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i dont know if this is the right place to ask my question..

so heres my question.. ive used this software..

and i choose OPTION 1 then OPTION 3

now i uninstall OPTION 3 but i want some features of that OPTION 3 has..

like the system tray.. can i used that system tray in the OPTION 3 without installing OPTION 3 how?

coz ive been experiencing some problems with OPTION 3.. like kenel32.dll errors? user.dll? like that..

hope someone answers my question.. thanks

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and i choose OPTION 1 then OPTION 3

now i uninstall OPTION 3 but i want some features of that OPTION 3 has..

like the system tray.. can i used that system tray in the OPTION 3 without installing OPTION 3 how?

coz ive been experiencing some problems with OPTION 3.. like kenel32.dll errors? user.dll? like that..

hope someone answers my question.. thanks

Hi,

Thanks for your feedback.

The files installed by 98SE2ME option 3 must be installed together or not at all, because of interdependencies.

Please see READ1ST.TXT for details [see "* Option 3:" under the "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE" chapter]:

READ1ST.TXT

If you have experienced problems with option 3, please uninstall it as instructed in READ1ST.TXT [see "* Option 3:" under the "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE" chapter]:

READ1ST.TXT

To my knowledge, I haven't heard of problems with files installed by 98SE2ME option 3.

Is there a chance you're using other programs/updates/patches that give you those errors?

HTH [Hope This Helps]

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I apoligize for putting this in the wrong place before.

After @a year with XP I decided to come back to 98. It's nice to see this place is still just as active as ever.

I have my ME on a HP "rescue" two disc set. The only way I could access the files needed was to install ME on the HP compputer on a spare hard drive. Now I want to use the extra hard drive for something else.( test bed for unattended install) I want to copy ONLY the files needed for the 98SE2ME installation onto a cd.

Do I need ALL the .cab files or just these:

"* Windows Millennium Edition (ME) setup CD-ROM OR *.CAB files:

ALL these CABs MUST be ANYWHERE on your local disk(s)/partition(s) into the

SAME directory/folder:

BASE2.CAB

CATALOG.CAB

DRIVER5.CAB

DRIVER6.CAB

DRIVER7.CAB

MINI.CAB

NET3.CAB

NET4.CAB

PRECOPY1.CAB

WIN_10.CAB

WIN_11.CAB

WIN_12.CAB

WIN_13.CAB

WIN_14.CAB

WIN_15.CAB

WIN_16.CAB

WIN_17.CAB

WIN_18.CAB

WIN_19.CAB

WIN_20.CAB

WIN_21.CAB

WIN_22.CAB

WIN_8.CAB

WIN_9.CAB"

What I would like to do is to put the .cab files on a cd along with the 98SE2ME file.

Would they be recognized in the cd-rom this way?

Thanks for all your help

Brad

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MDGx :hello: :

What am I doing wrong? The ".CHM" (help file) does not download correctly, i.e. it comes up as an HTML. Even if I use "view source"/"save as:" it is still bad. Is this due to the conversion from HTML (at MaxSpeed site) to CHM format?

@steamshooter: I would recommend burning the whole "OPTIONS" folder just so you won't have to reload again. And since this is not my Topic, I'm sure MDGx will eventually answer your primary question.

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How do i install Windows Picture and Fax viewer from my WinME CD on

Windows 98SE I wanna test it with the KernelEx update.

I'm assuming you're talking about the Fax tools.

Fax tools are installed "normally", by running their executables, as explained here:

http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#F95T

There is no need to use KernelEx for ME Fax tools, just run them, they should work ok with any Windows 9x/ME edition.

ME Fax tools are compatible with all 9x/ME OSes, KernelEx was designed to make NTx OS apps/tools/games compatible with 9x/ME OSes.

BTW:

To my knowledge there are no Fax tools on the WinME CD-ROM [please see URL above for details].

