Win98 RIP(at last) :-( [well, death throes anyway]

  Diodorus Siculus 08:09 15 Dec 2003

Microsoft has twice granted stays of execution to Win98/98SE, but this time, it looks like the end is truly near. Microsoft now bluntly says "After January 16, 2004, [Windows 98] will be obsolete..."

From click here

Fred (above) suggests that users of Win98 save all Win98 locally so that if necessary they can be reinstalled. click here to see how his simple guide.

  john-232317 11:40 15 Dec 2003

Tried what FRED said but came up with zero`s to download.

Probably too late...

  Diodorus Siculus 12:09 15 Dec 2003

dadyassa - the other option is to go to click here and download all the relevant updates.

It can be a time consuming operation, even with broadband.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:43 15 Dec 2003

Refresh for the evening crew... don't say you weren't warned!

  john-232317 20:05 15 Dec 2003

Wow, looks like a weeks work..........i think i will take a chance i wont need them.

  powerless 20:08 15 Dec 2003

There is a beta test of an update CD from MS for 98/SE.

  malgall 20:33 15 Dec 2003

good i had nothing but trouble with win 98
changed to xp great would recommend it

  gold 47 21:10 15 Dec 2003

Like parting with an old friend but W98 will still
still going for some time even Windows 3.1 is still running bless.

  gold 47 21:11 15 Dec 2003

Sorry should read still keep.

  PurplePenny 21:36 15 Dec 2003

I'm being lazy - care to post a link to where we can get the CD?

Ta muchly,


  mammak 21:49 15 Dec 2003

Got to agree with malgall, win xp for me couldnt
go back to 98se if i was paid to, saying that doing up a very old 95 for the little un for christmas, now that,s a job and a half let me tell you.

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