ZaPbUzZ, on Jan 31 2007, 04:38 AM, said:
I need to know a couple of things.
Ater installation the system's autoexec.bat is still loading files into the system directory on each reboot how come?
Would it be possible to place a 3rd party compression utility such as 7zip into a background utility
to automatically load the set of winme files whenever it is needed than scanning the unofficial
service pack cab.
Is there a place online to grab a complete manual installation guide that outlines the components effects and problems that can or can't happen doing this mod.
P.S. In case people are migrating to NT for driver compatability; winme actually accepts some
xp drivers as it is a hybrid driver system unique to the rest of 9x.
I have been running my own mod of this for years but i haven't been able to the registry, shell and driver components..good job.
One thing i did do is put default system drivers into 98se from winme .. it was good.
Thanks a lot for your appreciation.
I hope you enjoy 98SE2ME.
To answer your questions:
1. Autoexec.bat is used to run batch files right after (re)boot but before Windows GUI starts [win.com].
But after those batch files complete their run, the modded autoexec.bat is deleted and replaced with original [unmodified] autoexec.bat [if any].
2. The WinME files installed by 98SE2ME into C:\9!M are extracted from the installer, which is built using InnoSetup [ http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
], which in turn uses 7-zip compression to shrink files to maximum compression ratio available. This is detailed in READ1ST.TXT:
under the "UNINSTALL 98SE2ME" section, and also in INNOFILE.TXT [part of INNOFILE.ZIP]:
Whenever 1 runs the main batch [98SE2ME.PIF], and then selects an option, necessary files are copied from C:\9!M to respective target directories, and necessary files [if any] are extracted from WinME CABs, which must be present for most options.
Disk space taken by 98SE2ME installation files is ~ 9 MB.
After installing desired option(s), 98SE2ME can be completely uninstalled, thus freeing that disk space.
3. Complete 98SE2ME guide is here [in plain TXT format]:
See the "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE" section for details on all installed components [8 options total].
Same READ1ST.TXT pops up whenever one installs 98SE2ME, or any options.
4. Win98 SE also accepts certain NT4/2000/XP/2003 drivers, even better after installing 98SE2ME options 1, 2 or 8.