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Windows 98

Windows 98

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WINDOWS 98DEVELOPER: microsoftDATE OF DEVELOPMENT: 11-May-1998PLACE OF DEVELOPMENT:FEATURES OF OS:
Windows 98 SE
486DX. 66 MHz or better 
24 MB (16 MB for first edition) min; 512 MB max
205-315 MB
Runs from hard disk, Prompt available from bootdiskette.
VGA or better 
FAT, FAT32 ADVANTAGES OF OS:
Improved Ease of Use & Internet Access
Improved Performance & Reliability
Enables a New Generation of Hardware & EntertainmentLIMITATIONS OF OS:DISADVANTAGES OF OS:
 Windows 98 has had no bug fixes or security updates since 2006.
 Most hardware manufacturers no longer supply drivers for Windows 98 
 Most software developers no longer work to ensure compatibility of their programs with Windows 98.
 Windows 98 has limited memory protection and no resource tracking, making itprone to crashes.
 Windows 98 cannot boot on a computer with more than 512 MB of RAM withoutunofficial (and very buggy) patches.
 Windows 98 does not support more than one processor core. MINIMUM/RECOMMENDED HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS:
A personal computer with a 486DX 66 megahertz (MHz) or faster processor (Pentium central processing unit recommended).
 
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.
 
5.After you press ENTER, the Fdisk Options menu is displayed. Press 1 to chooseCreate DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive, and then press ENTER.6.Press 1 to choose Create Primary DOS Partition, and then press ENTER.7.After you press ENTER, the following message is displayed:Do you wish to use the maximum available size for primary DOS partition?FAT32 File Systema.If you chose the FAT32 file system in step 4, and you want all of the space on thehard disk to be assigned to drive C, press Y, and then press ENTER.b.Press ESC twice to quit Fdisk and return to the command prompt.c.Skip to step 10.FAT16 File Systema.If you chose the FAT16 file system in step 4, and you want the first 2 GB on the harddisk to be assigned to drive C, press Y, and then press ENTER for yes.b.Press ESC to return to the Options menu, and then skip to step i.c.If you want to customize the size of the partitions (drive letters) on the hard disk, pressN, and then press ENTER.d.A dialog box is displayed for you to type the size that you want for the primary partitionin megabytes or percent of disk space. Note that for a Windows 98-based computer,Microsoft recommends making the primary partition at least 500 MB. Enter the size of the partition that you want to create, and then press ENTER.e.Press ESC to return to the Options menu.f.Press 2 to choose Set active partition, and then press ENTER.g.The following prompted is displayed: Enter the number of the partition you want tomake active.Press 1, and then press ENTER.h.Press ESC to return to the Options menu.i.To assign drive letters to the additional space on the hard disk:

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