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Johnny Mullet

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#1 13 years ago

Recently, my PC at work crashed :bawl:

Turns out the Hard Drive failed, but it was under warranty. In the meantime, I had a 5GB Hard Drive and put it in. I decided to load Windows 98 SE into it due to HD space.

After searching the web for a little, I found this "Unofficial Service Pack" for Windows 98 SE. I downloaded and installed the patch and was totally impressed! My Windows 98 SE looks and feels like Windows 2000!

I highly suggest anyone who runs 98 SE to get this service pack! It contains all the critical updates from Microsoft and comes with "Tweak UI" and other cool features!

Get the Unofficial service pack here!

Here is a screenshot..................

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Tango Protocol

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#2 13 years ago

I wouldn't trust any kind of service pack that doesn't come from windows; but that's just me.




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#3 13 years ago

Meh, it doesn't make any difference how much it makes it "feel" like Win2000, we're still talking the difference between DOS-based Windows 9x and Windows NT, and that's not a good difference.




Kilobyte

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#4 13 years ago

Well, now we can really discuss which is better. Windows 98SE, or Windows Me. Since they now look the same...

Windows 98SE has a BIG/HUGE advantage over Windows 2000/XP/Vista for some games. The older classics, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstien, Commander Keen, ChexQuest, Terminal Velocity, The Need For Speed, etc... All require a DOS mode, and rarely work on the newer OSes.

Then I have had TONs of trouble getting my favorite games to work on Winblows XP. While they work fine on Windows 2000, and Windows 98SE.

Plus Windows 98SE is gaining "Security through Obscurity", since most modern attacks are being caried out against Windows NT4/2000/XP flaws. In a few years, you might even be able to run Windows 98 without a firewall...




Agentlaidlaw

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#5 13 years ago

Monster_userWell, now we can really discuss which is better. Windows 98SE, or Windows Me. Since they now look the same...

Windows 98SE has a BIG/HUGE advantage over Windows 2000/XP/Vista for some games. The older classics, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstien, Commander Keen, ChexQuest, Terminal Velocity, The Need For Speed, etc... All require a DOS mode, and rarely work on the newer OSes.

Then I have had TONs of trouble getting my favorite games to work on Winblows XP. While they work fine on Windows 2000, and Windows 98SE.

Plus Windows 98SE is gaining "Security through Obscurity", since most modern attacks are being caried out against Windows NT4/2000/XP flaws. In a few years, you might even be able to run Windows 98 without a firewall...

Plus Windows 98SE doesn't kill your resources. Thing probably only uses a max of 78MB of ram instead of 800MB like XP does and 1.5GB like Vista does.




Oblivious

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#6 13 years ago
AgentlaidlawPlus Windows 98SE doesn't kill your resources. Thing probably only uses a max of 78MB of ram instead of 800MB like XP does and 1.5GB like Vista does.

While the OS uses very little ram, I thought there was an issue with win98 not releasing ram back after use in applications.

I do sometimes miss having a box running win98. I'd like to make one, but I don't think I have any HDDs that I can install it on any more. Once you format NTFS, is there any way to go back to FAT32?




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#7 13 years ago

Of course. The two filesystems are interchangeable if you decide to go back to an older OS.

Personally, I think Win98SE was the best Windows ever. It didn't hog resources, didn't bluescreen every 10 minutes and - above all else - was DOS based. Hence, it provided me with loooooong hours of Transport Tycoon.




HimoHawk

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#8 13 years ago

....and me with looooooong hours of Colonization ;)

Holy Crap! Windows Vista uses 1.5 gigs of RAM?!? Damn, I'm gonna need a new PC for that.




Agentlaidlaw

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#9 13 years ago

HimoHawk....and me with looooooong hours of Colonization ;)

Holy Crap! Windows Vista uses 1.5 gigs of RAM?!? Damn, I'm gonna need a new PC for that.

Why you think Bill came out and said he recommended more than 2GB of ram for it....




Johnny Mullet

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#10 13 years ago

I have noticed that Wolfenstein Enemy Territory, ETF, and Quake 3 run so much smoother on my work PC (Win 98SE) compared to my home PC with XP.

I might just use 98SE on my next reformat at home :)