Start Updating windows 98 to windows 98se

Updating windows 98 to windows 98se

First things first: Don't even attempt this upgrade unless you've got a kicking system: Windows 2000 drowns in anything less than a Pentium II with 128 MB of RAM, which should be considered the most bare-bones install.

Besides Internet Explorer, many other Internet companion applications are included such as Outlook Express, Windows Address Book, Front Page Express, Microsoft Chat, Personal Web Server and a Web Publishing Wizard, Net Meeting and Net Show Player (which was replaced by Windows Media Player 6.2 in Windows 98 Second Edition).

The Windows 98 shell integrates all of the enhancements from Windows Desktop Update, an Internet Explorer 4 component, such as the Quick Launch toolbar, deskbands, Active Desktop, Channels, ability to minimize foreground windows by clicking their button on the taskbar, single click launching, Back and Forward navigation buttons, favorites, and address bar in Windows Explorer, image thumbnails, folder infotips and web view in folders, and folder customization through HTML-based templates.

In previous versions of Windows, you can help it start up faster by disabling startup programs with Task Manager.

Creating a backup before the service pack installation, should help avoiding this kind of issues.

What is worse, I don't have the original Office 2000 CD-Rom. Can I still do a clean install of the OS without the original info or product key?

(Moved houses and the Lord only knows where the CDs and all the manuals ended up! How can I reinstall Office if I don't have the original CDs? And how about other applications which I may not have original anything?

Some of the optional features in the pack, that add functionality to Windows 98 are Meta Pad – an alternative Notepad, optimized swap file usage, better WDM and USB support, Command Prompt Here, and an animated boot and shutdown logo or the Windows 2000 color scheme.