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  1. I've seen this one and then also I've seen one about there being dragons in here. I can't remember the rest of it but I haven't seen that one in quite some time. Other times the button instead of saying I accept the risk would say, I'll be careful, I promise.
  2. Welcome to MSFN! We hope you enjoy your stay with us!
  3. You're frickin awesome, dude! I wasn't even aware of this method. I just signed in with no issues, now I just have to test it all out and see how it works.
  4. Welcome to MSFN! Glad you like our forum!
  5. I still use Windows 2000 and Windows 98 on a daily basis. I'm in full agreement that new interfaces just plain suck. I hate the new interfaces where things have to be flat and boxy. Even the Google logo had to go from a nice looking depth to just a plain old flat color. BORING! I still use Office 2000 on both my computers, in the exception for Outlook 2003 on my Windows 2000 machine. We have Office 2013 via Citrix at work and I hate it. Not only does Citrix make Office sluggish, but Office itself is just so much harder to use. Word does have some cool new features to it for designers but there's no reason for the new interface. It's terrible and I have a hard time figuring out how to do familiar tasks. I was a whiz in Office, now I almost have to relearn everything. Another thing I hate that it seems everyone loves using is what they call the "hamburger" button for your menu options. Why? Why does three stupid lines represent your menu? Don't get me wrong, I'm not necessarily against change, but I want to see improvements, not back tracking. Not only has Windows gone backwards, but so has web design as a whole. I used to pride myself in webpage designs and layouts and now all you get are generic colors, flat of course, with bulky looking boxes, and I hate tablet optimized websites, those are just plain stupid. I'm looking to start using Linux and learning it. I've used it before but never truly engaged in the learning curve of it. If Microsoft can't get their act together, which I'm sure it never will, and when my computers stop doing what I need them to do, I'm off to Linux land. I really can't believe with all the outrage in these new OSes that they really take feedback seriously. They collect what we think, and then build what they want.
  6. Sounds like people may be forced to start having face to face interactions with each other again. Oh the horror it would be for so many people. Truthfully, I'd just laugh. I grow ever so tired of the smartphone obsession.
  7. So the lovely folks at Microsoft have done it again! Any version of Skype that is older than day old pastries no longer connects to the Skype service. So the patched Skype 5.5 no longer works and trying to sign in brings you that lovely message of how they were so sweet and simply signed you out because your version of Skype is outdated. But never fear! All you have to do is download the latest version and you'll be good to go! That is, of course, until you launch it and find out it doesn't work (obviously!). Their constant excuse is because they want to bring their users a much richer experience with Skype. Well, Skype was working just fine for me and did exactly what I needed it to do. I keep seeing this as a way to bully people into not just updating their software, but their version of Windows as well. It appears the newest supports XP but how long that will be, nobody knows. I'm sure eventually the plug will be pulled on it and unless you have Windows 7 or newer, you'll be SOL. Anyway, I tried accessing the site last night and it was experiencing some sort of technical issue so I wasn't able to check this link out up above to see if blackwingcat has already made some sort of update, but browsing his blog yielding nothing, for me anyway. I would check now but being as I'm at work and limited websites work (his is one that I cannot access here), I'm posting this as a heads up and hopefully a solution can be worked out. Changing the Skype version isn't helping but I'm sure there's something coded in there, probably in hex, that needs to be changed because changing the version number still makes the Skype server see it as version 6.18, even though doing about Skype shows
  8. Short and to the point! Welcome to MSFN!
  9. So I could wear Windows 98 on my wrist now? Sweeet!
  10. Welcome to MSFN! I hope you have a great experience here with us. Just grab a cup of coffee and lounge around!
  11. If Microsoft doesn't change their direction, I have a feeling either people will be forced so heavily onto their new platforms whether they like it or not, or people will switch to entirely different OSs. The reason 7 is still so high in popularity is because many people don't care for 8 or 10. Windows 7 as far as I'm concerned is the last "classic" version of Windows whereas 8 and 10 are hybrids and not everyone is onboard with that. It's clear though that Microsoft is piggy-backing on the success of Apple's Application Store (I refuse to use that shortened "word" =/), but whether it's working out as planned, I don't really know. I guess my question here though is what is really the difference between Wine and KernelEx? I get the vibe that KernelEx for Windows 98/Me is more like Wine (?) that it doesn't actually replace system files whereas KernelEx for Windows 2000 does and therefor modifying the entire hard kernel layer rather than playing off other file dependencies.
  12. @Painkilleraxel Please post in English or at least provide a translation for our other members. Thank you!
  13. Unfortunately, there's not much that can be done without rewriting a lot of code. As Dibya pointed out, it was a leaked beta and even though it's based on Windows 2000, there's still enough differences where even if you installed KernelEx, it would most likely either crash the OS completely or turn it into Windows 2000. KernelEx I believe even replaces ntoskrnl.exe which not only contains the boot splash but a lot of other startup code as well. I totally agree though, it would be cool to do something with it but I don't think there's enough interest in it to actually start patching it to become usable.
  14. Just tried the XP port of Vista's Spider Solitare and it seems to working just fine with 4.5.2016.16 with very few minor graphical glitches which may or may not be related to my testing system. Seems a bit slow but this was tested on a PIII 1GHz Coppermine. Will try the other games soon. Only thing is that when it installs, it installs in the Program Files folder but then creates a new %systemroot%\Program Files folder inside of it so possibly extracting the Microsoft Games folder out of there and placing it within the real Program Files folder and updating your shortcuts should work without a hitch.
  15. As far as your mileage may vary, I've honestly never had any issues running Windows 98 SE with 1gig of RAM without patches. Unless I just don't do some of the things with it that help trigger it to crash, I don't know. With that being said though, if you're truly serious about using Windows 98 in a production environment, I'd completely recommend Rloew's SATA and RAM patches. Not that I'm skeptical of the great Rloew, but I was skeptical of the SATA patch at first because I didn't realize that the SATA control despite also having IDE was causing my problems. But I did bite the bullet and bought it and it worked, it cured my problems. Just those two things can really make your life a lot more simple and less of a headache. The RAM patch I would say is totally ideal, even for less than 1gig of RAM, it can help stabilize the system. But I too use a Windows 98 system daily and those two items have made it possible to have a nearly modern system. As for my systems, I always use add on cards anyway for video and sound, so as long as you have compatible cards, you're good to go. Unless you do some serious high end gaming, mostly any video card from the mid-2000s would suffice quite nicely as long as it has drivers for Windows 98.