I need to know for a script I am writing for VMware. Is Windows 95 32-bit or 16-bit and is Windows 98 32-bit or 16-bit?
Both Windows 95 and Windows 98 are 32-bit, but they can run 16-bit applications and have a compatibility layer for 16-bit device drivers.
Windows 95 and 98 were hybrid in that some drivers and applications included were actually 16-bit, although it had a 32-bit kernel. Recently, the same has happened with the 32-bit to 64-bit transition, where Apple released Leopard as a hybrid 32/64-bit OS, followed by the 64-bit Snow Leopard.
Both are 32-bit. Via Wikipedia:
There were also major changes made at lower levels of the operating system, such as moving from a mainly 16-bit architecture to a pre-emptively multitasked 32-bit architecture.