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Service pack for Windows 98 Standard (First, Gold)

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As a side effect of my check of all files in SE SP 2.0 I have a list of all (?) updates for Windows 98 Standard Edition.

I think that preparation of the SP would be not so different in comparison with SE SP and therefore it would not need such a big effort.

But are there people looking for it?

Although most hotfixes are available, there is still not so short list of missing ones:

Q189591, Q190715, Q192117, Q192845, Q193473, Q195564, Q196008, Q217189, Q224073, Q233017, Q234697, Q240896, Q241134, Q242939, Q243048, Q254087, Q265528, Q269239

Is there anybody who could help me to obtain them?

And regarding Windows 98 SE, does anybody have Q329128, Q317796, Q271701, Q254660 (they are in MS KB) and Q277623, Q318307, Q268064 (just referenced in SE SP)?

If anybody has any of these files, please send them to p@s.cz.

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See this forum page on how to email Microsoft support for Win98 hotfixes:
http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=31579

I can help you out with some of the updates you need-

Q189591 is NOT needed at all. Win98 Service Pack 1 includes this fix so get it here:
http://download.micr...d349e/wucsp.exe
Q189591 has v4.10.2018 of the fixes while Win98 SP1 has v4.10.2019 so install SP1.

Q234697 is not neccesary as its only available in Japanese Win98 First edition, not English Win98 first edition. Read MS article Q234697 VERY carefully. Problem ONLY occurs in Japanese-language edition of Win98 and NOT any other language version.

Q240896 is not needed. Use WinME version of opengl32.dll file to resolve problem.

Q254660 NOT needed. Fix is included in Microsoft Intellipoint Software version 4.x.
Q318307 is included in MS Intellipoint 4.12 Mouse software. download Intellipoint 4.12 at MS Download center.

Q317796 not needed. Install DSClient for Win98 as noted in Microsoft support article Q323455 which includes Q317796. DSClient can be downloaded here:
ftp://ftp.catalyst.com/pub/cstools/support/dsclient.exe

Q269239 vnbt.386 update is found at this web site (aka. Q264650):
http://ftp.isu.edu.t.../264650usa8.exe

Hope this helps you out.

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That would help some people that still have orginal like my cusion. Windows 98 first edition seems about the same as second edition to me besides the few patches,fixes. If you get the windows 98 se unoffical updates to work on orginal then that would be cool it would support all of 98 then. ok maybe se is better but.. still this would help people that has fe that wants updates.

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That would help some people that still have orginal like my cusion. Windows 98 first edition seems about the same as second edition to me besides the few patches,fixes. If you get the windows 98 se unoffical updates to work on orginal then that would be cool it would support all of 98 then.

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NO WAY! Win98 SE (2nd edition) is much improved over Win98 FE (1st edition).
The unofficial Win98se SP does NOT work at all under Win98 FE because it's for Win98 SE ONLY!

Win98 FE is version 4.10.1998. Win98 SE is version 4.10.2222.
Differences between the two is that SE has FULL WDM [Windows Driver Model] support (meaning the driver files for WDM are only .SYS files, NOT .VXD files and that these WDM-based drivers can be used under W98/ME & NT5 systems), ALL Y2k fixes, and ICS [Internet connection sharing]. ICS is not included in Win98fe. Plus W98 SE has numerous obscure big fixes to W98 fe and supports more hardware.

I read one of soldier1st's post on another forum page that Win98fe is buggy and W98 users should upgrade to Win98se. I'm not kidding. Ask soldier1st yourself and you'll see.

Better in the long run to use Win98se instead of Win98fe. Win98se can be used on older/slower AND newer/faster computers. Win98fe chokes on the newest computers and latest hardware and should be used under older machines.

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Thank you erpdude8 for your comments.

See this forum page on how to email Microsoft support for Win98 hotfixes:
http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=31579

I will be really glad to receive at least one from MS. I tried it several ti,es already and I was always unsuccessful.

