Microsoft is retiring support for these products because they are outdated and can expose customers to security risks. We recommend that customers who are still running Windows 98 or Windows Me upgrade to a newer, more secure Microsoft operating system, such as Windows XP, as soon as possible.
Customers who upgrade to Windows XP report improved security, richer functionality, and increased productivity.
Continuing to run these operating systems is like leaving the large, plastic, glowing snowman and candy canes in your frontyard until July. Looking for patches and drivers for these old systems would be like trimming the grass that has grown up around them.
Worse yet, when some 10-year old hacker from Holland figures out a security flaw in your Windows 98 system, there will be no patch. No fix. No ‘download to make it all better.’
So unless you have a computer that is completely offline, and you only use Notepad to keep family recipes on it, then you really might consider changing over to something supported. Like Linux. Or Windows XP. Or just go back to using a pen and paper.