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DHCP for Windows 2000 by Neall Alcott

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Windows 9x

Windows 95 and its sister upgrades, Windows 98 and Windows Me, provide users with a stable OS platform that supports 32-bit applications as well as older 16-bit Windows 3.x and MS-DOS applications.

The Windows 9x family contains many features, including the following:

New User Interface

With Windows 95, Microsoft revamped the GUI, providing an interface that is easier to use and customize to the user’s needs.

Windows Explorer

Replacing File Manager, Windows Explorer displays all computer contents, including network connections, as a single hierarchical tree.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is built into the OS to provide Internet functionality to users.

System Policies and User Profiles

System policies provide a way for administrators to standardize and enforce system configurations. User profiles allow users to obtain the same customized desktop wherever they login from.

Windows 98 introduced even more new features:

FAT32

A new file system, FAT32 allows Windows 98 machines to store more data on a physical disk by providing a smaller cluster size (4 KB) than the previous file system, FAT (where the cluster size was 32 KB).

More Devices Supported

Windows 98 includes better driver support for newer devices, such as USB and DVD.

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

ICS allows multiple networked computers to share a single Internet connection.

Installing the Windows 9x DHCP Client

Before installing the Windows 95 DHCP client, obtain the Windows Sockets 2.0 upgrade. Note that this is ...

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