Q189591 is NOT needed at all.  Win98 Service Pack 1 includes this fix so get it here:
http://download.micr...d349e/wucsp.exe
Q189591 has v4.10.2018 of the fixes while Win98 SP1 has v4.10.2019 so install SP1.

I see now. I was confused by the fact that Q232972 does not contain usual list of files with versions and sizes.

Q234697 is not neccesary as its only available in Japanese Win98 First edition, not English Win98 first edition.  Read MS article Q234697 VERY carefully.  Problem ONLY occurs in Japanese-language edition of Win98 and NOT any other language version.

Then it is OK.

Q240896 is not needed.  Use WinME version of opengl32.dll file to resolve problem.

Is this file freely available so it could be added to the service pack?

Q254660 NOT needed.  Fix is included in Microsoft Intellipoint Software version 4.x.
Q318307 is included in MS Intellipoint 4.12 Mouse software.  download Intellipoint 4.12 at MS Download center.

Yes. But I'm not sure with msmouse.vxd. Q254660 contains version 4.10.2223, Intellipoint 4.12 contains 11.40.852 - but surprisingly this file is missing from Gape's SP2RC3. My archive shows that this file (11.40.852) was in Gape's SP version 1.2, but not in newer. Was there any problem with this specific version? Then why not to use 4.10.2223? Do you know why? I see in my archive also version 11.30.393.

Q317796 not needed.  Install DSClient for Win98 as noted in Microsoft support article Q323455 which includes Q317796.  DSClient can be downloaded here:
ftp://ftp.catalyst.com/pub/cstools/support/dsclient.exe

You're right. It is the same file.

Q269239 vnbt.386 update is found at this web site (aka. Q264650):
http://ftp.isu.edu.t.../264650usa8.exe

OK, I see.

Hope this helps you out.

Thank you again.

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OK, so I'm missing the following hotfixes:
Q190715 - Computer Hibernates When Standby Is Pressed
  Date      Time     Version     Size      File name      Platform
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   6/29/98   9:01pm   4.10.2101   115,665   Configmg.vxd   Windows 98
   6/29/98   9:01pm   4.10.2101    37,523   Vpowerd.vxd    Windows 98
   7/21/98   9:02pm   4.10.2102   194,494   Ntkern.vxd     Windows 98
Q192117 - DNS Settings Not Saved If DUN Installed During Batch Setup
  File name  Version    Date     Time    Size
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   Mstcp.dll  4.10.2012  6/23/98  9:26am  39,280 bytes
Q192845 - Erratic Mouse Behavior When Docking or Resuming from Standby
  File name     Version    Date      Time     Size
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   Vmouse.vxd    4.10.2017  9/14/98   8:17pm   33,356 bytes
Is it possible that 4.10.2223 from Intellipoint 4.12 is suitable for Standard Edition?

Q193473 - Computer with IDE DMA Hard Disk Hangs When Resumed
  File name     Version    Date      Time     Size
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   Esdi_506.pdr  4.10.2001  9/28/98   8:01pm   24,430 bytes
   Ios.vxd       4.10.2001  9/28/98   8:01pm   69,478 bytes
It is supplied by IBM with IBM ThinkPad 770E, 770ED, 600, 560D, 380Z.

Q195564 - Computer with Accelerated Graphics Port Hangs After Suspend
  File name     Version    Date      Time     Size
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   Pci.vxd       4.10.2017  11/6/98   6:28pm   65,919 bytes
   Pcimp.pci     4.10.2017  11/6/98   6:33pm   16,240 bytes
Affected Compaq Presario 5720.

Q196008 - Computer Stops Responding When You Try to Shut It Down
  File name   Version     Date       Time     Size
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   Acpi.sys    4.10.2000   11/23/98   7:51pm   80,256 bytes
Affected computers: Compaq Deskpro EN Series 6350, Compaq Presario 7234, 5680, 5670, 5690, 5686, 5695, 5680, Toshiba Tecra 750, Generic computer with AMD P233 K6 CPU with Award BIOS version 4.51pg 1995, IBM Aptiva 2137.

