|Entry type color
code - Differences between 95 and 98 - Windows 95/98/ME
Windows 98 users - Windows 95B users - Windows versions
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|Top||Differences between 95 et 98|
|There seem to be few changes
between the Windows 95 registry and the Windows
98 registry. However, a few modifications have been
made in order to optimize the operating system's
Changes in the registry
The shell uses less memory space in real mode and in protected mode caching has been improved. Those 2 factors are supposed to enable a quicker system start.
Changes in the operating system
The Windows 98 registry is also more reliable than the Windows 95 registry insofar as the operating system automatically scans it for errors and uses ScanReg to check and repair it. Thus, a backup of the registry is made once a day (see Backup section).
Real mode and protected mode
There are 2 modes in which a processor can allocate memory. In real mode, programs are not protected from one another, their memory space is limited to 1Mb and they use 16-bit segmented addresses. In protected mode, the processor protects the memory area allocated to a program from other programs, programs have 4Gb of memory space and use 32-bit linear addresses.
|Top||Windows 95/98/ME users|
|Top||Windows 98 users|
|In order to see whether your system has been upgraded to Service Pack 1, see the list of programs installed in Control Panel \Add/Remove \Install/Uninstall. If you can see the Windows 98 Service Pack 1 item in the list, you are using Windows 98 SP1 4.10.2000.|
|Top||Windows 95B users|
|In order to see whether your system has been upgraded to USB for Windows OSR 2, see the list of programs installed in Control Panel \Add/Remove \Install/Uninstall. If you can see the USB Supplement for OSR2 item in the list, you can use USB devices provided you have USB ports on your machine.|
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