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    Windows ME Cumulative Update

    Right clicking on the file MESP1.EXE. in windows explorer, then version tab: File version shows '' Original Filename ' MESP202EN-B9.EXE ' I extracted WINTOP.EXE, WINTOP.VXD, WINASPI.DLL, and WNASPI32.DLL and they contain no data, all zeros in a hex editor. Are those the only files corrupted and bugs found in this old service pack, if so it will be easy to replace them.
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    Windows ME Cumulative Update

    Great service pack. About the old pack downloaded from here http://www.mdgx.com/spx/MESP202B8.EXE Is this the one with corrupt files (have you got a list of which ones). I've been using this one for 10 years on WinMe with no problems. I have been using
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    Is ME really that bad?

    I have found WinMe + MESP2 http://www.mdgx.com/spx/MESP202B8.EXE (tick the Performance Tweaks option) to be faster and far more stable than 98SE alone even compared to 98SE + the great U98SESP3. This is when using old hardware (P3-500 with 512MB) right up to more modern C2D motherboards. (Disabled System Restore and PC Health.) It was a surprise in so far as the various posts all over the internet with horror stories about WinME. What I noticed most was it uses less resources and is much more stable when viewing huge PDFs, playing HD videos etc compared to 98SE. Installs on modern motherboards without freezing compared to 98SE (of course only VGA driver for GFX). Also this is the only Microsoft OS I have used that has recovered from a BSOD, pressed enter and it took me back to the desktop and worked from there (I wrote down the error message from the BSOD to trace it to an IRQ conflict with two soundcards). DOS 8's limitations was the only reason I stayed with 98SE on old computers up to 2013. Since then I have used WinMe and a basic batch file to backup and switch (IO.SYS, Command.Com, Msdos.Sys) with 98SE DOS 7.1 version of those files when I need to boot into DOS.
  4. Whats the correct procedure to update and keep existing settings. Is it simply extracting new binaries over your current installation.
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    Windows 98 as high quality video player

    The latest I can find that works is Media Player Classic (rev82) Search for "mplayerc_20081005_win9x.zip". You also need the latest ffdshow installed with that to watch newer codecs. I think "ffdshow_rev1936_20080413_clsid.exe" is the last version for win98. There might be later versions that work, maybe someone else can post if they know.
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    Using more than 512mb ram Update Fix?

    I booted DOS 7.1 on a 32gb usb pen drive (made with dos from win98se with service pack 3.1) with the latest io.sys. This was using grub4dos. To test the integrity of the 2TB fat32 drive in dos, first of all I filled it up using Win10 and created a hash. Then I wiped the drive, booted to dos and copied across the same 2TB of files. Verified the hash and it matched. Dir/s/w/p in the root of the drive in dos didn't produce any garbled text from start to finish. The drive is an internal SATA 4GB WD Black, using a z270 motherboard and 8GB. I managed to get 8GB ram showing in realmode dos 7.1 using EMS64.exe. (it uses EMS 4.0). You still need to use himem.sys. I then created the ramdrive using shsurdrv.exe. This got around the XMSDSK 2GB limit.
  7. I changed my user agent to Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/html5 now plays video. How has it been working for the others here who use XP (Windows NT 5.1) in the firefox useragent string??
  8. Has anyone managed to get the BBC Iplayer (HTML5 ) play videos on FF using XP. It comes up with an error "sorry you need flash to play this". This is the test page. http://www.bbc.co.uk/html5 .
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    Using more than 512mb ram Update Fix?

    I have a 4TB disk that I want to use on win98se. With your patch will it work as one 4TB partition. If I boot to realmode DOS 7.1 I was surprised it shows 2TB disk and 4GB of ram (8GB is installed). I have tested these regions of memory and disk and verified checksums , there is no corruption under dos 7.1.
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    nLite newby question

    One point, when installing XP using your update nlited to XP, is it normal for the cmd.exe window to flash up around 6-7 times very fast times during the install. It doesn't happen when installing XP SP3 using a clean disk.
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    Integration of Intel's SATA AHCI and RAID drivers

    When integrating these files to a new XP build as described on page 1, is it as safe as the official Intel method which is described in the drivers readme.txt using: like $OEM$\$1\Drivers\AHCI Nlite differs from what Intel instructs as how to manually integrate the drivers. Is this as safe as using Intel's method??
  12. So is the Win98se Scandisk.exe file for DOS safe to run in 'real-mode dos' on data above >137G. I can't use WinME one.
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    win2k TCP/IP stack uneditable & bad

    Are you able to edit and manipulate your tcpip settings and the stack in general when remote registry service is disabled? Yes, I needed to set up a static IP address and a different gateway. It works when the remote registry service is disable.(I always disable it).
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    win2k TCP/IP stack uneditable & bad

    Strange, I tested this on my fresh install of a win2k sp4 system with the remote registry service disabled, it works the same as if enabled. Nic drivers.
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    NTFS support in Win 98/SE/ME?

    omnifs.exe from symantec Ghost is another tool that allows NTFS access from DOS/Win98.