Unofficial Service Pack Released For Windows 98 SE
John Williamson / 4 years ago
With all the press coverage regarding Windows 10, it’s very easy to forget Microsoft’s roots and how their operating systems evolved over time. Windows 98: Second Edition holds a lot of nostalgic memories due to its multi-user network configuration and extended peripheral support. Rather surprisingly, the OS never received an official Service Pack unlike Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8. However, an unofficial Service Pack has just been released which collects all of the Windows Updates and a number of minor tweaks. Here is a complete rundown of the installation process and changes:
- Minimum 64 MB of RAM for Main Updates.
- 160 MB free hard disk space for (ALL) options.
- Install Windows 98 Second Edition (with or without 98lite).*
- Install all drivers for your hardware.
- Install Internet Explorer (any version).*
- Install latest DirectX 9c.*
- Install latest Service Pack 3.x (Main Updates).*
- Install optional components of Service Pack 3.x.*
- Install MS Office.*
- Install KernelEx, 98SE2ME, Revolution Pack.*
[* = Optional]
- Minor Bug Fixes
- Updated 5 fonts (ARIALN.TTF, ARIALNB.TTF, ARIALNBI.TTF, ARIALNI.TTF, ARIBLK.TTF) Office XP SP3
- Updated GDIPLUS.DLL 5.2.6002.23746 Windows XP SP3
While technology moves forward at a rapid rate, it’s always vital to have a sense of history so future generations can understand how software and hardware developed over the years.
Thank you OlderGeeks for providing us with this information.