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Cant buy windows98 anymore?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by supermomwife, Feb 15, 2003.

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  1. supermomwife

    supermomwife Thread Starter

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    I just decided to upgrade my windows95 to windows98, and was told that that no longer make 98, andon top of that, to upgrade to anything higher I need 98 in my puter. Is this true?
    Thanks, Chris
     
  2. buck52

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    You should be able to find 98SE many places...

    The local independant computer shop near me has it...
    a quick search on Google should turn up a source

    not sure if you can go straight from 95 to XP but more than likely a machine running 95 would be marginal at best for XP anyway

    buck
     
  3. brendandonhu

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    They don't sell 98 anymore, unless you get it from Ebay or a computer store that has had it in stock for awhile. After June it won't be supported by Microsoft anyway.

    You don't need 98, but MS has already scheduled the dates when products released just months ago will not be supported!
    They are forcing users to switch to XP,and any comp running 95 doesn't have the power to run XP (probably).
    They are really screwing users here. I have used 3.1, 95, 2000, and XP and 98 SE is by far my favorite. XP can not do anything I can't do in 98, but MS is more or less forcing us to buy a whole new system or no longer get tech help, patches, fixes or software.
    (I am learning a bit of linux, but the penguin would be living hell for my mom and brother).
     
  4. supermomwife

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    thanks so much for the reply, here is another stupid question, can you run windows98SE without having the first 98 edition installed? thanks, Chris
     
  5. brendandonhu

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    No, you don't need the 1st edition.
     
  6. supermomwife

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    Thanks so much everyone for your help. Hubby is going to go out now to see if he can find windows98SE
     
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    Thats ton's of windows 98's out there. The place where i work has about 2 dozen copies of windows 95 originally packaged and we buy and sell windows 98 weekly. Windows 98 won't vanish because Microsoft wants it to.
     
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    Did they change that? I could have sworn its life was over June, 2003. Maybe I was thinking of whatever ended in 2002 with 98. Confusing with 3 different parts of the phase out process.
     
  10. grandpa stev

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    I find win 98 disks for sale at computer shows for $20.- $30.00
     
  11. grybeard22

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    gee how many you want....lets see I think I have about 3 here and a few unopened 95's and lets see...oh ya some 3.1 hey and even a copy of beos!...lol

    sorry just couldnt resist
     
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