Will Google Earth run on Win 98SE?

  pj123 11:33 06 Jan 2006

I haven't tried downloading it because their FAQs imply that it only runs on Win 2000 and XP.

But in another of their FAQs about checking your graphics card it implies that it will run.

"Note : The instructions that follow apply to the Windows XP operating system, but are similar for other versions of Windows"

Anyone tried it on Win 98SE please?

  octal 12:34 06 Jan 2006

Probably not:

Minimum configuration:

Operating system: Windows 2000, Windows XP
CPU speed: Intel® Pentium® PIII 500 MHz
System memory (RAM): 128MB
200MB hard-disk space
3D graphics card: 3D-capable video card with 16MB VRAM
1024x768, 32-bit true color screen
Network speed: 128 kbps ("Broadband/Cable Internet")

The above was from here click here

  octal 12:49 06 Jan 2006

If you are running Win98SE why not give it a try? You can let all of know if it works or not then.

  bloo meeny 13:33 06 Jan 2006

No it doesn't.

I'm on W98SE and I tried to install it a few weeks ago, but the system configuration is detected by the installer and you cannot continue.


  Stuartli 14:25 06 Jan 2006

It's a shame as Google Earth is wonderfully addictive.

  phil46 14:33 06 Jan 2006

If you want Google earth why don't you just update your OS???
My oldest computer seven year old HP Brio,i updated that to a pentium 3 with 512mg ram the max the old MOBO could handle works well with W2000 and WXP.

  pj123 17:41 06 Jan 2006

Stuartli, what! even more than the PCA Forum??

I am willing to give it try as one of my computers far exceeds the minimum requirements except for the O/S.

Will report back.

  pj123 20:49 06 Jan 2006

Can confirm now having downloaded it and tried to install. It doesn't work on Win 98SE.

Not prepared to switch to XP so will have to make do without it.


  Skyver 21:02 06 Jan 2006

This is similar and may work click here
More demanding than Google Earth though

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