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How to manually remove Revolutions Pack 7 from Windows 98SE

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WARNING
These instructions could potentially render your Windows 98SE unusable.
It is highly recommended to have a full backup of your Windows folder before proceeding!
Also, make individual file backups for each and every file you delete or overwrite.
Store these backup files in folders off the root that you can easily get to from DOS for recovery.
I was prevented from starting Windows several times while creating this proceedure.
I could roll-back file changes (in DOS) from my BACKUP files I had made.
So, I still have a working Windows 98SE!
You have been warned!

And by the way:
*** Do NOT use the Add/Remove entry to uninstall Revolutions Pack 7!!!

If you do, you will roll-back Windows to the time of the Revolutions Pack install!!!
This will effectively make newer software installs unusable and remove any newer settings.
Also, if you have ever installed Revolutions Pack 7 over the top of an existing install, then the C:\WINDOWS\revbckup backup files are useless anyway...
But hey! If you want to time travel, then sure, be my guest! Use Add/Remove! Just do it! (Oh wait, those words are trademarked - D'oh)

Note: If your Windows 98SE is not installed in C:\WINDOWS, then please substitute references below with your current Windows folder.

>> This is NOT for the faint hearted! <<
>> Do not attempt this if you are not comfortable doing it! <<

*** There are reg files to create along the way to make registry changes easier ***
Just copy the given text (in code box) to Notepad and save to a .reg file. Run file.

After performing these steps, you should be back to Windows 98SE without Revolutions Pack 7 (but still with Windows Me Explorer and Shell).
If you are not in fact at your Windows 98SE desktop, then something did not work.
No problem - from DOS, just copy back the backup files you made (you DID make backup files right?)

Then simply install Revolutions Pack 9! ...and rock on dude!



Steps to manually remove Revolutions Pack 7 from your Windows 98SE install:

- Set Windows Display Scheme and Desktop Theme to Windows Standard

- Run RPConfig and turn off LameSkin

- Remove or move these C:\WINDOWS folders (and files):

revbckup
Resources

- Remove registry uninstall and data keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RPLite
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Revolutions Pack

REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RPLite]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Revolutions Pack]

- Delete this C:\WINDOWS file:
rpuni.exe

- Uninstall KernelEx if it is installed

- Restart Windows




Applets:

- Remove these registry keys/values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CE6F0BF9-D809-4810-8EF5-7024C88C60F7}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\ControlPanel\Namespace\{CE6F0BF9-D809-4810-8EF5-7024C88C60F7}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellExtensions\Approved\{CE6F0BF9-D809-4810-8EF5-7024C88C60F7}

REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CE6F0BF9-D809-4810-8EF5-7024C88C60F7}]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\Namespace\{CE6F0BF9-D809-4810-8EF5-7024C88C60F7}]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellExtensions\Approved]
"{CE6F0BF9-D809-4810-8EF5-7024C88C60F7}"=-

- Run:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\regsvr32 /u C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\sysprops.dll

- Delete these C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM files:
cpuinfo.dll
install.reg
programs.exe
sysprops.dll

- Replace these C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM files from Windows Me CD:
iosclass.dll (WIN_11.CAB)
mmci.dll (WIN_12.CAB)
setup4.dll (WIN_14.CAB)
sti_ci.dll (WIN_15.CAB)
sti_ci32.dll (WIN_15.CAB)

- Replace these C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM files from Windows 98SE CD:
mspcic.dll (WIN98_36.CAB)
setupx.dll (PRECOPY2.CAB)

- Replace this C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM file from 98SE2ME:
sysdm.cpl (or WIN98_25.CAB)



LameSkin:

- Remove these registry keys/values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Compatibility.clsDropFiles
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Compatibility.clsPropSheet
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\RadPropSheet
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\RadPropSheet
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile2\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\RadPropSheet

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes\AeroBlue
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes\Royale_Big
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes\Royale_Huge
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes\Royale_Small
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes\Vista
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes\Vista Standard
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes\Vista_Huge
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes\Windows XP
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes\ZuneXP
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\LameSkin

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GDI+ Filter
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\{ED2654EC-45AA-47EF-A043-E414944463F0}

REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Compatibility.clsDropFiles]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Compatibility.clsPropSheet]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\RadPropSheet]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\RadPropSheet]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile2\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\RadPropSheet]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Appearance\Schemes]
"AeroBlue"=-
"Royale_Big"=-
"Royale_Huge"=-
"Royale_Small"=-
"Vista"=-
"Vista Standard"=-
"Vista_Huge"=-
"Windows XP"=-
"ZuneXP"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"LameSkin"=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GDI+ Filter]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved]
"{ED2654EC-45AA-47EF-A043-E414944463F0}"=-

- Run:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE /u C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\slayer98.dll

- Delete these C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM files:
gdipflt.dll
lame.exe
lameskin.dll
slayer.reg
slayer98.dll
themes.reg



Logo:

- Delete this C:\ file:
logo.sys

- Delete this C:\WINDOWS file:
wll.com

- Replace this C:\ file from Windows 98SE CD:
command.com (PRECOPY1.CAB)

- Replace this C:\WINDOWS file from Windows 98SE CD:
command.com (PRECOPY1.CAB)

- Replace this C:\ file from KB311561 (rename from winboot.sys)
io.sys (or PRECOPY2.CAB from Windows 98SE CD)

- Restart Windows



Shell:

*** Please note: this part of the work is the most critical ***
*** All the shell files and two user files must be replaced at the same time!!! ***
*** Failure to do so will render your Windows unusable ***
*** You will be required to replace most of these files from DOS ***


- Change/Set the following registry values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,8
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,17
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,31
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon\Empty=shell32.dll,31
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon\Full=shell32.dll,32
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-40
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-137
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534}\DefaultIcon\(Default)=fontext.dll,-101
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon\(Default)=explorer.exe,0
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-138
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF}\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-210
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,3
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-154
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\sysfile\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-154
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\drvfile\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-154
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\vxdfile\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-154
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ocxfile\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-154
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cplfile\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-154
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\inffile\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-151
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\inifile\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-151
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-152
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ttffile\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-156
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fonfile\DefaultIcon\(Default)=shell32.dll,-155

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,8"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,17"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,31"
"Empty"="shell32.dll,31"
"Full"="shell32.dll,32"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-40"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-137"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534}\DefaultIcon]
@="fontext.dll,-101"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
@="explorer.exe,0"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-138"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF}\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-210"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,3"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-154"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\sysfile\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-154"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\drvfile\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-154"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\vxdfile\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-154"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ocxfile\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-154"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cplfile\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-154"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\inffile\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-151"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\inifile\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-151"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-152"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ttffile\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-156"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fonfile\DefaultIcon]
@="shell32.dll,-155"

- Delete these registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\3
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\4
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\5
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\6
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\7
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\8
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\9
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\10
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\11
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\13
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\14
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\15
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\16
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\17
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\18
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\19
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\20
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\21
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\22
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\23
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\24
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\25
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\26
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\27
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\28
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\29
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\30
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\31
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\33
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\34
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\36
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\37
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\38
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\39
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\40
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\41
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\42
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\43
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\44
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\45
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\46

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]
"3"=-
"4"=-
"5"=-
"6"=-
"7"=-
"8"=-
"9"=-
"10"=-
"11"=-
"13"=-
"14"=-
"15"=-
"16"=-
"17"=-
"18"=-
"19"=-
"20"=-
"21"=-
"22"=-
"23"=-
"24"=-
"25"=-
"26"=-
"27"=-
"28"=-
"29"=-
"30"=-
"31"=-
"32"=-
"33"=-
"34"=-
"36"=-
"37"=-
"38"=-
"39"=-
"40"=-
"41"=-
"42"=-
"43"=-
"44"=-
"45"=-
"46"=-

- Delete these C:\WINDOWS files:
icocache.ini
int19.com
int19.pif

- Delete this C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM file:
imageres.dll

- Replace this C:\WINDOWS\HELP file from Windows Me CD:
shell.hlp (WIN_18.CAB)

*** The following files must be replaced at the same time ***
*** Copy all the required files into a folder off the root and then replace from DOS ***
*** Please note that explorer.exe is in a different folder to the rest ***
*** And remember: Backup, Backup, Backup!!! ***


- Replace this C:\WINDOWS file from Windows Me CD:
explorer.exe (WIN_16.CAB)

