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Here's my totally rad Windows ME configuration :)

Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 6 (Installed, but never used.)
Netscape 9.0.0.6 (no javascript)
Seamonkey 1.1.19 (no js)
Opera 11.11 (turbo, with javascript)
K-Meleon 1.5.4 (no js)
Firefox 2.0.0.20 (no js)

Multimedia:

Windows Media Player 9
Eusing Free Video Converter


Graphics Win9x:

CompuPic Pro 6.23
IrfanView 3.17
XnView 1.60
Mihov Jpegar
Paul's Graphic Viewer 4
FastStone Image Viewer 4.6
11view
ImgViewer 32
NGView
TruView 1.83
FineView 0.63
New View Graphics Viewer 7.7.2
Slick View 1.4
PicViewer 3 by Annixsoft
iview 3.0 by Jogra data
ccy image viewer


Graphics DOS

PictView
PV 2.78
Jpeg6a32 (cjpeg.exe & djpeg.exe utilities)


Grafx Editor

Photo Filtre 6.5.2

Word Processors

Microsoft Word 2000
AbiWord 2.4.6


CD Burning

ImgBurn 2.5.6.0
Deep Burner
Burrrn


Audio Players & MP3 rippers

1 by 1
Trout
Neutrius
Cdex 1.70 beta 2
CD ripper freeware
Mptrim


Anti Virus

ClamWin 0.97.3
Rose's Heuristic Based Virus Scanner
F-Prot 3.16 (definitions from Jan. 2009)
Tiny Personal Firewall 2.0.9
McAfee Stinger
Multi Virus Cleaner 2009


File Compression

Ccy Haha ZIP
UnzipThemAll 1.4
Simply Zip
Freebyte Zip
Desktopzip 2008
Info-Zip's Wiz 5.03


Windows components

Directx 9.0c
Microsoft Installer 2.0


Utilities
CCleaner 2.36
Foxit PDF Reader 2.3
cutePDF writer
System Information Viewer 4.15
Kernel Ex 4.5.1
(for Opera)

Edited by ScrewUpgrading, 29 November 2011 - 02:23 AM.



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Here's my "ultimate" Windows ME configuration :)

But your thread title is about Win9x. :unsure:

I mean, do you accept ideas from BOTH Win9x AND Me users or you just want to meet the other 3 (three) persons in the world that run normally Windows Me? ;) :angel :whistle:
:lol:

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I mean, do you accept ideas from BOTH Win9x AND Me users or you just want to meet the other 3 (three) persons in the world that run normally Windows Me? ;) :angel :whistle:
:lol:

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What's that actually supposed to mean? :whistle:

Typical flame bait trolling IMO. :rolleyes:

Way to go Jaclaz! :thumbup

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There is still 3 of them? Actually, since most of us are using one or more of the unofficial upgrades that contain some WinMe components, aren't we all running 9X hybrids?

Back on topic, a partial list (too lazy to look ATM)

Primary security apps,
System Safety Monitor 2.0.8.583
Kerio 2.1.5
Proxomitron 4.5 (2003-6-1)

Additional pri-sec apps.
Privoxy
Tor-Vidalia
NIS Filecheck
Filemap

Browsers,
SeaMonkey 2.0.14
K-Meleon 1.7

Other (too lazy to sort)
Connectix Virtual PC
Win ISO
Magic ISO
Magic disk
ImgBurn
BurnAtOnce
PDFXchange
SocksCap
Clipboards (multiple clipboard utility)
Launchkey
Splinterware system scheduler
NDN
Universal extractor, both versions
7zip
Dcopy
ISO buster
PGP
NotePad+
Putty
WinSCP
Sam Spade
ĀµTorrent
WinHTTrack
WinMerge
WinAmp
Wink
IrfanView
WinPCap
NMap
Ethereal

Other miscellaneous utilities, editors, etc, and some stuff I can't think of ATM

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There is still 3 of them? Actually, since most of us are using one or more of the unofficial upgrades that contain some WinMe components, aren't we all running 9X hybrids?

