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  1. MDGx

    To do list for 2.0 FINAL

    Go to these pages:http://www.mdgx.com/dos.htm http://www.mdgx.com/speed.htm http://www.mdgx.com/secrets.htm#FDPT http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm http://www.mdgx.com/umb.htm http://www.mdgx.com/mem7.htm http://www.mdgx.com/bench.htm#DOS http://www.mdgx.com/drv.htm and d/l some of the files listed there. If you put them together, you'll get MS-DOS 6.22 Service Pack. Must haves from these pages [99% free]: Partition Magic 8.0 [retail ] = only the DOS tool XOSL = multi-OS multi-boot manager Ranish Partition Manager Partition Resizer FIPS TestDisk PowerQuest Partition Table + Boot Record Info + Editing tools SavePart MBRWork SRC Tools DRVEXCH.COM HDCopy CVT.EXE = FAT32 conversion tool from WinME GDISK.EXE = Symantec FDISK replacement FDISK.EXE replacements FORMAT.COM replacements XRD.EXE = DELTREE.EXE replacement ATTRIB.COM = ATTRIB.EXE replacement RECALL.COM = DOSKEY.COM replacement CMDEDIT = DOSKEY.COM replacement EMM386.EXE + HIMEM.SYS from WinME = newest versions SCANDISK.EXE from WinME = newest version DOSMAX = only for MS-DOS 5.x/6.xx DCOPY.EXE = DISKCOPY.COM replacement XXCOPY16.EXE + XXCOPY.EXE = XCOPY.EXE + XCOPY32.EXE replacements UMBPCI.SYS = HIMEM.SYS upper memory manager add-on MEM.EXE = MEM.EXE replacement EDIT.EXE = EDIT.COM replacement NANSI.SYS = ANSI.SYS replacement XMS/EMS RAMdisk = RAMDRIVE.SYS replacement CONFIX.SYS CTLOAD.COM WRAPPER.SYS DRVLOAD.COM FIX27.COM 4DOS = COMMAND.COM + command line environment replacement UNDELETE.COM UNDELETE.EXE = from Microsoft Old MS-DOS 6.22 Utilities MSBACKUP.EXE = from Microsoft Old MS-DOS 6.xx Backup Tool DOSSHELL.EXE = from Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Supplemental Disk BAT2EXEC.COM = batch file compiler NWCDEX.EXE SHSUCDX.COM VIDE-CDD.SYS TEAC_CDI.SYS ATAPICDD.SYS CACHECLK.EXE CLOAKING.EXE HYPERKEY.EXE ZENO174.EXE THEFAST.COM CTMOUSE.EXE AMOUSE.COM MOUSE.EXE RM386.EXE QEMM386.SYS DR-DOS 7.03 HIRAM.EXE UNIVBE.EXE RAR32.EXE = RAR for DOS [shareware ] ARC = ARC + UNARC tool for DOS LHA = LHZ + UNLHZ tool for DOS ARJ = ARJ + UNARJ tool for DOS PKZIP + PKUNZIP = *the* ZIP + UNZIP tools for DOS KBFIX2.COM = MODE.COM replacement FASTBF26.COM = MODE.COM replacement DOSLFN.COM = LFN support in DOS TSR LFN (Long File Name) DOS Tools LDOS (LFNs DOS) Tools InkUtils Pro200 PatchCRT Various DOS graphical menus ... and others I can't recall [oops... doskey ] off of the top of my head.
  2. These are the newest versions as far as I know: msvcirt.dll = from WinME, installed by 98SE2ME [you can tell by the date/time stamp] msvcrt.dll = from Win2000 SP4, installed by Gape's Win98SE SP 1.6.2 [for some reason Gape removed it from SP 2.0 betas ] rpcltccm.dll = from + installed by MS DCOM98 + by Gape's Win98SE SP 1.6.2 + 2.0 beta 2 + 3 [you can tell by the date/time stamp]
  3. Sounds great.Better to provide an icon library everybody can choose different icons from, than to hex files people may not be comfortable using. BTW: This guy has about 6000 Windows icons in 1 zip [free]: ftp://ptb:sync@ftp.netcult.ch/download/IconCollection.zip His page: http://www.netcult.ch/elmue/ElmueSoft-en.htm
  4. Newest MSDAIPP.DLL build 11.0.6715.15 [brought up to XP SP2 version] from:Microsoft Windows 98 SE/2000/ME/XP/2003 + Internet Explorer 4/5/6 Web Folders Update adds support for Secure Socket Layers (SSL), non-ASCII character encoding + additional security enhancements: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...82-987622ed1d64 Direct download [1.71 MB, English]: http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/7...B892211-ENU.exe More info: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=892211 Obsolete MSDAIPP.DLL build 8.102.4004.0 [without MSO] or 8.103.4004.0 [with MSO] from RBUPDATE.EXE: MDAC for Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME WebDAV Requests MSDAIPP.DLL Security Vulnerability Fix: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/ms01-022.mspx Direct download [408 KB, English]: http://download.microsoft.com/download/win...US/rbupdate.exe More info: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=296441
  5. Another mirror: Unofficial Windows 98 SE Service Pack (SP) 2.0 RC1 [15.1 MB, English].
  6. These are all valid MSDOS.SYS entries, what they do + how to tweak them:http://www.mdgx.com/msdos.htm#TAB
  7. MDGx

    Adding More me Files?