Q224073 - Windows Runs Slowly Performing Large Backup Operation
  Date     Time      Version     Size     File name     Platform
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   4/7/99   12:07pm   4.10.2183   37,183   Vcache.vxd    Win98
Q233017 - CardBus Device Not Enumerated with TI 14xx or 44xx CardBus Controllers
  Date      Time    Version    Size    File name Platform
   --------------------------------------------------------
   08/19/99  05:15p  4.10.2018  65,919  Pci.vxd   Windows 98 (retail version 4.10.1998)
Affected computers with TI CardBus controllers PCI1410, PCI1420, PCI1450, PCI4450.

Q242939 - Legacy Parallel Devices May Not Respond After Resume
Date Time Version Size File name Platform
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9/27/99 11:06pm 4.10.2018 33,107 VCOMM.VXD Windows 98
Q243048 - Windows 98 May Stop Responding When Resuming from Suspend
Date Time Version Size File name Platform
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09/24/99 05:01p 4.10.0.1999 4,288 Apmbatt.sys Intel
Q254087 - Multiple-Port Adapter Detection Results in Error Message in Vcd.vxd
  Date      Time    Version         Size     File name  Platform
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   03/03/00  12:54p  04.10.00.2000   472,576  Vmm.vxd    Windows 98
Q265528 - 16-Bit NetDDE Programs Do Not Work with 32-Bit NCBENUM and NCBRESET
  Date      Time     Version        Size    File name     Platform
   ------------------------------------------------------------------
   07/13/99  08:32PM  04.10.00.2223  35,434  Vnetbios.vxd  Windows 98

And for Windows 98 SE I'm still missing the following hotfixes, the files alone are in SE SP2 RC3.
Q271701 - Cannot Use PPP Over ATM to Connect After First Call Is Closed
  Date        Time    Version      Size   File name   Operating system
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   10/06/2000  06:22p  4.10.0.2223  21,040 Pppatm.sys  Windows 98 Second Edition
Q277628 - "Error 5 Access Denied" Error Message When a Program Tries to Alter Last Access and Creation Time
  Date        Time    Version    Size    File name  Operating system
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   10/20/2000  2:48pm  4.10.1999  77,993  Vfat.vxd   Windows 98
   10/19/2000  3:52pm  4.10.2223  77,993  Vfat.vxd   Windows 98 Second Edition
Here is also hotfix for Standard Edition.

Q268064 - ??
9/7/2000 4:49pm 4.10.2226 38,016 1394bus.sys

And for both FE and SE:
Q329128 - Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition transmit multicast packets that have a TTL setting of 0 (zero)
  Date         Time   Version      Size     File name   Platform
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   21-Mar-2002  08:27  4.10.0.2001  157,909  NDIS.vxd    Windows 98 (x86)
   01-Aug-2002  09:51  4.10.0.2003  235,605  PPPMAC.vxd  Windows 98 (x86)
   01-Aug-2002  12:15  4.10.0.2004   75,581  VIP.386     Windows 98 (x86)
   21-Mar-2002  08:51  4.10.0.2226  166,053  NDIS.vxd    Windows 98 Second Edition (x86)
   01-Aug-2002  13:19  4.10.0.2223  235,605  PPPMAC.vxd  Windows 98 Second Edition (x86)
   01-Aug-2002  12:27  4.10.0.2228   80,409  VIP.386     Windows 98 Second Edition (x86)

Again, plese, if anybody has any of a.m. hotfix please send it to p@s.cz.

Petr

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You wrote for opengl32.dll:
"Is this file freely available so it could be added to the service pack?"

Ask MDGx on how to obtain the opengl32.dll file and glu32.dll file from Windows ME.
If that doesn't work, email me so I can send you these files.

Q192845 vmouse.vxd is NOT needed Petr. Install Q318307 vmouse.vxd patch which is included in Intellipoint 4.12 software. When you install MS Intellipoint 4.12 mouse software [which requires Windows Installer 2.0 for Win9xME], the Q318307 patch for Win98 gets installed automatically which has vmouse.vxd version 4.10.2225. Q318307 CAN be installed under both Win98 FE and Win98 SE.