HIt right on the nail :thumbup , though a Windows Me is nothing but a bettered Win98 (only worse ;)) it has some features that are NOT in a "plain" - even if updated - Win98 and possibly not even in a hybridized Win98.
Additionally "Win9x" also includes Windows 95 that has also some different features/possibilities, or so I am told by the 2 (two) people that still run it daily :whistle: .

Let's assume that numbers are (talking of frequent members of MSFN who actually run mainly or often Win9x/Me):
  • People running a "plain" - but updated - Win98 (EACH one with a slightly different number of settings/tweaks/updates/what not) : A few tens.
  • People running a Win98 hybrid with Me (EACH one with a slightly different number of settings/tweaks/updates/what not): A few tens.
  • People running Me: 3
  • People running 95: 2

Evan if possibly not entirely accurate :whistle: , the above numbers show how the intended audience might be different.

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Windows Me is nothing but a bettered Win98 (only worse ;))

Whatever you say... :angel

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so I am told by the 2 (two) people that still run it daily

Really? I cannot remember I ever told you of my problems.
Anyway, I am running W95 OSR2, on a 25MHz 486SX, and 16MB memory. Actually it's in use as a ethernet to parallel port converter, also called printserver. The only extra software installed is vnc-server, and a small program I wrote myself, which pings a number of IP addresses, and shuts down Windows when nothing is answering anymore. (When no computer is up, no-one will print, right?)
msdos.sys is reconfigured not to start the GUI, and autoexec.bat contains:
win
music.exe
When Windows is down, it will return to DOS, and start the dos program music, which will make some noise through the on-board speaker, so I know Windows is down and the computer can be switched off. (There is no monitor, mouse or keyboard attached).

Edited by Mijzelf, 12 November 2011 - 12:20 PM.


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ut your thread title is about Win9x. :unsure:

I mean, do you accept ideas from BOTH Win9x AND Me users or you just want to meet the other 3 (three) persons in the world that run normally Windows Me? ;) :angel :whistle:
:lol:

jaclaz


I feel so alone now. Is windows Me really that bad? Should I downgrade then? :(

Yes, I accept Windows 95, 98, 98se. :) Please list whatever software you have on Widows 95, 98, 98se, 98seme, ME. Am I missing anymore OS's?

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I feel so alone now. Is windows Me really that bad? Should I downgrade then? :(

Naaah, it wasn't/isn't AS bad AS most people try to depict it, as I see it it has a lot of nice features :), but it suffered IMHO from:
  • like all MS products, initial instability, usually fixed after a short time by a SP1 (that never was released for Me)
  • it never really got the numbers to make a "critical mass" impact, and most software vendors and programmers (generally speaking) never got around using the added capabilities, most things you now run on Me were developed and tested on Windows 98 only and only by chance they do work allright on Me too
  • it was "compressed" (not unlike Windows 2K, but to a far greater extent) by the immediately following release of XP and the senseless pushing for XP Home edition by MS on every OEM machine
  • it was - initially at least - seen as a joke by the good ol' DOS lovers, due to the direct booting in GUI mode
  • the "typical" users were (necessarily) the people who bought it pre-installed in a OEM PC, seriously I never knew anyone which actually bought a "Full install" version
  • these "typical users" - again very understandably - as soon as they got their brand new machines, installed on them a few zillions softwares as said developed and perfectly working on Win9x OS, but that were not truly tested on Me, thus increasing the instabilities of the System, or at least its perceived instabilities

So all in all it was/is an AS good AS Win98 OS, but with a far smaller user base, expecially among the peeps that - like most MSFN members do - are interested in the innards of the OS, in tricks and tweaks and what not.

I have a good ol' ASUS mini-notebook with Me on it, and I never had actual problems with it (though I actually use that particular PC only rarely and when I do I normally use the other OS that I have installed to it, which is 2K).
When I run for tests a DOS based GUI OS I tend also to use a Win98SE system.


Yes, I accept Windows 95, 98, 98se. :) Please list whatever software you have on Widows 95, 98, 98se, 98seme, ME. Am I missing anymore OS's?


Good. :)
I am sure that with this approach you will get far more useful replies :thumbup.

jaclaz

Edited by jaclaz, 13 November 2011 - 07:34 AM.


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Naaah, it wasn't/isn't AS bad AS most people try to depict it, as I see it it has a lot of nice features


^ Preach, brother.

