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North of Watford

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  1. I know this is a long thread, but I believe the answer can be found in the earlier pages.
  2. You will see that he has been active recently on the fools design site I showed you above, and there is a series of comments that you have been actively contributing to on Techtalk.cc . If anyone knows the answer, it is to be found there.
  3. Normally to be found here: http://www.foolsdesign.org/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65
  4. Has anyone had any success with QupZilla (Webkit/Qt based)? I have tried umpteen variations of compatibility settings, and get an immediate crash every time.
  5. Well, as I haven't contributed to this very worthwhile & necessary project so far, now is obviously the time to volunteer. Depending on how real life is going (demanding customers etc) there might be a few days gap between times that I can attend to this filing etc task. If that is OK with everyone, I'm happy to have a go. Email the info collections etc to: w98sesp3 -at- isonews2.com Jeff [Address deliberately split over three lines to inhibit spam@ddress.scraper.bots.org ]
  6. Before we all conclude that the VIA USB problem has been resolved, I may have a problem. This is not yet definitive, proven or reproducible, I need to do a lot more work on it for reasons that will become obvious. I recently updated one of my Win98 boxes (the one with a VIA chipset for everything) using SP3.10 . I was interrupted in the course of the job, and am not certain that I did it correctly. I then used the box without any difficulty until yesterday when I plugged in a USB stick for the first time. Immediate BSOD! Cleared with one click of the space bar, and continued to check the stick for contents, including opening a couple of files. Then I went to remove the stick using the remove media button in the tray. Another immediate BSOD that flickered on pressing the space bar, but looped back to the same location. Resolved by a power off. I am pretty sure that I hadn't done something right earlier. Request: is there a consolidated list of all the files and version numbers that should be on a correctly updated box; files that have been installed by the updating process? As soon as I find out what was the cause, I'll be right back to 'fess up, so that others can avoid the trap. Jeff
  7. Alas, it has been far too long since I have been able to contribute any encouragement or testing to this project. [As Macmillan said to a newspaper reporter during one election campaign: "Events, dear boy, events!"] I have been watching this marvellous exercise in backporting develop over the 8 or 9 "dots" since Problemchyld picked it up by the scruff of its neck and started driving it forward. Very many thanks for the efforts that have gone into it. My present W98SE system is too important to me and far too fragile to update in place. When I make the time to be able to start again from a reformat I will do so. In the meantime, thanks again to all who lead, contribute and test. Jeff
  8. I too think that we will have to settle with Opera 11.64 as the last that will work sensibly. I am actually using Opera 12 to post this reply (Win98SE+KernelEx4.5.2), BUT there is much that is a pain: - Plug-in wrapper crashes on launch - default support from KernelEx shows web pages, but the menu system has largely vanished - Windows 2000 SP4 support from KernelEx has the menu system, but only shows blank pages - clearly compiled with a Windows 2000 or later compiler, it will not print (for all the reasons that have been discussed at length elsewhere. All in all, Opera 12 seems to be a non-starter. Jeff PS If relevant, it was Opera-USB 12 that I unzipped to a suitable drive, and ran.
  9. "Trend Micro has confirmed ... " of course means the exact opposite. It is the default announcement for every site that they have not inspected and about which classification no one has objected. My employer uses Trend Micro to safeguard his employees from looking at things they should not. I have submitted a large number of perfectly innocuous sites for reclassification from "Disease Vector" to something correct.
  10. I'm another satisfied NetMeter user, never had a problem with it in five or so years, with or without KernelEx. NetMeter didn't used to be portable. So I kept another program on my USB stick for running on other people's PCs. Written as an example for programmers, it is here: http://delphi.about.com/od/fullcodeprojects/l/aa112903a.htm It does not store any details or usage at all, whereas NetMeter does.
  11. Why should I hate you for suggesting that I "upgrade" my browser, everyone else does! Maybe you can tell me if this version of Firefox3 actually prints in Win98 with KernelEx. If it does, I'll consider it, otherwise there is no chance of my using it. I am running KernelEx on most of my Win98 machines, that is no problem. So, does anyone have a copy of the LogMeIn .xpi before the current version? I have spoken to LogMeIn, and raised a ticket. The ticket was cancelled with only a blank message where the helpful bit should have been, and the techie on the phone effectively told me to get lost.
