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  1. I had looked at MMM a while ago and was unimpressed; there were things I didn't like about it's implementation - I'm a Linux person an d also a pretty paranoid Windows user, so I am alert for strange Dll's , registry entries and all that. But I never investigated MMM, I just didn't like it.

    IMHO in the Win environment ANY "heads-up" is welcome - clueless users will shrug their shoulders, devotees will scream, power users will just reinstall Win, and folks like us will investigate.Thanks!

    BTW, CTH, in my system I only see you as the Harl... :) (See image.)

    I grabbed Fast Explore and will investigate.

    MRK

    post-85824-1225372242_thumb.jpg

  2. Great minds do think alike - all my docs are prefixed with "103008-" (the date) and so are most of my images - but not all images have been so renamed

    and I have a bunch of files on a remote HDU (OK, music files if you must) that are "Artist - Title" named and I like to keep those alpha oriented.

    I need to keep my drawings with project name first because . . . . !!!!! Waitaminute - I can just creat sub-subdirs under project name and then the date naming will work.... as well as teh project name - OK will need to redo my Batch-file based backuop system, but - yea - Sub-Subdirs...

    Let me try that. Will let you know.

    Cool... Thanks!

    MRK

  3. I have images I want sorted by Date Modified, documents I want by Date Created, other files I want (ascending) alphabetically sorted, and another directory/folder I want sorted by descending alphabetic.

    So each time I go to "Fiel Open" in the application, the files appear as desired.

    Oh, and "Remember each folder's view settings" is checked.

    This is in XP SP3 - Home and Pro.

    Anyone know how to accomplish this?

    THANKS!

    MRK

  4. MDGx,

    Understand, and MUCH apprreciate your site. Excellent!

    However, even you can't write drivers for peripherals or interfaces to DMA and other main board procedures that require interface to the OS.

    MANY MANY (even my AntiMalware program from Trend Micro) are moving away from Win98SE support. A great and stable OS that is safe, is no use if you can't use it.

    Now I know that you can transplant a Hemi into a Model T, but you won't be able to use Windows 98SE for much longer if your printer dies or you want to get a better graphisc card!!!

    And still - HOW SAFE IS XP? Not from INCOMMING THREATS but from OUTGOING THREATS?

    What "backdoors" and other "designed in" areas of access are there to MS and other "clued in" third parties???

    THAT IS MY QUESTION!

    It's inevitable that someday Win98 will be unservicable without a great investment in looking for "legacy hardware". That is the fact. But how secure are the alterantive MS OS's?

    Oh BTW, I am learning Linux now!!! :)

  5. Intalls it and suddenly finds that things are no longer copacetic in Personal Windowsland?

    Who has confirmed how to make XP into 98? Visually and program-wise, it's already in there, but my question is in user security. Sure all the tweaks to turn off services and all that stuff exist, but has ANYONE port scanned (or even bit monitored the outgoing data) to PROVE that XP isn't a "tattletale" to any nunber of places?

    I don't trust NOT knowing what's going OUT from my machine that I have not authorized!

    So if one has applied all the updates, disable the services, apply the registry hacks, and all the other "Black Viper" and others' ideas, can anyone tell me that there's no "funny business" going on that XP is sending down my fat pipe?

    Now don't get me wrong, I am not a molestor, a pirate, or a spammer, but one who knows the harm one can encounter when the uneducated become empowered, or when interpretations are read as facts.

    What's on my PC should stay there, secured, and under my complete control.

    Oh, please no BS about "unplug your router" or password and encrypt my data, and never download any thing and fumigate my mainboard, yadda yadda yadda...

    Therefore, can I (or anyone) TRUST Windows XPsp2 on a broadband link??????

