Windows ME 98SE 98

When did Microsoft stop supporting ME, 98SE, & 98?
Went to their website today and found nothing!

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Pata on 08/24/03 08:20 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. Yes they did.

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  2. Hey Crashman,

    Did Microsoft really stop support on the aforementioned OSs from Pata?

    If so I need to change to XP then. I'm still running 98SE.


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  3. Last time I checked you could still download the old updates, but I don't think the windows update site works automatically. If I recall correctly, you had to update Windows Update to even access the site! I'm fairly certain no new updates have been released since the support officially stopped.

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  4. Seems like about a year ago or so, thats Microshafts way of shoving us out of the nest.

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  5. Thanks for the input. I'll take that into account.


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  6. I just did windows update on a 98SE machine, it still works fine.

    This is actually the first time in a while I've done this on a customer's machine, sorry for not giving you a current answer sooner.

    Anyway, you should be able to get updates through the windows update site. You probably won't find any new updates unless they involve security and...preventing your system from infecting one with a newer OS.

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  7. Kinda puzzled me 'cause when I went to the site it was still working although there were no new updates for me.

    Thanks for the note.

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  8. If you've done updates before, you probably have all the updates available.

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  9. I've been running 98SE since 1997. About 500 :redface: formats since then. I think I have all the important updates that I can get from the Microsoft site.

    I've been into the XP interface but I just can't get used to it. The transition from 95 to 98 was no problem. I'll eventually have to switch 'cause 98SE is going the way of the dinosaur but I'm gonna hang on as long as possible. This may well be to my disadvantage but as long as this OS still functions for my needs then I'll stick with it.

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  10. That's the best way to be.

    I've formatted more times with XP than with 98SE on my own PC. I was doing a clean install of 98SE about once a year. XP around every 6 months.

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  11. Hey Crashman,

    What country are you from? That was a rather quick answer.

    I'm posting out of Germany.

    Why is that with XP? It should normally be better than its forebearer.

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  12. Microsoft stopped supporting WinNT, but from what I understand 98 will be supported until January 15th of 2004 and ME will be supported until the end of 2004.

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  13. does that include 98 SE also?


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  14. Ich spreche etwas deutsch!

    Anyway, I'm from the U.S. XP doesn't seem to handle hardware changes as easily, it's harder to get back to original settings when you mess with it too much, etc. Perhaps if you've found one perfect configuration and don't mess with it you could have your install last indefinately.

    One time I had to format and reinstall because the silliest program, Paint, got messed up during a shutdown. Repair installs and uninstal/reinstall didn't fix it, I think something was wrong in the registry. Hmm, it seems like the restore feature would've fixed that, but it didn't.

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  15. Nicht schlecht Crashman. Keine sorge da ich Amerikaner bin kann ich mit Dir in Englisch unterhalten.

    I did or seem I did that I found that perfect configuration but at the time, I was too impatient with XP. Maybe when I have vacation I'll give it a try.

    What is it with Windows in general anyways? For a couple of weeks, it wouldn't let me go into DOS mode. Like two days ago, I was finally able to do a scanreg/restore. Definitely a quirky OS. IMHO XP is even quirkier but there are supposed to be patches and tweaks, etc for the system to make it run stable.

    I'm still twidling with it. When I get the 500 Celeron (Slot 1) mobo for my daughter running I'll install XP and see if I can eventually work with it. She's got an old Pentium 133 and I'll probably hook her up to my system so she can go online also. She's on school vacation now but she'll be needing it when she's back this coming September.

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  16. Wow, that's german like I've never heard before, I actually had to piece a few of the words together to make sense of it! So what brought you to germany?

    Well, I'm quite familiar with repairing 98SE, and can replace nearly everything without loosing installed programs, etc. As for running XP on a Celeron 500, you'd better have a good amount of RAM!