Q190715, Q193473, Q195564, Q196008, Q242939 & Q277628 hotfixes; I HAVE these, Petr. Click on my username and send me email.

Q233017 pci.vxd 4.10.2018 patch for Win98 is listed at MDGx's web site:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm
Scroll down his page and find the patch titled "Microsoft Windows 98 CardBus TI 14xx or 44xx Card Controllers PCI.VXD build 4.10.2018 Fix".

As for msmouse.vxd v11.40.852, ask Gape why it was left out of 2.0 RC. Better to install the whole Intellipoint software and not get Q254660, even if you're using a non-MS Intellipoint mouse.

I'm working on getting Q329128 patches for Win98 and WinME. Note for Win98's Q329128, you need the DUN 1.4 Q285189 update for Win98. Turn down once by MS but will try again.

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As for msmouse.vxd v11.40.852, ask Gape why it was left out of 2.0 RC.  Better to install the whole Intellipoint software and not get Q254660, even if you're using a non-MS Intellipoint mouse.

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And Q254660 is piece of crap silly hotfix for W98. It only added support for the Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer mouse and not newer Microsoft mice.

As for the hotfixes I have, you should receive them sometime this Friday. I'm kinda busy working on more important stuff and I have to find the cd where I stored the W98 hotfixes on. I requested them from MS back in late March. I do a great job asking them and MS does give me what I want, most of the time.

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I'm not sure why the newest version of cbss.vxd 4.10.2226 (Q295629) is not in the SP?

Maybe it would be good to have somewhere the list of
- hotfixes that will be added in the next release
- hotfixes that will not be added because they are buggy.

It's not very convenient to search everything in all discussions.

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Yes. But I'm not sure with msmouse.vxd. Q254660 contains version 4.10.2223, Intellipoint 4.12 contains 11.40.852 - but surprisingly this file is missing from Gape's SP2RC3. My archive shows that this file (11.40.852) was in Gape's SP version 1.2, but not in newer. Was there any problem with this specific version? Then why not to use 4.10.2223?  Do you know why? I see in my archive also version 11.30.393.

This file (msmouse.vxd) causes mouse lock-up, and slowness problems on some systems.

I'm not sure why the newest version of cbss.vxd 4.10.2226 (Q295629) is not in the SP?

Maybe it would be good to have somewhere the list of
- hotfixes that will be added in the next release
- hotfixes that will not be added because they are buggy.

I agree. I will make a detailed table for hotfixes... For 1.6.2, you can look these links:

1.6.2 Updates List
1.6.2 File List

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Yes. But I'm not sure with msmouse.vxd. Q254660 contains version 4.10.2223, Intellipoint 4.12 contains 11.40.852 - but surprisingly this file is missing from Gape's SP2RC3. My archive shows that this file (11.40.852) was in Gape's SP version 1.2, but not in newer. Was there any problem with this specific version? Then why not to use 4.10.2223?  Do you know why? I see in my archive also version 11.30.393.

This file (msmouse.vxd) causes mouse lock-up, and slowness problems on some systems.

OK. It means that it is not good idea to install intellipoint 4.12 software as erpdude8 suggested?

As for msmouse.vxd v11.40.852, ask Gape why it was left out of 2.0 RC.  Better to install the whole Intellipoint software and not get Q254660, even if you're using a non-MS Intellipoint mouse.

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I'm not sure why the newest version of cbss.vxd 4.10.2226 (Q295629) is not in the SP?

Maybe it would be good to have somewhere the list of
- hotfixes that will be added in the next release
- hotfixes that will not be added because they are buggy.

