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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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.

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
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Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Windows 98 First Edition (Retail Upgrade) FE (Retail Upgrade) Upgrade English x86-32 CD 521.4MB
Windows 98 First Edition (3.5-DMF) FE English x86-32 3½ Floppy 75.44MB
Windows 98 First Edition (MSDN) FE (MSDN) English x86-32 CD 520.01MB
Windows 98 First Edition (OEM Full) FE (OEM full) English x86-32 CD 520.03MB
Windows 98 First Edition (OEM Upgrade) FE (OEM Upgrade) Upgrade English x86-32 CD 519.92MB
Windows 98 First Edition (OEM) [Polish] (ISO) FE (OEM) Polish x86-32 CD 444.58MB
Windows 98 First Edition (Retail Full) FE (Retail Full) English x86-32 CD 521.3MB
Windows 98 First Edition [Danish] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) Danish x86-32 CD 442.84MB
Windows 98 First Edition [French] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) French x86-32 CD 461.7MB
Windows 98 First Edition [German] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) German x86-32 CD 451.12MB
Windows 98 First Edition [Italian] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) Italian x86-32 CD 375.16MB
Windows 98 First Edition [Korean] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) Korean x86-32 CD 220.39MB
Windows 98 First Edition [Norwegian] (OEM) FE English x86-32 CD 445.04MB
Windows 98 First Edition [Spanish] (OEM) (ISO) FE (OEM) Spanish x86-32 CD 377.78MB
Windows 98 First Edition [Spanish] (Upgrade) FE (Upgrade) Upgrade Spanish x86-32 CD 105.45MB
Windows 98 First Edition [Swedish] FE Swedish x86-32 CD 453.88MB
Windows 98 First Edition [Trad. Chinese] FE Trad Chinese x86-32 CD 109.19MB

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