About:Windows 98 (codenamed Memphis while in development) is a graphical operating system by Microsoft . It is the second major release in the Windows 9x line of operating systems and the successor to Windows 95 . It was released to manufacturing on May 15, 1998 and to retail on June 25, 1998. Like its predecessor, Windows 98 is a hybrid 16-bit and 32-bi t monolithic product with the boot stage based on MS-DOS . Windows 98 was succeeded by Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) on May 5, 1999, which in turn was succeeded by Windows ME on June 19, 2000. Microsoft ended mainstream support for Wi...