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  17. I was in the Army from 1985-1992 and 5 years of that was in Germany. I moved to Germany in 1993 after the Postal Service laid me off and ever since I've been living here. Married now with two kids, two horses, two dogs, two cats and a fish. It's not bad except I hate the Euro. It's killing everyone here slowly. Don't know if you've ever been here but Germany is similar to New England. I hail out of Brockton, Massachusetts by the way. That's where I grew up. Wanted to see the world and that's exactly what I did. The best thing about Germany is its road system however. They're just awesome! It's like a race course with signs! :lol:

    Do you have any links into repairing 98SE? Could you send me some advice especially in DOS?

    I know about how XP ties up a lot of memory. I've still got SDRAM somewhere. At least 512MB. That should be enough.

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  18. Expect 98se support to go bye-bye in January as well.

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  19. Im not real knowledgable but what sort of support is nessacery to continue to run 98se? I mean is the support just to plug the holes that it has or just updates to allow you to run newer programs?
  20. That will not stop me in using WIn98se to my older system.

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  21. both of them maybe.

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    Then you must be born <b>UPSIDE DOWN</b>.</font color=red>
  22. Thanks for sharing that with us. Twice. :eek:
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    ...to plug the holes that it has or just updates to allow you to run newer programs?

    Both. It's Microsofts way of saying that it's time to upgrade your operating system. Which is kind of understandable. Even when you buy a new car, the warranty only lasts for so long. You'll still be able to get the updates on the web, just not from windows update. And, there won't be any new updates. Or you can download the from Windows Update Catalog, and copy to cd, before they stop supporting 98.

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  23. Its too bad really that they are going to stop supporting WIN98SE. IMO, its the most stable OS microsoft has released.

    WINME on the other hand, should never have been released in the first place. :)

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  24. Quote:

    WINME on the other hand, should never have been released in the first place. :)


    Yep. It run games slower than 2000.
    And everytime i open WINME before, it loads even worst than 2000.

    <font color=red>If your nose <b>RUNS</b>, and feet <b>SMELL</b>.
    Then you must be born <b>UPSIDE DOWN</b>.</font color=red>
  25. I just hope that Win2000 will continue to be supported up to 2006 or later. I love this OS a lot.

    <font color=red>If your nose <b>RUNS</b>, and feet <b>SMELL</b>.
    Then you must be born <b>UPSIDE DOWN</b>.</font color=red>
  26. I seriously doubt it. Most M$ OS are supported for 5-6 tears, tops. With the release of Server 2003, and the impending relase of Longhorn (whenver that happens), you can bet M$ will be pulling the plug on 2000.

    Which I feel is unfortunate as well. I have 4 PC, one running WIN98SE, one WIN2K, one XP, and one Linux, and I must say, 2000 is a rock stable OS.

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    LG24x24x32 CDR
    WIN2K Pro.
  27. Quote:

    I have 4 PC, one running WIN98SE, one WIN2K, one XP, and one Linux, and I must say, 2000 is a rock stable OS.


    I also have 4 pc's. Which have different genereations of Windows OSes.

    Oldest PC : Win3.11
    Old PC: Win98SE
    Business PC: Win2000 Server
    Gaming PC: WinXP PRo

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    Then you must be born <b>UPSIDE DOWN</b>.</font color=red>
  28. i have no idea what is all this fuss about? i had neva used one update from MS site, eva (just SP2 for w2k), and all OSs work all the time from the box, i must say i use ME for my kid's partition, last time i reinstalled it was about 11 months ago, it is full of his games and other crap, and it is working like nothing i even seing so far as far as gaming system goes (i play UT on it heavily as well). i could never have 98SE to work that long even if only i used it. have no idea what kind of problems pplz here and there having with ME.. go figure ;)

    ..this is very useful and helpful place for information...
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    Married now with two kids, two horses, two dogs, two cats and a fish

    you married with 2 kids, 2 horses, 2 dogs 2 cats AND A FISH?! wow dude, i guess there hasnt been much luck in you love life huh?


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  30. Why'd you dig this one up? :redface:

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  31. heh....

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  32. the post is cool, RIGHT!!!

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  33. I also liked the thread itself.


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    The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind.
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  34. Check the date on the original post.

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  35. Are you still in the Philippines?

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  36. of course. why?

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  37. how about you. whe're do you live?

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  38. I was born in the P.I. Check my profile. That's where I currently live.

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