Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Apr 2013 10:47 UTC
Games More and more evidence is pointing towards the next Xbox requiring an always-on internet connection in order to play any games - i.e., once you lose your connection, you can't play any game at all. Three minutes after losing your connection, "your" game will suspend itself and stop playing. Microsoft's Adam Orth took to Twitter to defend this anti-consumer practice, but he did so in the most ungraceful of ways.
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RE[3]: Comment by Chris_G
by toast88 on Fri 5th Apr 2013 17:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Chris_G"
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Considering you can still go to windows update and update a fresh windows 98 installation ... I think for a while yet.

Except that you can't. The current version of Windows Update requires Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher.

I recently installed Windows 98 on an old Compaq Notebook 100, Windows Update did NOT work (at least not with the version of Internet Explorer shipped with Windows 98SE which is 5.5).

Installing Internet Explorer 6.0 isn't possible either as the servers for the online installer do not work anymore.

I think I later also tried with an offline installer version of IE6 and it didn't work either.

So, no, you can't really update Windows 98 anymore through Windows Update.


Edited 2013-04-05 17:27 UTC

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