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    Shining Arcanine

    Sven Groot said:

    Hmm, I recently installed Windows 98 SE in VMWare workstation, but although the VMWare tools installed properly, I couldn't get sound or networking to work. Then I tried it in VPC, and that worked fine.

    Sven, I think the reason it worked for you is because you installed Windows 98 SE while I installed Windows 98. Windows 98 SE has updated components, so you would be less likely to get the following error message:

    "Product VMWare Tools -- Error 1723.There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A DLL required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action VM_LogStart, entry: VMLogStart, library: C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\MSI133.TMP"


    Anyway, I managed to find a mirror for the Windows Script Host:



    After installing it, I discovered that it was not the cause of the problem.


    Someone else had a similar issue with Windows 2000, but I am not sure if it is possible for me to apply his solution, which was installing Microsoft Project, as I don't own a copy of that:



    I am going to give Virtual PC a try when I have more spare time.