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Minimum Hardware Requirements for a Windows 98 Installation

Article ID:182751
Last Review:January 24, 2001
Revision:1.0
This article was previously published under Q182751

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This article lists the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 98. It also lists the optional components that you can install.

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The following list describes the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 98:
A personal computer with a 486DX 66 megahertz (MHz) or faster processor (Pentium central processing unit recommended).
16 megabytes (MB) of memory (24 MB recommended).
A typical upgrade from Windows 95 requires approximately 195 MB of free hard disk space, but the hard disk space may range from between 120 MB and 295 MB, depending on your computer configuration and the options that you choose to install.
A full install of Windows 98 on a FAT16 drive requires 225 MB of free hard disk space, but may range from between 165 MB and 355 MB, depending on your computer configuration and that options that you choose to install.
A full install of Windows 98 on a FAT32 drive requires 175 MB of free hard disk space, but may range from between 140 MB and 255 MB, depending on your computer configuration and the options that you choose to install.
One 3.5-inch high-density floppy disk drive.
VGA or higher resolution (16-bit or 24-bit color SVGA recommended).
MSN, The Microsoft Network, Windows Messaging, or Internet access require a 14.4 bits per second (bps) modem (28.8 or faster recommended).

Optional components:
Network adapter
DVD-ROM drive and decoder adapter
Audio card and speakers for sound
Scanner or digital camera
Second monitor and second video adapter
IEEE 1394 bus (Firewire)
Universal Serial Bus (USB) bus and HID hardware
ATI All-in-Wonder graphics card

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