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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Support for New Hardware Gadgets

Although Web integration and the built-in Internet tools will be the stars of the Windows 98 show, there's quite a sizable supporting cast to consider. Besides new universal drivers and mini-drivers that work with hundreds of new devices and models, the most significant changes are the new features that support many of the latest hardware standards. Here's a summary:

FAT32: First introduced in the OSR2 release of Windows 98, FAT32 is a 32-bit file system that provides faster disk access and greater storage efficiency. The latter comes via smaller cluster sizes for large hard disks (4KB clusters for disks up to 8GB).

Drive Converter (FAT32): To help you make the move to FAT32, Windows 98 comes with a utility that ...

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