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  1. In fact, FileFormatConverters consists of three programs (wordconv.exe, excelcnv.exe and ppcnvcom.exe) with their own dll's and five common ones. Those three programs can be used one-way standalone (commandline) and do only conversions from the old to the new format. Another program, Moc.exe, can do conversions in both directions by giving the appropriate program the right "instructions". Moc.exe also has a function in saving the resulting file. Their interprocess "communication" is with help of a proxy. For wordconc.exe the proxy wordcnvpxy.cnv is used, for excelcnv.exe the proxy excelcnvpxy.dll and for ppcnvcom.exe the proxy ppcnvpxy.dll. If one of the Office programs opens or save a file DIRECTLY in the new file format, Office "communicates" by means of one of the proxy dll's. In case of the new Powerpoint file format, KernelEx SOMEHOW fails in the necessary interprocess "communication". Since 2014 I tried to find out what the culprit is, but my only succes was to establish commandline-conversion with ppcnvcom (ppt2pptx only, this is by design!). I hope one day the further development of KernelEx will help. Since I am not a programmer I can't do anything in that direction.
  2. Dencorso: Office XP can convert XLSX-files! Set KernelEx 4.5.2 compatibility mode for excelcnv.exe to "Windows NT 4.0 sp6". If that doesn't work, for msxml5.dll too.
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    Modern Browser Project 2018

    About Win3x: its also possible to "translate" HTTPS to HTTP with help of a web-proxy. Two problems: to find one that works and than to find one with reasonable speed. Lately I had a Win 3.1 internet project on Conforums. Sadly Conforums closed his doors, but if you are interested my last web-proxy test is still there: https://web.archive.org/web/20180413184337/http://win3x.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=net&num=1517876379&action=display&start=49 By the way: in my opinion Netscape Navigator 3.04 works "best".
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    DirectPlay 9.0c & Intel PRO/1000 GT on 98SE

    The earlier test I mentioned failed on DirectX 9.0c. So far as I can remember I had at that time following specs: Win98SE, SP2.03 (last dutch service pack), IO.SYS update/patch and NUSB 3.3. No IE6, no KernelEx. Plus NDIS2-driver of course. I have been googling a bit, in connection with DirectPlay-problems registering DPNET.DLL was "somewere" mentioned. I just tried in "Run" with "REGSVR32 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DPNET.DLL (without the "" !). There was the succes-message from DllRegisterServer.
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    DirectPlay 9.0c & Intel PRO/1000 GT on 98SE

    I use Realtek NDIS2-driver for my NIC. Lately I had to run some tests with DxDiag. Just for fun I run DirectPlay test - negative! Was not a problem for me, I never use DirectPlay, so I postponed the problem. Your problem interested me. I renamed my Windows-directory and tested on a fresh one with DirectX 6.1. DxDiag gave no error. I installed DirectX 7.0, 9.0b and 9.0c - check, check, check. The TCP/IP-console opened always. For the moment thats enough for me.
  6. Watler from Watlers World made a Win3x HDA driver. It took some time to make it work with my chipset in my Windows 3.1 installation. Lately I started experiments using this driver in Windows 98SE. Watler gave me room to share on his forum, so I give you the link only. http://win3x.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=Pascal&action=display&num=1502071336&start=135 Posts #1-#135 are about using the driver in Windows 3.1, from post #136 onwards Win9x too.
  7. Hi, would you be interested in testing a 16-bits HDA-driver?
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    Puzzle with ASRock ConRoe865PE ...

    If Windows 98SE installs two HD-controllers (depending on bios mode?) then it should be possible to set the one with the sata drives to "not installed" (in Safe Mode). In that case you have a chance other drives are still compatible with Windows' ESDI_506.PDR. To speed up (sata-)HD-drives in compatibility mode read my thread 'Smartdrive Revisited', including XHDD.SYS-tests.
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    Puzzle with ASRock ConRoe865PE ...

    I have red the ConRoe865PE manual, but the bios-settings are not clear to me yet. How many drives you can 'see' in the various modes when starting MS-DOS only?
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    Last Versions of Software for Windows 98SE

    Gom player (disable updates!) with L3codec.ax There are of course other possibilities, visit www.mdgx.com
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    How to install a RTL 8111E via NDIS2-driver?

    There is allready a topic about it. Read:
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    Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility Pack

    Regarding Office XP/2002 updates there is a nice post on Superuser: https://superuser.com/questions/1185038/how-do-i-download-kb-updates-for-office-xp-under-windows-10-that-are-no-longer-o/1185039 Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats (version 12.0.6500.0) is still available in all language versions.
  13. When only SOME drives run in MS-DOS Compatibility mode, Device Manager shows one or more yellow exclamation marks for the appropiate disk controllers, AND on the last tab Device Manager will show which drive letters are going through compatibility mode. When ALL drives run in MS-DOS compatibility mode, ALL disk controllers will show yellow exclamation marks AND the last tab will show which driver caused all this. In my case XHDD of course.
  14. Yes, I took a look at the ASRock H110M-DVS R3.0 manual. I will try AHCI later. My motherboard has four Sata ports and one IDE. IDE is installed by the Windows Setup as usual, with Protected-Mode driver (ESDI_506.PDR). The Sata driver has to use one of the shared interrupts. This is not compatible with PM-drivers coming with Windows 98SE, but Windows Setup tries to install a second Hard Disk controller, visible in Device Manager. Setting only this second Hard Disk controller to "No drives" during Setup (in between booting in Safe mode) gives Sata-drives running in MS-DOS compatability mode. XHDD.SYS is a Real-Mode driver and as such blocks PM-drivers of ALL drives. IDE Hard Disks will still running, of course in MS-DOS compatability mode. IDE DVD drives are not capable of this, unless using extra RM-drivers, but losing the ASPI-Layer means losing all Windows CD/DVD programs. During my holiday I remembered IOS.INI from my Windows 95 OSR1 days, experimenting with MS-DOS USB-drivers. At home, adding XHDD.SYS to the SafeList in IOS.INI did the trick, coexistance of IDE PM-driver and UDMA RM-driver. I saw SMARTDRV.EXE is by default on the SafeList, so thats why I didn't run in problems earlier. IOS.INI manual is in KB138899 or Q138899. Its hosted here: http://www.c-bit.biz/Q/138899/EN-US/ This old technology is ONLY of interest when using RM-drivers inside Windows 9x. Thanks for your interest, I wil continue experimenting after making a good test installation. For the moment I am testing on my almost filled up data&backup-drives. Much to risky. Once I got 800 chk-files with Scandisk when trying my old VT6421A PCI Sata card, another time Windows 10 (my dual boot companion) gave me 10 000 more! Does someone know a Win9x-compatible copy-speed test program? ATTO Disk Benchmark and Chrystal DiskMark are of no use for my experiments
  15. After a whole day of defragmenting my hard-drives I have run some new tests. I didn't test XHDD /B earlier. XHDD /R20 /B in combination with SMARTDRV 20480 /U /V /B:32768 inside Windows is about 1 MB/sec slower than the combination with XHDD /R20 /S60 /O /P. Standalone XHDD /R20 /B inside Windows is about 5 MB/sec slower than standalone XHDD /R20 /S60 /O /P. Don't forget: during all my tests above, Sata-drives are ALWAYS in IDE-mode. This according to the Readme-file that comes with XHDD.