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Hello,

 

I have an old computer (Pentium 4) where I am going to install Windows 98SE on. What can I do the best after the installation? What unofficial Service Packs do I need to install? And what browser can I use the best?

 

And is this the topic to download all Windows 98SE updates officially released by Microsoft? http://www.msfn.org/...r-windows-98se/

 

I hope someone can help me. Thanks.




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See the "Stickied Topics" Sticky.

http://www.msfn.org/...98-seme-topics/

Choose your poison. ;)

 

BTW, (most of) those links to MS are (more than likely) dead as a doornail. :(

 

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There are more Service Packs for Windows 98 SE, but I don't know which ones I need to install on my Windows 98SE installation (Dutch). And I don't know if the Service Packs even will work on a Dutch installation of Windows 98SE. And what is the best way to get the all the official Windows 98SE updates released by Microsoft?


Edited by Stefan43, 08 August 2014 - 01:44 PM.


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No. Anything not specifically designed for Dutch will not work right and it'll hose your installation.
There's no easy way to get all the official Windows 98SE updates released by Microsoft anymore.
Win 9x/ME Support ended on July 11, 2006... there's still plenty that can be done for English...
But most of the hotfixes and/or updates for most other localizations are not available anymore.

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No. Anything not specifically designed for Dutch will not work right and it'll hose your installation.
There's no easy way to get all the official Windows 98SE updates released by Microsoft anymore.
Win 9x/ME Support ended on July 11, 2006... there's still plenty that can be done for English...
But most of the hotfixes and/or updates for most other localizations are not available anymore.

 

Ok, do you maybe know what browser and antivirus I can use the best on Windows 98SE?


Edited by Stefan43, 08 August 2014 - 02:03 PM.


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Opera 10.10 & ClamWin, in my opinion.



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K-Meleon 1.5.4, SeaMonkey 1.1.19, and Firefox 2.0.0.20 are good browsers. Even better with "noscript" plugin.

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Ok, thanks for all the answers. Does Opera 10.10, K-Meleon 1.5.4, SeaMonkey 1.1.19 and Firefox 2.0.0.20 display pages good?



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I posted on this subject a couple years ago in another forum.

Basically, you can access the Windows 98 updates by utilizing the Wayback Machine.

http://www.computing...ine/170975.html

If any of the links are broken, as I have explained, you can easily click on each link, then use "view source" in your browser to find the ".exe" for each file.

There is also a website that contains a "Win98Update2006.exe" patch with all the official Microsoft security updates for 98SE from 1999 through end of support in 2006. It does require 98SE and Internet Explorer 6. I have tested it and it works flawlessly with one reboot.

ftp://tech.wsd1.org/pub/info/Archived/Procedures2006.html#Microsoft_Update

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Thank you very m

 

I posted on this subject a couple years ago in another forum.

Basically, you can access the Windows 98 updates by utilizing the Wayback Machine.

http://www.computing...ine/170975.html

If any of the links are broken, as I have explained, you can easily click on each link, then use "view source" in your browser to find the ".exe" for each file.

There is also a website that contains a "Win98Update2006.exe" patch with all the official Microsoft security updates for 98SE from 1999 through end of support in 2006. It does require 98SE and Internet Explorer 6. I have tested it and it works flawlessly with one reboot.

ftp://tech.wsd1.org/pub/info/Archived/Procedures2006.html#Microsoft_Update

 

Thank you very much! Can I also access the Windows Millennium Edition updates by utilizing the Wayback Machine?



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So sorry, those aren't all-inclusive via Wayback as the individual Updates beyond those were only accessible via Windows Update, now completely defunct and inaccessible. The given Wayback "link" only gives "corporate" (if at all).

 

I have the whole pile before it went "down" in English only. You're only alternative is to search, search, search and hope you get lucky.

 

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So sorry, those aren't all-inclusive via Wayback as the individual Updates beyond those were only accessible via Windows Update, now completely defunct and inaccessible. The given Wayback "link" only gives "corporate" (if at all).

 

I have the whole pile before it went "down" in English only. You're only alternative is to search, search, search and hope you get lucky.

 

HTH

 

Ok, there are some updates for Internet Explorer on Windows ME available from the Microsoft Download Center, but I don't think that those updates are all the updates that have been released for Windows ME. Thanks for all the help.


Edited by Stefan43, 09 August 2014 - 05:12 PM.


