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  1. i'm trying to install windows 98 on a 2005-ish pc that came with winxp. it seems like there are some drivers for the network and audio on the mobo so i wanted to give it a try. but it seems like the installer cannot see my IDE DVD drive. i tried changing a bunch of settings in the bios but no luck. can anyone help?
  2. This topic is specifically to discuss development of Winternight-Classic (which is an upcoming fork of the Firefox 3.0 codebase, but with support for the deprecated "Windows" GFX toolkit, Visual C++ 6.0, and Windows NT4/9x support included). The purpose of Winternight-Classic is to have a fork of Firefox that is "lightweight", but still supports semi-modern web technologies, and also still supporting Windows NT4/9x and Visual C++ 6.0.
  3. I am broadcasting this user guide because the essential information is being slowly lost from internet search providers. Windows 9x is a very functional OS, however, Microsoft rarely included the troubleshooting essential for resetting parts of the file system, which is the way the OS typically gets to work back to normal, even in 2022. I've learned through experience that Virtual PC Emulation is never going to support all DOS and 32-bit games library. A real PC made between 1993 - 2001 must be purchased and taken care of. The Windows Millennium embedded virtual mode DOS window is 100% functional in the exact same performance as in Windows 98... however, the AUTOEXEC.BAT and the CONFIG.SYS files located in the path C:\WINDOWS or in C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\EBD expect accurate command strings in relation to the upgraded MS-DOS Version 8.0 which is a part of Windows ME itself. Additionally, one must be mindful and careful in searching for that one original 16-bit DOS driver made by the Sound Card manufacturer because the name of the string can vary. The file path I mentioned a moment ago is not the DOS BOOT system files. Rather, it is a secondary replica of the DOS BOOT system files which is intended to be read by the embedded virtual mode DOS, which Microsoft designed. For the reason that the AUTOEXEC.BAT and the CONFIG.SYS files were left completely blank by Microsoft, I do not know why. However, with efficient work and knowledge, DOS Gaming is very functional and the CD-ROM, SOUND, MIDI, and Analog Joystick strings must be applied. It also should be noted that the MS-DOS Editor application doesn't even permit editing of the system file path I mentioned. It should be manually edited under Notepad by copying and pasting it to Desktop, and re-naming the file extension to .TXT. 1) Let us start with AUTOEXEC.BAT. A) Because my Sound Card is not an actual SoundBlaster brand, but a SoundBlaster-compatible brand called CrystalAudio, then the SET SOUND string is different. It appears: SET SOUND=C:\WINDOWS\CWCDATA\CWCDOS.EXE /P (CWCDOS.EXE is the original 16-bit DOS driver made by the Sound Card manufacturer.) B) Because my Sound Card is not an actual SoundBlaster brand, but a SoundBlaster-compatible brand called CrystalAudio, then the string particularly has the "I5" and "H5" instead of the usual "I7" and "H7." It appears: SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620 T6 (On a SoundBlaster brand only, it appears: SET BLASTER=A220 I7 D1 H7 P330 T6 J200) Note: Apply the "J200" at the end of the string IF ONLY your sound card is SoundBlaster. If it is SoundBlaster-compatible brand otherwise, skip and proceed to the next step. C) Because my Sound Card is not an actual SoundBlaster brand, but a SoundBlaster-compatible brand called CrystalAudio, then the string SET MIDI is PART ONE in order to activate the Analog Joystick under DOS. It appears: SET MIDI=SYNTH:1 MAP:E MODE:0 Note: PART TWO in order to activate the Analog Joystick involves installing Direct X 7.1 through 8.2. Then restart. Then these dual 16-bit and 32-bit drivers will combine functionality. The Joystick is therefore active under Control Panel > Game Controllers. D) The CD-ROM string is a universally recognized one. It appears: LH c:\command\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001 E) The complete code string as a whole is a ton of gibberish code, however, it is VERY IMPORTANT to use this version of code IF YOU'RE USING WINDOWS ME because it is the resigned DOS Version 8.0 code included with it. Note: Open attachment below. 2) Let us continue with CONFIG.SYS. A) The original purpose of CONFIG.SYS was intended to sort the Disk or Diskette boot order. Microsoft expanded on it to specify memory thresholds and character thresholds. Subsequent to Windows 98 and ME, it also includes expanded memory and hardware drivers. The HIMEM.SYS string is crucial. It is used to manage extended memory on DOS. Note: Open attachment below. 