HTH

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Small request, files like msconfig.exe which is backed up and replaced with meconfig.exe

Sigverif.exe etc... (Don't wanna delete manually file by file) can you make a script to delete those by choice because i don't want to have duplicate files on my system especially if i don't have a need for them.

This should apply to all files that are duplicates of others.

If theres a need to replace them i will until then i don't have any problems with them.

It can be called the Clean up option 8

A big thank U

I'll think about it.

Thanks for your feedback.

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At the end I've discovered that this is a bug of some hp printers.

A solution is :

1) replace Spool32.exe with the original;

2) remove checkbox on Win.ini file in msconfig, so during reboot Win.ini can reload printer.

I have added a new topic in READ1ST.TXT under the "KNOWN BUGS + FIXES" chapter:

READ1ST.TXT

* BUG:

Some Hewlett-Packard (HP) printers do NOT work properly with WinME SPOOL32.EXE

4.90.3000 installed into %windir%\SYSTEM [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] by

98SE2ME options 1 or 2.

FIX:

In such case:

1. Replace WinME SPOOL32.EXE with Win98 SE SPOOL32.EXE 4.10.1998 from Win98 SE

setup CD-ROM:

A. Make sure the SPOOL32 printer process is not loaded in memory.

To do this, download, install and run CoolKill [797 KB, freeware]:

http://www.prowebsitemanagement.com/downloads/coolkill.zip

Then right-click the CoolKill icon in the Tray -> select Kill -> left-click

%windir%\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE (if present).

B. Now make sure your Win98 SE setup CD-ROM is inside your 1st CD/DVD drive

(if more than 1) or that you have Win98 SE setup CABs somewhere on your hard

drive(s)/partition(s), and then run this command from a DOS box (example):

EXTRACT/Y D:\WIN98\WIN98_46.CAB SPOOL32.EXE %windir%\SYSTEM

where D is your CD/DVD drive letter [make sure it matches your actual drive

letter].

C. Restart Windows.

OR:

2. Start button -> Run... box -> type:

MSCONFIG

press Enter -> remove the check box next to WIN.INI -> Apply/OK -> reboot.

This way the HP printer driver will be reloaded during reboot from within

%windir%\WIN.INI [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS]. [thank you Max_04]

HTH
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hi mgdx .Question:I installed the 98SE2ME option 2 -700newer me files.so in the future if i install new hardware ,video card etc do i use a 98se or Me driver?
Your question is answered in 98SE2ME READ1ST.TXT, under the "FAQ" chapter:

READ1ST.TXT

* Windows 98 SE OS build/edition/release/revision/version does NOT change no

matter which NOR how many (hot)fixes/patches/updates/service packs/etc you

install, including SP2, 98SE2ME, 98MP10, NUSB, MDCU, WUPG, RP, KernelEx etc.

That is because Windows 98 SE specific core system files like KERNEL32.DLL,

KRNL386.EXE, COMMAND.COM or IO.SYS canNOT and should NOT be replaced with

Windows ME counterparts. If you do replace any of them, your OS will lock up.

Please see the list of Win98 SE system files that should NEVER be replaced:

http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#NEVER

Therefore when installing MS Windows Updates from WU:

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

WUC:

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/

Corporate Updates:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/downloads/corporate.asp

and/or official/unofficial MS (security) patches/(hot)fixes:

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#98SE

http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm

http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm

http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm

http://www.mdgx.com/dx.htm

you will be able, just as before, to install ONLY system files created

specifically for Windows 98 SE, and MOST ALL OTHERS (except certain hardware

drivers designed for all Windows 95/98/ME releases) will probably be rejected.

HTH [Hope This Helps]
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MDGx

What am I doing wrong? The ".CHM" (help file) does not download correctly, i.e. it comes up as an HTML. Even if I use "view source"/"save as:" it is still bad. Is this due to the conversion from HTML (at MaxSpeed site) to CHM format?

Actually I just noticed that too. :(

Using IE 6.0 SP1:

- left-click = hex code downloads in the browser window.