    You need to understand that it doesn't matter how many files are on the WinME Setup CD, the only thing that matters is how many can ACTUALLY BE USED with Win98SE. I've been doing this for almost 4 years, so I've pretty much reached the limit [615]. Even if it were 6000 or more, it doesn't matter. All it matters is that the particular 615 *do* work with 98SE, and we should all be happy that they do, because this is the *only* way we can get a better/faster/etc 98SE. I've spent countless hours testing just 1 or a small group of ME files on 98SE, and if they did work I've kept them, and then added them to my list. That's how [if you have read the topic at my site] I came up with the NO-NO list [files you should NEVER replace]. BTW: If you want to see the full lists [in plain TXT format] of all Win9x/ME installation files contained inside the CABs, please go to this page, and then download this ZIP [171 KB]. Hope this helps.
  8. MDGx

    Need Help for Me->98se

    Post removed. See new post + attachment down the road.
  9. MDGx

    Batch For ME->Win98se

    Just follow the instructions by running 98SE2ME.EXE...
  10. MDGx

    Need Help for Me->98se

    98SE2ME: Install Killer Replacements unattended: This topic moved HERE.
  11. MDGx

    Batch For ME->Win98se

    98SE2ME: Install Killer Replacements unattended: This topic moved HERE.
  12. To erpdude8: That is only if using Microsoft RAMDRIVE.SYS, which is an obsoleted tool. But there is a better one, called XMSDSK [Extended Memory Disk], which can create a RAM disk up to 2 GB [limited of course, by your installed RAM amount ]: XMS/EMS RAMdisk v1.9i 16-bit DOS TSR improved Microsoft RAMDRIVE.SYS replacement for MS-DOS 5/6/7/8 + Windows 3.1x/9x/ME [74 KB, freeware]: http://www.uwe-sieber.de/files/xmsdsk.zip XMS/EMS RAMdisk v1.9i with installer/uninstaller for Windows 9x/ME [114 KB, freeware]: ftp://planetbrown.einados.com/pub/ADMIN/ramdrive.exe Loads and resizes the RAM drive (up to 2 GB) from AUTOEXEC.BAT or native MS-DOS prompt. Does NOT shift drive letters. Includes two separate drivers: XMSDSK.EXE (loads in extended RAM: requires an upper/extended memory manager in CONFIG.SYS) and EMSDSK.EXE (loads in expanded RAM: requires EMM386.EXE with the "RAM" switch or any other 3rd party expanded memory manager in CONFIG.SYS). Uses 688 Bytes of upper DOS RAM if loaded with LOADHIGH in AUTOEXEC.BAT (upper memory manager required in CONFIG.SYS). See "BROWSER CACHE IN MEMORY" for more info: http://www.mdgx.com/newtip12.htm#CACHRAM Hope this helps.
  13. MDGx

    Progress about 2.0 RC

    My bad, I didn't know.
  14. MDGx

    Progress about 2.0 RC

    Newer/updated versions for SP2: MSVCRT.DLL build 6.10.9844.0 [yours is 6.00.9782.0] from Windows 2000 SP4: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downl...rvicepacks/sp4/ MSVCIRT.DLL build 6.10.8637.0 [yours is 6.00.9782.0] from Windows ME Setup CD-ROM. Older SOFTPUB.DLL build 5.131.1877.9 [yours is newer 5.131.1880.14 *but* it is from Windows 2000 Update and will *not* work properly under Win9x]. Newer RPCRT4.DLL build 4.71.3336 [1.39 MB]: http://www.mdgx.com/files/Q269874.EXE RPCLTCCM.DLL [same build you have but different file size] from Win98SE TCPIP/PPP Update [?], not from Windows ME Setup CD-ROM [which is the one you have]. All 4 files above [195 KB]: http://www.mdgx.com/spx/MSVCRT.ZIP Windows 98 SE USBHUB.SYS build 4.10.2227 Fix: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=306453 Direct download [166 KB, English]: http://ftp.isu.edu.tw/pub/CPatch/msupdate/.../306453usa8.exe I have tested all these files with Win98 SE on my PC = they work OK. Hope this helps.
  15. MDGx

    Progress about 2.0 RC

    In case you don't have current UNICOWS.DLL build 1.1.3790.0: Microsoft Windows 9x/ME Layer for Unicode (MSLU) build 1.1.3790.0 (UNICOWS.DLL): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...A4-2A7EEAEE17E2 UNICOWS.DLL [261 KB, English]: http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/7...642/unicows.exe
  16. MDGx

