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  1. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) $$$$ - ABBYY FineReader Pro - Works OK!
  2. Don't cross your bridges before you get to them! It may take a good while, before they stop the support.
  3. Rank 2: Flatout 2 (shouldn't run on Win98, but works fine, Kernel patching only)
  4. Virus and Spyware Scanners: LAST - FREE - SuperAntiSpyware Free- please check before scanning "Close browsers before scanning" и "Terminate memory threats before quarantining" in Configuration and Preferences-->Preferences-->Scanning Control LAST - FREE - DrWeb CureIt Both work like a charm! Highly recommended!
  5. No recommendations here – just buy what you can! Have a close look at the “Important Topics” above!
  6. Go Away. The troll never been around since his initial post. Here, just in case he is back:
  7. Me runes Win98, but me thinks this is a goood piece of software and deserves moar feedback. Thanks to people, who put this together! Greets!
  8. So, when VIA stops support for win98, this means it is all over. VIA was our last hope for win98…
  9. Hi, Please, try this one: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/157635 or This one: http://drivers.viaarena.com/cn896_vista_15...0316170329).zip Please, let us know if it works! It seems that VIA has cut off Win98 support for this chip, in order to gain a f*cking Vista license from Microsoft. Looks like a dirty deal to me... EDIT: Well, it seems that P4M900 is a NO-NO for Windows 98: http://www.tkarena.com/forums/video-graphi...00mc-win98.html Thus, I have to remove it from the list above. Apologizes to everyone for the misinformation. G8YMW, I do hope your dealer would be kind enough to replace the MOBO Cheers!
  10. Yes, set "SATA Operation Mode" to "RAID" in BIOS! Then install the VIA RAID drivers for win98!
  11. As for Bulgaria, after browsing the official Biostar importer’s site, I can see only 1 motherboard available for sell for the time being: AMD: K8M800 Micro AM2 Somewhere else it is possible to have something more, but this is just in Bulgaria. Biostar has many MOBOs with VIA (especially for Intel processors), so anything with VIA should be an option. If there is a local importer for Biostar. Cheers!
  12. As I’ve already stated above, I’ve built several system, based on VIA K8M800 chipset (MSI K9MM-V and Biostar K8M800 Micro AM2 in particular) with ONLY SATA HDDs. After enable RAID MODE in BIOS and installing VIA RAID driver, the computers are stable 100 %. I have had enough time playing around with the configurations for about 10 day now. Cheers!
  13. This one is fully compatible too. I was able to get it working, just like the MSI’s one, described above. The BIOS menu was little too complicated, though. Since I was playing with both MOBOs, I’d say I’d go for the MSI now and then, it looks a bit better to me. I had to go for the Biostar, as I needed several MOBOs, while the MSI importer for Bulgaria ran out of stock with K9MM-V, because I bought the last available ones. The company hardly believe, it will import this model any further. So my advice is: If you need a modern MOBO for Win98, grab one of those babies, while you can! You'll get AM2 and DDR2 capabilities. Anyway, Taiwan power (VIA, MSI, Biostar) rocks under Win98!!! Cheers! @Analada: Works OK!
  14. Hi, Would you please suggest a utility, that substitutes Norton Utilities. I have been using NU successfully over the past few years, but I switched to SATA disk recently. Therefore a new utility is to be put into consideration. Never loved built-in ScanDisk. Cheers!
  15. Not at the moment, but I can't see, why anyone wouldn't. I've used NUSB on some other computers and it has been working like a charm. BTW, This MOBO uses the very same chipset and has 2 IDE channels, but 2 PCI Slots: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/mb/content.php?S_ID=141
  16. Report!: A successfull win98 install on MSI K9MM-V with: 1. Athlon LE-1640 (2.6 GHz) 2. 160 GB SATA2 hdd (works in SATA1 mode) 3. 1x1GB Ram DDR2 800 4. All drivers from MSI site Workarround (at least what i did): 1. Set SATA Mode in BIOS to "RAID" 2. Make partitions of HDD less than 128 GB. 3. Immediately after windows instalation, edit system.ini file, to define how OS will use the 1 gb RAM. 4. VIA has all the desired drivers, so do not bother for that! Windows 98SE is FAST!
  17. Thank you all for the replay! I consider building a new system, based on MSI K9MM-V motherboard. I will definitely let you know my particular solution, at a time.
  18. Hi there! Is there any difference between 1x1GB and 2x512 mb RAM under Win98? Can I get any benefits of dual channel (2x512 mb), or shell I go for the cheaper solution - 1x1GB? Any difference in fixing the error with one or two sticks of RAM?
  19. Anyone else on steam workaround? -------------------------------- Rank 2: Alpine Ski Racing 2007 (shouldn't run on Win98, but works fine, no patching) Note: I installed it under WinXP, as I have a double boot system. Not sure whether it can be installed under Win98, thought. I just didn't try.
  20. It’s about time for this thread, eh? Rank 2: Torino 2006 (shouldn't run on Win98, but runs flawlessly, no patching!) ------------ As for HL2, I’m pretty sure win98 handles it perfectly, but as long as it uses Steam, it is unable to get the game working. Need a workaround to get rid the steam. On the other hand, Source engine is fully Win98 compatible! Valve had fully working Steam under win98 until last summer, when they stopped to support this OS via Steam. Steamless HL2 is the only way to go under Win98. (Assuming you own the game)
  21. Avast runs pretty briskly on my old Katmai computer.
  22. No, you woldn’t!.. …thus would sell only Vista
  23. You don’t have to. Simply I’d take advantage of extremely cheap DDR2 (much cheaper than DDR or SDRAM) plus cheap and very fast Celeron Conroe. Indeed, I mean single Win98 OS. I’m not moving on XP soon, anyway!
  24. nForce3 Chipset is not good for Win98… No benefits of Phenom Quad Core under Win98, either You should not mess up with this MB under 98, I suppose… its not worth spending money for hardware, you cannot take advantage of… A guess, the best option for the time being is a cheap ECS P4M800Pro-M2 or Foxconn P4M9007MB with Celeron Conroe-L, which can handle BSEL mod too. The combo price should be around $100

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