I'm running out of topic ideas at this place however. So far only Herbalist has showed and telled what he uses. Also, you guys are the only people that will converse with me about my Windows ME fetish. I might go through withdrawal now if this place ceases to be the Windows 9x mecca of the internet.

Edited by ScrewUpgrading, 13 November 2011 - 07:09 AM.


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My experience with ME is limited to servicing several of those units. Those were some of the biggest nightmares I've ever worked on. While a lot of the problems were the users fault (huge quantities of adware/malware, almost 4GB worth in one case) the OS was touchy and temperamental in ways I've never seen before or since. I've never owned a PC with ME so I haven't had the opportunity to modify one and see just what it could do or how good it could get.

So far, my "ultimate setup" doesn't yet exist. This PC for instance is the one I use for internet and virtualization. Right now it's serving as a Tor exit. I'm not sure if it can do that and run the virtualization software at the same time. ATM I'm hesitant to try it. It's lousy for music, horrible sound quality, pops, squeaks, lots of harmonic distortion. I'm pretty sure that I don't have the right sound card driver but it's the only one I've found that works at all. It can't burn a decent ISO, lousy cd-dvd combo drive that's about shot. For those, my old 98FE HP works great, but it doesn't have the processing power or the RAM (366MHZ 160 MB RAM) to deal with virtualization. I have another Dell that I might try 98 on eventually, maybe this winter. It will be more difficult to do on this one, 2GB RAM and requires a USB keyboard and mouse. Right now, it runs XP. I use it for some gaming and my other half uses it. It might be able to serve as my "ultimate system" but would leave me without a decent PC for XP and the one game I got addicted to. This PC, booted to XP will play it, but 1GB RAM lags too much when it gets busy.

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I feel so alone now. Is windows Me really that bad? Should I downgrade then? :(


Some us believe that WinME --> Win98se is actually an upgrade. :whistle:

I remember that WinME was the testbed (and we were the guinea pigs) for System Restore. A dress rehearsal for inclusion in WinXP. Ummm, no thanks. Saving thousands and thousands of files in protected folders was yet another persistent infection vector waiting to be exploited either by malware, or Windows itself which is stupid enough to save an infected file into the _Restore area. Coupled with increased System File Protection (compared to earlier Win9x) it became much more difficult to remove an infected file if it got in.

The final straw was Removing DOS at Startup, removing the chance to delete a system file manually, thereby locking a possible infection in place. Three strikes you're outta there. Ordinarily with an infected system file, it is just reboot, F8 to DOS and manually over-write files from a safe location. This doesn't have to be about a virus though. Any tweaking or experimenting with Drivers and System Files is pretty much rendered moot by those three mentioned WinME advancements. Yes, you could just keep a startup floppy handy and boot to a DOS prompt to perform manual surgery, but this means the probability of leaving floppies in the drive and the BIOS set to boot from it, which of course opens another infection window. So what they really did to WinME is to make it unfriendly to the experts, the hackers, the experimenters that enjoy playing under the hood.

But they did tweak some parts okay. Scandisk works better in Windows, and Defrag in Windows seems to be perfected. USB was better out-of-the-box of course and many of the supplied drivers were newer. Memory management seems to have been improved since it looks like the maximum allowed RAM is higher.

Interestingly, one other major change was in RegEdit, where they were apparently toying with the NT idea of separate hives, but not exactly. They uniquely decided to break the CLASSES tree out of HKLM\Software and store it separately on disk. Which made for three files instead of two, and SYSTEM was now smaller. Looking back now it was an odd idea because NT always separated the root keys, not a piece of a key. I think what happened is that it was simply a stop gap for the increasingly bloated registries causing instability and which could no longer be /c rebuilt manually anyway. One thing is for sure, never use the RegEdit from WinME on earlier versions!

If it were possible to completely remove System Restore and revert System File Protection to it's former benign self (only protect a few files but not automatically replace them), and of course fix the IO.SYS problem with DOS, then WinME would be an upgrade. IMHO, of course.

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If it were possible to completely remove System Restore and revert System File Protection to it's former benign self (only protect a few files but not automatically replace them), and of course fix the IO.SYS problem with DOS, then WinME would be an upgrade. IMHO, of course.

