Windows 98 Second Edition in numbers

Since I still use Windows 98 Second Edition as my main OS, I thought I share some of the experience.

2016

Current desktop clutter

State

Last install date:2007-02-08
Last recovery from full backup:2010-07-03 (virus infection)
Last registry recovery:2016-06-15 (accidential HKCR wipe)
On-disk footprint:1.4GiB
In-memory footprint:~150MB3
Virus infections since last install:1 (IE6 vulnerability)

Stability (2018-08-06 ~ 2019-08-06)

Starts:64 (successful)3 (failed)
Shutdowns:34 (clean)27 (unexpected2)
Uptime1:88 seconds (min)2 week 6 days 1 hours 16 minutes 40 seconds (max)5 days 12 hour 55 minutes 32 seconds (avg)
Viruses:0

Stability (2017-08-06 ~ 2018-08-06)

Starts:101 (successful)6 (failed)
Shutdowns:66 (clean)25 (unexpected2)
Uptime1:60 seconds (min)3 week 1 days 17 hours 15 minutes 31 seconds (max)3 days 14 hour 20 minutes 38 seconds (avg)
Viruses:0

Stability (2016-08-06 ~ 2017-08-06)

Starts:114 (successful)4 (failed)
Shutdowns:92 (clean)18 (unexpected2)
Uptime1:21 seconds (min)2 week 3 days 6 hours 32 minutes 56 seconds (max)3 days 2 hour 26 minutes 2 seconds (avg)
Viruses:0

Stability (2015-08-06 ~ 2016-08-06)

Starts:139 (successful)3 (failed)
Shutdowns:112 (clean)24 (unexpected2)
Uptime1:30 seconds (min)1 week 5 days 9 hours 6 minutes 13 seconds (max)2 days 1 hour 44 minutes 25 seconds (avg)
Viruses:0

Foot notes:

  1. Measures time spend in GUI (from HKLM\RunServices till WM_ENDSESSION), only.
  2. Includes (in order of frequency): Whole OS stopping responding, power-outages, non-BSoD whole OS crash, BSoD whole OS crash (seldom).
  3. System + auto-started applications

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