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  1. SYS.COM from 98SE for ME

    Is your rformat program in the public domain?
  2. SYS.COM from 98SE for ME

    How about seeing if you can activate or add the code inside format.com that's supposed to handle the /Z command-line argument. /Z:n specifies the cluster size in multiples of 512 bytes. So that, for example, you can format a 250, 500 gb fat32 drive and use 4k, 8k cluster size instead of the default 32k. And while your at it, make sure the clusters are aligned on sector boundaries.
  3. Notepad, and Calc, and presumably any other system exe that has a corresponding mui, can't be run from any folder unless there is a /en-US sub-folder containing the corresponding mui file. I do have a corresponding /en-US subfolder in both /windows and /windows/system32. This behavior is consistent with what I read here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd319070(v=vs.85).aspx ============== Language-Specific Resource File A language-specific resource file normally contains user interface strings and other elements that require localization for a particular language. Your MUI application uses one language-specific resource file per supported language. The LN file for the application is the same for each language-specific resource file. When built using the MUI resource technology, language-specific files have a ".mui" extension and are handled as follows: The language-specific files associated with a given LN file all share the same file name, which is formed by adding the extension ".mui" to the full file name (with extension) of the corresponding LN file. For example, an LN file named "Myfile.dll" has language-specific files named "Myfile.dll.mui". The language-specific files reside in subfolders of the folder containing the LN file. Each folder name reflects the language. ============= Presumably, the file-version for my notepad.exe, calc.exe, etc, would be different than non-multi-language installation of win-7. For the record, my notepad.exe is 179,712 bytes, file-version 6.1.7601.18917. Language: English (US). This is Win-7, 32-bit.
  4. Ok, I loaded the system hive and changed the autoreboot value to 0, but that did nothing. The system still looped during startup. So I took the thumb drive with win-7 install image I created in 2016 for a Dell e6420 and used it on this PC (Dell 6320). Blew away win-10. Even did the slic thing using same key.
  5. Yes. You said that you can't re-create this issue. Which means that you can run win-7 native notepad.exe from any directory, without needing to do anything with any .mui files. I, on the other hand, must create a /us-EN folder and place the .mui file there to be able to run notepad.exe from any given folder. See also: https://superuser.com/questions/279031/copy-notepad-exe-from-system-folder-to-desktop-and-run-it "Yes, we tried on several machine inside company. some machine can do the copy and run, some machine copy and run failed. so funny. – welemon May 4 '11" I also came across this: "Multilingual User Interface (MUI) packs are supported on, licensed for, and available for Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise editions. If these language files are present on another edition of Windows 7, Genuine Windows technologies will detect tampering on the system and then display the "This copy of Windows is not genuine" warning message." This is a win-7 ultimate 32-bit I've got. I'm looking for instructions as to if, and how, I can remove the multi-language "feature" and mui dependency that this win-7 installation has.
  6. Yes, that's it. I find notepad.exe.mui in windows/en-US and windows/system32/en-US. Where-ever you place notepad.exe you must also have a /en-US folder (or what-ever your language is I suppose) and place the mui file there. Having the mui file in the same folder as the exe does not work. I see 10 mui files in /windows/en-US and over 1,300 mui files in /windows/system32/en-US. But nobody else is seeing this phenomena? You can run win-7 notepad.exe (or calc.exe) from any folder without having the corresponding .exe.mui nearby?
  7. I didn't think it was possible to access the registry on a slaved windows drive. Running regedit only gives you access to the registry of the running copy of windows (on the Master drive) - not the windows installed on the slaved drive - correct?
  8. I'm trying to follow instructions to disable windows defender and have installed group policy editor (this is windows-10 home) and have done it there and also added a key in the registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender DisableAntiSpyware=1) and now I'm trying to change windows defender scheduled scan - Conditions - start the task if the computer is idle for (some large number) minutes but I'm not able to check that box. Is there any simple way I can unblock that and all similar prohibitions where-ever they may be in task scheduler?
