Windows 98 First Edition

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  • Was there a floppy version of windows 98 se??

  • No. The floppy edition was order-only and due to very low demand, discontinued with Second Edition.

  • A few month ago, I saw floppy version of Windows 98 SE was sold on eBay.
    Of course that was available via Microsoft order only.

  • I need windows 98 full Portuguese BRAZIL

  • @1040ST said:
    Was there a floppy version of windows 98 se??

    No. It was discontinued.

  • 100% working serial for Windows 98 First Edition (Retail Upgrade): QJGPC-3PGVF-3XDXJ-FFDGR-GRYJP

  • no VMware file in Win98 FE

  • @WinCollector said:
    100% working serial for Windows 98 First Edition (Retail Upgrade): QJGPC-3PGVF-3XDXJ-FFDGR-GRYJP

    This should go in the serials thread.

  • For Win95 it is possbile to unback and but fdd version to cd, but with Win98 it is not possible. Win98fe will ask next fdd, even if all files are from same folder, someone know the way to do it without using fdd-s? Floppy Disk Edition Win98 has less cab files and is smaller than regular version. Thank you :)

  • Where is the simplified Chinese versions of windows ME and 98SE ? Could someone upload them please?

  • Today is the 20th anniversary of 98FE. Has it really been that long?

  • @Pluto said:
    Today is the 20th anniversary of 98FE. Has it really been that long?

    Yep! Happy 20th, Windows 98!

  • edited August 2018

    Where I can get Win 98 FE boot diskette?

  • if the serial key doesn't work then try this:
    K6B23-D6C7K-H8W4H-XHWC8-4V9DB

  • edited January 28

    I can't install Win98 FE because I take the french version and it is not working. it says INSERT WINDOWS 98 CD-ROM DISK INTO DRIVE D, I did but... nah. error. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

  • @VicWith3Numbers said:
    I can't install Win98 FE because I take the french version and it is not working. it says INSERT WINDOWS 98 CD-ROM DISK INTO DRIVE D, I did but... nah. error. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    Copy the entire setup folder from the CD to the hard drive, and then run setup from the hard drive. Common 9x problem.

  • edited January 28

    @SomeGuy said:

    @VicWith3Numbers said:
    I can't install Win98 FE because I take the french version and it is not working. it says INSERT WINDOWS 98 CD-ROM DISK INTO DRIVE D, I did but... nah. error. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    Copy the entire setup folder from the CD to the hard drive, and then run setup from the hard drive. Common 9x problem.

    yea and I mean: the boot disk is in English and the version I use is: SETUP.EXE = INSTALL.EXE so let me try

  • edited January 28

    @VicWith3Numbers said:

    @SomeGuy said:

    @VicWith3Numbers said:
    I can't install Win98 FE because I take the french version and it is not working. it says INSERT WINDOWS 98 CD-ROM DISK INTO DRIVE D, I did but... nah. error. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    Copy the entire setup folder from the CD to the hard drive, and then run setup from the hard drive. Common 9x problem.

    yea and I mean: the boot disk is in English and the version I use is: SETUP.EXE = INSTALL.EXE so let me try

    I did and... nothing happens. I restarted and........................
    BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH :'(
    I WASTED MY TIME!
    I HAD TO USE A DOS 6.22 DISK
    AND THEN I GET THIS?!
    WTH?!?!???!!?!!!!??!?!!?!?

  • Has anyone had a problem with the retail upgrade cd for Windows 98 First Edition? Because I tried it on multiple virtualization software and it gets stuck at 23% after checking the drives.

  • So my problem got fixed, it was because I had enabled Hyper-V in my Windows 10 Pro computer to turn on at startup.

  • This is the last stop for those who DON'T have a CD-ROM drive; Microsoft let you order Windows 98 on 39 DMF formatted 3.5 inch floppy disks.

  • edited June 8

    MS left you to order Windows 8.1 on 3000+ diskettes

    Note this is not real. In theory, considering these are 1.44 diskettes, 3711 diskettes is equal to 5.34 GB of space, and Win8.1 is lighter than that.
    And considering the rare case these could be 720 KB diskettes, the total size would be 2.67, and Win8.1 is heavier than that

  • edited June 8

    I'm going to order the next win10 enterprise LTSC release on 5.25" 360K diskettes from M$. :smiley:

    Back on topic, 98FE was a real dog on my IBM PC 300GL. Before I could even install any drivers, I'd get blue screen after blue screen then lose all responsiveness. Asking for opinions, many thought it was hardware-related (overheating or bad RAM). I changed back to 95/2000 a few hours later and those OSes have been incredibly stable.

    My aunt used it as her main OS for 6 years and surprisingly it had held up well going years without a reinstall (several years' worth of tax software installed) and was very stable.

    Some windows 9x releases like 98/Me are just so picky about hardware configs. 95, 2000 and XP, on the other hand will take anything thrown at it in my (unfortunately limited) experience.

  • None of any serials (Even mine from 1999 didn't work) Work On the floppy version :I

  • @SistemaRayoXP I Say windows 10 would take forever to install from a floppy

  • Which is why Microsoft stopped making Windows on floppy disks after 98(which had 39 disks, and those were DMF formatted!). It would also cost a lot of money to mass produce.

  • @SistemaRayoXP said:
    MS left you to order Windows 8.1 on 3000+ diskettes

    Note this is not real. In theory, considering these are 1.44 diskettes, 3711 diskettes is equal to 5.34 GB of space, and Win8.1 is lighter than that.
    And considering the rare case these could be 720 KB diskettes, the total size would be 2.67, and Win8.1 is heavier than that

    Well, I have Windows 8 on 1713 floppies:

    JOKE! NOT REAL!

  • @VicWith3Numbers said:

    @VicWith3Numbers said:

    @SomeGuy said:

    @VicWith3Numbers said:
    I can't install Win98 FE because I take the french version and it is not working. it says INSERT WINDOWS 98 CD-ROM DISK INTO DRIVE D, I did but... nah. error. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    Copy the entire setup folder from the CD to the hard drive, and then run setup from the hard drive. Common 9x problem.

    yea and I mean: the boot disk is in English and the version I use is: SETUP.EXE = INSTALL.EXE so let me try

    I did and... nothing happens. I restarted and........................
    BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH :'(
    I WASTED MY TIME!
    I HAD TO USE A DOS 6.22 DISK
    AND THEN I GET THIS?!
    WTH?!?!???!!?!!!!??!?!!?!?

    Use this : https://www.allbootdisks.com/downloads/Disks/Windows_98_Boot_Disk_Download49/Diskette Images/Windows98.img
    Dos 6.22 boot floppys dont work properly with win95b and above.

  • @Windows 2000 said:

    @SistemaRayoXP said:
    MS left you to order Windows 8.1 on 3000+ diskettes

    Note this is not real. In theory, considering these are 1.44 diskettes, 3711 diskettes is equal to 5.34 GB of space, and Win8.1 is lighter than that.
    And considering the rare case these could be 720 KB diskettes, the total size would be 2.67, and Win8.1 is heavier than that

    Well, I have Windows 8 on 1713 floppies:

    JOKE! NOT REAL!

    Yea, I Would rather use a floppy Because its more fun. Insert disk 1 Then before you know it its disk 17,12

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