3) If you have recently upgraded or installed Windows Millennium, you should adhere to the strict update process. A) Do not download and run the "Unofficial Service Pack 1" auto-script. The person who created that script did not take into account that most updates needs to be individually installed and to restart the computer every time. Your computer will either crash on blue screen or your registry will become obsolete. Instead, go over to this link so that you can download a folder that contains all relevant updates individually > https://archive.org/download/WULOS and select the file "WinUpdates_95-XP32.iso." B) Please be advised that you may not need to install too many updates for too long from that folder, as because Microsoft released an update-related Security Disc in 2004 to various magazines, which includes a lot of final component updates. Go over to this link > https://archive.org/details/securityupdatecd_2004_woutdirectx9 and download the .ISO file. Note: This is the only version of the Security CD that has Direct X 9 removed. Because Direct X 9 removed compatibility with dozens of 32-bit games and also removed the analog joystick driver. C) Do not install Direct X 9 ever. Direct X 7.1 is pre-installed with Windows Me. You may also install Direct X 8.1a and 8.2. Version 8.2 is when you stop. D) You may also browse the very large collection of updates and additional applications located here: https://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm 4) Browsing the World Wide Web (mainly Google and MSN) in 2022. A) Download the custom built browser called RetroZilla 2.2 located here: https://github.com/rn10950/RetroZilla/releases/tag/2.2 B) Install Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 (IE6SP1). Don't listen to what everyone is saying regarding TSL connections being blocked by external websites. That's bs. Google will load on unsecure HTTP via either TSL and/or SSL. Therefore, open Control Panel > Internet Settings > Advanced. Then scroll down to check mark "SSL 2" "SSL 3" and "TSL 1." Install RetroZilla 2.2. Open a new browser tab, then type "about:config," then add these scripts: Script 1: security.ssl3.ecdhe_ecdsa_aes_128_gcm_sha256 Script 2: security.ssl3.ecdhe_rsa_aes_128_gcm_sha256 Again, open a new browser tab, then type "about:config," then search these six scripts and disable them each by toggling it to FALSE. security.ssl3.ecdh_ecdsa_rc4_128_sha security.ssl3.ecdh_rsa_rc4_128_sha security.ssl3.ecdhe_ecdsa_rc4_128_sha security.ssl3.ecdhe_rsa_rc4_128_sha security.ssl3.rsa_rc4_128_md5 security.ssl3.rsa_rc4_128_sha Again, open a new browser tab, then type "about:config," then search for Java and disable the script called "javascript.enabled" by toggling it to FALSE. C) If you set up Networking Devices (Sharing) via the Home Network Setup Wizard, your Internet Connection (IP Address) will be negatively compromised. Don't. There is a new yet little known setting in Windows ME called "IP Routing Enabled" which causes this issue. You can view this unusual setting by opening Start > Run > type "Command" > type "WINIPCFG." IP Configuration Utility will open and you will see that setting check marked in blue. It cannot be resolved simply by de-selecting the check mark because the registry settings were compromised too. Therefore if you have no Internet Connection (IP Address) because of this, then this troubleshooting will fix it and get the connection restored. C-continued) Repairing Winsock2 in Win9x/ME. Open Control Panel > Network. Inside the "Configuration" tab, remove all protocols (the protocol icon is T-shaped) while leaving the Network Adapters (green icon) alone. Close the Network Properties window, AND DO NOT CLICK YES FOR A REBOOT. YOU MUST NOT REBOOT YET. Open Regedit and delete these keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VXD\Dhcp HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VXD\Dhcpoptions HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VXD\MSTCP HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VXD\Winsock2 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2 Then close Regedit. Open Control Panel > Network again. Click Add, then click Protocol, then click add once more. Then a third box appears. Click Microsoft on the left panel, then click TCP/IP on the right panel. Have your Windows ME CD inserted for the CAB rebuilding process. Click OK and close all boxes. When the request to reboot appears. CLICK YES and REBOOT. And your Internet Connection (IP Address) settings are now restored. 5) Release and Renew the IP Address, Default Gateway, and DNS router data. A) Open Start > Run > type "Command" > type "WINIPCFG." Click Release All and then click Renew All. 6) Easy way to boot into Safe Mode. A) Hold down the "Control" key when you reboot the computer. 7) Burning blank CD-Rs for file transfer. A) CD-Rs manufactured since 2015 changed to dyes that are unstable on older CD-ROM Drives and the dyes melt very easily due to the higher power output of the laser. Your best bet is to purchase a lot of orders of vintage CD-R stocks on eBay.com. _______________________________________ Have *´) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•´ * . ´***Great Times!! I am so very tired and I will provide more troubleshooting guides when I return in a day or two. AUTOEXEC.TXT CONFIG.TXT
  4. I am trying to find where the Internet Explorer toolbar icons are. I have tried various things to find them but I haven't been able to. I tried using IconsExtract to search through iexplore.exe but I didn't find the toolbar icons. Didn't find them using Resource Hacker either. I even went as far as to have IconsExtract search every file on the C: drive for icons but I did not see the Internet Explorer toolbar icons when scrolling through the 1551 icons IconsExtract found on the hard drive. I tried doing some research, but I couldn't really find anything relevant. Does anyone know what file these icons are stored in and how I would extract them? I have included an image highlighting the icons I am looking for.
