Windows® 98 Tools and Programs
What are the built-in tools and programs in Windows® 98 operating system PC?
Shifting to Windows® from DOS-based computer operation was considered to be a miracle. Windows® 98 was actually a breakthrough in the history of operating system that combined security, consistency and stability in operations. There were a number of tools and programs that were introduced in Windows® 98 for the very first time.
The following are some built-in tools and programs in Windows® 98 operating system PC:
- Windows® 98 Update
- System Information
- Windows® Report Tool
- Signature Verification Tool
- Registry Checker
- Dr Watson
- System Configuration Utility
- Version Conflict Manager
Windows® 98 Update
Prior to Windows® 98, the operating systems were static and updating the program was not possible. The tool was present in start menu of Windows® 98 and Microsoft® launched its update website with this application.
This feature was given for the first time in system tools. All the information about system hardware, features, drivers and installations were in this application. It made the process of troubleshooting quite easy. On opening the menu of this feature, hardware resources were displayed. By scrolling down to the required hardware installation and clicking on ‘+’ sign the whole picture of internal environment, i.e. all the information regarding the installation features becomes visible and any malfunctioning can be dealt with troubleshooting. The information is displayed in three modes, i.e., Basic, Advanced and History. The basic button displays hardware installation type, driver and registry key.
This feature enabled the system to prepare a report of problems in the PC and then directed the user to Microsoft® website.
This worked for identification of the signature of files assigned by Microsoft® and allowed the user to identify the authentic files.
This application worked each time Windows® 98 was started and checked all the registry entries.
This was a debugging feature that informed the user about the details of problem and its diagnosis.
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