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Xeno86

KernelEx 4.5.2

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CharlesF, could you answer, why you're still using IE 6.0 (it's a very bad browser IMHO)?

Lol!

I don't use so often IE 6, my main browser in Windows 98 is Opera

BUT there is a few reasons why I am still keeping Internet Explorer in work:

- I don't use IE 6 itself (which is completely blocked by my FW) but his engine through Maxthon. I love this program, I'm very accustomed to it and he has several functions and plugins that I was not able to find (at least as simple) in Opera

- it is faster to launch, faster to read flash videos

- a few sites are still asking Internet explorer instead of Opera (like bank, for tax return, ...). For them I use a spoofed User Agent making them think it is IE8

- as Fredledingue said in another thread, the main annoying experience was javascript controls that may completely freeze it, but his incredible tweak has solve this problem

Even Microsoft recommend to uninstall it!

For security reasons, which doesn't concern that much the old OSes (especially when you take a few precautions).

Btw, Xeno/Tihiy, lot of thanks for another update of KernelEx! :thumbup

From me too :yes:

but I have to wait until this WE to find the time to install and play a bit with it.

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Fixed: Qt4 apps not showing interface fonts

Thank you very much! Great job as usual; this fixed one of the problems I was having.

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It's a bit off-topic but:

- I don't use IE 6 itself (which is completely blocked by my FW) but his engine through Maxthon. I love this program, I'm very accustomed to it and he has several functions and plugins that I was not able to find (at least as simple) in Opera

- it is faster to launch, faster to read flash videos

Yes, with Maxton you could customize IE in a way you prefer but still you're using slow and "ancient" Trident engine, which is a real headache for webmasters/webdesigners.

Faster launch time is understandable because of tight intergration with OS.

For security reasons, which doesn't concern that much the old OSes (especially when you take a few precautions).

Indeed, it's a main reason but not the only: IE 6.0 is over nine years old browser (released on August 2001) and which is even more important, not compatible with modern Internet technology.

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CharlesF, could you answer, why you're still using IE 6.0 (it's a very bad browser IMHO)?

Even Microsoft recommend to uninstall it!

Well, you didn't ask me, but I'll tell you: I keep it mostly to help support other users that still have it in use. Also for the engine, which removal cripples Win 9x somewhat. And for the odd download, when I need to do it from 9x. I mostly navigate from IE8 on XP SP3. I was a faithful user of Netscape, up to v. 4.78.0.55 (which I still do have installed, although it's mostly useless, at present). Then I moved on to IE 5.0, which I've upgraded gradually up to IE6SP1.

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I now (with KernelEx 4.5 RC5) retried to update the plugin Flashblock to 1.5.14.2 and restarted Firefox 3.6.12 manually. This time it apparently installed without problem.

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Hey,

It seems there is a minor bug with the new KEX and vlc (1.1.4). Some fonts became way too small.. For example the vol.-numbers and the fonts of the equalizer (nearly not readable).

Bye

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Hi,

I might have found a bug while repairing Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

regards,

WATSON06.zip

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I had no luck with installing ANY recent version of Media Player Classic Home Cinema between versions 2371 and 2714.

I get errors like:

"...the MPC-HC.EXE file is

linked to missing export SHLWAPI.DLL."

and

"the MPC-HC.EXE file is

linked to missing export KERNEL32.DLL:HeapQueryInformation"

So, what ELSE is necessary, along with KernelEx to make it work ???

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I had no luck with installing ANY recent version of Media Player Classic Home Cinema between versions 2371 and 2714.
Download MSVC2008 compiled versions. And IE6 is likely required. Support for MSVC2010 runtime is not planned soon.

Did anyone try Office 2007 format converters? Is it too hard (huh) to install? It will run almost-out-of-the-box soon, but if you're eager to try, i can give everyone painless no-msi-editing method now.

Also plz don't discuss IE in this thread, period.

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Did anyone try Office 2007 format converters? Is it too hard (huh) to install? It will run almost-out-of-the-box soon, but if you're eager to try, i can give everyone painless no-msi-editing method now.

First test, Office 07 Converter Pack:

It works well (with DOCX only). I just left the old Word Viewer 97/2000 on here, no encrypted/passworded files open, but I will try with the Word Viewer 2003 next.

Second test, trying the Word Viewer 03:

I must be forgetting something in Orca...I have the installation going but it reaches a point (I think writing registry values) and starts to go backwards and eventually reads "installation ended prematurely because of an error".

Partial success, I give up for now.

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I must be forgetting something in Orca
You need to remove ExecSecureObjects from msi. Don't try too hard since soon you won't need to do that.
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You need to remove ExecSecureObjects from msi. Don't try too hard since soon you won't need to do that.

Indeed! It installed, but has a few minor issues. I'll put some screenshots to explain:nicea.jpg

When I click File -- Open and click on Desktop in the dialog box, I see this:

56863954.jpg

Folders seem to be missing, like the Windows Folder, Program Files(Seems like all it sees is 'My Documents'):

35471669.jpg

Still no encrypted docx support. Double-clicking files works fine.

Congrats, quite an achievement.

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Did anyone try Office 2007 format converters?

I could install it (delete LaunchCondition with Orca) but it did not work. Error with WORDCONV when opening a DOCX file with Word 2000

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I used Orca to delete the launch conditions of O12Conv.msi from FileFormatConverters.exe version 12.0.6015.5000. Started the O12Conv.msi and it installed with one reboot and a scanregw error. I tried a dozen docx files using Word 2002. Perhaps 7 converted perfectly. Three converted but with this error: "There was an error opening file." Two failed to converted with this error in Wordconv: "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down." As expected pptx files failed to convert.

Any thoughts on whether the latest version of the converter might yield better results?