  5. Hello, this is one of my first topics in MSFN, one of the things i've considered posting is about Windows 95 onboard AC97 audio drivers and inf mods which were needed in some drivers (had to do for some systems). Also to recopilate them as well The inf modded versions are made due to some AC97 driver packages for Windows 95 (notably Realtek and C-Media), deliberated cut support for many chipset AC97 controllers in the Windows 95 version, but supported in the Windows 98/ME/2000/XP versions even if the driver version is the same as the later one, the mod puts the HW support in the Windows 95 version on par with the Windows 98/ME/2000/XP version Warning: Keep in mind some of the chipsets like Intel ICH6/7, nForce4 variants, SiS 965/966 and ATI IXP4x0/SB4x0/600 support both AC97 and HDA codecs, so make sure your board uses an AC97 codec for audio. High Definition Audio (HDA) codecs are NOT supported Advance Logic/Realtek AC97: Supported codecs: ALC100, ALC100P, ALC101, ALC200, ALC201, ALC201A, ALC202, ALC202A, ALC203, ALC650, ALC653, ALC655, ALC658, ALC850 Supported chipset/southbridges: Intel ICH0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7, VIA VT82C686A/B, VIA VT8231/VT8233/VT8235/VT8237, SiS 630/730, SiS 961/962/962/964/965/966, nVidia nForce 1/2/3/4, ATI IXP/SB up to SB600 Tested working on Asrock Conroe865PE (i865PE+ICH5, Realtek ALC850) v4.06 Win95 inf edited to add Intel ICH5/6/7 AC97, ATI AC97, AMD AC97, ALi/ULi AC97 and nForce 1/2/3/4 AC97 ids, original infs only supported Intel ICH up to ICH4, VIA and SiS DL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GMaDH8vQu1Tma7U-I59SQ-pTjjxKmkxz/view?usp=sharing C-Media AC97: Supported codecs: CMI9738?, CMI9739?, CMI9761, CMI9780 Supported chipset/southbridges: Intel ICH0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7, VIA VT82C686A/B, VIA VT8231/VT8233/VT8235/VT8237, SiS 630/730, SiS 961/962/962/964/965/966, nVidia nForce 1/2/3/4, ATI IXP/SB up to SB600 Used infs from AsRock's site, inf edited to add Intel ICH4/5/6/7 AC97, ATI AC97, AMD AC97, VIA AC97, SiS AC97, ALi/ULi AC97 and nForce 1/2/3/4 AC97 ids, original infs only supported older ICH, found in boards like Asrock P4I65G and 775I65G Needs testing, will probably test it against my Asrock P4I65G/775I65G, Gigabyte GA-8S648FX-RZ and DFI K8T800-Pro-Alf DL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16aPsM99XdVGh8X4AK5U8c1TiVm3i52Rs/view?usp=sharing VIA AC97: VIA Vinyl 7.00b claims to support Windows 95, but can't find anything related to it on the folder, may check earlier releases later. TO-DO ADI SoundMAX AC97: Need to find an apropiate Win95 driver, TO-DO Sigmatel AC97: Can't find anything related to Windows 95, TO-DO Supported codecs: STAC9700/STAC975X SiS AC97: SiS 7018 codec doesn't support Windows 95 and seems like SiS doesn't provide Windows 95 drivers, can't verfy it right now since i don't have a SiS 7018 equiped board SiS 7012 is supported and SiS provide drivers, although you are better using Realtek or other vendor driver if your SiS chipset board is paried with a Realtek/C-Media/SoundMAX/other vendor codec If someone has an input about this, feel free to reply to this thread or tell me
  6. Hello, does anyone know a good VPN service, which is using a protocol supported by Windows 95/98SE/ME? I am now using AirVPN, which only has OpenVPN, which doesn't support Windows 9x. Thanks

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