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Development and History[]

Windows 98 was originally codenamed Memphis, and was later renamed to Windows 97.... Only it was changed to Windows 98, when Microsoft realised they were going to miss their intended 1997 release date.

System Requirements[]

  • 66MHz 486 Processor, or Equivalent.
  • 16MB RAM for the First Edition, 24MB RAM for the Second Edition.
  • VGA Graphics System
  • FAT16 or FAT32 Boot Drive, NTFS and HPFS are not supported.

Hard Drive Space Requirements[]

  • An Upgrade from Windows 95 required approximately 195MB of free hard drive space. Disk Space needs range from 120MB to 295MB
  • A Full Install of Windows 98 on a FAT16 Partition requires 225MB Free Space, but may range between 165MB and 355MB.
  • A Full Install of Windows 98 on a FAT32 Partition requires 175MB Free Space, but may range between 140MB and 255MB.

Features[]

First Edition[]

  • Active Desktop - Enables Web related detail on your desktop. Such as an animated .GIF file playing in your corner, or a Web based desktop background.
  • Native Support for the FAT32 File System
  • Native USB 1.1 Support
  • DVD Drive Support
  • ACPI Support
  • Internet Explorer 4.0
  • DirectX 6.0
  • WebTV

Second Edition[]

Available Versions[]


Windows 98 Version List
Windows 98 Version List: First Edition | Second Edition

Service Packs[]


Complete Microsoft Windows Service Pack List
Complete Microsoft Windows Service Pack List:

Windows 95: SP1

Windows 98: SP1

Windows NT 3.1: SP1 | SP2 | SP3

Windows NT 4.0: SP1 | SP2 | SP3 | SP4 | SP5 | SP6 | SP6a

Windows 2000: SP1 | SP2 | SP3 | SP4

Windows XP: SP1 | SP2 | SP3

Windows Server 2003: SP1 | SP2


Microsoft Operating System Versions
Microsoft Operating System Versions:

MS-DOS: QDOS | 1.0 | 2.0 | 2.1 | 2.11 | 3.0 | 3.1 | 3.2 | 3.21 | 3.3 | 3.3A | 3.31 | 4.0 | 4.01 | 4.01A | 5.0 | 5.0A | 6.0 | 6.2 | 6.21 | 6.22 | 7.0 | 7.1 | 8.0

Windows 1.x: 1.0 | 1.01 | 1.02 | 1.03 | 1.04

Windows 2.x: 2.0 | 2.01 | 2.1 | 2.2

Windows 3.x: 3.0 | 3.0A | 3.1 | 3.11 | 3.2

Windows for Workgroups 3.x: 3.1 | 3.11

Windows 9x: 95 | 98 | ME

Windows NT: 3.1 | 3.5 | 3.51 | 4.0 | 2000 | XP | 2003

Future Windows NT: Vista | Longhorn Server | Blackcomb Server

Windows CE: 1.0 | 1.1 | 2.0 | 2.1 | 2.11 | 2.12 | 3.0 | 4.0 | 4.1 | 4.2 | 5.0

Windows Embedded: NT | XP

Windows Mobile: 2003 | 5.0

Previous Windows Codenames: Janus | Snowball | Kato | Daytona | Chicago | Memphis | Millennium | Cairo | Odyssey | Neptune | Whistler | Longhorn | Blackcomb

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