Windows 98 Second Edition (Microsoft)

Platform: Windows
Category: Operating Systems > Operating System

Microsoft operating system


The Microsoft Windows 98 operating system is the upgrade to Windows that makes your computer work better and play better. It works better by making it simple to access the Internet and by providing better system performance along with easier system diagnostics and maintenance. With Windows 98, your system plays better as well with support for the latest graphics, sound, and multimedia technologies, the ability to easily add and remove peripheral devices with support for Universal Serial Bus (USB), and it also enables you to watch TV on your PC. Windows 98 Second Edition is an update to Windows 98 that enhances the leading consumer operating system with the latest Internet, home-networking and hardware technologies.

Windows 98 Second Edition offers consumers a variety of new and enhanced capabilities related to the Internet, and hardware compatibility:
Internet Explorer 5. Microsoft’s popular browsing technologies provide breakthroughs in Web performance, usability and flexibility.

Windows NetMeeting 3. The latest version of NetMeeting® brings Internet conferencing capability to consumers by offering enhanced usability, performance, security and support for Internet standards.

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). ICS is a set of advanced home networking technologies that enable users to share a single connection to the Internet for simultaneous Internet access.
Enhanced hardware support. Windows 98 Second Edition offers improved native support for technologies such as Universal Serial Bus (USB), IEEE 1394 and ACPI as well as broadband network connections, enabling consumers to connect to and more easily use a wider range of devices.

Windows 98 Second Edition continues to maintain the best support for older Windows-based applications and technologies.


  • Improved Ease of Use & Internet Access--Dynamic Web-based help and 15 Wizards help make your PC easier to use. Windows 98's Web-aware user interface lets you find information more easily with the same view of content on your PC, network, or the Web. Windows 98 Second Edition now provides Internet Connection Sharing, allowing users to share a single Internet connection over multiple networked PC's.
  • Improved Performance & Reliability--Reduce the time it takes to launch applications, get help cleaning your hard disk and improve its efficiency. This is all possible with improvements that make Windows 98 a more robust and reliable operating system.
  • Enables a New Generation of Hardware & Entertainment--Take advantage of the latest hardware advances, like the USB, DVD, and IEEE 1394, and expand the use of your PC with multiple monitor and digital imaging support and Microsoft WebTV for Windows.

Minimum Requirements
Computer/Processor 486DX/66 MHz
Memory 24 MB
Hard Disk 305 MB
Operating System N/A
Available to:
  • Students
  • Faculty
Installed in the following computing labs:
  • N/A
Installed in the following classrooms:
  • N/A
Installation CD available in Library to Students and Faculty only:
  • No
License Information: Software can be installed on any computer. For NJIT use only.
Download Filesize:
Not available for download.