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Windows 95/98

By Jun Canlas ·
What is the difference between Windows 95 and Windows 98? Or, What does Windows 98 have that Windows 95 does not have?

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by Jun Canlas In reply to Windows 95/98

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by Bob Sellman In reply to Windows 95/98

If you have Windows 95 OSR2, I would not upgrade to Win98 (or Win2000, for that matter) unless you are having major problems with your system. In spite of Microsoft's public relations spin, the upgrade can be a pain in the neck with hidden, unexpected gotcha's. But, as mentioned in the other replies, FAT32 is a welcome improvement over FAT16, especially with today's typical hard drive sizes.

If you do decide to upgrade, I would strongly suggest purchasing a new hard drive and installing the new operating system on that drive (which you would set up as drive C on your system). I know that it's a pain to re-install all of your software, but you can eliminate anything you don't really need. Most importantly, you will get rid of all of the junk that Windows has accumulated on your current system, especially if you ever installed and then uninstalled anything. And even just with use over time, Windows is notorious for mucking up the registry and collecting garbage that is almost impossible to identify (and thus remove).

Hard drives are so cheap now that it's really a small cost to pay for the improvement.

If you do upgrade, good luck....and allow yourself plenty of time, just in case.

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by suttonmk In reply to Windows 95/98

First off, I have run Windows since the 3.0 version, which really sucked. 3.1 was a God send, 3.11 deemed "Windows for Workgroups" was much better. Then every "upgrade" was always a pain, especially 95. The "Full AR" or "Full Installs" are always better. I also recommend a new hard drive and a full install. As far as 98 goes, the scanreg utility is awesome! Not to mention that if you need to re-install it, 98 allows you to keep your old settings instead of having to re-install each of your programs, they stay in place and you can resume easily. Something 95 osr 2 couldn't do! Plug and play is much better. USB support is better. Networking is better. Yes, 98 is better than 95 any day!

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