Well, there are a few ways to get back the DOS.
http://www.dewassoc....me/real_dos.htm
http://www.reocities.../mfd4life_2000/


The SFP:
http://support.micro...kb/253571/en-us
has a re-known solution:
http://www.mdgx.com/me1.htm#UPH
http://erpman1.tripo...rent/sfpoff.htm
additionally it seems like the list of files is in a file sfpdb.sfp and system.cat
http://support.micro...kb/267282/en-us
I presume that given there is enough interest in it (which I doubt) someone could use the same kind of tricks were used for 2K and XP WFP and have a "limited" amount of checked files.

Turning off System Restore:
http://www.onecomput...com/me_tips.htm
http://www.onecomput...#system_restore

So, WHAT is the problem?

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So far only Herbalist has showed and telled what he uses.


I'll see what I have on my Win98 PC tonight if I remember. :P
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some us believe that WinME --> Win98se is actually an upgrade. :whistle:

I remember that WinME was the testbed (and we were the guinea pigs) for System Restore. A dress rehearsal for inclusion in WinXP. Ummm, no thanks. Saving thousands and thousands of files in protected folders was yet another persistent infection vector waiting to be exploited either by malware, or Windows itself which is stupid enough to save an infected file into the _Restore area. Coupled with increased System File Protection (compared to earlier Win9x) it became much more difficult to remove an infected file if it got in.

The final straw was Removing DOS at Startup, removing the chance to delete a system file manually, thereby locking a possible infection in place. Three strikes you're outta there. Ordinarily with an infected system file, it is just reboot, F8 to DOS and manually over-write files from a safe location. This doesn't have to be about a virus though. Any tweaking or experimenting with Drivers and System Files is pretty much rendered moot by those three mentioned WinME advancements. Yes, you could just keep a startup floppy handy and boot to a DOS prompt to perform manual surgery, but this means the probability of leaving floppies in the drive and the BIOS set to boot from it, which of course opens another infection window. So what they really did to WinME is to make it unfriendly to the experts, the hackers, the experimenters that enjoy playing under the hood.

But they did tweak some parts okay. Scandisk works better in Windows, and Defrag in Windows seems to be perfected. USB was better out-of-the-box of course and many of the supplied drivers were newer. Memory management seems to have been improved since it looks like the maximum allowed RAM is higher.


I'm glad that Windows Me had improved USB support. I probably would've never bothered learning about "thumb drives" if it required more than simply inserting the device into the computer and automatically getting detected. I used to make multi-volume archives on floppies with a DOS program called "Sky Compressor." It was easier than doing it with more complex programs such as ARJ and Pkzip. I'm not a power user by any means. Slow learner, keep it simple is my motto.

I can see your point though about Windows 98 being better for power users, and the people who like to experiment and tweak their systems. No wonder everybody dislikes WinMe.

Interestingly, one other major change was in RegEdit, where they were apparently toying with the NT idea of separate hives, but not exactly. They uniquely decided to break the CLASSES tree out of HKLM\Software and store it separately on disk. Which made for three files instead of two, and SYSTEM was now smaller. Looking back now it was an odd idea because NT always separated the root keys, not a piece of a key. I think what happened is that it was simply a stop gap for the increasingly bloated registries causing instability and which could no longer be /c rebuilt manually anyway. One thing is for sure, never use the RegEdit from WinME on earlier versions!

If it were possible to completely remove System Restore and revert System File Protection to it's former benign self (only protect a few files but not automatically replace them), and of course fix the IO.SYS problem with DOS, then WinME would be an upgrade. IMHO, of course.


What I do, is immediately after a fresh format and installation, I turn of system restore.

Turning off Hibernation support, and the rest of those annoying energy saving features also helps things go more smooth.

Well, there are a few ways to get back the DOS.
http://www.dewassoc....me/real_dos.htm
http://www.reocities.../mfd4life_2000/


The SFP:
http://support.micro...kb/253571/en-us
has a re-known solution:
http://www.mdgx.com/me1.htm#UPH
http://erpman1.tripo...rent/sfpoff.htm
additionally it seems like the list of files is in a file sfpdb.sfp and system.cat
http://support.micro...kb/267282/en-us
I presume that given there is enough interest in it (which I doubt) someone could use the same kind of tricks were used for 2K and XP WFP and have a "limited" amount of checked files.

