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Audio in Windows 98SE on Parallels 13

When I first researched when why audio didn’t work in Windows 98 back when Parallels 11 was released, there seemingly wasn’t an answer. Going deep into some retro-computing forums, I found an answer that worked in Parallels 12 last year. I’m happy to report my solution for audio continues to work in Parallels 13.

Installing Audio Drivers for Windows 98SE in Parallels 13

NB: Confirmed Only for Windows 98SE, Not Windows 98 or 95

  1. Reference Rob’s Parallels 3.0 Setup Instructions for Network, etc.
  2. Install Community Service Pack 3
  3. Download & Install Realtek* AC97 Audio Driver
  4. Copy Missing System files from on the Windows 98SE installation CD to windows\system (Refs: 1, 2, 3)
    • ntkern.vxd
    • vflatd.vxd
    • vdd.vxd
    • mmdevldr.vxd
  5. Reboot your System

Files in on Installation CD

Update 2018-08-28: This continues to work in Parallels 14.