View Full Version : Windows 98 updates site gone

Wayne H
05-12-2003, 11:07 AM
Any one notice that the Windows 98 updates site is gone?
they said that they would stop supporting in Jan 04 but it's gone now.
I hope every one got their patches saved on cd for a rebuild if needed.

05-12-2003, 11:12 AM
Have you thought that the win 98-update site might just be temp offline due to some work happing on it???

I donít have win 98 so I cant check.

Jimmy D
05-12-2003, 11:13 AM
hmmm i heard a rumor that microsoft were going to stop updated for windows 98 because its too old....

Jimmy D
05-12-2003, 11:14 AM

05-12-2003, 11:15 AM
I thought they'd stopped already - but still had limited support for Win98SE

05-12-2003, 11:19 AM
I have Windows 98SE

Just tried out the site, all seems to be working. No critical updates

05-12-2003, 11:20 AM
Microsoft have stopped supporting Windows 98 - what that means is that they will not help you out with Installation Problems, they will not provide updates for any flaws found, and you're on your own from the date they stopped supporting it. However the downloads are still available for it at the moment.

The site is still around - http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/downloads/corporate.asp

29-03-2004, 02:09 PM
Thanks! especially for the link to the updates page, my C drive died and Windows 98 with it, and downloading for future events seemed like an excellent idea, but seemed to have gone from Microsoft website....I'm now happily downloading. You're a hero

29-03-2004, 02:28 PM
Anne you may be interested in this thread (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=44646&message=247093) where there is a link to obtain a free update CD from Microsoft.

29-03-2004, 02:49 PM
For those that reload Win98 a bit, have a wee look here (http://exuberant.ms11.net/98sesp.html)