  6. I mean, if you don't like using a pre-packaged service pack then all you need is comprehensively provided at the mdgx site. No long discussions, just the meat. You go from the bottom of the lists to the top for oldest to newest. You can read the descriptions and decide for yourself if you want an add-on (but the critical updates for your OS, Internet Explorer, Windows Media, and DirectX should be applied on all systems). In cases where an update has prerequisites, it is clearly noted in the descriptions.
    I know, and I am pretty good at sorting out information, but it's still a convoluted format, and (are you the maintainer of that site?) even to me a bit "wordy". For example, one post, from that site:

    "Microsoft Windows 98/98 SE Embedded Web Fonts T2EMBED.DLL 5.00.2195.7073 Security Vulnerability Fix:

    Direct download [211 KB, English].

    Requires MS IE 5.5 SP2 or newer already installed!

    BUG: T2EMBED.DLL Fix above installs BUGgy INF file!

    FIX: MUST Install this INF Fix [63 KB] AFTER installing T2EMBED.DLL Fix above!"

    Nowhere is the MS KB# or MS update number found, and any specifics AT THIS POINT WHY the update is "buggy", why there are TWO "fixes" and WHAT the "fixes" do, are, and how/why they are needed!

    Finally, unless I KNOW I have a font problem, I have no clue why I need it! Imagine if I am a "much less than a power user" who just wants to keep my "windows" updated! This needs to be made clear and easy to reference back to either a MS bulletin, a CERT advisory, or a publicized security issue that can be remedied by third parties - such as you kind folks!

    Don't you see that THIS IS MY POINT!

    That quote is from my site [just look at the URL where it was quoted from ;)]:

    http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

    **********

    But if anyone has suggestions on how to improve this update posting system [and if I have the time to do it], please post here your ideas/templates/etc, and I'll carefully consider them.

    Please consider the fact that a single change to my system of posting updates requires me to change all wording for all updates at my site [all MS OSes], and I probalby have a few thousand updates that would need to be changed. Please consider the amount of time and work necessary to do this.

    Hope this helps

    MDGX, I wasn't sure if you were "Eck" or not. I did not mean to be critical as I appreciate your efforts.

    HOWEVER most OFFICIAL security related sited DO use the MS KB or Update# as a PRIMARY way to notify users of a problem. Now that MS is no longer using ANY Win98/ME listings, it is up to US to take the information found in that KB/Update# and see if it is applicable to 98/ME!

    OK I don't want to ask you to redo your templates, but how about FROM NOW ON, being that Windows Update is DEAD for 98/ME, you list SOME sort of external reference that indicated WHY the new 98/ME update is needed? Something linked and "official" as opposed to just a reference that this is a user enhancement or a unofficial update by itself. Also, how about a line on the UNOFFICIAL FIXES to the OFFICIAL FIXES as to WHAT and WHY the OFFICIAL update is flawed, and what the UNOFFICIAL update is.

    Any additional clarification is always welcome and can be ignored, but deficiencies of important data only lead to flawed assumptions.

    I just want to be able to easily keep my WIN98SE secure and relevant now that it's no longer a supported product.

    MRK

  7. Well, what else would you suggest? The thread has all the latest links to new updates on the first post that is continuously updated. And the discussions are among the folks deciding how best to provide the updates.

    A visit to where full descriptions of ALL 9x, MS-DOS, XP, jeez even Science Fiction information exist provide all possible updates anyone could desire, mdgx.com.

    Maybe you want the same thing in a different format? What is it you're asking for?

    OK, yea, see this thread:

    http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=80502

    I mean, if you don't like using a pre-packaged service pack then all you need is comprehensively provided at the mdgx site. No long discussions, just the meat. You go from the bottom of the lists to the top for oldest to newest. You can read the descriptions and decide for yourself if you want an add-on (but the critical updates for your OS, Internet Explorer, Windows Media, and DirectX should be applied on all systems). In cases where an update has prerequisites, it is clearly noted in the descriptions.

    I know, and I am pretty good at sorting out information, but it's still a convoluted format, and (are you the maintainer of that site?) even to me a bit "wordy". For example, one post, from that site:

    "Microsoft Windows 98/98 SE Embedded Web Fonts T2EMBED.DLL 5.00.2195.7073 Security Vulnerability Fix:

    Direct download [211 KB, English].

    Requires MS IE 5.5 SP2 or newer already installed!

