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Old 06-08-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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I have a Dell computer that has windows 98SE operating system with 256mb of memory. I want to put in a DVD burner and bought one from Newegg that I was told would work. Well it doesn't. I looked on the box and it requires window 2000 and up and 512mb of memory. I looked on their website and they say nothing about the operating system. Is there one out there for my system, if not how about a player only? Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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Hmm, I don't recall ever seeing a DVD burner in a Win98 machine. You know they're beyond obsolete, right? I imagine it would depend on the software (Nero, NTI, Roxio, Sonic, etc) being able to run on Win98. You'll also might have a problem with such an old machine being able to feed the burner fast enough. Playing a DVD on Win98 will work as long as you have a software player that's compatible. If the DVD-ROM doesn't come with one, you might try a free one called VLC Media player. It might be choppy though, again because Win98 machines are so slow.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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DVD burner in a Win98 machine is not a problem...... I would guess the software that comes with it is for win 2000 and up.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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I have a Dell computer that has windows 98SE operating system with 256mb of memory. I want to put in a DVD burner and bought one from Newegg that I was told would work. Well it doesn't. I looked on the box and it requires window 2000 and up and 512mb of memory. I looked on their website and they say nothing about the operating system. Is there one out there for my system, if not how about a player only? Thanks for the help.
Google DVD burning software Windows 98. That should give you some leads.

Install more RAM as well. You'll definitely need it for burning DVDs.
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