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Windows 98 Yeah, As I'm sure you're aware, there is next to nothing out there for downloads to help a 98 user. I have attempted Microsoft but all is outdated here. I just moved back from the city to live with my mom. This computer attracts viruses like a bug is attracted to bright light at dusk. I guess this may be my last cry for help? Please advise - would be hugely appreciated. Ryan

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Re: Windows 98

If you still prefer Windows 98, make sure you download the latest version (or the last one, since Microsoft has stopped rolling out updates for Windows 98), and install a good antivirus. Try AVG, a free antivirus, or Kapersky, rated the best antivirus around. Of course, you have to install a firewall, try ZoneAlarm. Although you might have to search for a version compatible with Windows 98. If you can afford, try upgrading to Windows 2000.

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I have a Lexmark Z645 Printer which works on Windows 98, I'm working from Windows XP DSL high speed internet to find free download software and/or info for above printer I have install/user's guide...

It is sad the device manufacturers and even Microsoft don't offer any support for Windows98 users. Windows 98 is much stable and relatively safer against virus attacks than the newer Windows versions.
I guess you can download the driver from
If it cannot be downloaded now, try exactly in 5 hours.
Good luck!

Sep 09, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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always preferable to use windows nt or above (i prefer win xp pro sp2)..
guess u r using such as u r working in some local language pack & or ur pc is back-dated..
immediately hv installed with some licensed n UPDATED antivirus (dat supports win98se)[i prefer avg/kaspersky]..
remove unnecessary items from n install 'Startup Control Panel' here uncheck unimportant startup items..
for detailed assistance contact ur system admin/vendor....

Nov 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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What steps do I take to down load windows 98 drivers? what is the download time?

you can download win 98 drivers from this site. Microsoft does not support win 98 anymore so you will have to go to third party sites to download any drivers I suggest you start here

Oct 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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Woke up my avg was gone along with internet explorer and java can't download any of these it being prevented by computer. My micro office also is gone and install even with disk

Go into your control panel and find users. Create a new user and make sure it is an administrator. You dont have to give it a password. Then log out of your account and log into that account and attempt to reinstall avg and run a new scan. would also recommend ad-aware free and malwarebytes free scans also. they can all be gotten for free at hope this helps.

Oct 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Downloading file error. help?

Well, it could be one of the trackers that you're downloading from requires an account on their site. So you MAY have to sign up to be able to fully download from one of them.

If you want to try another download managing program, you could always try Vuze ( Formerly Azerus

Jul 06, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Windows vista

i want download free virsion of window vista

Feb 11, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Color drivers

Do you mean you do not see color on your monitor display right now?

If so:
1) Find out your monitor model
2) Do a search naming your monitor model (ie) dell 783s) and download the driver specifically for windows 98
3) see below for accessing Device Manager to update the monitor driver:

Microsoft Windows 95, 98, and ME users enter the Windows Device Manager by clicking Start, Settings, Control Panel, System icon, and finally clicking the Device Manager tab.

Below is a basic example of what the Microsoft Window Device Manager may look like when open. Clicking on the below image will open a more readable version of this picture.
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Dec 21, 2007 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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How to get to a MS-DOS prompt.
Reason: If Windows or the computer is not operating properly, it may be necessary to get to a MS-DOS prompt to diagnose and to perform additional troubleshooting on the computer.
Solution: MS-DOS users
Windows 3.x users
Windows 95, 98 and ME users
Windows NT, 2000 and XP users
Windows Vista users
Other PC Operating System users

MS-DOS users If you are running MS-DOS with no other operating systems, the computer should be booting into a MS-DOS prompt automatically unless you have a shell or other program loading automatically. If the computer is not getting you to a MS-DOS prompt, reboot the computer and as the computer is booting, press the F5 key when you see the message "Starting MS-DOS" or the MS-DOS version. This will load the default standard MS-DOS. If you successfully get to a MS-DOS prompt and would like to prevent the computer from loading the program that is preventing you from getting to a MS-DOS prompt, or if you would like to fix possible error messages you may be receiving when booting the computer, edit the autoexec.bat and/or the config.sys files.

