This is usefull to revert back to a prior w98se install which was already updated and functioning well.

For info, go to: aware that if you buy an OEM disk, it might be customized for installation on a particular computer; however, this will probably be primarily with a used disk.

UPDATE CD: This CD will only update a functioning copy of W98 to W98SE.

When MS sold them, they were $20 and came with a Product Key. RECOVERY CD: Some companies will brand an OEM CD and call it a recovery CD.

Some venders were selling them and advising customers to use the W98 Product Key which may or may not work--don't get stung. You should avoid these unless it is the exact recovery CD you are looking for.

Many recovery CDs will only install on the equipment they were intended for.

It's very important for the progression of this service pack. It's a benevolent community of w98 enthousiasts who will try to help you. A copy of the "windows" and "Program Files" directories, at least the "windows" directory, preferably on a second physical hard drive or on CD or DVD or an external drive. It means that if something goes wrong you must be prepared to reinstall windows from the beginning. EXE after a fresh install is working normaly while it failed on an old install. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion (More info? Her computer can only handle a small upgrade (she has 48 mb - WITH 84% free). I bought her a new printer and tried to install it - but all new printers are only compatable with Win 98 and above.Will I encounter many problems installing the 98 software, and how can I get Windows 98, since it's not available through Microsoft anymore? Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win95.general.discussion (More info? ) It is an easy upgrade, but you will probably have to try e Bay or one of the large online stores to buy a copy.I also don't think she's capable of much more technology, or I'd buy her a new computer too. Here's some info about the various types of W98SE CDs: (from Ron Badour) RETAIL FULL INSTALL: This CD will either upgrade W95/98 to SE or you can install it to a blank hard drive.