I agree. I will make a detailed table for hotfixes... For 1.6.2, you can look these links:

1.6.2 Updates List
1.6.2 File List

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I didn't mean this table, even though it is very useful too. I meant something like continuous changelog, updated immediately after some feature is added/removed/modified/fixed, even between releases of the SP. So now I would see there lines like
- RUNPOST.BAT goto end bug corrected
- 2_4date removed
- Q891711 2nd release added
- Q888113 added
- Q891781 added
- REGSVR32.EXE updated to version xxx from yyy
- REGEDIT patch removed
- Qxxxxxx will not be added because of yyyyyy
- Q329128 will be added when available

So always when anybody will think that found some new patch or bug, he could check this table and see if you already know about it or not.

Regards,

Petr

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- RUNPOST.BAT  goto end bug corrected
- 2_4date removed
- Q891711 2nd release added
- Q888113 added
- Q891781 added
- REGSVR32.EXE updated to version xxx from yyy
- REGEDIT patch removed
- Qxxxxxx will not be added because of yyyyyy
- Q329128 will be added when available

So always when anybody will think that found some new patch or bug, he could check this table and see if you already know about it or not.

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OK, I'll try to write more detailed changelog.

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OK, I'll try to write more detailed changelog.

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Maybe not much more detail, but with additional sections:
- planned for 2.0
- planned for 2.1
- not planned at all

Regards,

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For Q277628 vfat.vxd patches, see MDGx's software essentials page:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm
I sent him the vfat.vxd hotfixes for W98/WME more than a month ago. search for vfat.vxd on his page and you should find them. so I don't have to send you Q277628.

As for msmouse.vxd v11.x, you need the complete Intellipoint software. having msmouse.vxd v11 by itself w/out intellipoint installed may lockup the system as Gape said. But if you install the whole Intellpoint mouse software (either version 4.01 or 4.12), it should work fine. My younger brother bought a Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical device several years ago but it came with Intellipoint 3.2 software, which was buggy and caused a lot of random mouse movements in random directions. Updated it to at least v4.01 and things were stable.

Intellipoint 4.01 is the last version to support Win95 and v4.12 is the last to support Win98, ME & NT4. Versions 5 and higher will only support Win2k/XP.

Let me handle obtaining Q329128 patch for you Petr. if you can't get it from MS, let me do it instead as I have a very good success rate in asking them. You can only request one hotfix at a time. It won't work if you try to request multiple hotfixes at once. And it also depends on the MS support rep answering the hotfix request. Most reps are smart but there some that are just UNintelligent & could lead you in circles.

Read the whole forum thread on requesting hotfixes from Microsoft:
http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=31579

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I didn't mean this table, even though it is very useful too. I meant something like continuous changelog, updated immediately after some feature is added/removed/modified/fixed, even between releases of the SP. So now I would see there lines like
- RUNPOST.BAT  goto end bug corrected
- 2_4date removed
- Q891711 2nd release added
- Q888113 added
- Q891781 added
- REGSVR32.EXE updated to version xxx from yyy
- REGEDIT patch removed
- Qxxxxxx will not be added because of yyyyyy
- Q329128 will be added when available

So always when anybody will think that found some new patch or bug, he could check this table and see if you already know about it or not.

Regards,

Petr

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Sadly, Microsoft just emailed me saying the Q329128 hotfixes are not available at this time (at least I got a straightforward answer, so I'll have to take their word for it). So Petr and Gape, lets forget about Q329128 for now and let's wait for about a month to see if MS will offer it.

Q252187 esdi_506.pdr v4.10.2226 was included in SP v1.2 but was removed in future releases of Gape's 98se SP (starting v1.5) due to causing lockups before Windows 98se loaded on some systems. instead of fixing the lockups on some machines, it actually did the reverse in causing lockups in other PCs. So the Q252187 fix is for certain computers only [install Q252187 on IBM Thinkpad 600x machines only and do NOT install on other name brand computers].

