Unofficial Service Pack Released For Windows 98 SE



/ 3 years ago

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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:

Requirements:

  • Minimum 64 MB of RAM for Main Updates.
  • 160 MB free hard disk space for (ALL) options.

Installation Guide:

  1. Install Windows 98 Second Edition (with or without 98lite).*
  2. Install all drivers for your hardware.
  3. Install Internet Explorer (any version).*
  4. Install latest DirectX 9c.*
  5. Install latest Service Pack 3.x (Main Updates).*
  6. Install optional components of Service Pack 3.x.*
  7. Install MS Office.*
  8. Install KernelEx, 98SE2ME, Revolution Pack.*
    [* = Optional]

Changelog 3.47:

  • 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.

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