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  1. Xeno86, Thank you. This is the project that just keeps giving. Wonderful work. My old Thinkpad continued to be relevant because of your great work. cure
  2. I tried the files. Three failed entirely, two reported an error but opened, plus there were four dotx files that I and the converter were unfamillar with.Again, I would be happy to provide the crash log for each, but I need to be told where to find it. PS Why do the pair of docx files that I am trying to attach here fail to post?
  3. 7.08 Acrobat Reader lite on 98SE Kernelex Features: Ultra-rapid Internet Integration Copy Read Aloud Forms Search (functional but not fully with the GUI) Ticks: Prints ps not pdf Source of stripped down 7.08: http://web.archive.org/web/20061025112524/http://shark.blackteabag.ch/files/AdobeReader708Lite.exe Would work with 7.09 lite if a source can be found Install latest Kernelex Install Orca (search Mdgx & Orca) Set 7.08 executable to NT or XP compabitility Installer unpacks files and fails Browse to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig708\ENU Using Orca to make the following changes to the Adobe Reader .msi file: - Drop row UnSupportedOS (Version9x) from both InstallExecuteSequence and InstallUISequence - Execute setup.exe - Remove Adobe Reader Speed Launch from the Startup menu to prevent problems. Set .msi to NT or XP compabitility Double click on it to install Set AcroRD32.exe, and not just the shortcut to it, to NT or XP compabitility AND use "don't use these settings in child processes" (if only the shortcut is set, then any program calling the execute will have a problem) (the unstable preference page of Acrobat Reader 'seems' to run better with the child setting) Delete the following registry settings lest Window Explorer suffer long hangs whenever there are PDF files in the current folder and they are clicked upon: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F9DB5320-233E-11D1-9F84-707F02C10627} HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Acrobat.AcroAXDoc.1 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document.7 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{F9DB5320-233E-11D1-9F84-707F02C10627} Manually associate with pdf files and icon of choice via Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/PDf/Avanced/New and Icon Set as default Registry work to taste: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cWebSearchView\cPositions\cInternal] "bHidden"=dword:00000001 "iDockPosition"=dword:00000000 "iLayout"=dword:00000000 "iOffset"=dword:00000000 "iOrder"=dword:00000032 "iStack"=dword:00000000 "bWindowHidden"=dword:00000000 "iFrameB"=dword:000000000 "iFrameR"=dword:00000000 "iFrameT"=dword:000000000000000 "iFrameL"=dword: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Originals] "bDisplayedSplash"=dword:00000001 "bAllowOpenFile"=dword:00000000 "iDefaultZoomScale"=dword:00000000 "bDownloadEntireFile"=dword:00000000 "benableDDR"=dword:00000001 "bWrapLongBookmarks"=dword:00000001 "iThumbViewScale"=dword:00002001 "bBrowserIntegration"=dword:00000001 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\FeatureLockdown "bCreatePDFOnline"=dword:00000000 "bShowAdsAllow"=dword:00000000 "bEFIPrintMe"=dword:00000000 "bPurchaseAcro"=dword:00000000 "bUpdater"=dword:00000000 "bRegisterProduct"=dword:00000000 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cWebSearchView\cPositions\cInternal "bHidden"=dword:0000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\TaskButtons] iEBookTask = dword:0x00000001 Delete Websearch.js file located in the JavaScript folder Load a sample pdf in a brower, right click on bar, uncheck Internet Search Plugins to taste (may be taken from full install of Acrobat Reader 7 or even Acrobat Professional 7): Accessibility.api AcroForm.api (plus Acroform file) EScript.api EWH32.api MakeAccessible.api PDDom.api reflow.api SaveAsRTF.api Search.api weblink.api Preferences: shut off Java Script (leaves forms working) Printing: select print to file
  4. Now we would like crash logs / those files. Where do I find the crash log? (A search of *.log with today's date turned up nothing). Equally, the docx files are actually student papers from my archive so I can't just post them. I might be able to do something with email after stripping off names. Please send me a PM.
  5. I repeated the experiment with the latest version that I could find: 12.0.6500.5000. It works at least as well and probably better.
