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what about adding the AlwaysUnloadDll Registry Tweak
if you run 32 bit apps then it's worthwhile but if you run 16 bit it might complain n give errors
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true soldier1st but it always good because like when you run win 32 bit apps you need to unload i think there is a tweak to unload 16 bit apps too
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do you know it to unload 16 bit dlls?
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>I ran a series of tests and found that just having the vmm32.vxd file loading was >faster, and much more efficient.

What about when vmm32 is largely full of useless files? It seems like in a patched system with a lot of vxd files, vmm32 is going to be largely a waste, full of obsolete files. It might even be better to have an empty or non-existent vmm32 (if that's possible).

Would it make sense for sp 2.0 to automatically update the vmm32?

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Dear Gape

why are u too vary about adding me and xp's file in unofficial ver. u don't have me or xp ver or any thig else.

why don't u add http://www.mdgx.com/ address in u'r link so that every body find the great idea of converting 98 to me and xp.
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why are u too vary about adding me and xp's file in unofficial ver. u don't have me or xp ver or anything else.

Adding Windows ME files in a downloadable software is not legal. I think I can only add Windows ME files, if I have to fix a serious Windows 98 problem, so it will be probably in "fair use".

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Dear gape

u are right that way. but have u ever read the max site for u'r ver 2.0 guidelines.
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gape used to include the windows me defrag ,starting from version 1.5 and onwards he took it out
that was not legal from what he just said yet he added it then removed it
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gape used to include the windows me defrag ,starting from version 1.5 and onwards he took it out
that was not legal from what he just said yet he added it then removed it

hello gape...


is this fixed regedit from http://www.mdgx.com included?

http://www.users.dir...ble/reg/reg.zip

perhaps you can provide 2 versions of the servicepack ... one generic and one optimized for the people wit me .... ;)

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is this fixed regedit from http://www.mdgx.com included?

perhaps you can provide 2 versions of the servicepack ... one generic and one optimized for the people wit me .... ;)

What's fixed in this regedit?

About Defrag, I should research legal issues, after that perhaps I can add some Windows ME files into the version 2.1.

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is this fixed regedit from http://www.mdgx.com included?

perhaps you can provide 2 versions of the servicepack ... one generic and one optimized for the people wit me .... ;)

What's fixed in this regedit?

About Defrag, I should research legal issues, after that perhaps I can add some Windows ME files into the version 2.1.

i'm not sure.... here the page...

http://www.mdgx.com/...ip3.htm#SHRINK1

here the site of the creator
[URL=http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~flibble/regsmall.html[/URL]

PS: seems the creator of www.mdgx.com iswrong... the patched version is only needed for win95

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that vmm32.vxd that tarun said in another thread screws up windows 98 it n it wants you to upgrade to msdos 8.0(windows me)
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>I ran a series of tests and found that just having the vmm32.vxd file loading was >faster, and much more efficient.

What about when vmm32 is largely full of useless files? It seems like in a patched system with a lot of vxd files, vmm32 is going to be largely a waste, full of obsolete files. It might even be better to have an empty or non-existent vmm32 (if that's possible).

Would it make sense for sp 2.0 to automatically update the vmm32?

The fewer files you have to load, the better your system will run. That is the entire purpose of the VMM32.VXD file.

A process to build your own VMM32.VXD file is being worked on currently.

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that vmm32.vxd that tarun said in another thread screws up windows 98 it n it wants you to upgrade to msdos 8.0(windows me)

As said with the download,

"VMM32 was constructed under the advice and guidance of multiple PC technicians under a STABLE Windows ME OS. By downloading and/or using you agree to the disclaimer."

If you like, look into upgrading to DOS 8.0. I do know that DOS has a few minor bugfixes in it.

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Dear Gape

u can do all updates idea given in www.mdgx.com in section me-98se just add a little module for update 98se with me and xp component just give a option box by which any body can update his 98se to winmexp. why should u bother for licence if some body have it can include with path name as in slipstream method if he has not the licence he will not do it u just add a module for update 98se to me and xp component just see the hit on the message topic i included in SPACE SHIP i am working on the same and it realy works very nice but i don't know programming like u so i am unable to do the same i have to do extract all file and move it one by one to the place and on.

just think about it for future updates
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but where can i get msdos 8.0
as far as i know msdos 8 is part of dreaded windows me
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I'm scanning www.microsoft.com for a download.