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Does anybody know what is the difference between these sets of files:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192112

File name Version Date Time Size
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Vfwwdm.drv 4.10.2043 8/10/98 9:35pm 15,344 bytes
Vfwwdm32.dll 4.10.2043 8/10/98 9:38pm 56,832 bytes
Kswdmcap.ax 4.10.2043 8/10/98 9:29pm 51,712 bytes

and http://www.visiongs.de/vfwupd.exe that contains:

File name Version Date Time Size
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Vfwwdm.drv 4.10.2000 8/21/98 4:56pm 15,600 bytes
Vfwwdm32.dll 4.10.2000 8/21/98 5:40pm 57,856 bytes
Kswdmcap.ax 4.10.2000 8/21/98 5:26pm 51,712 bytes

And now - What are newer? The version 2043 is much newer than 2000, but the date is newer for files from vfwupd. Yes, the date of the file can be changed easily, but even the internal date built-in inside the file in PE header shows August 21st!!
And also often newer files are bigger.

So - any idea?

Petr

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So at present, it seems that only the following hotfixes are missing:
(thanks erpdude8)

Q192112 Kswdmcap.ax, Vfwwdm.drv, Vfwwdm32.dll 4.10.2043
Q192117 Mstcp.dll 4.10.2012
Q196527 Dvdplay.exe
Q209321 Dblbuff.sys (not sure if it is necessary after installation)
Q222902 Ntkern.vxd 4.10.2103
Q224073 Vcache.vxd 4.10.2183
Q230791 1394bus.sys, Ohci1394.sys 4.10.2179
Q243048 Apmbatt.sys 4.10.1999
Q254087 Vmm.vxd 4.10.2000
Q265528 Vnetbios.vxd 4.10.2223
Q282949 Wbemprox.dll (only necessary if WMI 1.5 installed)
Q323708 Nscirda.sys 4.10.1999

If anybody has any information, please let me know.

Petr

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So at present, it seems that only the following hotfixes are missing:
(thanks erpdude8)

Q192112 Kswdmcap.ax, Vfwwdm.drv, Vfwwdm32.dll 4.10.2043
Q192117 Mstcp.dll 4.10.2012
Q196527 Dvdplay.exe
Q209321 Dblbuff.sys (not sure if it is necessary after installation)
Q222902 Ntkern.vxd 4.10.2103
Q224073 Vcache.vxd 4.10.2183
Q230791 1394bus.sys, Ohci1394.sys 4.10.2179
Q243048 Apmbatt.sys 4.10.1999
Q254087 Vmm.vxd 4.10.2000
Q265528 Vnetbios.vxd 4.10.2223
Q282949 Wbemprox.dll (only necessary if WMI 1.5 installed)
Q323708 Nscirda.sys 4.10.1999

If anybody has any information, please let me know.

Petr

These 2 are available:

Microsoft Windows 98 GPF/IPF During Setup DBLBUFF.SYS Fix:
http://support.micro....com/?id=209321
Direct download [75 KB, English]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/Q209321.EXE

Microsoft Windows 98/98 SE WBEMPROX.DLL Fix:
http://support.micro....com/?id=282949
Direct download [194 KB, English]:
http://www.autourdup...82949_win98.exe

Hope this helps.

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These 2 are available:

Microsoft Windows 98 GPF/IPF During Setup DBLBUFF.SYS Fix:
http://support.micro....com/?id=209321
Direct download [75 KB, English]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/Q209321.EXE

Microsoft Windows 98/98 SE WBEMPROX.DLL Fix:
http://support.micro....com/?id=282949
Direct download [194 KB, English]:
http://www.autourdup...82949_win98.exe

Hope this helps.

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Thank you very much, I have added them recently and did not so good search for them. So now are remaining:

Q192112 Kswdmcap.ax, Vfwwdm.drv, Vfwwdm32.dll 4.10.2043 (only if this is really newer version than vfwupd.exe 4.10.2000 with newer date)
Q192117 Mstcp.dll 4.10.2012
Q196527 Dvdplay.exe
Q222902 Ntkern.vxd 4.10.2103
Q224073 Vcache.vxd 4.10.2183
Q230791 1394bus.sys, Ohci1394.sys 4.10.2179 (I know that IEEE1394 support on Windows 98 Sandard Edition is not perfect)
Q243048 Apmbatt.sys 4.10.1999
Q254087 Vmm.vxd 4.10.2000
Q265528 Vnetbios.vxd 4.10.2223 (Really is this version not suitable for SE??)
Q323708 Nscirda.sys 4.10.1999

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Q265528 Vnetbios.vxd 4.10.2223 (Really is this version not suitable for SE??)