  12. I have been running Logmein client on Firefox 2.0.0.20 on Win98 for ages, and it "just worked". Never had any problems with the proffered upgrades, either. Until yesterday! Now, as soon as I can see the screen of the target machine, Firefox crashes. Goes away completely. Firstly, this is a warning not to accept the proffered upgrade unless you are certain you can reverse it if you have the same experience as me. Secondly, this is a request for anyone who had the foresight to save the .xpi of the previous version: Can you share a copy with me please? Many thanks. (Yes, I know that other solutions to the remote access issue might work better, but this is what my customer "suggested" that I use. Their techie doesn't like knocking holes in firewalls for things like VNC. )
  13. With KernelEx able to make many 2K/XP programs work very well, a repeating "but" seems to be developing, and that is "except printing". My wish for 2012 would be the development of an interface to catch all the W2K print calls, and translate them into something that W9x can send to a printer. As a dilettante programmer, I have no idea whether this is achievable, or how big an ask it is. But point me in the right direction and I'll muck in with someone who knows how these things work, so that I can learn. Jeff
  14. No great help to answer the question you pose, but just in case it helps to shed some light on the topic ... ... On the W2KSP4 (+ all the official updates including the update roll up, until they stopped) box I use for work, there is usp10.dll ver 1.325.2195.6692 in the winnt\system32 directory. The payroll program that I use brought its own "improved" version and stashed it with its own executable. The payroll software is updated annually, last time in March 2011. This improved version of usp10.dll is 1.409.2600.1106. Hope that doesn't cloud the issue too much! Jeff
  15. Native Winds of Montana has just posted a version of Docx2Rtf.exe that works with Win98. It is version 2.7. Program page: http://www.nativewindsofmontana.com/software/docx2rtf.html LAST - FREE - Docx2Rtf.exe --- http://www.nativewindsofmontana.com/downloads/Docx2Rtf27.zip
  16. This was a duplicate, sorry. A bit trigger happy while the SQL database was reporting errors.
  17. The official Adobe archive for old versions (so that developers can test against them (!)) is to be found here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html It includes an archive of the 10.1 and 10 versions, and goes right back to version 2. Happy hunting, and a Happy Christmas. Jeff
  18. Joe, Many thanks. I never even thought of that. Jeff
  19. Many thanks to both of you for such swift responses. Thanks for the info about RegEdit. I hadn't realised that it would work in a batch file. I'll tuck that gen away somewhere safe. What I want to do is find the current version of Java. Alas, I can't see the switches on RegEdit allowing me to do that. Thanks for the location of the Win98 ResKit. I had been hunting all over the place to find it; talk about hiding something in plain sight! The version of Reg.exe there is 1.03. As I will probably want to use the kit for longer than MS want to make it available, I think I will do the obvious! A quick gripe in passing at the developers of Java: Why do they make it impossible to redirect the output of the command "java -version" to a text file? But at least I can now find it out, thanks to the help of your good selves. Jeff
  20. Do you have, or know where I can get, versions of either or both of these programs that run in Win98SE? I want one or other for a batch file. SWReg.exe is a disappointment, as the web page promises that it will work in Win9x, but when tried it actually tells me it is missing something from NT Kernel. I have tried the Microsoft versions 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0. All of them want a WinNt family OS in order to get out of bed. Many thanks for any help you can give. Jeff
  21. I have recently acquired a micro radio transmitter (50nW) from Keene Electronics in Derby. They advertise it as suitable for Win2K and later. Yes, it works nicely on Win98SE (without KernelEx)! PC generated audio now available throughout the house.
  22. Have you, or anyone else, got the FTP "drive" to work on Win98? Every time I tried it just went silent on me. I now use Q-Dir (www.softwareok.com), and it is USB portable. The FTP is Windoze's, but it does work.
  23. I am beginning to build a web page for things that seem to have "fallen off the edge of the internet", and that I have legitimate copies of, so this looks like a prime candidate. The page can be found here: http://inkt.co.cc/5353/ . Hope that helps. Sorry for the ads on FileFactory.com Jeff
  24. Led on from The Register http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/02/microsoft_emet_v2_released/ I had a look at the MS links at http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2010/07/28/announcing-the-upcoming-release-of-emet-v2.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2010/09/02/enhanced-mitigation-experience-toolkit-emet-v2-0-0.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/ff859539.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2009/10/27/announcing-the-release-of-the-enhanced-mitigation-evaluation-toolkit.aspx Note from the video how proud they are of the quote from a third party software engineer "Can this really be from Microsoft?" ! Being official MS of course they consider WinXP to be a "legacy" OS, so nothing earlier than that gets a mention. Question of those who understand the internal architecture of Win98: Can these techniques be applied to Win98? If so, can we persuade someone to take on the task of turning the techniques into Win98 reality?
  25. I speak from ignorance of FF3, being quite happy with FF2, but I wonder if it is the setting shown in the Tab Mix Plus add-on as Links | Open links from other applications in: | [New Window][New Tab][Current Tab] That will put something into about:config but I haven't been exploring, so can't say what.
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