsolete software that needs to run on Windows 98, the computer cannot be upgraded to newer versions of Windows such as 8, 7, Vista or even Windows XP.
I’ve tried compatibility mode on Windows XP and it doesn’t work either, so it’s either upgrade the software or continue using Windows 98.
Shut down the Windows 98 virtual machine and your host operating system. Boot natively into Windows 98, then start the Device Manager. Select the VMware SVGA device if listed, then click Remove. Select the Remove from Specific Configuration radio button, then select Physical Machine from the configuration list.
You should be able to use the display driver that you installed natively before starting this procedure.
Updating the old software is very expensive, so the decision was to stay with Windows 98 and try to source parts that can support this ageing operating system.
The immediate problem was getting the flash drive to work.
So, I have no experience uninstalling display drivers under Vista.
The picture above is Chaos Manor Associate Eric Pobirs, who has been testing Windows 98 from earliest beta. We have had off and on problems with installations.
One comparatively late beta installation was so awful that we had to reset the BIOS on one Pentium Pro system; W 98 was rewriting the BIOS cache and messed things up so badly that the machine would not even boot from a DOS disk. On another we could use BIOS setup software to reset everything to defaults.
Prev Contents Last Next This section explains how to configure the video driver in a Windows 98 physical disk installation using VMware Workstation. You may also want to rename the Original Configuration profile to Physical Machine. Click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.
The steps below assume you are using Windows 98 as one of the operating systems in a dual-boot or multiple-boot configuration. Highlight the Original Configuration profile, then click Copy.