  6. I used Orca to delete the launch conditions of O12Conv.msi from FileFormatConverters.exe version 12.0.6015.5000. Started the O12Conv.msi and it installed with one reboot and a scanregw error. I tried a dozen docx files using Word 2002. Perhaps 7 converted perfectly. Three converted but with this error: "There was an error opening file." Two failed to converted with this error in Wordconv: "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down." As expected pptx files failed to convert. Any thoughts on whether the latest version of the converter might yield better results? Impressive work in any case. Thanx.
  7. KM is to be recommmended. I have been using for years and always update to the latest stable version whenever I reinstall my 98ME OS. The one downside is that the K-meleon website is something of a disaster, with badly outdated info, links, and extensions. Contemporary answers can of course be found in the forum, but it makes for a far from seemless experience.
  8. The solution, for me at least, was to install option 3 of 98SE2ME. That may or may not drop the icon by itself, but it definitely drops it in combination with the registry instructions.
  9. cure


    Adding printing too but that did not help. I pulled out an old Netgear 614 router and used an unencrypted wireless connection and met with no success.
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    Ah, the plot thickens . . . . I suspected that it might be the router, so I then tried the ad-hoc, but it didn't work either. Share-level is in effect. I tried just sharing files and not printers. Perhaps adding printer will make a difference? As to the router, it has DD-WRT on it should be amenable, at least with the right settings, to just about anything. Unfortunately my search of DD-WRT and Netbeui yielded nothing that made much sense to me.
  11. Yes, this would be of interest.
  12. Yes, same limitations. I am new to Foobar, so I had not notice. I was mostly looking for a GUI batch converter that used the latest Nero AAC transcoder and could reader FLAC. But a little practice with the program is beginning to impress me. I'll drop you a note if I get stuck with anything. Thanx.
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    I have a pair of 98SE installations that have been fully tweaked out with the Kernelex, ME files, and what not. Netbeui, not over TCP, does not want to work on them. I can ping back and forth between them, but each is not even visible to itself in My Network Places. Folders have been shared on each to no avail. I have tried both through an access point and ad-hock. Yes, sharing works just fine with TCP, but for security reasons I wanted to limit the sharing to the non-routable netbeui. Does anyone know whether Netbeui still functions correctly with all the upgrades? Thanx.
  14. A thread in a forum offers very poor functionality as a database. Two possibilities occur to me: a Wikipedia page on Kernelex with a compatibility section or a Google Docs spreadsheet. Either would be editable by any of us as we have more up-to-date information. Thoughts? Other or better solutions?
  15. FREE SOFTWARE AM-Deadlinks 3.3 (http://files.youdownload.com/AM-DeadLink-3-3-download-a28472e722.htm) Audacity 1.3.12-beta Eraser 5.8.2 revision 3 FileZilla 2.2.22 Firefox 3.6.10 GIMP 2.2.12 PDF-XChange 2.0 (Build 42.9) SyncBack v3.2.21.0 VLC 1.1.4 Acrobat Reader 7.0.9 (search topic for instructions) COMMERICAL SOFTWARE Textaloud 2.303 WP X3 NOT WORKING AM-Deadline 4.3 Eraser 5.8.7, 5.8.8 and later (5.8.6 might or might not work, but was recalled for instability)
  16. Foobar2000 9.5.6, with at temporary registry tweak to install it, has worked with Kernelex for a while now. It is, however, getting a bit old in the tooth from the point of view of plugins. Older plugins are available here: http://foobar2000.h12.ru/components_old.html Foobar 1.0, with the addition of dbghelp.dll from XP installation disk, installs and runs using Kernel 4.5 RC 4 in XP 2 compatibility mode. BUT external converters (e.g. Nero AAC, Flac, and Lame) all fail with with the same error: "Conversion failed: Could not start commandline encoder: This function is only valid in Win32 mode." Is there any hope of a tweak of some sort to overcome this problem? To my entirely amateur eye it might not be a KernelEx matter. Foobar 1.1 installs but refuses to run giving the following errors: "Shared.dll is linked to missing export Kernel32.dll: HeapQueryInformation" and "A device attached to the system is not function". That presumably is a KernelEx matter, but one that is pointless if the same problem as above arises. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx.
