Windows 98SE

Windows 98 Second Edition Box
Windows 98 Second Edition Box

 

Windows 98 Second Edition (often shortened to SE) is an updated release of Windows 98, released on May 5, 1999. It includes fixes for many minor issues, improved WDM audio and modem support, improved USB support, the replacement of Internet Explorer 4.0 with Internet Explorer 5.0, Web Folders (WebDAV namespace extension for Windows Explorer), and related shell updates. Also included is basic OHCI-compliant FireWire (IEEE 1394a) DV camcorder support (MSDV class driver) and SBP-2 support for mass storage class devices, Wake-On-LAN support (if ACPI compatible NDIS drivers are present) and Internet Connection Sharing, which allows multiple computers on a LAN to share a single Internet connection through Network Address Translation. Other features in the update include DirectX 6.1 which introduced major improvements to DirectSound and the introduction of DirectMusic, improvements to Asynchronous Transfer Mode support (IP/ATM, PPP/ATM and WinSock 2/ATM support), Windows Media Player 6.2 replacing the older Media Player, Microsoft NetMeeting 3.0, MDAC 2.1 and WMI. A memory overflow issue was resolved which in the older version of Windows 98 would crash most systems if left running for 49.7 days (equal to 2³² milliseconds). Windows 98 SE could be obtained as retail upgrade and full version packages, as well as OEM and a Second Edition Updates Disc for existing Windows 98 users. Windows 98 Second Edition did not ship with the WinG API or RealPlayer 4.0 unlike the original release of Windows 98, both of these being superseded by DirectX and Windows Media Player.

Card Bus USB 2.0 4 port PCMCIA PC Card Adapter Power

Due to the fact there were a lot of generic PCMCIA (PC CARD) to USB 2.0 devices on the market drivers can be a little hard to find. At the bottom of the page are a range of drivers you can try to install the adapter on an older operating system.

Intel 82371SB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller Driver

This driver for the Intel 82371SB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller Driver is required for many USB disk drive devices like the Iomega Zip drives and other devices. The driver does support up to Windows XP and Server 2003 but later operating systems should not need to have a driver installed as it is included. Install this driver with extreme caution as it is a base system driver. As always backup your data before installation.

Iomega Zip 100/250/750 Drivers (scsi/parallel/usb/ide)

Iomega Zip drives were the choice for expanded external storage in the 90’s and early 2000 because alternatives were 1.44MB floppy disks that were becoming a problem due to the nature of files and multimedia need much more space. CD writers were available at the time but were slow and un-reliable at times. Also Zip drives were much cheaper to purchase, however the disks for the Zip drivers were expensive compared to CDRW discs. Storage is 100MB, 250MB & 750MB hence the 3 models that have each number. New models are backwards compatible with smaller size disks.

ESS 1869 Sound Card Windows 98 SE Drivers

Modern operating systems should install the drivers for the ESS-1869 sound card, older operating system will need drivers to get the card to be recognized by Windows or DOS. Drivers are Below.

Nvidia Drivers for Windows 95,98,98SE & ME

This is a driver pack (Forceware) for older versions of Windows which great for Retro gamers that want to play on original hardware and Operating Systems to get a genuine experience. When running games from the late 90's and early 2000's there are many glitches when running them on Windows Vista onwards. Some older games have had the 3D Engines ported to new versions of Windows which allow the game to run smoothly one example is Return to Castle Wolfenstein. In any case the drivers are below also there is a list of compatible graphics cards.

Creative Video Blaster Web Cam II Drivers

Creative Video Blaster Web Cam II is a veteran of the webcam technology. This device was able to be used on the Parallel Port (Printer Port). The Video Blaster WebCam II can be autofocus, manual or fixed. Auto and manual allow the camera to be adjusted to achieve the best focus point. Fixed focus lenses have a predefined focus range and cannot be adjusted.

Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter WMP54G

The Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter installs in most desktops and lets you put
your computer almost anywhere in the building, without the cost and hassle of
running network cables. Now you don't have to drill holes in your walls and
climb through the attic or cellar to get connected to the network. Once you're
connected, you can keep in touch with your e-mail, access the Internet, use
instant messaging to chat with friends, and share files and other resources such
as printers and network storage with other computers on the network.

TP-LINK TL-WN651G Driver

IEEE 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter. Super G, up to 108Mbps and fully compatible with 802.11b
Extended Range, up to 9 times than the range of normal wireless products
Supports 64/128/152-bit WEP, complies with 128 bit WPA standard, supports MIC, IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication
Adopts TP-LINK Super G WLAN transmission technology, transmit speed auto-negotiation, up to 108M
Supports Wireless Roaming, can move among different AP and no break. Detachable reverse SMA connector Antenna