Impressive work in any case. Thanx.

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I repeated the experiment with the latest version that I could find: 12.0.6500.5000. It works at least as well and probably better.

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Three converted but with this error: "There was an error opening file." Two failed to converted with this error in Wordconv: "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down."
Now we would like crash logs / those files.
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I could install it (delete LaunchCondition with Orca) but it did not work. Error with WORDCONV when opening a DOCX file with Word 2000

I should have mention this...

When I had just installed the converter and had the Word Viewer 97/2000 installed, I could not open DOCX files within the viewer, Double clicking them was the only way the converter seemed to work. If I chose File -- Open within the viewer, it displayed garbage.

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I have to report a bug found while printing Excel sheet to LAN printer HP LJ 2200DN

No matters if I use OO or Excel it freezes computer so only Ctrl-Alt-Del left to regain control

Uninstalling KEx helped at once

WIN 98SE

KEx 4.5 RC5

RP 9.67

WATSON00.zip

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Very excelente notice New RC to Kernel Ex. :thumbup

Congratulations. It hurts not to know programming to contribute to the project

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I have to report a bug found while printing Excel sheet to LAN printer HP LJ 2200DN

No matters if I use OO or Excel it freezes computer so only Ctrl-Alt-Del left to regain control

Uninstalling KEx helped at once

WIN 98SE

KEx 4.5 RC5

RP 9.67

Try finding your printer driver file spoolss.dll, right click on it, go to KernelEx tab, choose "Disable KernelEx extensions", close with OK.

And don't forget to report back.

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I've just done what you suggested. It doesn't work.

I am sending Filemon log of printing text file in Writer. What's funny this text printed from Wordpad goes smoothly

regards,

OO.print.failure..zip

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I've just done what you suggested. It doesn't work.

I am sending Filemon log of printing text file in Writer. What's funny this text printed from Wordpad goes smoothly

regards,

The problem isn't related to KernelEx, at least not directly:

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1289411827432+28353475&threadId=2991

http://forums.techguy.org/earlier-versions-windows/350582-error-when-printing-win-98-a.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20040217232044/support.microsoft.com/?kbid=247821

here, point 3:

http://web.archive.org/web/20040202005522/http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/spool32.htm#ERRSPOOL32

Your best options are trying to replace spoolss.dll with the one from Me (4.90.3000) or disabling the antivirus.

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I have installed KernelEx 4.5 RC5.

Running fine,

but I don't find any improvement in VLC. :(

Like previously I can't use any version after VLC 1.0.3.

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I have installed KernelEx 4.5 RC5.

Running fine,

but I don't find any improvement in VLC. :(

Like previously I can't use any version after VLC 1.0.3.

Hopefully, I'm not alone with that problem. ;)

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I have the very latest KernelEx installed, but when I try and download the latest Adobe Shockwave player 11.5.9.615 It trys to install, but then it stops and I get an error on Firefox, here are the details, and wondered if there was something I did wrong or need to do in order to get the shockwave to successfully install, by the way after the error is shows up in the list of add/remove program list, but the player doesn't work because when I test it on the adobe site nothing shows in the box.

SHOCKWAVE_INSTALLER_SLIM caused an exception c0000417H in module SCC.DLL at 016f:008b6300.

Registers:

EAX=01a1f0bc CS=bff7016f EIP=008b6300 EFLGS=00000216

EBX=00000000 SS=bffc0177 ESP=01a1f390 EBP=01a1f3d4

ECX=00000000 DS=1a10177 ESI=00000000 FS=630edf

EDX=00000000 ES=bfa40177 EDI=00000000 GS=1a10000

Bytes at CS:EIP:

83 c4 14 83 c8 ff eb 4b 33 c0 39 75 0c 0f 95 c0

Stack dump:

008b6300 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 47ab6568 0093a070 01a1f414 00000000 008d993c 01a1f3a8 01a1f82c 01a1ffbc 008b66a0 46873c8c

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Output folder: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM

Skipped: msvcp71.dll

Skipped: msvcr71.dll

Output folder: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe

Output folder: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Director

Extract: M5drvr32.exe

Extract: M5if32.dll

Extract: SWDNLD.EXE

Extract: SwDir.dll

Extract: np32dsw.dll

Output folder: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe

Delete file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\gi.dll

Delete file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\gt.exe

Delete file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\gtapi.dll

Delete file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\SCC.dll

Delete file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\Xtras\CBrowser.x32

Delete file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\Xtras\INetURL.x32

Delete file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\Xtras\Multiusr.x32

Delete file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\Xtras\Netfile.x32

Delete file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\Xtras\Netlingo.x32

Delete file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\Xtras\Speech.x32

Delete file: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\Xtras\autodownload.txt

Output folder: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11

Extract: Control.dll

Extract: DynaPlayer.dll

Extract: Plugin.dll

Extract: Proj.dll

Extract: SCC.dll

Extract: SwHelper_1159615.exe

Extract: SwInit.exe

Extract: SwLogo.bmp

Extract: SwMenu.dll

Extract: dirapi.dll... 100%

Extract: gi.dll

Extract: gt.exe... 100%

Extract: gtapi.dll

Extract: iml32.dll... 100%

Extract: shockwave_Projector_Loader.dcr

Output folder: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\Xtras

Extract: CBrowser.x32

Extract: INetURL.x32

Extract: Multiusr.x32

Extract: Netfile.x32

Extract: Netlingo.x32

Extract: Speech.x32

Extract: autodownload.txt

Output folder: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe

Created uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\uninstaller.exe

Registering: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Director\SwDir.dll

Execute: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Shockwave 11\SwHelper_1159615.exe /regserver

Execute: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Director\SwDnld.exe /regserver

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