  17. On a fresh install of 98SE tweaked out with the latest Revolution 9, Kernelex, and 98SE2ME, I have discovered that the Help icon in the Start Menu can't be deleted with NoHelp or NoSMHelp Dwords in the registry. Other suggestions? Thanx.
  18. You can probably expect Gates and/or Ballmer to be knocking on your door anytime, demanding you surrender your Windows 98 CD, COA and product key! (Sorry, couldn't resist the joke!) Ok, that explains the fat guy in red stuck in my chimney.
  19. If we are talking of PDF editor (or any other Trial software), you are probably falling into: of Rule #1.a http://www.msfn.org/board/forum-rules-upda...ead-t18408.html Now, would be "being banned from MSFN" considered "harm"? jaclaz Yes, that would be harm. So forget it.
  20. I just discovered the files in the Temporary Internet Files folder are hidden from the search function unless the search has as its focus precisely that folder. Are there other folders in the Windows directory that are similarly hidden? And how can this 'feature' be turned off? Thanx.
  21. A slip of the pen, so to speak. Any probable harm in kicking the date forward a few years? PS I did google it previously. Is there a link to IAGT (I Already Googled That)? And no, I didn't google IAGT.
  22. A very rough, mostly not attributed, complilation of the info from the above posts follows. As it was made chiefly for personal consumption, I didn't bother with games. Entries are grouped themetically, at least to the degree that I (correctly) recognised their function. All corrections, improvements and revisions, even including the addition of games, would be appreciated and beneficial to us all. WORKING *Universal Extractor 1.6 beta works. *xCHM, an excellent viewer for chm files. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.p...ckage_id=171760 * Java Runtime Environment 6 update 16 * Java Developer Kit 6 *Adobe Shockwave Player *Adobe Flashplayer regediting required see post 1 but this, from a later post, worked for me: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Version (=> replace "Windows 98" by Windows NT) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\VersionNumber (==> replace 4.10.2222 by 5.20) AFTERWARDS forget to change back afterwards (note the initial entries), otherwise problems when installing other software *MemStatus 2.65 --- http://nuclearplayground.com/NuclearPlayground/ (requires mfc80.dll) *SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition with XP compatibilty - SUPERAntiSpyware.exe / xp (Runsas.exe / xp mode too!) * Passwordfolder_v10b.exe * SophosFreeEncrytion 2.40.0 *Siteshoter 1.38 from NirSoft. *Kerkythea, a free state of the art 3D renderer with some features you won't even find in most high end 3D packages. An amazing program. http://www.kerkythea.net/joomla/ *Wings3D 1.0 seems to work OK. The file erlang.exe must be put in 2K compatibility mode for it to work. * XP MSPAINT.exe You have to had 'mfc42u.dll' (from C:\WINDOWS\system32) in the same folder or in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM The only thing that has to be added is the mfc42u.dll file to C:\windows\system folder and GDI+ *GIMP 2.2.17 *Google Picasa 3 *PIXELFORMER ! *Free Corel Paint Shop Pro X http://apps.corel.com/lp/lexar/4157/index.html *ArtRage 2.5 * ArtWeaver 0.5.7 *Photoshop CS *IrfanView Kadmos OCR plugin works if you set Windows 2000 compatibility mode for IrfanView. It throws many errors, but it is possible to get text from a picture. *Adobe Reader 7.0.8 (ORCAed for installation & see post 19 for critical registry alterations; Note that SEARCH works with latest Kernelex) *Adobe Reader 7.0.9 (ORCAed for installation & see post 19 for critical registry alterations; Note that SEARCH works with latest Kernelex) *Acrobat 6 Professional (see post 54) * PDF-XChange Viewer 2.0 [build 42.09] * Haihaisoft PDF Reader * i2pdf version 1.020 * TopOCR 2.6.exe * VLC-Player 1.0.3 is working fine (but not skins) *foobar2000 0.9.4.x Needs setting of [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion] CurrentVersion