Windows 98 SE Hash

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  1. jrrkid9

    jrrkid9 MDL Novice

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    Does anybody know where I can find the hash for Windows 98 SE? I need to install Win98 on an old PC. Thanks
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    does it matter??? :p
     
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  3. FireSokar

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    NEED to install 98se? If your gonna go old crap just do XP, Personally Vista and 7 are fine on older machines. Do Vista if you dont want it to be cutting edge... Hell I have Windows 7 on every computer in my house except my 3 HTPC's they are running vista SP2 just because its a pain in the ass to tweak each pc for it and then upgrade my Mediaportal database on each.
     
  4. jrrkid9

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    Why are people here so quick always say upgrade to this, upgrade to that? If I wanted to advice on what OS to install, thats the question I wouldve asked. You dont even know the specs of the PC this will be going onto and yet you already jump the gun saying use xp instead. A friend of mine wants Win98 SE installed on his ancient laptop. He has a newer computer but he still likes using this one for whatever reason. He has one of those old Toshiba Toughbooks. A really old one, and XP runs too slow on it. If anyone know where I can find the hash for this OS id really appreciate that. Thanks guys
     
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  6. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    #6 msr, Sep 4, 2009
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    I can give you the hash for win2000 pro iso, if you want, i have the msdn dvd for that.
     
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  7. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    Totally slipped my mind...
    Jrrkid9, if you're not going to use a stripped down XP SP3, then I would highly recommend that you use 2000 rather than 98SE.
    There shouldn't be any speed differences, but 2000 is more updated and if I recall, has better network and security features.
     
  8. msr

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    Yep i liked 2000 the best out of pre xp os systems. Still very good and you can get quite a few apps still using it.
     
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  9. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    If you want it..I have a retail CD that I guarantee has not been mucked with..:D

    I have a retail copy of just about every OS from M$, for myself, courtesy of my employers..:cool:

    PM me for more info on procurement....If you are interested.
     

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  10. jrrkid9

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    For some reason my friend prefers to have Windows 98 SE on this laptop. A friend of mine told him why not just put Windows 2000 on it, but he still prefers to have 98. Anyway I know this isnt his primary computer, as he does have a much newer machine running xp and he wants to try win7 on it. I guess he just keeps it around because it still works. Hes thrown this thing down the stairs and done all kinds of things to it to test if its really a "toughbook" and it still works fine for him. Anyway so im gonna get me a copy of windows 98 se and I will compare it against the hash which 911medic provided. BTW, is your windows 98 cd just an original retail one? Will it be the same as one that I download provided that the download is an iso that has not been tampered with? BTW, Thanks a lot for the hash 911medic and to everyone else for trying to help me out here. I keep getting answers to all my questions here. This forum is full of helpful people!!:)
     
  11. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    Is it possible to ask technet for 98,95 and win 2000 isos, so we know we got the real ones?
     
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  12. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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    hoppyah

    Are you insane? What's with that warez/crap site?
     
  13. jrrkid9

    jrrkid9 MDL Novice

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    okay so I got win98 se. but the hashes are totally different from the ones 911medic posted.
    Here are the hashes for it. the filename & size is also included.
     

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  14. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    #16 911medic, Sep 6, 2009
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    Mine is 100% original retail and untouched from the shelf to my library. This is not a download from some warez site..We had bulk buying at the company I used to work, and these were given like candy...:D:D. This was bought in end of 1999- beginning of 2000..

    The image I am offering is because it is so outdated. no harm can come from this, I have nothing to gain and, more importantly, nothing to lose:cool:.... I ripped the image to ISO and got he hash for you. No other steps of modifications..
     
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  15. jrrkid9

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    You mean you're offereing to upload it for me? If it isn't too much trouble for you, that would be awesome. :D
     
  16. jrrkid9

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    Through trial and error I just realized that if you make an iso of a set of specifc files and then do that again a second time, the hash of the two iso's will not be the same. So even I find an iso of Windows 98 SE that is indeed the original, the hash will not match the one that 911medic got of the win98se iso.

    I have been looking at the files in various win98se isos that I have found and noticed that some files within these isos were modified, because their file sizes or date modified of some or all files/folders was very recent. I did find an iso which had no files added into it, as all the files/folders in it were modified on the same date (4/23/1999). I was looking at two of the isos I had which I knew were modified. Many of the files in the two isos were of the same size and date of the files in the iso that had all equivalent dates (the 4/23/1999 one). This has led me to believe that this one iso I have, which was probably an image created of the win98se disc, has all the original untampered files in it.

    One of the isos I found which was also tampered with, had many files in it of the date 5/5/1998 so this couldnt have been win98se because that was not released yet. This must have been win 98 first edition. Other then that none of the isos which I saw, had files near the 4/23/1999 date other then the 3 isos I was looking at. All other dates were of 2003 or later. The two 1999 isos which had modified files in them had files from dates 2003 or later as well.

    I hope this wasn't too confusing for anybody to read. I tried to make it as clear as I could. If somebody could read this and help me confirm that the 4/23/1999 iso I have is truly an untampered with original, that would be great.
     
  17. highspeedmac

    highspeedmac MDL Member

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    #19 highspeedmac, Sep 8, 2009
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    I have a 98se ISO in my archive which has the same file dates as yours above. 4-23-1999. All the files in this ISO have the same dates.

    Size: 625 MB (655,591,424 bytes)
    Size On Disk: 625 MB (655,593,472 bytes)

    CRC32: D1AF0A78
    MD5: 7C32B76E1B8374597CB5EF58A22AA635
    SHA-1: FA040CD3F7FD472E9612B1721BC72D7B82538450

    Either This is Not an original or The info is different do to this ISO being Boot-able....!!
     
  18. highspeedmac

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    #20 highspeedmac, Sep 8, 2009
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