- right-click -> Save = saves only as HTM file.

All other browsers I've used [Netscape, Mozilla, Seamonkey, Firefox + Opera] save the file correctly.

I've also tried to tweak this by modifying the server .htaccess settings, without success.

So I've created a self-extracting executable instead [152 KB]:

http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/982MECHM.EXE

This installs 98SE2ME.CHM into C:\9!M [default folder, where 98SE2ME is always installed] and a shortcut to it [98SE2ME HTML Help Guide + Manual] in Start -> Programs -> 98SE2ME folder [same as if it was installed by 98SE2ME.EXE].

Andf now if any1 tries to download the CHM file directly:

http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/98SE2ME.CHM

will be redirected to the EXE file instead.

Please try it out.

HTH

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I have my ME on a HP "rescue" two disc set. The only way I could access the files needed was to install ME on the HP compputer on a spare hard drive. Now I want to use the extra hard drive for something else.( test bed for unattended install) I want to copy ONLY the files needed for the 98SE2ME installation onto a cd.

Do I need ALL the .cab files or just these:

"* Windows Millennium Edition (ME) setup CD-ROM OR *.CAB files:

ALL these CABs MUST be ANYWHERE on your local disk(s)/partition(s) into the

SAME directory/folder:

BASE2.CAB

CATALOG.CAB

DRIVER5.CAB

DRIVER6.CAB

DRIVER7.CAB

MINI.CAB

NET3.CAB

NET4.CAB

PRECOPY1.CAB

WIN_10.CAB

WIN_11.CAB

WIN_12.CAB

WIN_13.CAB

WIN_14.CAB

WIN_15.CAB

WIN_16.CAB

WIN_17.CAB

WIN_18.CAB

WIN_19.CAB

WIN_20.CAB

WIN_21.CAB

WIN_22.CAB

WIN_8.CAB

WIN_9.CAB"

What I would like to do is to put the .cab files on a cd along with the 98SE2ME file.

Would they be recognized in the cd-rom this way?

Thanks for all your help

Brad

Brad,

To install only 98SE2ME, you need *only* the CABs listed above, all into the *same* folder [see READ1ST.TXT, under the "EXTREMELY IMPORTANT" chapter]:

READ1ST.TXT

All CABs needed by the 98SE2ME install routine are recognized/found no matter where they are located, as long as that particular drive/partition is properly installed and recognized by your computer.

This is detailed in READ1ST.TXT under the "EXTREMELY IMPORTANT" chapter:

READ1ST.TXT

OR ALL these *.CAB files MUST be ANYWHERE on your local disk(s)/partition(s)

into the SAME directory/folder:

...

On the other hand, to (re)install WinME OS, you need *all* WinME CABs from the WinME setup CD-ROM, from the D:\WIN9X folder [D: here is the CD/DVD letter, change if necessary].

Or you can copy all CABs from the WIN9X folder on the CD to a directory on your hard disk.

Usually this is %windir%\OPTIONS\CABS [where %windir% is most of the time C:\WINDOWS].

%windir%\OPTIONS\CABS = used by OEMs/VARs/manufacturers/vendors to install 9x/ME OSes on customers' PCs.

HTH [Hope This Helps]

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There is no need to use KernelEx for ME Fax tools, just run them, they should work ok with any Windows 9x/ME edition.

ME Fax tools are compatible with all 9x/ME OSes, KernelEx was designed to make NTx OS apps/tools/games compatible with 9x/ME OSes.

BTW:

To my knowledge there are no Fax tools on the WinME CD-ROM [please see URL above for details].

HTH

This is what i was talking about

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/272969

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This is what i was talking about

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/272969

Actually, I've tried this sometime in the past, and screwed up pic [gif, jpg] file associations pretty badly. :(

So I've removed shimgvw.dll from all 98SE2ME options.

Details in UPDATES.TXT:

http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/updates.php

Just open UPDATES.TXT in Notepad and do a search for shimgvw.dll .

HTH

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