Here’s what Microsoft Plus! 98 looks like on Windows 10

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read
Microsoft Plus! 98 Windows 10

Installing and running old Windows software on Windows 10 is a lot of fun. Surprisingly, many of these old pieces of software are compatible with Microsoft’s latest OS versions.

Microsoft Plus! 98 is a OS enhancement tool for Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows XP. The package contained games, media players, third-party content, various themes, and more. Microsoft Plus! 98 was even marketed as “The Ultimate Companion for Windows XP”, a tool that enhanced the operating system’s capabilities, adding updated Windows Media Player and DirectX 3D core technologies. 

Recently, a skillful Windows 10 user installed Microsoft Plus! 98 on his computer and shared the results on Reddit.

Microsoft Plus! 98 on Windows 10

Microsoft Plus! 98 Windows 10

Well, if you miss that 3D Maze screensaver from Windows XP, go ahead and install Microsoft Plus! 98 on your Windows 10 PC. Yes, the maze screensaver still works. All you need to do is copy it over from a Windows 98 installation. As a quick reminder, you can also enable Windows 10’s built-in screensavers. Just go to Settings > Personalization > Lock Screen > Screensaver settings.

If you want to run Microsoft Plus! 98 on your PC, keep in mind that the installer needs Windows 98/Me compatibility mode enabled. Once you install it, you’ll also be able to change the window colors.

Many Windows users were amazed to see that a tool launched more than 15 years ago can run smoothly on the latest Windows versions.

It blows my mind that even works to that degree… the amount of compatibility that exists without any reason to. Wow.

This is not the first time that users have run old Windows programs on Windows 10 or other platforms. For more information about similar experiments, check out the articles below:

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