    Progress about 2.0 RC

    I can provide you [4 free] with space + bandwidth [5GB/day] for SP2 @ MDGx.com. Please contact me thru email for details.
  17. Good idea to use BLA or BLE to time Win9x bootup routine. FYI: BLE v1.3 [file above is older v1.1] is posted at author's web site: http://www.blueorbsoft.com/ble/ Direct download [314 KB, freeware]: http://www.blueorbsoft.com/ble/BLE_Setup.exe How to use them: http://www.mdgx.com/newtip14.htm#SUYG BLA + BLE linked here: http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#BOO
  18. Probably because your original files [uSER32.DLL + USER.EXE] in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM [default, generic is %windir%\SYSTEM] had the read-only and/or system and/or hidden attributes. If that was the case, the DOS COPY + MOVE commands would not allow replacing files with such attributes. The fix is to run [from any DOS prompt after booting to Win98SE, no need to boot to another MS OS, and if you do, the %windir% variable applies *only* to that specific MS OS, in your case WinXP, and won't work as stated]: ATTRIB -H -R -S %windir%\SYSTEM\USER32.DLL and then: ATTRIB -H -R -S %windir%\SYSTEM\USER.EXE Then you can replace those files only from native MS-DOS, *not* from within Win98SE GUI [see more details at the web page]: http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#KRM9S Hope this helps.
  19. Advantages?Because WMP9 files from XP SP2 are *newer*, which means a lot of security holes + bugs have been fixed by MS in this build [this is noted at the web page]. Do it and host it? No, that would [probably] be illegal. But it is legal to post instructions on how to do something like this for educational/personal purposes: please see the rest of the topic at http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#KRM9S In other words, what you do at home with your own computer is ok, as long as you legally own the software. Although I do intend to host Gape's 98SE SP2 final when he's ready to post it. News flash [12-7-2004]: MS just posted Windows 2003 SP1 RC1 [which includes HHU build 5.2.3790.1289], and I had to post HTML Help 1.41 Update (HHU) build 5.2.3790.1289 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE + NT4. HHU links [English only]: http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#HHU - Win98/98 SP1/98 SE HHU [701 KB]: http://www.mdgx.com/files/HHUPD.EXE - WinNT4 HHU [701 KB]: http://www.mdgx.com/files/HHUPDNT.EXE Enjoy.
  20. Unrelated to gape's upcoming 98SE SP2, but cool. Windows 98SE fans rejoice... Now you can install the *newer* WMP9 from Windows XP SP2 onto 98SE [suggested by erpdude8 = many thanks, dude! ] Complete guide: http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#KRM9S Scroll down to "NEW: ADD WINDOWS XP SP2 FUNCTIONALITY:". Enjoy.
  21. About the fixed REGEDIT.EXE for *all* Windows 95/OSR1/OSR2/98/98 SP1/98 SE(U) builds [NOT for WinME!]: This bug and its fix are explained here: http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~flibble/regsmall.html Instructions are not very clear, but the author implies that all regedit.exe versions are buggy, and reconstitution of registry in native/pure MS-DOS may break the registry DAT files if it contains *any* MS Office and/or Outlook keys. As I recall from the modified regedit author's website: http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~flibble/regsmall.html as quoted from his smallreg.rtf [part of smalreg4.zip]: http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~flibble/reg/Smalreg4.zip "There is an additional undocumented regedit.exe bug that exists in both the Win95 and OSR2 versions of regedit.exe (as well as all versions of Win98 beta that have been released as of the writing of this procedure). This bug is the inability of regedit.exe to import keys that contain embedded control codes. Although, embedded control codes are very common in modem initialization strings, this bug may have gone unnoticed because many of these registry entries are automatically re-created (with the embedded control codes) the first time they are needed thus no functionality is lost or impaired. However, your registry may also have embedded control codes (such as LF or CR characters) in other registry keys that are not automatically re-created, such as the key used to hold your signature for MS Internet Mail and News or Outlook Express. If such keys are used in your system, after completing this procedure you will have to re-enter the missing data using the program that created the data originally, or you can download FIXREG written by Ben Jos Walbeehm, which is available at http://home.tampabay.rr.com/walbeehm/mrcode.html [not available anymore!]. This program will fix the missing embedded control code keys. The text file included in Ben Jos's fixreg.zip download package gives a more comprehensive description of this problem and the fix." the buggy regedit [unmodified] cannot properly import certain reg keys that are terminated by CR or LF markers. Although both authors (Smallreg's and Fixreg's) agree on the same problem, they have a contradictory opinion about Win98's regedit fixing (or not) this bug. IMHO I recommend to *all* Win95/98 users to get the fixed regedit to avoid any problems. There used to be more info at http://www.walbeehm.com/ [http://home.tampabay.rr.com/walbeehm/], but Ben Jos's site is gone. I have Ben Jos's FixReg files [54 KB] for further reading: http://www.mdgx.com/files/FIXREG.ZIP