Windows 98 ??

  gippingman 22:29 22 Feb 2007

I have windows 98 on a laptop that I have just been given - it says windows 98 4.10.1998 - can anyone tell me if that is the standard or second edition???

  Strawballs 22:32 22 Feb 2007

click here original 98 not 98se

  skidzy 22:33 22 Feb 2007

click here Google is an amazing search engine,took about a second !click here=

  Technotiger 22:34 22 Feb 2007

You have I believe - Win98 1st edition. This will tell you more ...

click here

  gippingman 22:40 22 Feb 2007

thanks - i had tried google under "windows 98 versions" and little of any help came up - now I can see that I definitely have orinal version, perhaps that is why mt linksys network pc card is not working - it requires 98se onwards! - I had been led to believe I had 98se - the certificate under the machine said 98se!! but it is obviously not

  Totally-braindead 22:44 22 Feb 2007

If the Microsoft Certificate says Windows 98SE you should be able to borrow a copy of Windows 98SE from someone and update yours, providing you use your own key of course. I think I am correct in saying this would work.
If its got Win98 1st edition on it and not SE I can only assume the previous owner deleted it and reinstalled using the wrong disk.

  skidzy 22:51 22 Feb 2007

I have had exactly the same problem recently with an old laptop and a pcmcia card and 98.And like you it required 98se,this i bought for £15 and bingo all was well and running wirelessly absolutely fine...all though a little slow.

  Strawballs 22:58 22 Feb 2007

Totally-braindead that is correct if his product key sticker says 98se then he just has to get hold of a copy of it and it will work fine.

  woodchip 22:58 22 Feb 2007

Right click on "My Computer\Properties" for the version you are running

  gippingman 18:37 23 Feb 2007

thanks - I can get hold of 98se, once that is installed, assuming the wireless works ok, does it mean it will be slower specifically because the opearating system is older or will it be similar speed to my xp machines ??

  woodchip 22:14 23 Feb 2007

Speed does not come from Operating System It comes from Hardware

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