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  1. Are you using the correct drivers? NVIDIA did in fact make Windows 95 and 98 drivers for this card: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/11/en-us
  2. If you want IE 6, there are two versions, RTM (the original August 2001), or IE 6 SP1, updated in 2002. You can find both on my Internet Explorer page. I currently have version 4.0-6.0 but may add the oldest versions as well: http://sdfox7.com/ie.htm (The AOL signed versions of IE 5.5 and IE 6 are smaller downloads--they do a minimal install 10MB -20MB instead of a full install 60MB-90MB, but other than that are identical to the regular versions) For Windows Media Player 9, I have the exact copy that I downloaded from Microsoft's website, so you shouldn't run into any errors. http://sdfox7.com/win98/MPSetup.exe VLC 0.8.6 is actually a much better media player and will play many video files that Windows Media Player can't. http://sdfox7.com/win95/vlc086d.exe (you'll also need to download unicows.exe (http://sdfox7.com/win95/UNICOWS.EXE), run it and direct the files to be extracted to c:\windows\system) If it asks to overwrite a readme or txt file, click no. You can download the final Direct X 9 from October 2006 here: http://sdfox7.com/win98/directx_oct2006_redist.exe I don't and haven't used AutoPatcher so can't help you there, but I hope the links that I did provide help.
  3. In my experience most if not all webpages utilize "graceful degradation" for browsers that don't support javascript or have it disabled. In the last six months I have logged in and posted on this forum (and several other forums) with a Windows 3.1 machine with javascript disabled and very old versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape, both 16 bit browsers. These machines are not hooked up wirelessly and always behind a hardware router firewall. A trick for Facebook and many modern webpages is that they will load in unsupported browsers simply by using the mobile "m" version, http://m.facebook.com.
  4. You can use the Windows Millennium Edition Patches & Updates Guide - HPC Factor http://www.hpcfactor.com/support/patching/winme/ If any of those links are broken you can take the archived version from 2006: http://web.archive.org/web/20060314040525/http://www.hpcfactor.com/support/patching/winme/ That archive page contains Microsoft links which are also archived, so you should not run into any problems downloading the archived files.
  5. @LostInSpace Are you referring to this link: http://www.vuplayer.com/vuplayer.php Version 2.47 fixed some Windows 98 bugs.
  6. I posted on this subject a couple years ago in another forum. Basically, you can access the Windows 98 updates by utilizing the Wayback Machine. http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-95/windows-95-98-98se-me-updates-available-via-wayback-machine/170975.html If any of the links are broken, as I have explained, you can easily click on each link, then use "view source" in your browser to find the ".exe" for each file. There is also a website that contains a "Win98Update2006.exe" patch with all the official Microsoft security updates for 98SE from 1999 through end of support in 2006. It does require 98SE and Internet Explorer 6. I have tested it and it works flawlessly with one reboot. ftp://tech.wsd1.org/pub/info/Archived/Procedures2006.html#Microsoft_Update
  7. A nice site to look at for latest updated versions of common programs is http://www.oldapps.com/ . I prefer http://www.oldversion.com since it seems pretty IE5 friendly so if you don't quite have Windows 98 up to snuff, you can still download stuff easily without much guff, especially if you're looking to grab a version of Firefox right off the bat. Windows 98SE is quite usable with Internet Explore 5 if you disable Javascript. 95% of the sites I use including MSFN will work even with Javascript disabled, it's the Javascript that crashes the site. The other 5% will work but limited functionality. Go into Internet Options and disable "active scripting".
  8. There are ways to install Windows 98 into a new folder without losing the existing data on your computer. I think it is called "over the top install". You can use this if your registry is damaged, which I think at this point is likely. Microsoft has an article regarding this: How to Install Windows 98 Into a New Folder Also: Install Windows 98 over the top of Windows 98
  9. I don't know where to start because there are so many references to my site and my posts on other forums. What I will say is that I run Firefox 1.x-2.x on NT 4.0 with Flash 9 0 47 and have no crashes or issues. This is both on SSE and non-SSE processors. I do think at this point in time it is good to have Service Pack 6 installed. On Opera and NT 4.0 without at least Service Pack 5 or 6, you will receive a GetWindowInfo error (http://sdfox7.com/nt40/files/nt_gwinf.bmp) I also run Flash 9 0 47 on Windows 98SE with Firefox 1.x-3.6.28 (Kernel EX) with non-SSE Pentium II and AMD Athlons and don't experience crashes. As I have stated, I have done this on pre-SSE processors and don't experience any crashes, but I have experienced crashes with later version of Flash 9 such as 9 0 289, which leads me to think that anything newer than 9 0 47 has dependencies on SSE. I do know that Flash 11 even requires DirectX 9 under Windows 2000.
  10. I actually just took a ride back to 2010 with the Wayback Machine and some if not all of the links will work. There seem to be programs online that attest to URL validation but I don't know if any of them automatically correct them. I have limited time testing right now because the Archive is so slow and I'm heading to bed soon. This 2010 link is the first day that was archived for this thread. The first Apple link on that page doesn't work, but you can use OldApps or OldVersion for that. http://web.archive.org/web/20100221075812/http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/105936-last-versions-of-software-for-windows-98se The second link for DirectX. That link works because the file itself is actually archived on the Wayback Machine. If you follow it through the Wayback Machine that link (the second one) links to http://web.archive.org/web/20100221075812/http://www.free-codecs.com/DivX_Free_download.htm which then links to http://web.archive.org/web/20100114163106/http://free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=3300&s=40 which then ULTIMATELY links to http://web.archive.org/web/20100114163106/http://ftp.freenet.de/pub/filepilot/windows/multimedia/video/divx/DivX521XP2K.exe Note: if you open the page in the Wayback Machine using the 2010 link I provided above, you can easily recover the links without dots by viewing the page source after opening the page. <OFF TOPIC COMMENT> I used this specific method with the Wayback Machine a few weeks ago for someone that needed to download Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP which Microsoft no longer posts for download on XP systems. The current page no longer works on XP stating it is no longer available for download, but the archived page contains the archived files. Then you just click on Get it Now and proceed to the next page, selecting English Windows XP 32 bit and downloading it. There is also a 64 bit version available.

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