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Microsoft Windows98 Second Edition
Data Sheet July 2000

Note: End of support for Windows 98 and Windows Me

All-in-one package
 Windows98se and may appeal to consumers who want to avoid the hassle of downloading the many separate bug fixes and drivers as well as (the now outdated) Internet Explorer version 5.0 Web browser.


 Updated version of the Microsoft® Windows® 98 operating system. It The Second Edition provides full Internet integration, optimal performance, and support for the latest gaming, entertainment, and accessory options. Windows 98 Second Edition It also includes new Features and System Enhancements such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, Internet Connection Sharing, improved hardware and software support, and more.

More dynamic, comprehensive online help with with with also includes links to the Web for the latest support information. Use the System File Checker to quickly recover if system files are deleted or corrupted. The Windows Maintenance Wizard automatically takes care of housekeeping tasks. And Windows Update, is a is a Web site for users of Windows 98, that automatically tells them you when new drivers and updates are available for your PC.

Native support for MMX technology and the Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) specification ensures that Windows 98 has the best and fastest 3-D graphics for games. Enjoy rich multimedia elements, such as 3-D animation and surround sound, in your favorite games and applications with Microsoft DirectX.

Support for DVD enables new entertainment titles for your your PC with theater-quality, full-motion video and multi-channel, digital surround audio. Also, DVD holds 7 times more information than the traditional CD-ROM. Run popular multimedia formats, including streaming video, MPEG, MPEG3, MP3, and more with Windows Media Player 6.

Share a single Internet connection (and ISP account) between multiple computers using Internet Connection Sharing.
By adding a TV tuner card to your PC, and you can watch TV on your PC or, view program listings via through a cable feed or rabbit ears.

Note: End of support for Windows 98 and Windows Me
Published: January 18, 2006

June 30, 2006 will bring a close to Extended Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me as part of the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. Microsoft will retire public and technical support, including security updates, by this date.

Existing support documents and content, however, will continue to be available through the Microsoft Support Product Solution Center Web site. This Web site will continue to host a wealth of previous How-to, Troubleshooting, and Configuration content for anyone who may need self-service.

Microsoft is retiring support for these products because they are outdated and can expose customers to security risks. We recommend that customers who are still running Windows 98 or Windows Me upgrade to a newer, more secure Microsoft operating system, such as Windows XP, as soon as possible.

Customers who upgrade to Windows XP report improved security, richer functionality, and increased productivity.

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