Turning off System Restore:
http://www.onecomput...com/me_tips.htm


^ cool links, thanks.

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So, WHAT is the problem?

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Time, my friend. Lack of Time. (sigh)

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I disabled system restore and it seems to help ME alot. No crashes yet :)

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Here is a slightly modified list of stuff I have installed on my PC :

ĀµTorrent 2.0.4
3DMark05 1.2.0
7-Zip 4.57
Adaptec ASPI Layer 4.60.1021
Adobe Acrobat - Reader 6.0.2 Update 6.0.2
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin 10.0.32.18
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX 9.0.115.0
Adobe Photoshop 7.07.0
Adobe Reader 6.0.1 006.000.001
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5 11.5.9.620
Alcohol 120% (Trial Version) 1.9.2.1705
ALi RAID Driver
ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.5
ASIO4ALL
Blender
CCleaner
Command Prompt Here PowerToy
Cool Edit Pro 2.0
Corel Applications
DefleMask Tracker 3.5
DScaler 4.1.15
ffdshow v1.1.3516 [2010-07-25] 1.1.3516.0
FileZilla (remove only)
FL Studio 8
Foxit Reader 4.3.1.323
FreePCB 1.2
Frequency Generator 2007
GraphicsGale FreeEdition version 1.93.17
HWiNFO32 Version 3.86 3.86
IDA Pro Advanced v5.2 with WinCE v5.0 debugger
ImgBurn 2.5.5.0
Intel® PRO Network Connections Drivers
Intel® PROSet II 3.20.0000
InterVideo WinDVD 4
InterVideo WinDVD Creator1.0.87.97
IrfanView (remove only)
Jasc Paint Shop Pro 88.00.0000
KernelEx 4.5.1
K-Meleon 1.5.4 en-US (remove only) 1.5.4
MadOnion.com/3DMark2001
MadTracker 2
MIDI Tracker
MSN Messenger 7.0 7.0.0820
Nasty File Remover v0.71 (remove only)
Nero Suite
Opera 11.52
PaintTool SAI Ver.1
Paragon NTFS for Win98
Paragon Partition Manager 9.0 Professional
Parallel Port Joystick
PowerStrip 3 (remove only)
Python 2.6.5 2.6.5150
RAD Video Tools
Revolutions Pack 9
SiSoftware Sandra 2002 Standard
Skype™ 3.5 3.5.214
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2
Zultrax P2P
Tweak UI
Winamp 5.35
WinRAR archiver
WinTop
VLC media player 1.0.5 1.0.5
YAMAHA SoftSynthesizer S-YXG100plus
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I didn't bother going through finding out what versions things were, although I did decide to run 3DMark and my PC did a hard reset on test 3. That's a project for another day... in a list of projects... But I did finally remember to make a list. Since my Win98 PC isn't used daily since 2002, most of the programs are just really old. Its like using a time machine everytime I turn it on.

ACDSee XP
Active Worlds 3.2
Ad-aware 6 Personal
Adobe Acrobat 4
Adobe Photoshop 5 LE
Carmaggedon 2: Carpocalypse Now
CDex
Diablo
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
DivX v4.12
Grand Theft Auto
I'm Going In
Intel A/V Codecs 2.0
J2RE STD v1.2.2
Java 3D 1.2.1_013 Runtime (OpenGL version)
LeechFTP
Macromedia Dreamweaver 2
Macromedia Fireworks 2
Madonion 3dMark2000 v1.1
Max Payne
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
Microsoft Excel 97
Microsoft OpenType Font Properties
Microsoft Outlook 97
Mozilla Firefox v1.0 Preview Release
Nero 5
Q3Radiant public build 202
Quake 3 Arena
Quicktime
RealPlayer Basic
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Serious Sam
Shockwave
ShoutCast DNAS
Trillian
Winamp
Windows Media Player 7.1
WinRaR
Winzip 8
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Here is my software list for my Windows 98 PC. As I had only 1,7 Gb HDD, I've tried to choose not just the best software, but also the most needed and the smallest :)