- Replace these C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM files from Windows Me CD:
comdlg32.dll (WIN_10.CAB)
Show Desktop.scf (desktop.scf from WIN_19.CAB)
docprop.dll (WIN_11.CAB)
docprop2.dll (WIN_11.CAB)
fontext.dll (WIN_11.CAB)
ieshwiz.exe (WIN_16.CAB)
linkinfo.dll (WIN_12.CAB)
mpr.dll (WIN_12.CAB)
mprexe.exe (WIN_17.CAB)
mprserv.dll (WIN_12.CAB)
msimg32.dll (WIN_12.CAB)
mydocs.dll (WIN_13.CAB)
netplwiz.dll (WIN_13.CAB)
plustab.dll (WIN_14.CAB)
rasapi16.dll (WIN_14.CAB)
rasapi32.dll (WIN_14.CAB)
rnaapp.exe (WIN_17.CAB)
rnaph.dll (WIN_14.CAB)
rnasmm.dll (WIN_14.CAB)
rnathunk.dll (WIN_14.CAB)
rnaui.dll (WIN_14.CAB)
shell32.dll (WIN_14.CAB)
shscrap.dll (WIN_14.CAB)
webvw.dll (WIN_15.CAB)

- Replace this C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM file from Windows 98SE CD:
thumbvw.dll (WIN98_42.CAB)

*** The following two User files MUST be replaced at the same time as the shell files above ***
- Replace these C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM files from 98SE2ME:
user.exe (or WIN_17.CAB from Windows Me CD)
user32.dll (or WIN_15.CAB from Windows Me CD)

- After replace/restart, run these lines:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE /i C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\browseui.dll
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\docprop2.dll
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE /i C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mydocs.dll
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\netplwiz.dll
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE /i C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\shell32.dll
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\thumbvw.dll
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\webvw.dll



User:

- Remove this registry value:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics\TaskBarStartIcon

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"TaskBarStartIcon"=-

- Restart Windows

- Delete these C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM files:
comctlv6.dll
dll.dll
ktmdll.dll
logonui.dll
rpconfig.exe
services.exe
shldll.dll
shutdown.exe
winver.exe

- Replace these C:\WINDOWS files from Windows Me CD:
rundll32.exe (WIN_17.CAB)
winver.exe (WIN_17.CAB)

- Replace this C:\WINDOWS file from 98SE2ME:
regedit.exe (or WIN98_46.CAB from Windows 98SE CD)

*** These two files will require replacing from DOS ***

- Replace these C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM files from Windows 98SE CD:
comctl32.dll (WIN98_27.CAB)
msgsrv32.exe (WIN98_46.CAB)

*** These MUST be replaced at the same time as the shell files ***
- Replace these C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM files from 98SE2ME:
user.exe (or WIN_17.CAB from Windows Me CD)
user32.dll (or WIN_15.CAB from Windows Me CD)





Standard disclaimer
These procedures have worked for me. I am now running Revolutions Pack 9. However, there may be some overlooked file or setting, or some difference with your Windows 98SE system that causes problems, and therefore, I cannot make any guarantee that you will be able to complete these steps. In simple terms, you are solely responsible if your Windows 98SE implodes, taking with it the western spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy!

You have been warned to backup each and every file you replace or delete. If you do/did not heed this warning and cannot roll-back any changes you made, then please, do have a wonderful time re-installing Windows! :)

I've done the hard work, so enjoy!

Edited by RetroOS, 21 March 2009 - 01:12 AM.

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I do approve of this guide. Thanks for your [extremely] hard work! :D

Edited by Tihiy, 21 March 2009 - 12:14 AM.


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Thanks Tihiy for your stamp of approval. :D

May Windows 9x live long and prosper!
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Now how about an automated programme to do it?

This may be a bit long winded for some, in fact it may be easyer to backup registry settings of newly installed programmes and run the uninstaller then run the .reg files to re-regidter new apps.

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It is long winded indeed!
If someone has the time to create an automated version, either as a batch script or executable, then feel free!
As long as the automated version backs up every file as it goes, and has some way at DOS level to undo the changes in case of failure.
I had thought of doing it myself, but it took so long to establish the required changes, and I have not got the time at the moment.

I suppose it also depends on how many people are still using Revolutions Pack 7, and have had it installed for some time, where a roll-back of Windows from using the RP7 Uninstall would be a major!
Or those who more likely have installed RP7 upgrades over a previous install and therefore rendered their RP uninstallable...
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I do approve of this guide. Thanks for your [extremely] hard work!

Maybe you can create a single exe to perform all these steps without having people do this manually, because it looks like it's a lot of work just to get rid of RP7. ;)




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