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Microsoft Windows 98 is probably the first digital love of most of us. It was released in June 1998. This was the first operating system which was considered best for games. Windows 98, in game experience and support, was far superior to Windows ME, Windows 2000 and even Windows XP (initially).

Microsoft Windows 98 is probably the first digital love of most of us. It was released in June 1998. This was the first operating system which was considered best for games. Windows 98, in game experience and support, was far superior to Windows ME, Windows 2000 and even Windows XP (initially).

Windows 98 was a lightweight and very customizable OS. It was perfect even up to 2006 or later. If you ask yourself (if you had been a Win98 user) or a person who used Windows 98, the old is gold would be perfect phrase comes in mind.

Win98 was though not very stable, it was easier to install Windows 98 which took a few minutes and was fun. Internet was not common those days, CDs were used to install Windows and other third party software like DirectX, Windows Media Player, etc.

Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) released on May 5, 1999. Second Edition got some new features and improvements.

Official support for Windows 98 ended in 2006.

Windows 98 Editions

The editions released for Windows 98:

  1. Windows 98 (First edition)
  2. Windows 98 SE (Second Edition)

Microsoft Windows 98 is only available in x86 (32-bit) version. Windows 98 x64 (64-bit) version never released and hence, does not exist.

How to install Windows 98 from USB/CD

Once you have created ultimate Windows 98 bootable USB using the Rufus of any other tool (as mentioned above), you are ready to install Windows 98 using this USB flash drive.

Make sure you have Windows 98 installation USB disc with you. Plug this flash drive into USB port of computer, then start (or restart) computer and follow these steps:

  • Press boot menu key (usually F9 for most computers) and select USB drive from the list.
  • Press any key on your keyboard when prompted.
  • Windows installation files will take a while to load and Windows 98 installer setup will start.

Follow the on screen step by step instructions to continue and finish installation.

How to install Windows 98 on Virtual Machines?

For some reason, if you want to install Windows 98 on virtual machines like VirtualBox or VMware etc. Here is a brief guide for these type of applications.

How to install Windows 98 on VirtualBox?

First of all, download VirtualBox for Windows 98 (if you do not have it already).

  1. Download Windows 98 ISO image from download section (above on top of this page)
  2. Launch VirtualBox and start creating new virtual machine.
  3. Now select Windows 98 ISO image and accept default settings.
  4. Start virtual machine you just created and continue with Windows 98 setup installer.

Installation on VirtualBox is almost same to normal installation on real computer.

How to install Windows 98 on VMware

First of all, download VMware (if you do not have it already).

  1. Download Windows 98 ISO image from download section (above on top of this page)
  2. Launch VMware and start creating new virtual machine.
  3. Now select Windows 98 ISO image and accept default settings.
  4. Start virtual machine you just created and continue with Windows 98 setup installer.

Installation on VirtualBox is almost same to normal installation on real computer.

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Download Windows 98 ISO images

Choose your favorite edition and version:

Windows 98 (First Edition)

Windows_98_FE_Boot_Disk_Eng.7z

Windows_98_FE_Boot_Disk_OEM_Eng.7z

Windows_98_FE_English.7z

Windows_98_FE_Retail_English.7z


Windows 98 SE (Second Edition)

Windows_98_SE_Boot_Disk_Eng.7z

Windows_98_SE_English.7z

Windows_98_SE_Retail_English.7z

What’s New?

  • Stability and bugs fixed.
  • Overall features improved.
  • Refined interface.

System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Processor : 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM : 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
  • Disk Space : 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics : DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver or later
  • Display Resolution : 800 x 600

Recommended:

  • Processor : 2.5 gigahertz (GHz) Dual Core or faster
  • RAM : 4 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 8 GB for 64-bit
  • Disk Space : 160 GB for 32-bit OS 320 GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics : Nvidia or AMD
  • Display Resolution : 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
  • Microsoft Account (email) and Internet access.