Windows 98 also included plug and play, which allowed devices to simply work when plugged in instead of requiring a system reboot, and USB support out of the box, which was previously only available in specially updated versions of Windows 95 which were only shipped to OEMs and not available to the general public.
Windows ME, the last DOS-based version of Windows, was aimed at consumers and released in 2000.
Surprisingly, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 don’t up the minimum requirements that much.
Microsoft recommends a 1GHz processor with 1GB of memory and 16GB of free hard disk space for both (See Microsoft’s website for Windows 7’s and Windows 8.1’s full requirements).
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[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] - I often get the question, "how do you know all of this stuff", when I am working with desktop or system admins.Windows Embedded Compact (Windows CE) or Windows Server.Defunct Windows families include Windows 9x, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone.The product line eventually changed from a mere GUI for DOS into a fully complete, modern operating system over two lines of development, each with their own separate codebase.The first versions of Windows (1.0 through to 3.11) were actually just programs run from MS-DOS which then took over the screen and launched an application called Program Manager; later on, Windows 95, though still being based on MS-DOS, was its own operating system, using a 16-bit DOS-based kernel and a 32-bit user space.