Windows® 98 Service Pack
Learn about various service packs of Windows® 98
Windows® 98 is one of the most preferred operating systems that has been designed and developed by Microsoft®. With Windows® 98 installed on your system, you can access various features and options. The first service pack of Windows® 98 which was released a long time ago was a standard edition of it. It was very popular among computer users. The second service pack of Windows® 98 has additional enhancements. Service Pack 2 or SP2 is widely used for various types of computer applications. There are various advantages of Windows® 98 SP1 and SP2.
The following points cover information on the benefits of Windows® 98 service packs:
- Windows® 98 SP1
- Windows® 98 SP2
- Comparison between the two
Windows® 98 SP1
Windows® 98 was the first graphical operating system introduced by Microsoft®. It is the second most important release of Microsoft® before Windows® ME. However, users faced few issues while working with Windows® 98. To solve such problems, Microsoft® introduced SP1 of Windows® 98. It includes all types of enhancements and add-on options. It is nothing but an Internet Explorer® component like Quick Launch bar, Active Desktop®, etc. It is enabled with advanced web integration. The single click events like back, forward, etc. are the main enhancements in SP1 of Windows® 98. The use of HTML-based templates is also included in SP1 of Windows® 98. It enables digital mixing and routing with high-quality sample rate conversion on Windows® 98. With Windows® 98 SP1, you can easily play audio CDs and use USB drives as well.
Windows® 98 SP2
In order to provide innumerable features to its users, Microsoft® introduced SP2 for Windows® 98. SP2 of Windows® 98 is a modernized version of Windows® 98 SP1. There are some advanced features in it and is more useful than the previous service pack. The USB support provided by it is highly advanced. It replaces Internet Explorer® 4.0 with Internet Explorer® 5.0. It comes with various updated shells. Windows Media® Player also comes with advanced options.
SP1 and SP2 of Windows® 98 have a lot to offer to its users. However, when a comparison is drawn between the two, then SP2 of Windows® 98 appears to be more advanced and reliable than the previous service packs. It contains all the latest updates that help in improving the performance of the operating system.