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Can iPod software be installed on Windows 98?

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2015-07-15 18:25:14
2015-07-15 18:25:14

No. Windows 98 it DOS based. Windows 2K and XP are NT based. The software instalation will fail.

However, iPod itself can be used with Windows 98.

Yes he is right, if it says u need such snd such you cant use anything else than that otherwise the installment will fail

Probably not entirely helpful and possibly not true, but since the iPod is in effect a USB/Firewire hard disk, you may, just may be able to find "universal" or "generic" mass storage drivers for Win98 that may make your iPod work.

It probably isn't worth the effort though.

On another note, because the iPod is, as I said before, a mass storage device, Linux probably won't have any problem reading its contents, and considering you mentioned Win98 you probably have a not-so-modern PC, and there are extremely lightweight and lean Linux distros that run easily on older hardware - I'd suggest Puppy Linux, which has a "LiveCD" version that runs entirely from a CD without touching your computer or Windows 98. You could boot off Puppy when you needed to put files in your iPod and then reboot back to 98, or you could "take the big step" and install Linux (Puppy can be installed).

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