In a way, they have more in common with each other than any other Windows operating system.Both are arguably Microsoft's biggest successes, not necessarily in sales volume but in achieving what they were intended to do as operating systems.Its only major drawback is its steep system requirements.Today's computers really don't get the best out of Windows 98.You may have a business-critical application you need to run or may want to play an old PC game. Use Windows’ Compatibility Settings: Windows has built-in compatibility mode settings that can help get programs working.
Run Old Software in a Virtual Machine: Rather than try to make your old software run on a modern version of Windows, you can install a virtualized copy of an old version of Windows and run the software in there.
But that ancient software CD made eighteen years ago for Windows 95 is different.
Audio CDs, video DVDs, even records — they’re all standard media formats. The computer interprets this audio data on its own.
If your system meets the minimum requirements for Windows XP, it's time to find out which version of the operating system you can upgrade to.
Windows is all about backwards compatibility, allowing people — especially businesses — to keep using their important applications on new versions of Windows. The older a program is, the more likely it will break. Avoid picking up software CDs designed for Windows 95 at garage sales.