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End Of Support For Windows 98 And Windows Me

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For all them non windows xp users out there...............

 

End of support for Windows 98 and Windows Me

Published: January 6, 2006 | Updated: January 18, 2006

Read it here of the Microsoft Web Site

June 30, 2006 will bring a close to Extended Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me as part of the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. Microsoft will retire public and technical support, including security updates, by this date.

 

Existing support documents and content, however, will continue to be available through the Microsoft Support Product Solution Center Web site. This Web site will continue to host a wealth of previous How-to, Troubleshooting, and Configuration content for anyone who may need self-service.

 

Microsoft is retiring support for these products because they are outdated and can expose customers to security risks. We recommend that customers who are still running Windows 98 or Windows Me upgrade to a newer, more secure Microsoft operating system, such as Windows XP, as soon as possible.

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For all them non windows xp users out there...............

 

End of support for Windows 98 and Windows Me

Published: January 6, 2006 | Updated: January 18, 2006

Read it here of the Microsoft Web Site

June 30, 2006 will bring a close to Extended Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me as part of the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. Microsoft will retire public and technical support, including security updates, by this date.

 

Existing support documents and content, however, will continue to be available through the Microsoft Support Product Solution Center Web site. This Web site will continue to host a wealth of previous How-to, Troubleshooting, and Configuration content for anyone who may need self-service.

 

Microsoft is retiring support for these products because they are outdated and can expose customers to security risks. We recommend that customers who are still running Windows 98 or Windows Me upgrade to a newer, more secure Microsoft operating system, such as Windows XP, as soon as possible.

 

:):huh::D

 

Lynn

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I thought that they dumped support for 98, 3 years ago. hmmmmm

 

That's what I thought. I wonder what 'Extended' Support is.

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'Extended support' is support provided between three years ago and now, because of the big outcry from users.

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I thought that they dumped support for 98, 3 years ago. hmmmmm

That was support for Win95 dropped 3 years ago.

 

Probably you consider all Win9.x the same. :)

 

Note, however, they seem to largely agree with you, since Win98, Win98 SE, and Win ME are all included together. Like, it's ntfs or it goes.

 

Lynn

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Try it, you'll like it. :D Although it is bloatware and some have problems, and if memory serves me correctly, I remember thinking how much better XP was than 98. I did do a clean install so I also got rid of some junk that also helped. I know a bunch of people who will help for a free beer (or two) :D

 

Let's see buy XP now and Vista in a couple of months.

 

[ quote name=lynn98109' date='Feb 13 2006, 07:20 PM' post='11017]

 

:):huh::D

 

Lynn

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Looking at XP, I shudder to think what Vista will be like.

 

There are still a heap of things I can do with Win98SE that nobody can do with XP.

ME is short for "Multiple Errors", and I think XP might actually be an upgrade if you're running ME.

 

Still, it's getting so you won't be able to run it on the new CPUs. It seems some of those being designed now will not run 32-bit code on the chip, but only in an emulator. (sigh)

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I'm surprised Microsoft has supported them this long. I still think that Windows 2000 with SP4 is the fastest, most stable OS they have ever created. Most likely those with Win98 are also running older machines. Like eveyone else, Microsoft is designing for the new faster processors, dual core, lots of memory and huge hard drives. Like when Adobe released their new Premiere series that requires SSE2 left out alot of AMD Athlon users. Only the newer AMD CPUs support that. Add to that 64bit support. I'm hoping more software will support true 64bit, not just 'compatibility' mode.

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Try it, you'll like it. :D Although it is bloatware and some have problems, and if memory serves me correctly, I remember thinking how much better XP was than 98. I did do a clean install so I also got rid of some junk that also helped. I know a bunch of people who will help for a free beer (or two) :D

 

Let's see buy XP now and Vista in a couple of months.

 

 

:):huh::D

 

Lynn

I've tried it. My backup computer is a 2.4GHz WinXP SP2. Besides being signifiantly louder than the Win98 SE 400Mhz, it is a lot more strong-willed, and irritating.

 

The part about how "much more stable" WinXP is is irrelevant; it spends most of its time OFF. Even when it has been filling in for the Beloved when it was in shop, the Beast was turned off between a third and a half of the time. Going on line "at will" will end whenever I'm permantly stuck with the Beast.

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Lynn

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Besides being signifiantly louder, it is a lot more strong-willed, and irritating.

 

Lynn

 

That pretty much sums up the way I have been, since I have embarked on my journey to quit smoking. :)

 

I don't know why your XP machine would be any louder than your '98 machine, unless there are cheap fans in the new rig. I have 7 fans in my XP machine, and I can't hear it running at all. They are all top end fans, so I am sure that that makes a big difference.

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"I I have 7 fans in my XP machine, and I can't hear it running at all. They are all top end fans, so I am sure that that makes a big difference."

 

Seven ? I though my 4 was enough ! :huh: What do they all do? You can't count the ones that blow smoke away from the computer. :)

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Seven ? I though my 4 was enough ! What do they all do? You can't count the ones that blow smoke away from the computer.

 

Steve, I have a Lian Li case. There are two air intake fans in front, that blow air across the hard drives. In the back of the case, there are 2 exhaust fans. The power supply also has 2 fans, there is the Zalman heatsink and fan, and oh, one more...the video card has a fan, so I actually have 8 fans. lol

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Yahbut --- do your intake fans have a neat blue light? :)

Steve, I have a Lian Li case. There are two air intake fans in front, that blow air across the hard drives. In the back of the case, there are 2 exhaust fans. The power supply also has 2 fans, there is the Zalman heatsink and fan, and oh, one more...the video card has a fan, so I actually have 8 fans. lol

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Yahbut --- do your intake fans have a neat blue light? :huh:

 

LOL, no lights on the fans, that I can see. They are behind an air filter, but I do have a blue power light on the front of the case. :)

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Bruce,do you ever have to chip ice off that baby....lol?Just kidding.Must keep it nice and cool though.

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Bruce,do you ever have to chip ice off that baby....lol?Just kidding.Must keep it nice and cool though.

 

It will still run a bit over 100° F when encoding a long video production.

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Hi Bruce,

 

Don't you have a fan on the Southbridge chip on your motherboard? -It's probably all you need to turn the monster into a hovercraft!! :)

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Hi Bruce,

 

Don't you have a fan on the Southbridge chip on your motherboard? -It's probably all you need to turn the monster into a hovercraft!! :)

 

Nope, just the Zalman over the CPU.

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Oh to have a nice cool system like that!

My CPU's higher than that at rest.

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