Windows 95, 98, and ME users If you are able to get into Windows 95, 98 or ME, you can get to a MS-DOS prompt by following the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type "command" and press enter.
This will open a MS-DOS shell. However, if you are attempting to troubleshoot an issue with the computer and are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98we suggest you restart the computer into MS-DOS. To do this follow the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Shutdown
  3. Choose the option to restart the computer into a MS-DOS prompt.
If you are unable to get into Windows 95 or Windows 98 to get into a MS-DOS prompt, follow the below instructions (Windows ME does not have this option).
  1. Reboot the computer
  2. As the computer is booting, press the F8 key when you hear a beep or when you see "Starting Windows 95" or "Starting Windows 98". Windows 98 users sometimes may find it easier to press and hold the left CTRL key as the computer is booting.
  3. If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Microsoft Windows 95 Startup Menu
============================= 1. Normal
2. Logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT)
3. Safe mode
4. Step-by-step confirmation
5. Command prompt only
6. Safe mode command prompt only
Enter a choice: 1
F5=Safe Mode Shift+F5=Command prompt Shift+F8= Step-by-step confirmation [N]

4. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only.
Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista users If you're running Windows NT, 2000, or Windows XP and need to get to MS-DOS prompt follow the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run or click in the "Start Search" field if you're running Vista
  3. Type "cmd" or "command" and press enter.
Additional information about the difference between "cmd" and "command" can be found on document CH000395. If you're attempting to get into a MS-DOS prompt to troubleshoot the computer boot the computer into safe mode. Additional information about how to get into safe mode can be found on document CHSAFE. Windows 2000, XP, and Vista users who are unable to boot the computer into Normal Windows mode or Safe mode can also enter the recovery console to manage their computer from a prompt. Additional information about how to do this can be found on document CH000627. Finally, if you are experiencing issues getting into Windows NT, 2000, or XP, it may be necessary to run troubleshooting steps from a MS-DOS prompt. It is recommended that the Network Administrator get into the MS-DOS prompt by using either a standard MS-DOS boot diskette (note: will not be able to access data using a standard MS-DOS bootable diskette) or the ERD diskettes created after the installation of Windows NT, or boot from the Windows XP CD.

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Dec 06, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Trouble shooting

ya its asking the windows 98 cd key
try this
Follow the steps below to locate your Windows 98 product key code from the Windows 98 registry.
Difficulty: Easy Time Required: Less than 10 minutes Here's How:
  1. Click on Start and then Run.
  2. In the text box in the Run window, type regedit and click OK. This will open the Registry Editor program.
    Note: Do not make any changes to any entry anywhere in Registry Editor to avoid causing serious system issues. These steps only direct you to view entries, not to make changes.
  3. Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder under My Computer and click on the (+) sign next the folder name to expand the folder.
  4. In the resulting folders, locate and click on the (+) sign next to Software to expand this folder.
  5. In the resulting folders, locate and click on the (+) sign next to Microsoft to expand this folder.
  6. In the resulting folders, locate and click on the (+) sign next to Windows to expand this folder.
  7. In the resulting folders, locate and click on the Current Version folder.
  8. In the results that appear in the window on the right, locate the ProductID.
  9. The numbers and letters on this line represent the Windows 98 product key. The product key should be formatted like xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx - five sets of five letters and numbers.
  10. Write this product key down exactly as it is found here for use when reinstalling Windows 98.
    Note: If even one character is written down incorrectly, the installation of Windows 98 that you attempt with this product key will fail. Be sure to transcribe the key exactly.
  11. Close Registry Editor without making any changes.
  1. If your system was purchased with Microsoft Windows pre-installed, and you have not reinstalled it or upgraded it yourself, the product key found by the steps on this page will only find the generic product key that your computer manufacturer used to install the operating system. This product key will not work when attempting to reinstall Windows. In this case, you must use the unique product key that is on the sticker attached to your computer case.
  2. rate me solved if its helps thx

Nov 21, 2007 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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