Good find, Petr.
Original VNETBIOS.VXD from Win98SE setup CD is build 4.10.1998 , same as Win98 FE.
I don't think Gape has this hotfix [yet].
Because nobody I know has it, we should request it from MS.

As far as I know the only other fix is for WinME, and way back when I tried it on Win98SE it didn't work:

Microsoft Windows ME Networking Errors VNETBIOS.VXD build 4.90.3000 [identical with the one on the WinME setup CD] Fix:
http://support.micro....com/?id=272991
Direct download [148 KB, English]:
http://download.micr.../272991usam.exe

Gape:
Petr and I recommend to add VNETBIOS.VXD 4.10.2223 from hotfix Q265528 to next SP 2.0 release.

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I have discoverd one additional hotfix needed - Q250514 for Windows 98 Standard edition, with spoolss.dll version 4.10.2000.

http://ftp.isu.edu.t.../250514usa8.exe contains the SE version only, 4.10.2223.

MDGx has spoolss.dll version for 95, 98SE, ME - but unforunately for 98FE not.

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I have discoverd one additional hotfix needed - Q250514 for Windows 98 Standard edition, with spoolss.dll version 4.10.2000.

http://ftp.isu.edu.t.../250514usa8.exe contains the SE version only, 4.10.2223.

MDGx has spoolss.dll version for 95, 98SE, ME - but unforunately for 98FE not.

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To fix the spoolss.dll problems in 98fe, Petr just overwrite that file with the WinME version [4.90.3000]. that's all. You can also do this for Win98se and not bother using Q250514. in fact using WinME spoolss.dll file under Win98 fixes more problems than what Q250514 does.

MDGx's spoolss.dll fix for 98fe/se IS 4.90.3000, but do NOT use this under ANY version of W95 as it wont fix the spoolss problems under 95 and can mess things up.

btw- Q196527 has dvdplay.exe v4.10.1999; for 98fe only.

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I have discoverd one additional hotfix needed - Q250514 for Windows 98 Standard edition, with spoolss.dll version 4.10.2000.

http://ftp.isu.edu.t.../250514usa8.exe contains the SE version only, 4.10.2223.

MDGx has spoolss.dll version for 95, 98SE, ME - but unforunately for 98FE not.

Petr

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To fix the spoolss.dll problems in 98fe, Petr just overwrite that file with the WinME version [4.90.3000]. that's all. You can also do this for Win98se and not bother using Q250514. in fact using WinME spoolss.dll file under Win98 fixes more problems than what Q250514 does.

MDGx's spoolss.dll fix for 98fe/se IS 4.90.3000, but do NOT use this under ANY version of W95 as it wont fix the spoolss problems under 95 and can mess things up.

Yes, but Windows ME is not free software and therefore parts of it cannot be put to Win98 FE or SE servicepack - or no?

btw- Q196527 has dvdplay.exe v4.10.1999; for 98fe only.

This is OK I think - why do you mentioned it?

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Yes, but Windows ME is not free software and therefore parts of it cannot be put to Win98 FE or SE servicepack - or no?

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that's right. parts of WinME such as the WinME spoolss.dll file can't be included in a Win98 fe/se SP (unless Gape has a license to legally put some WinME files in his 98se SP).

however, the WinME spoolss.dll file should be included in MDGx's 98se2me pack. ask MDGx if that file is in his pack.

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however, the WinME spoolss.dll file should be included in MDGx's 98se2me pack.  ask MDGx if that file is in his pack.

SPOOLSS.DLL is indeed installed by 98SE2ME, but u need a WinME setup CD to extract it from. :(




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