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  1. Thanks nostalgic98! and everyone else. Yes, I am well aware of the bloat-ware from previous internet company CDs. We shall see how it goes.
  2. sdfox7 said " That system will work fine with U Verse " sdfox7, do you mean Win 9x. or is this in reference to something else? If so, what if things have changed since you had Uverse?
  3. Thank you for all that info cov3rt! I've downloaded the Mcafee version of wsc gaurd 4.0 . From what I understand, Win 98Se and Win Me, should not be too much of a problem? Seems that 95 and standard 98--from your experiences--can be toilsome as well troublesome. So long as I can get on easily with XP. 98se, and Me--I can wait to work on giving 95 a go. I am wondering if it is easier to use all of them with Cox cable? I do have an old Motorola Modem (I think it has just recently been replaced from what I hear)--and the CD that has the Win 9x drivers (not sure about 95)--that might still get me on the internet if I get go cable. Lot of research to do ere time runs out!
  4. I've received a letter from at&t telling me only 45 days are left for me to get Uverse, due to the transition from the regular DSL I've used for years; that my internet services will be interrupted completely if I do not upgrade. I called the tech chap over there (a pleasant fellow) and asked him several questions regarding getting online with Win 98versions, as well as Win 95. He said, that as long as the operating system had a TCP/IP stack and protocol--etc, that it would be no problem. When I asked him if the Uverse modem had to have drivers installed for "any" PC to recognize the modem, he said no, that it was a router--and one can just get online. It has always been my assumption that a modem needs drivers for the PC to recognize it. My current DSL modem certainly did. So far as routers go, I've no idea, having never fooled with one. Is anyone here using a 9x system with Uverse? And if so was it a chore to get it to work? Any and all info concerning this matter would be greatly appreciated. They also told me that dial up is no longer offered in my area, and that they were going to phase it out completely!
  5. Not quite sure about any software off hand, but the law of Probabilities would seem to deem it so. I do know, that an old Sound Blaster 24 Bit---states (and does) work on Win Me, but not 98 versions. I am certain that though it does not work out of the box for 9x versions below Me---the drivers could be modified to do so. I've never had any problems with Me yet (with or without IE). It has always been very stable for me and rather crash resistant. I do find though (and oddly) that the HD seems to become fragmented more often than others---needing frequent defragging.
  6. If it's someone's pet, that got away---you would have to find the owner, and ask him or her what they named it. Seriously thugh---can you take a pic of it, and upload it here? I bet someone members would know.
  7. Thanks for that info jaclaz--! If I ever have to reinstall 2K (for me it's so stable it is scary) --I will give that method a try.
  8. Hellow Andrew! I feel for you--coming across the same things you mention when using my own Win 95 ancient Dell. I have an old Win 2000 PC that I've removed Internet Explorer from using that IEradicator program, most use to yank it out of 9x machines. I think the IEradicator program only works if only service pack 1 or just up to SP2 has been installed.; someone would have to check out what the read-me says, And as would be expected, 2K is appreciable faster once IE has been removed!
  9. Humpf! ....Well how do you like that!
  10. Forgive me if this question betrays an ignorance of how things work, but I've always entertained the following : That the Best Firewall System---closes all ports all the time. That it only opens a port to the other PC you intend to communicate with, and only for so long as you have business with said other PC. That you are fully "STEALTHED" to all others---Except for the one computer/server---you have business with: that when you are through---the port that you used---is closed once more. Is my understanding of these matters in error?
  11. Since I am a big fan of Ducks ( especially Baby Huey )....I've used this browser before! I did find it somewhat lacking---and hope the new version is perfected.
  12. On this XP I am using now, I am running SP2 and all updates before what would commence the actual installation of SP3. On my first XP PC bought when XP first came out, the 7 Compaq restore disks install the first public release of XP "without" Any service packs whatsoever. Not even SP1--!!!! And that is how it is running now. I have not installed any! It is running using an external firewall, along with a free software firewall. In the early days of it's use (back in the early 2000 era) I was plagued with every kind of Pop up, virus, and spyware you can imagine. But Back in those days, I did not even know software or hardware firewalls existed. Upon installing and using-- those "discoveries" the machine runs quick and clean. I have another Compaq that has been fully updated to SP3 only, with no updates thereafter. The machine without any service packs runs smooth as silk! The one with Sp2, and the one with SP3--- run about as smooth as quality Rayon. I never get any virus or spyware upon any of them, other than "" ever so infrequently; as detected by the old version of Spybot Search and Destroy---which is kept on the machines for "nostalgia" sake along with Ad-AwareSE. When I use my first XP PC without any service packs, I actually feel a sense of Being More Secure than when I use the others! It is hard to describe the feeling---but I liken it unto an overall ambience of--Purity--free from contaminating elements. The use of that Service Pack free PC has proven to me, that An Individual can indeed do what the majority of others think cannot be done successfully: if said Individual Knows, exactly what He/ She is doing.
  13. I am going to continue using All Win 9x systems for as long as I possibly can! Whilst I do derive great satisfaction from Win XP (which I will also continue to use)----the 9x systems have a special appeal for me. I have also created a dedicated Internet Explore 6 machine! I once avoided it like the plague (even removing it) .... until the "IE6 must die" campaign was instigated. The vehement approach of others to "force" their agenda upon everyone else---rubbed me the wrong way. My dedicated IE6 PC was the result of their strident efforts to kill IE6. As I have mentioned before---Man has the right to use the OS he Wills to use. Such a statement is made easily, since it is so congruent with my overall mode of self expression. I think it would behoove you to bring forth a 9x machine of your own----so that you can share in the joy and exuberance that I and others on this forum feel when we initialize that glorious Start button! What you might now consider folly, could well Initiate an overall beneficial, and rather pleasant experience for you.
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  15. Thanks for all the info guys! The Z bot fellow seems to especially pride himself upon his belief that the "death of IPV4" will finish Win 98--(meaning all 9x of course).