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It's been a while since I installed Windows 98 but think it would fit on a relatively small number of 3.5" floppies. Windows 8 seems a little bloated in comparison, doesn't it?
reply to post by Bassago
i have a 5 1/4" floppy with TRSDOS on it. I think its ca 1986(ish)
ETA: i may dig it out. its in the garage. My son would get a kick out of it. I have a few old floppys. I think the trsdos was on 2 disks. I only have 1. And the very first Madden that we played on a 386sx machine. Still have the original game, but no box for it.
I wouldn't be too worried about not getting updates. Maybe there is a little threat if you are in a huge network with many computers that might be infected to spread over to yours - more likely happy to get less spy feature updates
Thinking about not getting any Win 7 updates either, so nothing new will come after known spy features were turned off.
But as you might expect, the default website of the browser, from Microsoft, made the browser crash once loaded (intentional?) when I installed Win XP a half year ago.
The service pack update was also hard to find on google and had a strange new name on the MS website.. something like network installation for IT-specialists .. while actually being the direct and only SP installation around.
Many might already give up when they don't find a way to download another web browser or change the default website.
The only thing I'd worry about would actually be that very few of the new programs and games coming out won't run on XP, because they use a new DX version that MS made to only work on new Windows versions (simply made brighter to fake looking better, got some new functions that programmers could create themselves).edit on 24-3-2014 by oneoneone because: (no reason given)
98 was unstable and crashed a lot, and didn't support NTFS which is also more stable (the more modern file system). Windows 2000 was one of their best products, because it was stable and not too bloated. I used that for about a year after they stopped supporting it. If there was a 64 bit version, I'd probably still be using it.
reply to post by Arbitrageur
I LOVED 98, it had features that were so amazing. Stuff that got flushed when the newer ones came out.
Keep using Windows XP for a few months if you want, you don't have to switch by April 8th though Microsoft would like you to think you do so they can sell you a newer OS.
I am so worried now, what do I do?
Or you can make multiple partitions on a single hard drive, so you don't really need 2 hard drives. Another alternative is to boot windows from the hard drive and boot Linux from the USB drive, or CD. That way you can try out Linux before committing to the switch.
If you have 2 hard drives in 1 PC you can also install more than 1 Windows and keep both!