    BUG: T2EMBED.DLL Fix above installs BUGgy INF file!

    FIX: MUST Install this INF Fix [63 KB] AFTER installing T2EMBED.DLL Fix above!"

    Nowhere is the MS KB# or MS update number found, and any specifics AT THIS POINT WHY the update is "buggy", why there are TWO "fixes" and WHAT the "fixes" do, are, and how/why they are needed!

    Finally, unless I KNOW I have a font problem, I have no clue why I need it! Imagine if I am a "much less than a power user" who just wants to keep my "windows" updated! This needs to be made clear and easy to reference back to either a MS bulletin, a CERT advisory, or a publicized security issue that can be remedied by third parties - such as you kind folks!

    Don't you see that THIS IS MY POINT!

    The placement of the thread in question is in a sticky in the Service Pack forum because that forum was where the hands on folks are working on providing this stuff and just happened to start there.

    You don't need to install the Service Pack, or anything else there, to contribute or benefit from reading the threads. It just would make it less time consuming to use the pack. You'd just be installing all that stuff yourself anyway. It just provides the important critical fixes to 98SE, with options to also install a few other things along with it. But anyone is free to examine the same (plus a lot more) updates, fixes and add-ons on the mdgx website.

    I had an issue a while back with the SP LITERALLY trashing my computer - feel free to go back a year or so and see the agony.... I prefer more control on just what is updated and changed on my machines these days.

    Thanks for your input, and I am just looking to streamline things for all.

  8. Apparently the only updated list of these updates are found UNDER the "Unofficial WIN98SE Service Pack" subcategory (which has nothig to do with updates and non-USP users), AND it's THIRTY TWO PAGES of discussions, comments, opinions and a few file locations!

    WE CAN DO BETTER!

    How about a CATEGORY for the moderators to add, that features tested specific updates sorted by the MS KB#, and description, so we can have a "one stop shop" for these. I know MGDX has a site with all this, but it's sort of hard to figure out what and where on his site, and this way it would be just like a text-based windows update site fo all. Maybe a format like this:

    918439 IE6 ART image update

    and the post would be:

    918439 | 06-022 | IE6 ART image update | 06/06 | Jgdw400.dll (106.0.0.0), Jgpl400.dll (54.0.0.0)

    and then a link to the patch and and additional info will be placed next in the text of the post.

    I just think that THIS SITE would be a great place to host this!

    Comments??

  9. We've already got the sticky thread for 9x updates. When something new is installable on 9x the first post there is updated. Usually while an effective solution is being worked on, the replies on the thread indicate whatever progress is being made as how to best apply the new fixes on each 9x Operating System.

    Is this what you mean?

    No, for that is found UNDER the "Unofficial WIN98SE Service Pack" subcategory (which has nothig to do with updates and non-USP users), AND it's THIRTY TWO PAGES of discussions, comments, opinions and a few file locations!

    WE CAN DO BETTER!

  10. Apparently affects win98SE.... Any third party fixes?

    We NEED to start monioring these sites and GET OUR THIRD PARTY DEVELOPERS TO DO SO TO!

    Let's come up with a unified way, HERE, to act as the WINDOWS UPDATE FOR THOSE WHO DON'T USE XP/VISTA!

    COMMENTS???

    MRK

    ******

    Systems Affected

    * Microsoft Windows

    * Microsoft Office (Windows and Mac)

    * Microsoft Internet Explorer

    Microsoft Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

    Original release date: August 08, 2006

    Overview

    Microsoft has released updates that address critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable system.

    Note that one of the patches released today addresses a critical vulnerability in the Microsoft Server Service (MS06-040). We have received reports that this vulnerability is actively being exploited.

    I. Description

    Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2006 addresses vulnerabilities in Microsoft products including Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer.

    One of the patches released today addresses a critical vulnerability in the Microsoft Server Service (MS06-040). More details are available in Vulnerability Note VU#650769.

    Note that we have received reports that VU#650769 is actively being exploited.

    II. Impact

    A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. An attacker may also be able to cause a denial of service.