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You can use the Windows Millennium Edition Patches & Updates Guide - HPC Factor

http://www.hpcfactor...patching/winme/

If any of those links are broken you can take the archived version from 2006:

http://web.archive.o...patching/winme/

That archive page contains Microsoft links which are also archived, so you should not run into any problems downloading the archived files.

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You can use the Windows Millennium Edition Patches & Updates Guide - HPC Factor
http://www.hpcfactor...patching/winme/
If any of those links are broken you can take the archived version from 2006:
http://web.archive.o...patching/winme/
That archive page contains Microsoft links which are also archived, so you should not run into any problems downloading the archived files.


Ok, thanks!

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I have the same issue as what started this topic, ie; (msfn.org/board/topic/172439-what-to-do-after-installing-windows-98se/).
However, my snag has not been addressed. After Win98SE setup, ver 4.10.2222A, The Terrible task of Updates!
Wanting IE6.0, 2 of 3 diff sources give the same, 5 each, CRC errors.
Also, IE6.0 touted by the link on this page is only a few hundred KB, which means it is a "Install by Web Connect", which I do not have web on my 98se.

Wanting WMP 9.0, I find no workable D/L site to get it.
Wanting DX9, Thte D/L I got from MDGX gives page faults.
Trying to get Autopatcher 2007 gives "File 403", No Permission.

Also, the Mammoth Site MDGX has many links that do not work and the logical trail I find at that site results in going around and around.

Where can I successfuly get the proper updates and in proper order????
Please?


http://web.archive.o...p1/default.mspx

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I have the same issue as what started this topic, ie; (msfn.org/board/topic/172439-what-to-do-after-installing-windows-98se/).
However, my snag has not been addressed. After Win98SE setup, ver 4.10.2222A, The Terrible task of Updates!
Wanting IE6.0, 2 of 3 diff sources give the same, 5 each, CRC errors.
Also, IE6.0 touted by the link on this page is only a few hundred KB, which means it is a "Install by Web Connect", which I do not have web on my 98se.

Wanting WMP 9.0, I find no workable D/L site to get it.
Wanting DX9, Thte D/L I got from MDGX gives page faults.
Trying to get Autopatcher 2007 gives "File 403", No Permission.

Also, the Mammoth Site MDGX has many links that do not work and the logical trail I find at that site results in going around and around.

Where can I successfuly get the proper updates and in proper order????
Please?


http://web.archive.o...p1/default.mspx


If you want IE 6, there are two versions, RTM (the original August 2001), or IE 6 SP1, updated in 2002. You can find both on my Internet Explorer page. I currently have version 4.0-6.0 but may add the oldest versions as well:

http://sdfox7.com/ie.htm (The AOL signed versions of IE 5.5 and IE 6 are smaller downloads--they do a minimal install 10MB -20MB instead of a full install 60MB-90MB, but other than that are identical to the regular versions)

For Windows Media Player 9, I have the exact copy that I downloaded from Microsoft's website, so you shouldn't run into any errors. http://sdfox7.com/win98/MPSetup.exe VLC 0.8.6 is actually a much better media player and will play many video files that Windows Media Player can't. http://sdfox7.com/win95/vlc086d.exe (you'll also need to download unicows.exe (http://sdfox7.com/win95/UNICOWS.EXE), run it and direct the files to be extracted to c:\windows\system) If it asks to overwrite a readme or txt file, click no.

You can download the final Direct X 9 from October 2006 here: http://sdfox7.com/wi...2006_redist.exe

I don't and haven't used AutoPatcher so can't help you there, but I hope the links that I did provide help.

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No, you don't. The original request was for Dutch.

As I have repeatedly said, you will play "heck" getting the Updates. Here is one source (includes the last version of AutoPatcher).

http://www.tmeeco.eu/9X4EVER/GOODIES/

Inside Autopatcher are all of the Official and Unofficial. Whether it works on your PC is a different matter (hardware-related stuff).

 

Did you bother to look at this? There's also an Unofficial Service Pack. The same warning applies here. Bear in mind that the difference between it and Autopatcher is that it's a Service Pack-type package, meaning you can't pick-and-choose as the original Installers are not there.

http://www.msfn.org/...98-seme-topics/

Please be aware that this is an English Forum and most information directly relates to just English.

 

HTH


Edited by submix8c, Today, 01:48 PM.

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