key to 5.1 DON'T FORGET to delete it afterwards!!! * Haihaisoft-Universal-Player-EN *MPC (build 104) * MPC-HomeCinema.1.3.1249.0.exe (Media Player Classic [HomeCinema]) (possible with with the addition of psapi.dll ) *Winamp 5.35 *FFDSHOW Universal DirectShowDecoder works fine with KEX 4.0. * Quicktime Alternative 2.9.0 * Realtime Alternative 2.0.1 * MPUI.2009-06-12.Full-Package.exe (MPlayer) * Cole2k.Media.Codec.Pack.V7.9.0 * Infrarecorder 0.50 * XP-Codec Pack 2.5.0 * Audio-Con 1.0 * AviDemux 2.5.1 *K-Lite Codec Pack Notes: DON'T let it to "correct the registry", and i prefer to just use KMPlayer. * AlShow 1.7 *HOLMImpulse, a program for speaker gain and phase response measurement http://www.holmacoustics.com/holmimpulse.php *Latest BlueCat VST and DirectX audio plugins (tested on the free plugin packs only) http://www.bluecataudio.com/Main/Home/ *Latest Voxengo VST plugins (tested on the free plugins only) http://www.voxengo.com/ *All VST plugins requiring the Pluggo runtime http://www.cycling74.com/products/pluggo *KnobMan and SkinMan, two applications for creating knobs and skins for VST plugins http://www.g200kg.com/en/software/index.html *Firefox 3.6 *Firefox 3.5.3 [create a link to C:\programs\..Mozilla..firefox.exe] The 3.5.5 however was a catastrophe in my books - not related to KEx, it crashed as well on Win 2k. = Now running Firefox 3.6 beta 4, so far so good ! *Opera 10 Beta 3 build 1708 on Win98 SE without problem/s. *Seamonkey 2.0a3 (see post 21) *Download Master * Thunderbird 3 Official Release *OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 *WordPerfect X3 * CHARMAP.exe is working, but you have to had 'getuname.dll' (from C:\WINDOWS\system32) in the same folder or in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM *AptDiff, an excellent freeware binary diff. http://www.aptedit.com/aptdiff.htm * XP CALC.exe *Nero 7 now fully nstalls and runs properly and complete as it does in W2k/XP blushing.gif * Burnaware Free 2.4.2 (delete the WnASPI32.dll from Installations-folder: maybe create a batch : del "C:\Programme\BurnAware Free\wnaspi32.dll") *Alcohol 120% Notes: This is the last version working natively in 9x, without needing any patches. Why not stick with what works? I've never had any problem with this version, as a matter of fact i still use it on my dual-PIII running XP. *Skype Yes, Skype (without video) install with MSI (!) install pack without KernelEx. I provide this version: http://windows98.ic.cz/media/skype3b.zip New version MSI Skype - Skype 4.0 for Windows Business version with (MSI) NOTE:Skype runs from Usb-flash safer than a harddrive as it wastes important memory resources! *Meedio *MSN Messenger 7.0.820 *bbLean *QEmu 0.9 * Super2009 [build 36] *JNES, a relatively-decent NES/Famicom emulator, installs and runs if you set to win2000 or higher. http://jabosoft.com/?articleid=96 *Golly 1.4, a Game of Life simulator http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.p...lease_id=601847 *Liquid Resize 0.67, a seam carving application http://www.thegedanken.com/retarget/0.67_Retarget_win.zip *Wakoopa Works! For installation needs temporary replacing of [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion] VersionNumber key to "5.10.2600" to install - DON'T FORGET to change it back!!! And need change the compatibility mode to "Windows NT 4.0 SP6". *PunkBuster *Triple Cheese *Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 - - - NOT WORKING * XP OSK.exe is NOT working * XP WORDPAD.exe is NOT working * Notepad2 (well, works save for utterly critical copy feature) *Acrobat Professional 7 *Word Perfect X4 *Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 *Sound Forge 9.0e *Yahoo Messenger 9 Beta
  23. In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion there is the following: " "ExpireDate"="2009/11/18". It doesn't appear on my other 98SE and I can't track down any information about it. Has anyone seen it before, knows what it does? Thanx.

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