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  1. CPUID have dropped support for Windows 9x since Q1 2011. Last Windows 9x compatible versions of tools are: --- CPU-Z - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z/versions-history.html LAST - FREE - CPUID CPU-Z 1.57 --- http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z/1.57-win98.zip --- HWMonitor - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor/versions-history.html LAST - FREE - HWMonitor 1.17 --- http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor/1.17-win98.zip --- HWMonitor PRO - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor-pro/versions-history.html LAST - $$$$ - HWMonitor PRO 1.11 --- http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor-pro/1.11-win98.zip --- PC-Wizard - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/pc-wizard/versions-history.html LAST - FREE - PC-Wizard 2010.1.961 --- http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/pc-wizard/2010.1.961.zip Not sure about these last two: --- PerfMonitor - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/perfmonitor/versions-history.html LAST - FREE - PerfMonitor 1.0.0.8 --- http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/perfmonitor/1.008.zip --- TMonitor - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/tmonitor/versions-history.html LAST - FREE - TMonitor 1.0.3 --- http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/tmonitor/1.03.zip
  2. This project was a test release for RP 9.1.0. Newer RP versions like 9.7.2 replace most of the files from this test release with different and newer builds. So, to directly answer your question, it can only be used with RP 9.1.0. Newer RP releases have some heap optimisation technology built in that does improve resource use. Not as much as this test release, but at least it is stable.
  3. As of version 6.7.9.0, AnyDVD has dropped support for Windows 9x. LAST - $$$$ - SlySoft AnyDVD 6.7.8.0 --- http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html
  4. However, some Office 2007 suites also include Publisher, OneNote, and Visio Viewer. Anyway, it's your list. Thanks for compiling it.
  5. One more update to add: - KB973709 Also, you could add the Help files updates too. Maybe in their own section? KB963662 KB963663 KB963665 KB963667 KB963669 KB963670 KB963671 KB963673 KB963677 KB963678
  6. Nice work! Some changes: - KB972363 replaces KB969907 (older one is in the list) - KB974631 replaces KB974561 and KB969613 (the three are in the list) - KB977724 was withdrawn in March and replaced with KB980210. See here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2010/03/11/issues-with-office-after-installing-kb977724.aspx - KB982331 replaces KB978380 and KB969679 (older two are in the list) - KB982312 replaces KB981715 (both are in the list) Additional updates: KB969559 KB972363 KB972581 KB974234 KB979441 KB980729 KB982124 KB982331
  7. A simple explanation to your question, is that a USB Composite Device is a single USB device with more than one function. For example, the KVM I have is a single USB device (the root device is the Composite Device) that has three child devices being a USB 2.0 Hub, a USB HID Keyboard, and a USB HID Mouse. Some PC-Card/ExpressCard mobile data cards have an internal USB hub connected to a USB composite device with a USB CD (virtual) for installing the software, a USB cellular wireless device, and a Mass Storage Device (flash storage card). Another example is a printer with a flash card socket where the printer and mass storage device are part of the composite device. The operating system will always detect and load the driver for the composite device first before it can detect the other child devices. There are exceptions to this explaination. Some USB devices function as compound devices where each function is seen from the operating system as a separate device. An example might be a webcam with a built-in microphone. Here is some good technical USB information for those interested: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/connect/usb/usbfaq_intro.mspx http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/connect/usb/usbfaq_intermed.mspx
  8. How to get Windows 98SE (with 98SE2ME) to work with a recent USB composite device Background I wanted to switch between two PCs, one Windows 98SE, and the other Windows 7. There are basic KVM switches that switch PS/2 keyboard/mouse and VGA. However, I wanted to switch audio (and not just stereo!), printer, scanner, and so on. I also wanted DVI switching. So, I found a switch box, or KVMP, that switches peripherals as well. In all, it does USB 2.0 devices (built-in hub) including it's own ports for HID keyboard and HID mouse, 6 audio lines (7.1 channels, line in, microphone), and DVI. Great! Just what I wanted. Installation So, I hooked up the Windows 7 PC, and it detected the USB composite device and child devices, and worked correctly. However, when I fired up Windows 98SE, it was a different story. I have 98SE2ME and NUSB 3.3 installed. Windows 98SE detected the USB composite device and prompted for a driver. So, I plugged in a PS/2 keyboard, and proceeded. There were two options: - usb.inf - the standard Windows 98SE drivers - usbme.inf - the standard Windows Me drivers from 98SE2ME. I started with the 98SE drivers... BSOD! Restarted... BSOD! Solution After some messing around and many restarts, I determined that Windows 98SE was dead... So, I rolled back the registry to the last known good registry save. Windows 98SE started okay, and redetected the USB composite device. This time I selected USBME.INF to use the Windows Me drivers. That worked and I arrived at the desktop. However, the HID devices were not detected. I checked the Device Manager and discovered that the USB composite device had failed with a ntkern.vxd code 2 failure. The driver it was using was usbccgp.sys (4.90.3000 - original Windows Me). So, after a number of wasted restarts, I thought I would try the Windows 98SE version... However, Windows 98SE does not have this file. Well, I reasoned, maybe Windows 2000? No such driver (it uses usbhub.sys). Okay then, what about Windows XP KB822603 (5.1.2600.1243) version of usbccgp.sys? It worked! The other USB devices were all detected okay, and the shared keyboard and mouse were now working. So, I further reasoned, maybe the Windows XP SP3 (KB936929) version of the file (5.1.2600.5512) would work too? Sure enough, it works perfectly, and has been running with no USB problems for some weeks now. So, this is how I got a recent USB composite device and child devices working in Windows 98SE. Please note however, that you will need at least 98SE2ME, and probably also NUSB 3.3. Maybe it would be possible to include the usb.inf file from Windows Me and the usbccgp.sys file from Windows XP SP3 in NUSB?