    III. Solution

    Apply patches from Microsoft

    Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the Security Bulletins.

    When prioritizing these patches, it is strongly encouraged that the patch for VU#650769 be applied first.

    Updates for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office XP and later are available on the Microsoft Update site. Microsoft Office 2000 updates are available on the Microsoft Office Update site. Apple Mac OS X users should obtain updates from the Mactopia web site.

    System administrators may wish to consider using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

    Appendix B. References

    * Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2006 - <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-aug.mspx>

    * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#650769 - <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/650769>

    * Microsoft Update - <https://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/>

    * Microsoft Office Update - <http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/>

    * Mactopia - <http://www.microsoft.com/mac>

    * Windows Server Update Services - <http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/default.mspx>

    http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-220A.html

    ******

    Extended security update support for Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows Millennium Edition ended on July 11, 2006. I am still using one of these operating systems; what should I do?

    Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition have reached the end of their support life cycles. It should be a priority for customers who have these operating system versions to migrate to supported versions to prevent potential exposure to vulnerabilities. For more information about the Windows Product Lifecycle, visit the following Microsoft Support Lifecycle Web site. For more information about the extended security update support period for these operating system versions, visit the Microsoft Product Support Services Web site.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/ms06-040.mspx

  11. It's people like the intelligent and constructive ones here that will enable WIN98SE to continue to be a valid OS fior the near future. All you crybabies and cretins with diffeering opinions, go play on the XP minefield and leave us alone.

    I could name the 5 to 10 people here who have added life and stability to W98SE, but we know who they are, and I suggest that from now on, anyone else who cares to badmouth them or W98SE should be banned from posting in this forum section.

    Censoring thoughts and espousing dictatorship? No, just weeding out the whiners and purveyors of disorder.

    Ther will always be those that appreciate constructive critics, but without a point or purpose, you need not bother to watse out time.

    Moderators and administrators - comments and/or suggestions to keep this section free from trolls and wannabees?

    THANK YOU!

  12. WTF?????

    OK so I usually use a text editor to do my webpages, for KISS applies here - and CSS and XML just clutter the bandwidth with needless "pretty things".

    I used the native Mozilla editor to make the table boxes, out of expediancy. BTW Who gives a poop if the source is crappy, as long as it passes validation and presents itself appropriately in all browsers clearly and correctly.

    Dude, get a life, and Moderator, can you remove this assinine stupidity from this topic?

    Anyone else have any constructive input - I have been unpredictably occupied this week. I need the last few MS update files (as .exe files for my CD) (MDGx or others?) and any final corrections.

    THANK YOU!

    MRK

  13. :hello: use it be amazed just the dream theme along kicks a**. and have u heard or read any complaints .nope party on dudes.

    I was going to complain that most advanced lifeforms still consider the word "pimp" to refer to some 'ho' beatin' crack snortin' money grubbin scumbag", but then I saw this post, and realized that there's not much hope for here.

    Move along, these are not the droids you are looking for.

  14. OK, getting ready for the 11th. Thanks for the info, haven't heard much more on any errors on the list.

    I kept the obsolete files there for reference in the notes section, but yea, prob a good idea to delete them.

    ANYONE OUT THERE with any more ideas or suggestions - this list is going to be "fixed" (literally and figuratively) on the 12th of July, and I just want to burn a few CD's and stash them in an 'undisclosed location' for the future!

    THANK YOU!

    MRK

  15. 916281 06-021 IE6 SP1 Cumulative update 3 06/06 KEY NOTE 31

    917344 06-023 Windows Jscript Security update 06/06 Jscript.dll (5.6.0.8831)

    918439 06-022 IE6 ART image update 06/06 Jgdw400.dll (106.0.0.0), Jgpl400.dll (54.0.0.0)

    918547 06-026 Windows WMF security update 06/06

    1. I can NOT find the actual windows filenames that were updated for 918547. Anyone know which files and their version??

    2. I can only find the KB918547.......EXE file as a stand alone update. Anyone have a link to 916281, 917344, and 918439?

