Windows 3.1 was an updated to Windows 95. As name suggested it was released in August 1995. After boot up, the system completely run without MS-DOS environment. It firstly introduced the ‘Start button’ and ‘Start Menu’. Windows desktop in Windows 95 can store files, shortcuts and system icons such as "My Computer" and "Recycle Bin". This version also included plug and play concept. It means operating system will find the appropriate driver for connected hardware device. Windows 95 also introduce task bar and also focus on multitasking with 32-bit environment. Windows 95 by default included IE (Internet Explorer).


 Windows 95 was updated to Windows 98 in June 1998. It is mainly focus on Web integration. Windows 98 brought with it IE-4, Outlook Express, Windows Address Book, Microsoft Chat and Media Player 6.2, one biggest change was  in Windows 98 to introduce Windows Driver model i.e. one driver software can support all future versions of Windows operating system. Windows 98 was also introduce one main important feature, (Universal Serial Bus) USB support. So it makes the word “plug and play” more meaningful. Windows 98 had two major releases - a First Edition and a Second Edition. Microsoft, ended to Windows 98 support, in 2003.

 WINDOWS ME (Millennium Edition)

 Windows Millennium Edition was the last Windows to be based on MS-DOS, and the last in the Windows 9x series. In this Windows ME, some new feature added like IE-5.5,  Media Player 7 and Windows Movie Maker. But Windows ME operating system was not so successful as it has some glitches and at the time of installation it found poor performance. So Microsoft clear the glitches and released Windows ME Beta 2 version in late 1999 and after that they released Windows ME Beta 3 version in April 2000. This is last version they have released in Windows ME series.



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