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  1. Known problems/errors: 1)Uninstallation and password changing is a hastle. I requires rundll32 commands on a dll on hte install CD, and much prep before that... 2)MS-DOS Applications Won't Start Error - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/166039/en-us 3)Incompatability with Hewlett Packard (HP) DeskJet 682 printer driver - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/166192/en-us 4)PolEdit and Protect It! Interfere with Start Menu - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163170/en-us 5)Internet Settings Remain After Protect It! Removed - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/166705/en-us 6)Network Neighborhood not Restricted by Protect It! - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/164190/en-us 7)Protect It Cannot Disable Main System Icons - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/166021/en-us 8)Everything Restricted if You Use McAfee WebScan - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/166191/en-us 9)Some Restrictions Lost on Windows 98 or After Install of IE 4.0 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/175876/en-us 10)Custom Icons Appear in User Start Menu Profiles - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/167162/en-us 11)Start Menu Loses Hierarchies With Protect It! On - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/166710/en-us 12)Somone with acess to the Plus! for Kids CD can pretty much get acess to anything on your computer (there's a rundll32 command on the cd that resets the admin password).
  2. Full list of known Protect It! bugs coming soon. (yes it's bugged, so if I don't build the pack from the ground up, we may need to do some unofficial patching if it is to work right.)
  3. I'm looking into it. Also if you examine the Microsoft Knowledge Base on Protect It!, there seem to be some glitches. I think I may need to write the software myself... at this point it's early enough that a shift shouldn't be too big a problem.
  4. Allright... this is a work in progress; I've started on it, but there's nothing YET to show for it (so it's not even pre-alpha yet). So here's the idea. Way back on Windows 95, Microsoft released a program called "Microsoft Plus! for Kids". http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/1...7/plskdspr.mspx It included a number of children's programs, some new Desktop Themes, and most importantly, Protect It!, a security program. After Windows 98/98SE came out, Protect It! still worked for it. But what does Protect It! do? Microsoft says: Now the Internet parental controls aren't so useful. But the file/folder and application acess controls are extremely useful! It can provide a secure way to use multiple users on a Windows 98 machine, with rights features comparable to or possibly better than XP or Vista. One user becomes a supervisor (administrator), and sets the rights of other users. So, what is the point of this pack then? Basically, it's a transplanter of all of the key features of Protect-It! onto a Windows 98SE machine. It will work similar to 98SE2ME: the user has a CD of Plus! for Kids in the CD drive or the necessary files on a local disk, and the installer will copy the needed files. If this has problems, I may make the files available for download on the condition of owneship of an original CD (we'll see.) But unlike a direct installation of Protect It!, the installer will insure compatibility with various updates from this forum. By the final release, I'm hoping for compatability with: 98SE Unofficial Service Pack 2.1a / 3.0 Autopatcher 98SE2ME NUSB Revolutions Pack 6/7/8 So...that's about it. Feel free to leave any comments, suggestions, or questions. Feel free even to post technical advice on how to implement this, limitations, problems, etc... And if anyone has used Protect It! before, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
  5. Please rwad these 2 fragments from READ1ST.TXT:http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/read1st.php HTH I have this same problem too. But before I apply this fix, I was wondering if there is anything (features, bug/security fixes, or otherwise) that I'm losing by changing my USER32.DLL and USER.EXE versions...
  6. Tried the September Final Release, works great! Just two things I noticed, though: Any patches that require Windows Installer (e.g. Sun Java Platform) and are run directly from the .msi files tend to loop or have problems installing. However, these installers worked fine as long as I called them using msiexec.exe. You may want to change how you call the .msi installers in the future. Also, the CD/DVD Burning software you have doesn't want to install. It says my computer is missing an "OLEDLG.dll" from the system directory. However, I found an "OLEDLG00.dll", and I made a copy and renamed the copy as "OLEDLG.dll" and it worked fine. You may want to adress that too.
  7. I have no idea why this happens on your computer, never happened on anybody else's as far as I'm aware.Could you please post here the autoexec.bat code and the exact messages [file names, if any] you see upon every boot? If I could see it, maybe I can try to fix it. Thanks in advance. Unfortunately, the hard disk for that computer has failed since I wrote that, and I can't access anything on it. Worse off, I've bricked the CD drive, so I can't reinstall Windows and 98SE2ME to recreate the file, unless I can somehow network install from DOS.... Fortunately, I do remember the message displayed: ATTRIB [some + and - params I forgot] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USER32.DLL 1 file(s) copied Path not found: C:\98S2M 0 file(s) copied ATTRIB [some + and - params I forgot] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USER.EXE 1 file(s) copied Path not found: C:\98S2M 0 file(s) copied ATTRIB [some + and - params I forgot] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\GDI32.DLL 1 file(s) copied Path not found: C:\98S2M 0 file(s) copied ATTRIB [some + and - params I forgot] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\GDI.EXE 1 file(s) copied Path not found: C:\98S2M 0 file(s) copied also, the actual AUTOEXEC.BAT had a bunch of "@IF EXIST filename COPY filename"statements , except on the last line where it said something like "@IF EXIST C:\9!M\O2DOS.BAT C:\9!M\O2DOS.BAT" (not sure I have the right batch file - I might have been 5 instead of 2, and there may have been two lines like that). I remember that the autoexec had 13 or so total statements in it, all related to 98SE2ME. Finally, I had tried a step-by-step confirmation boot, and I was able to boot without any noticable side effects by skipping the execution of AUTOEXEC.
  8. Just a quick question: I've allready installed the latest 98SE2ME (July 18th), but every time I boot my machine, during the processing of AUTOEXEC.BAT, I get messages saying something like this: ATTRIB firstfilename 1 file(s) copied 0 file(s) copied ATTRIB secondfilename 1 file(s) copied 0 file(s) copied etc... Is this supposed to happen every time I boot?
  9. 2.57 – Some tweaks from Windows 7 years later project (http://www.msfn.org/board/?showtopic=53392) Those would be....? There are a lot of tweaks in that project, so which ones are used? Secondly, does Jackhammer have a Daylight Savings Time fix?

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