Windows 98 is a continuation of the Windows 95 product. The major change is an insanely heavy focus on web integration. The help system, many applications, and even the desktop are redesigned to make use of Internet Explorer. Windows 98 runs on top of the same "MS-DOS 7.1" with FAT32 support as Windows 95 OSR2, and it includes support for USB 1.x. Windows 98 had two major releases - a First Edition and a Second Edition. It was followed up by Windows ME.

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Retroactively referred to as "Windows 98 First Edition", this the gold RTM version that was shipped with computers and sold on store shelves.

If you need a bootable CD, use the OEM Full version.


Stats/Requirements

Category: Operating System
Platform: Windows
Release: 1998-05-04
End of Life: 2006-07-09
RAM: 16 MB
Disk Space: 250 MB
Required CPU: 486DX @ 66 MHz
Type: Graphical

Serial Keys

FXJGV-V47K8-9TKJ3-4UVBT-CTCFW
HH872-6RM2K-FPPWV-V9HDB-BK708

Downloads

Name Version Size Language Architecture Contents
Windows 98 First Edition (Retail Upgrade)  Upgrade FE (Retail Upgrade) 521.4 MB English x86-32 CD-ROM ISO
Windows 98 First Edition (3.5-DMF)  FE 75.44 MB English x86 3.5" Floppy
Windows 98 First Edition (MSDN)  FE (MSDN) 520.01 MB English x86-32 CD-ROM ISO
Windows 98 First Edition (OEM Full)  FE (OEM full) 520.03 MB English x86-32 CD-ROM ISO
Windows 98 First Edition (OEM Upgrade)  Upgrade FE (OEM Upgrade) 519.92 MB English x86-32 CD-ROM ISO
Windows 98 First Edition (OEM) [Polish] (ISO)  FE (OEM) 444.58 MB Polish x86-32 CD-ROM ISO
Windows 98 First Edition (Retail Full)  FE (Retail Full) 521.3 MB English x86-32 CD-ROM ISO
Windows 98 First Edition [Danish] [OEM] (ISO)  FE 442.84 MB Danish x86-32 CD-ROM ISO
Windows 98 First Edition [German] [OEM] (ISO)  FE 451.12 MB German x86-32 CD-ROM ISO
Windows 98 First Edition [Norwegian] (OEM)  FE 445.04 MB English x86-32 CD-ROM ISO
Windows 98 First Edition [Spanish] (Upgrade)  Upgrade FE (Upgrade) 105.45 MB Spanish x86-32 CD-ROM ISO
Windows 98 First Edition [Swedish]  FE 453.88 MB Swedish x86-32 CD-ROM ISO
Windows 98 First Edition [Trad. Chinese]  FE 109.19 MB Trad Chinese x86-32 CD-ROM ISO