Windows 98: The Complete Reference

Old version This book describes an old version of this program. You probably want the book that corresponds to whichever version of the program you have or are planning to buy. Our books about newer versions include Windows XP, the Complete Reference.

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By John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young, Douglas Muder and Alison Barrows.
June 1998, 1000 pages, US$39.99. ISBN 0-0-7882343-9

Windows XP, ME, and 2000 may be out, but there are still lots of people using Windows 98. (Hey, we do, on some of our computers!) This mammoth book covers an enormous range of topics, from configuring your desktop to getting on line to configuring your Web browser to setting up LANs and Internet connections to coercing ancient DOS applications to run. Every page offers the benefits of our hand-to-hand combat with Windows 98, so you can get going and up to speed fast.

If you use Windows ME (Millennium Edition), check out Windows ME: The Complete Reference. If you use Windows XP, see Windows XP: The Complete Reference.

This book covers Windows 98 First Edition. You may have Windows 98 Second Edition, which has improved Internet connection software and later versions of Interent Explorer and Outlook Express. If you use use Windows 98 Second Edition, you may want to get Windows ME: The Complete Reference instead -- Windows ME is based on 98 Second Edition.


  • In the final version of Windows, they moved the Dial-Up Networking command from Start | Programs | Accessories | Dial-Up Networking to Start | Programs | Accessories | Communications | Dial-Up Networking. This affects pages 477, 492, and 502.


  • Microsoft has released several important security updates for Windows 98. Visit our book update page to learn what they are and how to get them on-line
  • If you have the original Windows Me, consider upgrading to Windows 98 Second Edition. We recommend that you not upgrade to Windows ME, which has always had more problems (in our experience) that Windows 98. Instead, skip directly to Windows XP Home Edition.

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