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About the fixed REGEDIT.EXE for *all* Windows 95/OSR1/OSR2/98/98 SP1/98 SE(U) builds [NOT for WinME!]:
This bug and its fix are explained here:
http://www.users.dir...e/regsmall.html
Instructions are not very clear, but the author implies that all regedit.exe versions are buggy, and reconstitution of registry in native/pure MS-DOS may break the registry DAT files if it contains *any* MS Office and/or Outlook keys.
As I recall from the modified regedit author's website:
http://www.users.dir...e/regsmall.html
as quoted from his smallreg.rtf [part of smalreg4.zip]:
http://www.users.dir...eg/Smalreg4.zip

"There is an additional undocumented regedit.exe bug that exists in both the Win95 and OSR2 versions of regedit.exe (as well as all versions of Win98 beta that have been released as of the writing of this procedure). This bug is the inability of regedit.exe to import keys that contain embedded control codes. Although, embedded control codes are very common in modem initialization strings, this bug may have gone unnoticed because many of these registry entries are automatically re-created (with the embedded control codes) the first time they are needed thus no functionality is lost or impaired. However, your registry may also have embedded control codes (such as LF or CR characters) in other registry keys that are not automatically re-created, such as the key used to hold your signature for MS Internet Mail and News or Outlook Express. If such keys are used in your system, after completing this procedure you will have to re-enter the missing data using the program that created the data originally, or you can download FIXREG written by Ben Jos Walbeehm, which is available at http://home.tampabay...ehm/mrcode.html [not available anymore!].
This program will fix the missing embedded control code keys. The text file included in Ben Jos's fixreg.zip download package gives a more comprehensive description of this problem and the fix."

the buggy regedit [unmodified] cannot properly import certain reg keys that are terminated by CR or LF markers.
Although both authors (Smallreg's and Fixreg's) agree on the same problem, they have a contradictory opinion about Win98's regedit fixing (or not) this bug. :(
IMHO I recommend to *all* Win95/98 users to get the fixed regedit to avoid any problems.
There used to be more info at http://www.walbeehm.com/ [http://home.tampabay.rr.com/walbeehm/], but Ben Jos's site is gone. :(
I have Ben Jos's FixReg files [54 KB] for further reading:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/FIXREG.ZIP

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another suggestion....

a fast and free mp3 extension.... really good should pehaps included

http://www.mutschler.de/mp3ext/

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Sorry to disappoint you soldier1st & Tarun but MS-DOS 8.0 is not
available as a standalone download. Attempting to use the
MSDOS 8 files from WinME under a Win98 or Win98se system can
actually make things worse. Mentioned at Axcel216's Windows 98/98 SE
┬ęTricks + Secrets - Part 5 page:

http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm

In the 'KILLER REPLACEMENTS: ME -> 98 SE' section he mentions NOT
to replace the COMMAND.COM & IO.SYS files. And I haven't experienced
any problems whatsoever with the vmm32.vxd file under my old PC
using Win98se. If there are problems with the vmm32.vxd file in Win98
it's usually a corrupted or damaged vmm32.vxd file in which can only
be fixed by re-installing Win98.

Tarun says it's better to have an empty or non-existent vmm32? I don't
agree with that. Read the posts by HSI and Gape here about vmm32:
http://www.msfn.org/...opic=32526&st=0

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Tarun says it's better to have an empty or non-existent vmm32? I don't agree with that.  Read the posts by HSI and Gape here about vmm32:
http://www.msfn.org/...opic=32526&st=0


Could you direct me to where I said that? As I do not recall saying that, unless it was from an old post dating back to much earlier this year.

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"a fast and free mp3 extension.... really good should pehaps included"

Watch out, it has a GNU public license. This can cause big headaches and is definitely not "free".

For example, it means I have the right to make a modified version of them mp3 extension, and Gape must provide me with some SP source so I can distribute my own SP with the modified mp3 extension. Otherwise Gape is violating my rights.

But if you do include it please make it optional, its nonstandard and e.g. some of like oggs not mp3 files.

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Watch out, it has a GNU public license. This can cause big headaches and is definitely not "free".

For example, it means I have the right to make a modified version of them mp3 extension, and Gape must provide me with some SP source so I can distribute my own SP with the modified mp3 extension. Otherwise Gape is violating my rights.

But if you do include it please make it optional, its nonstandard and e.g. some of like oggs not mp3 files.

It is a good tool, but as I said, generally I don't like to add any 3rd party tool into the SP. If I add a 3rd party tool, it must be useful for most of users. So, this tool is not suitable for the SP.

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i agree gape
not every1 is into stuff like that
if most were that be a diff story
like for example tweakui,that is very useful for most users if not all users
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Never mind Tarun. I may have misunderstood your point. Bottom line is
MSDOS 8 was written specifically for Windows ME and attempting to use
the MSDOS 8 files under a non-WinME system like Win98 can cause more
problems. MS-DOS included in all versions of Win98 is 7.1 and runs well.
Like I said before, I never had any problems with the vmm32.vxd file
and if that file goes bad just re-install Windows.




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