Windows 98SE on 64 bit processor

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Hello,

Can Windows 98SE run on a PC with 64 bit processor? I have old dos programs which runs in 98SE DOS mode. If I get a new PC would 98SE be installed and work normally?

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64-bit operating systems

Windows NT included support for several different platforms before the x86-based personal computer became dominant in the professional world. Versions of NT from 3.1 to 4.0 variously supported PowerPC, DEC Alpha and MIPS R4000, some of which were 64-bit processors, although the operating system treated them as 32-bit processors.

With the introduction of the Intel Itanium architecture, which is referred to as IA-64, Microsoft released new versions of Windows to support it. Itanium versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 were released at the same time as their mainstream x86 (32-bit) counterparts. On April 25, 2005, Microsoft released Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and x64 versions of Windows Server 2003 to support the x86-64 (or x64 in Microsoft terminology) architecture. Microsoft dropped support for the Itanium version of Windows XP in 2005. Windows Vista is the first end-user version of Windows that Microsoft has released simultaneously in x86 and x64 editions. Windows Vista does not support the Itanium architecture. The modern 64-bit Windows family comprises AMD64/Intel64 versions of Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008, in both Itanium and x64 editions. Windows Server 2008 R2 drops the 32-bit version, although Windows 7 does not.
Thanks for that bit of info. So what I have gathered from your post is that even though the processor may be 64bit, it will operate an OS of 32, 16 etc. Therefore there would not a problem in installing say 98SE, and Windows 7 Multi-boot on a hardware equiped with a 64bit processor?
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you are talking about dual boot? you mean to say you want to put 98 and win7 too? well for that select the other drive for example c= win98 and d=win7 it may be work i am not sure because i had not try for win7 but xp done and work.