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  1. After hit-and-miss and reading more threads, I got the IE5.5 cumulative update to run. The browsui.dll file version is what the update looks for, not what's in the registry. When I checked the version in \system it was ver6.0x. With some effort I was able to extract the ver5.5 browseui.dll from the IE5.5 install files and replace the ver6.0 file in DOS (OS not running): It couldn't be replaced otherwise because you get a 'file in use' error. It appears that when IE5.5 was installed the ver6.0 browseui.dll was retained since it is newer. IE5.5 seemed to work fine otherwise with the ver6.0 browseui.dll. Which version should I run with long-term? What's the story with regsvr32? Do I need to use this with the ver5.5 browseui.dll?
  2. Any hints on where to look in the registry for these IE6 bits? As I said, I ran registry repair after using IEradicator and didn't find any references. Also, I have no way of knowing if the IE6 security updates were also uninstalled when IEradicator ran.
  3. I didn't understand much of the thread, but I downloaded WSSLWRAP and will try to install it
  4. Install failed: A message appears that IE5.5 SP2 is required. What? I re-read the security bulletin and under 'affected software' Win98 was not included. Only NT, 2000, XP. It appears the IE55SP2 product ID must be different with different operating systems. Thanks for the old college try, but no go
  5. I installed IE5.5SP2 successfully. There was no uninstall for IE6SP1 in add/remove, so I panicked because I didn’t want to do a clean Win98SE install again. IE5.5 setup reported that there is a newer version of IE installed and exited. MS sometimes makes things very tedious. But then I found IEradicator2001 from PCLite and it did the job, including the registry entries (I ran a registry repair app afterwards). Many of the desktop settings were defaulted so I had to re-customize them. Then the IE5.5 install went pretty smoothly. But, no joy with IE5.5: HTTPS sites still won’t load. I tried the many tricks in the May2016 forum thread ‘IE6SP1 and secure sites’ but none worked. I couldn’t get BlackWingCat’s 2016 root certificates to install in Win98SE, although they installed OK in Win2K. I’d export/import them but I don’t know exactly where in the registry they are. The URL for Google with no-SSL also failed. So between May2016 and Feb2017 things have changed? IE5.5SP2 had no critical updates included as attested to by viewing ‘about internet explorer’ One thing I did notice is that the OS is much faster with IE5.5 than with IE6 I’ll try ProxHTTPSproxy .....
  6. I also have WinXP, Vista, and Win7 machines. In fact I use Firefox42 to get my Vista windows updates since automatic windows update hasn’t worked for 6 months. But I don’t know what to do with the .cab updates: The .msi and .exe updates I just run. The Standalone Windows Update Installer seems to work only for my Win7 machine, which in the past also had a bug with automatic windows update. When I checked MS Update Catalog, there were no updates for IE5.5 or IE5. And, the only updates for IE6 were for Win2K and above. Looks like I’ll have to write down the KBx and Qx updates installed on my IE6SP1, then manually look for them one by one. I’m guessing they’ll work for IE5.5SP2 since IE6 came soon after and became the de facto MS browser. MGDX had only a single IE5.5 fix. Maybe SP2 contained most of the critical updates, I hope I hope?
  7. I read your prior post after searching further for threads. As I recall from the thread, since IE5.5 doesn't have SSL3 some of the issues go away. I also read that in IE6 unchecking SSL3 and running only with TLS1 might help, that's also worth a try. I recall in Firefox2.0, I couldn't load https://www.google.com unless both SSL3 and TLS1 were enabled, but on the other hand Firefox and IE deal with secure sites differently. I think AOL9.0 will work with IE5.5 My only concern with IE5.5 is getting updates: I don't know if I can still get them from the Microsoft Update Catalog? Where can I download the full IE5.5SP2 version?
  8. Thanks, I read the thread and understood most of it The proxHTTPSproxy idea is worth a try. I noticed in the thread it was tried with WinXP successfully. It remains to be seen how much my PIII 550Mhz machine will be taxed when installed. I seem to recall trying a similar app "'HTTPS for all" on my Win2K build (same machine) and it really made the build pokey
  9. I hope I’m not duplicating a prior thread, but I couldn’t find one on this topic IE6SP1 won’t load secure (https) sites anymore. Firefox3.5, mostly Firefox2.0, and Opera12 work OK with secure sites, so the network connection is not likely the problem In IE6, SSL3/TLS1 is enabled, security settings are set to default, cleared the cache, added secure sites to trusted sites, etc. I have installed the last Microsoft 2009 root certificates. I have reinstalled. The problem continues. It feels like secure sites are blocking IE6 I know IE6SP1 is obsolete: But I’m trying to get AOL9.0 to work. I think AOL9.0 is actually an Internet Explorer overlay. BTW, this bug also exists in my Win2K build Anybody else have experience with this bug? Any hints would be appreciated ....
  10. Thank you BlackWingCat When I run the update on Win2K, I see the progress line (extracting) then a few seconds later a message that update was successful When I run the update on Win98, I see the progress line, then nothing. Also I notice the original advpack.dll was replaced by a 2013 version I guess I can export certificates from the Win2K registry, then import them to the Win98 registry if I knew exactly where they were
  11. I couldn't get these root certificates to install in Win98. I used regedit to look for the folder in HKLM...\Installed Components\ but couldn't find it: The command line that blackwingcat recommended didn't work. I tried to set KernelEx to Win2K compatibility before running, but this didn't work either. I simply ran the .exe file. Is there more to it?
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