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
- Reference Rob’s Parallels 3.0 Setup Instructions for Network, etc.
- Install Community Service Pack 3
- Download & Install Realtek* AC97 Audio Driver
- Copy Missing System files from Win98_54.cab on the Windows 98SE installation CD to windows\system (Refs: 1, 2, 3)
- Reboot your System
Files in Win98_54.cab on Installation CD
Update 2018-08-28: This continues to work in Parallels 14.