How Microsoft Used a Roaming ‘USB Cart of Death’ to Stabilize Windows

The USB Cart of Death was a key part of Microsoft’s testing of Windows 98’s ability to handle a large number of USB devices. The cart, which was equipped with 64 USB devices, was used to test the stability and functionality of the devices when connected to a Windows PC. The goal was to ensure that Windows could handle the connection and disconnection of USB devices without crashing. Despite the challenges, the developers ultimately succeeded in achieving this goal, ensuring that Windows 98 could operate stably even when bombarded with a barrage of USB devices.