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Windows 98 SE Service Pack 2.0 beta 3
Posted 24 January 2005 - 03:23 PM
BETA 3 Features:
- NEW: More than 10 new hot-fixes.
- NEW: "Dos Prompt Here" as optional feature.
- NEW: 98lite Sleek support.
- NEW: Fixed REGEDIT.EXE.
- FIXED: DCOM98 registry problem.
- ADDED: USB Mass Storage Device support (same with 1.6.2).
- ADDED: Better Notepad, 256-color tray icons features.
- ADDED: Uninstallation.
Thanks Gape for this version.
Posted 24 January 2005 - 04:15 PM
Posted 24 January 2005 - 04:25 PM
I recommend to folks that they select Romanian Mirror 2, it's several times faster than the US one, which just crawls along....
thanks again DanyBoss & Gape!
Posted 24 January 2005 - 04:29 PM
Posted 25 January 2005 - 08:23 AM
I recommend that you should try this BETA on a test system, or on VirtualPC, or on VMWare.
Especially, I couldn't test 98lite Sleek support and Uninstallation support very well.
If you install it with or without problems, please write on this topic.
Please, don't write any new feature request for this version. All new feature requests should be for 2.1.
Special thanks to: MDGx, erpdude, CLASYS, Tarun, safir, hp38guser, DanyBoss, swgreed, egorz, sybesma, Rob, DuckDaffy, and all other contributors. If I missed your name, please PM me, because I will add a "thanks" section into 2.0 FINAL.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:25 AM
I examined your package and found this hardcoded path in both spupdate.inf and spuninst.inf:
[CustomDestination.Section] 49001 = ProgramFilesDir,5 35353 = CommonFilesDir,5 [ProgramFilesDir] HKLM,"%CurrentVersion%","ProgramFilesDir","","C:\Program Files" [CommonFilesDir] HKLM,"%CurrentVersion%","CommonFilesDir","","%49001%\Common Files"
Have you tried yet to change this to:
[CustomDestination.Section] 49001 = ProgramFilesDir,5 35353 = CommonFilesDir,5 [ProgramFilesDir] HKLM,"%CurrentVersion%","ProgramFilesDir","","%24%\Program Files" [CommonFilesDir] HKLM,"%CurrentVersion%","CommonFilesDir","","%49001%\Common Files"
Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:44 AM
looks very promising so far!
I'll update the German version to 2.0 as soon as possible!
Download: Windows 98 SE Service Pack 2.1d & 3.0 beta4 (German version)
Posted 25 January 2005 - 01:30 PM
can't wait till official 2.0
and under add/remove it shows unnofical windows 98 service pack 2 Beta 3
Posted 25 January 2005 - 03:32 PM
Posted 25 January 2005 - 03:37 PM
VDDZ.... i looked at your other post......
Posted 25 January 2005 - 05:07 PM
everything else, seems to work ok, and the start button text now is in the original languaje (spanish)
maybe the languaje? or the version of 98lite? it will be interesting try the v4.7... if anybody could help me
btw, which tweaks are for ¨minimun 64mb ram¨?
Posted 25 January 2005 - 06:21 PM
thats your problem
Posted 25 January 2005 - 06:26 PM
that's not true. the same version (v4.5/en over win98se/sp) worked fine, before applying any of the SP's, in every shell swap option.
i don't think you can use 98lite on anything other than english
thats your problem
thank for your reply
Posted 26 January 2005 - 01:54 AM
Posted 26 January 2005 - 02:45 AM
Unofficial Windows 98 SE Service Pack (SP) 2.0 RC1 [15.1 MB, English].
Posted 26 January 2005 - 06:10 AM
Good Job GAMPE
Posted 26 January 2005 - 07:45 AM
Gape: ALL version of your SP (since 1.5) worked fine with my spanish version of 98se.
2.0 (BETA 3) has lots of new hot-fixes. Maybe some of them are not compatible with Spanish version.
What is your installation order?
Win98 -> SP2.0B3 -> Shell Swap?
I think, Win98 -> Shell Swap -> SP 2.0B3 should be better.
The problem seems to be with the 98lite using the shell swap.
I' ll try the shell swap b4 installing the SP.
btw, which tweaks are for ¨64mb ram minimun¨?
Thanks for your reply
Posted 26 January 2005 - 10:58 AM
Another Windows 95/98/ME limitation squashed! 1 down, 1 zillion to go... Ouch!
Forget what I told you about setting your Windows 9x/ME File System cache to "Network Server", detailed in "NETWORK SERVER", also in REGISTRY.TXT [part of W95-11D.EXE]. Those are only the maximum ALLOWED values from: Control Panel -> (double)-click System applet -> Performance tab -> File System button -> Hard Disk tab -> "Typical role of this computer" box -> "Network Server", and respectively "Read-ahead optimization" slider -> Full -> click OK twice -> reboot. This setting (highest available) allocates about 40 KB of RAM to cache the last 64 accessed directory paths and the last 2729 accessed files.
But you can further increase these settings BEYOND the Win9x/ME GUI limit, to the next level, otherwise unavailable from the System applet, to have your computer cache up to 3 (THREE) times more files and directories, and speed up hard disk performance substantially.
The only disadvantage is that this way Windows will allocate up to 3 times more physical RAM to the file cache, which is taken from the available memory pool, normally used by applications/games. Therefore I recommend doing this ONLY IF your system has at least 32 MB of installed RAM. This works best on computers with 64 MB and up... and who cares about RAM "shortage" if you happen to have 128 MB or more? :-)
Posted 26 January 2005 - 03:02 PM
Please note Windows WebTV is not included with localized Windows 98SE versions!
I'm going to remove it from the Dutch pack, ok?
Posted 26 January 2005 - 03:04 PM
Posted 26 January 2005 - 03:29 PM
i.e. does 2.0b3 == 2.0 final?
Posted 26 January 2005 - 04:27 PM
Posted 26 January 2005 - 04:42 PM
where the bold is the language code.
The files goes into the Windows\System folder, you have to specify these files manually in scr56.inf
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