In RE: Slipstreaming this Fix
It appears that this issue cannot be fixed by slipstreaming. Slipstreaming does not allow the VMM32.VXD system file to be properly compressed during the first reboot. If the updated files are introduced to the system before the first reboot and the IOS error take place, WININIT will fail to combine various VXD's into VMM32.VXD.
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some other important update that we could add? or something that supports a lot of memory (1gb), I tried the same trick windows 98 but not lucky
I thought about adding some other things, but I don't really want to go overboard. I prefer to keep things simple. Adding important Microsoft updates I agree with, but I don't want to get into the realm of a "Service Pack," there's already one of those listed on MDGx's website. Also if we did that, I would want to have a method to select which things are installed and which ones aren't, that has always been my complaint with "cumulative" update packages.
I do have some ideas though, and I will look over some of the other Microsoft updates for 95 to see what might be added.
On the memory issue - there may be ways of tweaking it to work (per the methods given in dencorso's thread
). However, I was never able to get any of those memory tweaks to work on my 98SE system. I purchased RLoew's patch, and I've never had another problem. I know some people out there have a problem with paying for a patch, but personally I only recommend this method. I have no problem whatsoever giving someone fair compensation for good work and the time they put into it.
I should also mention an experience that I had when I was first looking into the 98SE RAM issue. I set up my system with 1.5GB of RAM, and I tested both Gape's Service Pack and RLoew's demo patch in separate 98 installs on the same machine. Gape's Service Pack did not correctly display the amount of RAM installed, I think it showed 1224MB or something like that (it's been a while), and the system seemed to be unstable. RLoew's patch worked flawlessly however, so I decided that I would buy it. Later I also tried installing the demo patch to the same 98 system as Gape's Service Pack, and the two seem to be incompatible, the amount of RAM was still incorrectly reported and the system seemed unstable.
I do not
mean to disparage Gape or his Service Pack in any way, Ive got a lot of respect for him because he spent his time making something like that to distribute freely.
Edited by LoneCrusader, 10 February 2010 - 03:56 PM.