I bought and installed Loew's patch a few days ago for a clean test install of win98se on a 2gb p4 HP a475 that I have sitting around. The pc is 4 or 5 or so years old and runs fine with xp. It's based on some sort of Asus mobo with intel 848 chipset etc. It also has both ide and sata ports on the mobo
Loew has great documentation and the patch installed just fine after the first reboot. In fact, before I bought the patch and the large drive patch, I called him with some questions and he was very helpful. Haven't tried the large drive patch yet and am testing all this on an 80gb ide drive
Anyway, I installed win98se and the Loew memory patch and then installed various video card drivers, intel chipset drivers etc and the unofficial update (2.1 is the one I have from about a year ago I believe). I also have another hofixes update something-or-other that I haven't installed yet from last year.
On this 2gb P4, I have some intel smbus and other errors I'm still tracking down, but other than that, the pc seems to be flying just fine.
One thing I haven't yet figured out is that the system icon on control panel shows I'm running 1024mb of ram although there is 2gb inside. The bios reports all the ram. Icon also shows I have Winse98 4.10.2222 A
Any ideas on settings or things to search out on getting windows to see all of the 2gb?
This post has been edited by billyb: 04 March 2009 - 12:14 PM