Video:
As I use this PC mostly to watch non-HD movies and series, I have lots of such software.
K-Lite codec pack (medium-size version, the latest Windows 9x compatible one),
Crystal Player 1.98 - my favorite video player - I think, the most convenient one. Non-free, development is stopped. Support for 5.1 sound is buggy, and does not work on Windows 7 with true DirectX 11 video cards.
Flash Movie Player - keep it only because it is tiny.
GOM player - not very large player with internal codecs. It is useful to have such when system codecs don't work.
MediaInfo - a small utility to view media file parameters and codec information.
VLC Player portable - used it from USB memory stick to save HDD space. Useful when nothing else plays some video file normally.
PotPlayer portable - for the same usage as VLC

Audio:
1by1 - main audio player. Not the latest version.
Winamp 2.95 - just in case.
PicoMP3 - one of the smallest MP3 players. Keep it on USB stick just because it's tiny and cute :)
Apollo - on USB stick, just in case
XMPlay - because of nice skins

Office:
MS Office 97
Angel Writer - free RTF editor
DocX to Rtf
Spread32 - a very small , but feature-rich spreadsheet with XLS format support.

PDF/DJVU:
STDU viewer - the only XPS viewer, which works on Windows 98 (with KernelEx). Supports also DJVU, PDF and many other formats
FoxIt reader (portable, on USB stick)
Sumatra PDF

Text editors:
PSPad - a very good text/hex editor
Notepad2 - don't know why I keep it :)
AkelPad - small, but useful text editor (2 Mb with plugins). Keep it in case I need to uninstall PSPad to free more space.

Internet (My Windows 98 PC is on dial-up):
Opera 10.10 - default browser, best one for dial-up
Latest Opera - portable on USB stick
Firefox 2.0.0.20 - Was the default browser before I switched to Opera. Going to uninstall it soon when I backup passwords from it.
Download Master - must have on dial-up
QtWeb - a small, but fully functional webkit browser
OffByOne - tiny fallback webbrowser with very basic HTML and CSS support.
OperaCacheView

CD/DVD stuff:
CDCheck - utility for getting files from unreadable CDs. Can do multiple read attempts.
CDSlow
Usful Utils Disk Studio - small (3 Mb) application for burning data and audio discs.
Saiteria - small CD burning program
ImgBurn - one of the best freeware burning apps for older windows versions.
Ultimate CD/DVD Burner - (portable, on USB stick, just in case)
DAEMON Tools
ISOBuster

Archivers:
7zip latest
Winrar 3.80
PeaZip (portable, on USB stick)

ScreenSavers:
Cannot afford to keep large screensavers because of the lack of HDD space, so I keep only tiny ones
Particle Fire 1 and 2 screensavers - the best of the tiny ones. Very beautiful.
Ants and Evolve - these two are also interesting and could stay as my default ones for several months.

Games:
Here I list only the games that are always on my HDD:
Worms Armageddon - after deleting unnecessary sound files this game is less than 90 Mb
Crimson Land
Tanktics the impact
Tank wars (bomb) - old DOS game
SolSuite
Oasis - nice casual strategy game
SuperBalls - match three game
Blobby Volley

Unerasers:
FileRecoveryAngel
Recuva

Math utils:
Numlock Calculator - very nice and powerful calculator application. Not developed for a long time.
The Calc
Advanced Grapher - helped me very much during university years.


Cleeners:
RegSeeker
CCleaner

Other:
IrfanView - the best image viewer
Total Commander - the best file manager
NNCron - the best task scheduler
HexProbe - a very good hex editor
Space Monger and WinDirStat - to know what eats space on my HDD - necessary applications in my case.
JetStart 4.4 Freeware - global hotkey manager - for assigning global shortcut keys for most used applications and some actions
QDictionary - old 1.2 version - a dictionary application.
WinImage - tool for woking with floppy images. However my floppy drive already died, and may be it is not needed any more.
TweakUI - powerful tweaker for Windows 98
Dev-C++ - smallest GUI IDE for occasional program writing
UPX - to compress EXE files
Filemon and Regmon
some taskmanagers
TinyResMeter - tiny Processor/RAM/Resource usage monitor
Everest - last free version
SisCont - for viewing SIS file information (for my Nokia phone)
Autoruns
Bear.exe and G.exe - tiny resource usage monitors
Сaffeine - tiny apps that emulates SHIFT key pressing once in 59 seconds so that Windows did not go to sleep
Norton Commander - for DOS

And of course the latest KernelEx and Revolutions Pack, NUSB, Paragon NTFS driver.

