Microsoft has confirmed that it will be offering a free bug fix service pack for Windows 98.
Despite recent industry rumours that users would have to wait for the Stepup version of the operating system and have to shell out cash for it, the company said a free service pack is in the works.
According to independent beta website, Betanews, the pack will be called Service Pack 1.
The site states that in order to reduce its size, the pack will contain only bug fixes and no new features.
Users who want features, such as Internet Explorer 5, will have to upgrade these components separately and those interested in the new Windows 98 second edition features, such as ICS and device driver updates will have to pay for it.
The pack will be available via Microsoft's Windows Update to all registered Windows 98 users.
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