16 megabytes (MB) of memory (24 MB recommended).
A typical upgrade from Windows 95 requires approximately 195 MB of freehard disk space, but the hard disk space may range from between 120 MB and295 MB, depending on your computer configuration and the options that youchoose to install.
A full install of Windows 98 on a FAT16 drive requires 225 MB of free hard diskspace, but may range from between 165 MB and 355 MB, depending on your computer configuration and that options that you choose to install.
A full install of Windows 98 on a FAT32 drive requires 175 MB of free hard diskspace, but may range from between 140 MB and 255 MB, depending on your computer configuration and the options that you choose to install.
One 3.5-inch high-density floppy disk drive.
VGA or higher resolution (16-bit or 24-bit color SVGA recommended).PARTITIONING:Partitioning the Hard Disk After you decide on the file system you want to use, run Fdisk:1.Place the Windows 98 Startup disk or Boot disk in the floppy disk drive, and thenrestart your computer.2.When the Microsoft Windows 98 Startup menu is displayed, choose Start computer without CD-ROM support, and then press ENTER.3.At the command prompt, type fdisk, and then press ENTER.4.If your hard disk is larger than 512 MB, the following screen is displayed: Your computer has a disk larger than 512 MB. This version of Windows includes improvedsupport for large disks, resulting in more efficient use of disk space on large drives, andallowing disks over 2 GB to be formatted as a single drive.IMPORTANT: If you enable large disk support and create any new drives on this disk,you will not be able to access the new drive(s) using other operating systems, includingsome versions of Windows 95 and Windows NT, as well as earlier versions of Windowsand MS-DOS. In addition, disk utilities that were not designated explicitly for the FAT32file system will not be able to work with this disk. If you need to access this disk withother operating systems or older disk utilities, do no enable large drive support.Do you wish to enable large disk support (Y/N).............? [Y]If you want to use the FAT32 file system, press Y and then press ENTER. If you want touse the FAT16 file system, press N, and then press ENTER.