Jun 24 2006, 05:49 AM
compleate idiot here i thought xbox had a mobo that dident alow anything non-xbox and again complete idiot but my highest hope is win 2000 plz help i cant aford a laptop and a windows xbox is as good its a portable computer thats not that heavy witch is all i need for my "bisnuess"
(ps:im a complete computer genuis but when it comes to xbox the only thing i kno is i can open it and look at it)
Jun 24 2006, 09:03 AM
The Xbox can't currently run a normal version of Windows directly. There is a port of Windows CE that works, but you can't do a lot with it. Most people here are running a PC emulation program called QEMU from an Xbox Linux distribution (xDSL). QEMU emulates an entire PC and is quite capable of running Win98 without any problems at a reasonable speed.
If you want to use the Xbox as a 'real computer', your best bet would be to install a Linux distribution on it and just use Linux, tbh. The main 'point' of running win98 under QEMU is to play old DOS/Windows games on the xbox, rather than day-to-day computing.
There's no fundamental hardware reason why the Xbox couldn't run a normal version of Windows - Windows just needs to be slightly modified (in the same ways that Linux was), have drivers for the Xbox's hardware written, and have a bootloader that can bring Windows up from inside the Xbox kernel written. This is a pretty hard task, though, and nobody is really pursuing it as far as I know.
Jun 25 2006, 01:51 AM
Jun 25 2006, 03:31 PM
There's a guide to getting win98 to run under QEMU using xDSL on this forum somewhere. If you have no familiarity with linux at all, though, you might find it a little tricky.
Any kind of mod will do, you can start Linux using an xbe version of Cromwell from your dash.