  9. Okay, okay I understand now. I'm just confused about which version to use because I install 98MP10 last, and it overrides the newer version from 98 SE SP3 Beta 4. I noticed that MD's IE6 SP1 Component Update pack installs ADVPACK.DLL 6.0.2900.2180 from XP SP2. I used to back-date to 6.00.2800.1106 from XP SP1, but in the end just left the XP SP2 version. It's been on my PC for some time now and seems to work okay...
  10. I've been running 98SE + SP2.1a + 98SE2ME + RP9 + GDI Heap Extender Beta 1 + KernelEx 4.5 Beta 2 continuously for a week without a restart now... I normally restart my PC every couple of days because it becomes unstable. However, since installing KernelEx 4.5 Beta 2, it has been so stable and fast that I just haven't needed to. I've been using Microsoft Word XP, Excel XP, Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer 6 SP1, Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0, Firefox 3.6, Windows Media Player 9, VLC media player 1.0.5, and many other apps and applets. Some of these apps have been continuously open for many days while working on files (saving as I go of course!). I've been viewing YouTube and other flash videos with Adobe Flash 10.0.45.2 with no problem. PDF files standalone and webpage imbedded are working fine with Adobe Acrobat 6.0.6. The only issue I've had, as mentioned previously, is the odd IE6 crash out. It does not seem to be linked with anything in particular. Sometimes it's been while reading a webpage of text. This has happened perhaps five times this week, but has not destabilised Windows!!! I also have for a long time had problems with Microsoft Word XP (2002) completely locking Windows, mouse and everything. So far it has not locked the system since installing KernelEx 4.5 Beta 2. Top marks lads! A sweet Windows 9x enhancement! VLC 1.05 is NOT working well here.Even with a TrueType font, I lose displaying for several menus, like 'Preferences' or the volume level on the interface (Tooltip is displayed, but not the 100% of the actual level). Also, if I delete the cache and preferences (folder 'vlc' in %windir%\Application Data\), VLC crashes at next launching. I had to keep cache of previous version 1.03. Having had a closer look, I can also confirm parts of VLC 1.0.5 windows are missing. The Preferences window and the About window show no text except some "€" Euro symbols... Even the buttons in those windows show no text. I can however see the list of keyboard shortcuts under Preferences, Configure Hotkeys, and the titles of each section in Preferences.
  11. I can confirm the IE6 crashes, although I don't think I've had them while browsing MSFN. Since upgrading to KernelEx 4.5.x, I get occasional, random IE6 crashes (with default IE6 re-start). There is no apparent pattern that I can find. I thought it was just my Windows, but perhaps not. No other crashes to mention, in fact very stable. Care to share that information? Link? I have similar graphics glitches and also a nVIDIA card.
  12. Great work with KernelEx 4.5 Beta 2! So far it's stable and fast. IE problems are gone. It's also fixed a long time problem I've had with Thunderbird 2. When I clicked on URL links in e-mails, nothing happened... I have Firefox installed as well - same problem even when Firefox 2 was installed. I searched the Mozilla forums and all over the Internet, but nothing would fix it! Now that I have installed KernelEx 4.5 Beta 2, suddenly my e-mail links work! You guys are the best!
  13. When I login from the home page (www.msfn.org), before the home page returns, I get the following full screen message: If I then go to the Forums (after manually going to the home page), it shows that I'm logged in.
  14. Wonderful! I have only switched the title bar font from Tahoma to Verdana,and VLC is now perfect. Thanks RetroOS. I think Tahoma must support Unicode.Oddly, I went to my Font folder and it is displaying two times the Tahoma font: same TAHOMA.TTF, same size and same time stamp. It is the only font I see in double. Do you know how to correct that? I noticed the two Tahoma fonts a while ago... One is listed as TAHOMA.TTF and the other as tahoma.ttf. The same size, date, and time. I also have some other duplicate fonts, some with identical font name and file name, and others with variations. I changed all my fonts to Trebuchet MS and that worked.
  15. VLC 1.0.5 works for me. However, I had the same problem you describe, back in 1.0.3. It turned out to be the font I was using for Windows text. After I changed it to another font, VLC displayed correctly. Try changing to another desktop theme to test, or just change the fonts in display appearance settings. I suspect that some 'custom' fonts may not support Unicode and therefore extended characters are blank/missing like in VLC. I could be wrong...