Updating windows 95 to windows 98

02 Oct

The inclusion of Internet Explorer 4 and the Desktop Update led to an infamous anti-trust case.Windows 98 also included plug and play, which allowed devices to simply work when plugged in instead of requiring a system reboot, and USB support out of the box, which was previously only available in specially updated versions of Windows 95 which were only shipped to OEMs and not available to the general public.Microsoft announced Windows, a graphical user interface (GUI) for MS-DOS and a competitor to the Macintosh operating system.The product line eventually changed from a mere GUI for DOS into a fully complete, modern operating system over two lines of development, each with their own separate codebase.Despite installer issues, Firefox actually does work well when running under Windows 95, which is good news for people still running an operating system that Microsoft no longer supports. Here are step-by-step instructions for getting things working: You may find that your scroll wheel doesn't work with Firefox, even though it works in other programs.Sometimes, scroll wheels don't work at all in Windows 95.

As there is no longer an up to date version of Firefox for Windows 95, I recommend upgrading to at least Windows 98 SE on machines that will take it. MICROSOFT LINKS NOTE (August 29, 2007): Microsoft recently removed most of the Windows 95, 98 and Me documents from their website so some of the links below no longer work.

This information is out of date; Microsoft no longer provides any support of these operating systems, ergo neither will the Apache HTTP Project.

These operating systems are not suitable for connection to a public network infrastructure, due to the lack of security patches to address well known vulnerabilities. Pre-NT support is no longer provided; however, the Apache HTTP Project has not deliberately defeated your efforts.

The first versions of Windows (1.0 through to 3.11) were actually just programs run from MS-DOS which then took over the screen and launched an application called Program Manager; later on, Windows 95, though still being based on MS-DOS, was its own operating system, using a 16-bit DOS-based kernel and a 32-bit user space.

Windows 95 introduced many staple features that remain in current versions of Windows today, including the Start menu, the taskbar, and Windows Explorer (renamed File Explorer in Windows 8).