  9. I've got a win-10 laptop that hasn't seen much use (it was a refurb and win-10 hasn't even been activated yet) and for some reason one day I went to turn it on and it just keeps boot-looping, doesn't even seem to start booting windows when it resets and goes back to POST. I took the drive out and slaved it to a win-7 system and did a properties-tools-scandisk on it, and it found a bunch of reparse records that it fixed, but that was the "regular" partition and not the hidden recovery partition. Later on I scanned the recovery partition and there was no errors found. I put the drive back in the laptop but nothing changed. I changed the bios between legacy and uefi (or what-ever) and it didn't seem to like uefi at all, and I changed the SATA from ahci to ata and that didn't help. This is a dell, and it has some pretty snazzy bios diagnostics and I ran the checks and the drive seems to come up ok. So I'm wondering if there's a simple way to restore or fix the boot record while the drive is slaved to a win-7 system. And oh-yea, apparently microsoft changed the F8 boot-menu access time to under 200 ms on Win-10 so it's practically impossible to get that menu up. I tried a few times but either I'm seeing the 200ms issue or even f8 is not working here. I don't want to have to mess with creating some bootable thumbdrive to fix this, I'd rather just run some tool or something while it's slaved to this win-7 system. Or is that not possible?
  10. I did some searching and found this: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/fixed-how-to-repair-windows-registry-when-you-can/00a6bab7-bf86-42a5-8a1b-fbf7d7f5eccb Apparently, not being able to run exe programs is a "thing". I created the reg file as described on that page and ran it. Then restarted. Nothing changed. I copied notepad.exe and calc.exe from a win-98 system to a desktop folder I have on this win-7 laptop. They both run. I removed them and copied the same files from the win-7 windows/system32 folder to the same desktop folder I had just run the win-98 versions from. Double-clicking them, or right-clicking and selecting Run, does nothing. If I do a search for calc.exe or notepad.exe, I can run them from the search results but only the ones that are found in /windows and /windows/system32.
  11. Not to beat this to death, but the problem seems to be that win-7 notepad.exe (and god knows how many other nt versions of notepad) must depend on the presence of some other system file (presumably a dll) in the same folder from which it is launched. And the file is not "notepad.dll" because there is no such file, and what-ever file it is, it is probably not registered because (presumably) notepad.exe would be able to find it regardless where notepad is launched from. I've come to this conclusion because another text editor I downloaded (notepad2) can be placed in the sendto folder and it will launch correctly from the right-click sendto menu. So while the generic instructions to place a shortcut to notepad.exe in the sendto folder is the ubiquitous instruction found everywhere, the extra little nugget of information that notepad.exe is not a stand-alone executable (except on 9x/me systems) would have been nice to know.
  12. I think that I have notepad.exe in sendto on my win-98 systems, and it works there. I'm not a big fan of shortcuts - have never used them very much. That's why it was my first instinct to just put a copy of the executable in the sendto on this win-7 system. But still, why does win-7 refuse to run the executable from the sendto folder? Without even giving an error message? Just reinforces my idea that win-7 is unnecessarily complicated and obtuse for no good reason. Edit: I looked at the properties of notepad.exe as it sits in sendto and I see that execute permissions is enabled for all users, so that can't be the problem. In the compatibility tab I enabled "run as administrator" and then I chose a text file somewhere on the system and right-click-sendto-notepad.exe and I get this: Do you want the following program, from an unknown publisher, to make changes to this computer: Program name: notepad.exe Publisher: unknown What a farce. Win7 treats it's own notepad.exe as an unknown executable? I select Yes, -> and still nothing happens. Notepad doesn't run. I then copied notepad.exe to another folder and tried running it - it doesn't run. It must need a dll to be present - yes?
  13. I copied (not moved) notepad.exe to shell:sendto folder, then tried to open some files (right-click, sendto notepad) but nothing happens - notepad doesn't seem to open. I then created a shortcut to notepad.exe on the desktop, then dragged the shortcut to the shell:sendto folder. Rightclick sendto context shows both notepad's. But sending a file to notepad shortcut *does* work. But as I say, sending to notepad.exe does not. Can someone explain this behavior?
  14. YouTube WORKING! With Opera 12.02

    Go to one of those sites that will display your user-agent and post here what it says about your Opera user-agent string.
  15. YouTube WORKING! With Opera 12.02

    I note that when Ironman69 shows the Opera version in the video, the OS is shown as Windows 98se. I was under the impression that for Opera 12.02 to be installed on Win-98, you had to set a couple of registry keys to indicate the OS was (at least) Windows 2000 (indeed, that is what Opera shows on my win-98 system). And I just checked, and no, my Opera 12.02 still can't play youtube videos, although I've messed with a lot of files and I'm probably running the 12.18 Opera.exe with 12.02 Opera.dll so I can't be sure if not being able to play youtube is my fault. Has anyone else with win-98 and Opera 12.02 been able to duplicate Ironman69's claim? Edit: Or it could have been that installing some recent version of Flash, you needed to set the registry to indicate Windows 2000 or higher? But that would have been years ago.