    Thanks

  16. Uh oh.... Maybe not.

    MS05-002: Vulnerability in cursor and icon format handling could allow remote code execution

    Article ID : 891711

    Last Review : May 15, 2006

    Revision : 3.0

    Technical update April 12, 2005:

    • Security update 891711 Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows 98 packages were re-released on April 12, 2005.

    • When you install the security update 891711 original packages on a computer that is running Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows 98, the computer may stop responding. This issue has been corrected in the April 12, 2005, release.

    • The April 12, 2005, release runs as a system service on Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows 98. The Close Program dialog box does not list Kb891711.exe.

    The following known issues only apply to the packages that were re-released on April 12, 2005:

    • Uninstalling security update 891711 removes the entries from the registry and deletes the files from the system. However, uninstalling security update 891711 leaves an empty folder on the system.

    • On a computer that is running Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft System Information (MSINFO32) does not list security update 891711. The Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition version of MSINFO32 does list security update 891711 (Kb891711.exe). Most third-party applications that display processes will list Kb891711.exe.

    • On a computer that is running Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows 98, System Configuration Utility (MSCONFIG) only shows Kb891711.exe on the Startup tab.

    • If you disable the previous release through MSCONFIG, MSCONFIG may have two entries of Kb891711.exe after you install the version of security update 891711 that was re-released on April 12, 2005. One of these entries is selected, and one of these entries is not selected. When you select the entry that is not selected, MSCONFIG prompts you to restart the computer. After you restart the computer, only one entry is listed, and the one entry is selected. This behavior occurs because of the behavior of MSCONFIG and does not affect the ability of security update 891711 to help protect the computer as long as one of the entries is selected.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;891711

    Everyone's "unofficial" patch seems to be from March, and therefore would not be correct.

    There MUST be an official M$ release, for I got it via WU yesterday, but can NOT find a standalone .EXE to archive!

    Anyone have a link to the official MS post-April update download?

  17. Here's one of the places that tests these things for M$: www.oit.gatech.edu.

    So therefore, try this link,

    http://www.oit.gatech.edu/css_csr/microsof..._of_patches.cfm

    and select 11APRIL....

    Well lookee there, there's our friendly Q908531

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/MS06-015.mspx

    I wonder if maybe they have some Win98SE info???? :)

    **********

    BTW, in case you haven't heard,

    MS06-020 - Vulnerabilities in Macromedia Flash Player from Adobe Could Allow Remote Code Execution (913433) - only works for IE! If you use any other browser you must go to the Adobe page to install version 8,0,24,0.

    Test your Flash here:

    http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/

    Finally, I am updating the list of WIN98SE updates on my page, and should have it finished by Saturday.

    http://www.emarkay.com/win98se/windowsupdatedata.html

    There are a few errors, additions and the like...

  18. 98lite preview 4.5 "Chubby" mode. So far no other problems. No message board, and no FAQ or KB notes there on this issue. Looks like they haven't updated their pages in a while... Anyway I get this. I^6 IS installed and works, BTW

    "Windows Update Error

    Windows Update has encountered an error. This may be due to a discrepancy in your computer's time setting.

    To check your date and time setting:

    On the taskbar, double-click the time.

    Verify that the date and time is correct.

    You can also get online support if you are having problems with Windows Update.

    Send error number to Microsoft (0x800C0008)

    Note This sends error information but does not create a support incident; you may or may not receive a response."

    Of course I didn't send, and my system time is correct!

    Any ideas?

  19. So where do we stand on this?

    For someone using Win98SE with a drive greater than 125 GB (or so) REGARDLESS of partition sizes, on a NON-Intel chipset mainboard?

    For example, how about a MSI 661FM2-LSR mainboard with an Intel socket 478 P4, and a SIS 964 Dual IDE ATA 66/100/133 controller and a Maxtor 200GB PATA 133 HDD?

    It has already "wrapped around" and had to have it all reinstalled, and is stable (for now) - and no it's not THIS machine... :)

    Just wonderin'....



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