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ScreenSavers:
Cannot afford to keep large screensavers because of the lack of HDD space,
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IrfanView - the best image viewer


Ah screensavers isn't something I normally think of. Nowadays I don't bother with them and just use ribbons or whatever. But my 98 does have the Marilyn Manson screen saver that came on a single. It spells out DRUGS, which prompted many friends to call it "The drugs computer" rather than Shiva.
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I've tried IrfanView, I remember needing it during college for some reason. My favorite is always the version of ACDSee that is on my 98, but it is impossible to find that version. But that's fine since in XP and up the Office Image Viewer is good enough.
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I have too many software on my machine to be able to possibly list it all (unless I take a month or two for doing so) so I'll just give a list of software I have that actually require to be properly installed otherwise they won't run and which is all commercial.

Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Premium (Includes Photodraw v2, that's why it's "premium")
Microsoft Digital Image Pro 9
Microsoft Visual C++ 6 Standard
Microsoft Visual Basic 6 Learning Edition
Corel Draw Suite 9 & 11
Corel Wordperfect 9
Corel Ventura 8
Corel Painter 8
Corel Paint Shop Pro X
Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7 & 9
Adobe Photoshop 5 & 7
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2
Adobe Acrobat 6 Pro
Adobe Illustrator 10
Adobe InDesign 2
Adobe Golive 6
Adobe LiveMotion 2
Adobe Premiere 6
Adobe After Effects 6.5 Standard
Adobe Pagemaker 6.5 Plus
Adobe Framemaker 7
Macromedia Flash MX
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
Macromedia Fireworks Mx
Macromedia Freehand 10
Sonic Foundry Soundforge 5
Sonic Foundry Acid 4
Sonic Foundry Vegas 4
Steinberg Wavelab 4
Syntrillium Cooledit Pro 2
Magix Audio Cleaning Lab Deluxe 10
Dartech DartPro32
Ulead Photoimpact 10
Ulead Cool3D Studio 1.0
Ulead Media Studio Pro 7
Abby FineReader 7 Pro
Xerox Textbridge Pro 9
Scansoft Omnipage Pro 12
Cakewalk Sonar 2
Cyberlink PoerDVD 6 Deluxe
Intervideo WinDVD 4
Fontlab TypeTool 3
Serif PhotoPlus 11
Serif DrawPlus 8
Serif PagePlus 11
Serif WebPlus 10
Serif MoviePlus 4
Serif PanoramaPlus 2
Serif DVDPlus 1
Serif ImpactPlus 5
Xara X1
Nero 7 Ultra Edition
Discreet Combustion 2.1
ACDSee 7
Norton Ghost 2003
Norton Partition Magic 8
Norton System Works Professional 2005 (not actually installed but so I have the IMO essential Disk Doctor which doesn't require to be installed to run)

And some more I probably forget right now... :w00t:


Also somehow falling in the in the "installed category are the default apps for opening common filetypes so:

Default text editor: Akelpad (latest)
Default web browser: Opera 11
Default Mail client: Thunderbird 2.0
Default image viewer: XnView (latest)
Defaut audio player: foobar2000 9.5.6
Default video player: Ges Player

That's it for now. I may list some utilities and add-ons I consider essential later on.

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As often happens a semi-random idea. :ph34r:

What about finding a "software inventory" tool that actually runs on 9x/Me so that the list of apps can be made "automatically" and in a "standard format"?

Something like this:
http://www.pxserver.com/WinAudit.htm
http://www.pxserver....all.html#sysreq

I have no idea if the above is suitable, though :unsure: :blushing:

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What about finding a "software inventory" tool that actually runs on 9x/Me so that the list of apps can be made "automatically" and in a "standard format"?

jaclaz


Such an amazing tool would just take the fun out of it! :D
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