Windows 98 First Edition

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. Windows 98 had two major releases - a First Edition and a Second Edition. It was followed up by Windows ME.

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Release notes

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

Installation instructions

Important: Only the OEM Full CD is bootable. All others require an appropriate Windows 98 Boot Floppy.

To speed up installation, and to avoid numerous problems, copy the win98 folder to a folder on the hard drive (such as c:\win98) and then run setup from there.

Note: VMWare and VirtualBox can be problematic with Windows 9x. You may need to disable various acceleration features first, or consider emulators like x86Box or PCem.

Product type
OS
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
Mon May 04 1998
End of life date
Sun Jul 09 2006
Minimum CPU
486DX @ 66 MHz
Minimum RAM
16MB
Minimum free disk space
250MB
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows
Download count
1266 (90 for release)
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Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Windows 98 First Edition (Retail Upgrade) FE (Retail Upgrade) Upgrade English 521.4MB 10
Windows 98 First Edition (3.5-DMF) FE English 75.44MB 6
Windows 98 First Edition (MSDN) FE (MSDN) English 520.01MB 2
Windows 98 First Edition (OEM Full) FE (OEM full) English 520.03MB 61
Windows 98 First Edition (OEM Upgrade) FE (OEM Upgrade) Upgrade English 519.92MB 0
Windows 98 First Edition (OEM) [Polish] (ISO) FE (OEM) Polish 444.58MB 0
Windows 98 First Edition (Retail Full) FE (Retail Full) English 521.3MB 6
Windows 98 First Edition [Danish] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) Danish 442.84MB 1
Windows 98 First Edition [French] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) French 461.7MB 0
Windows 98 First Edition [German] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) German 451.12MB 2
Windows 98 First Edition [Italian] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) Italian 375.16MB 0
Windows 98 First Edition [Japanese] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) Japanese 247.36MB 0
Windows 98 First Edition [Korean] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) Korean 220.39MB 0
Windows 98 First Edition [Norwegian] (OEM) FE English 445.04MB 0
Windows 98 First Edition [Portuguese-Brazil] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) Portuguese-Brazil 443.87MB 1
Windows 98 First Edition [Spanish] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) Spanish 377.78MB 0
Windows 98 First Edition [Spanish] (Upgrade) FE (Upgrade) Upgrade Spanish 105.45MB 0
Windows 98 First Edition [Swedish] FE Swedish 453.88MB 1
Windows 98 First Edition [Trad. Chinese] FE Trad Chinese 109.19MB 0
Windows 98 First Edition [Turkish] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) Turkish 442.93MB 0

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