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Win 98 vs Win 98 SE

by Dana / February 16, 2004 1:52 AM PST

Have purchased new hardware/software that says will install on Win98SE or later. What is the difference. I have Win98 and want to use these new products?

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Re:Win 98 vs Win 98 SE
by Josh K / February 16, 2004 2:13 AM PST
In reply to: Win 98 vs Win 98 SE

There are a number of differences. The ones probably affecting you are improved support for USB devices and the introduction of Internet Connection Sharing in 98 SE.

Simply put, your current operating system does not meet the system requirements for the hardware/software you just bought. You can either upgrade your OS or locate alternative products that will work with the OS you have.

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Re:Re:Win 98 vs Win 98 SE
by JenDScot / February 17, 2004 8:03 PM PST
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Also in inclusion to Josh's reference, you also have additional cab files (98SE does provide a few more of them), as well as the memory management for SE is less prominent of setting of memory management, I also have OEM 98 (4.10.1998, and SE 4.10.2222), which I have set up config.sys and autoexec.bat in 4.10.1998 to improve it's memory management and performance. It is much less prominent in 98 Second edition and it does manage it quite well. 98 Second edition will also support Intel chipset drivers, the first 98 will not.

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Re:Re:Re:Win 98 vs Win 98 SE
by Fish / February 17, 2004 9:05 PM PST

dworth,you need to check carefully before buying any new products for 98.I run 98 and recently bought an mp3 player.On the pkg. it said it was ok for 98 and 98se.Well halfway through the install it said my OS was not compatable and told me I needed to upgrade to 98se.So back it went for refund.Seems we won't be able to take advantage of all the new goodies coming out with out changing OS.

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