I have a friend that still uses Windows 98 because of a drawing tablet (Genius HiSketch 1212) that he is not able to install in modern systems. He has Windows 98 installed in an old PC that's always giving him problems. I suggested to him to install VMware on his Windows 10 PC and install Windows 98 inside a virtual machine. Installation of Windows 98 was successful, but we are having trouble with the driver for the tablet.
To connect the tablet, we are using a USB-serial adapter (USB-RS232) connected to the Windows 10 PC. I'm going to help him one of these days.
My question is, can I migrate the driver for the tablet from the old PC to the virtual machine installation?
The serial port is recognized by Windows 10 as a serial port (like, COM3 for example. I'm not sure about the number). Then, in the configuration of the virtual machine in VMware, I set up a serial port and assigned the COM3 of Windows 10 to the new virtual serial port (COM1 in Windows 98). So the serial port in Windows 98 is recognized the same as a physical serial port would be. There's no clues about any USB-serial or USB device connected (from inside de virtual machine).
Here are some screenshots to show exactly what I did in my friend's computer. Those were made on my computer, because I'm not at his home now, but everything is the same regarding device configuration.