When you attempt to install Windows 98, you may receive the following
Windows 98 requires a computer with a math coprocessor.
You may receive this error message even though your computer contains a
This behavior can occur if math coprocessor support is disabled in Device
To resolve this behavior, follow these steps:
- Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click System.
- On the Device Manager tab, double-click the System Devices branch to
- Click Numeric Data Processor, and then click Properties.
- On the Settings tab, click the "Always use the numeric data processor"
check box to select it, and then click OK.
- When you are prompted to restart your computer, do so.
To work around this behavior, use the setup /nm
command. The /nm switch bypasses the minimum hardware
requirement test. This tests for a minimum of a 486/66DX central-
processing unit (CPU) and 16 megabytes (MB) of memory and the
presence of a math coprocessor.
Article ID: 189670 - Last Review: January 7, 2015 - Revision: 1.2
- Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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