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MDGx

98 FE + 98 SE + ME updates + patches + (hot)fixes

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@ MDGx:

1) Last Italian Stable SHELLME by anonymous author:

http://uploaded.to/?id=232vf8 (installer .exe)

2) Unofficial Windows 98/98 SE KRNL386.EXE 4.10.1999 Fix ITA:

http://uploaded.to/?id=z9vyfs (installer .exe)

3) Unofficial Windows ME KRNL386.EXE 4.10.1999 Fix ITA:

http://uploaded.to/?id=8emwrv (installer .exe)

4) Unofficial Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2/6.0/6.0 SP1 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Vector Markup Language (VML) VGX.DLL Security Vulnerability Fix ITA

Italian changelog:

Corrected all folders names in english to italian.

http://uploaded.to/?id=7v30id (archive rar to compile in .exe)

@MDGx 2:

Are you sure that Microsoft Windows 98 SP1 Year 2000 (Y2K) Updates are only for win 98 sp1 and not also for win 98 se?

I'll upload the files you posted soon.

I'm sure, Win98 SE already contains those Y2K updates.

BTW:

I've looked inside SHELLME.EXE ITA you made:

You need to translate this INF text string into Italian:

Remove Unofficial Explorer Lockups SHELL32.DLL Fix

HTH

No Problem, usually I don't translate these strings, you can continue.

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MDGx, you sent me email on Monday Feb. 19 mentioning about an updated SHELL32.DLL fix for Win98:

Anonymous author's SHELL98.EXE [sHELL32.DLL build 468]for 98 SE was

updated to fix Restorator hex editor + CRC errors for those who wish

to translate it into languages other than English:

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

http://www.mdgx.com/files/SHELL98.EXE

the link to Shell98.exe has shell32.dll build 634!!! was it a typo??

If the shell32.dll was revised recently, it SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED as version 4.72.3812.634. Give it a different build number like 635 or higher. Do NOT confuse Win98 users this way.

If I am going to include this recent shell32.dll file in the next release of the 98fe SP, I'm changing the build number of the DLL file to 635.

The current 98fe SP thread has been closed for a few weeks. new releases of the 98fe SP will be mentioned here until I create a new thread for the 98fe SP.

Edited by erpdude8
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I'm getting dizzy reading this all! *lol*

Are there new unofficial IE6 updates?

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from first post:

All mdgx.com fixes/patches/updates that were rebooting automatically (unattended) at the end of install now prompt for reboot/restart [ Yes / No ], *unless* the ADVPACK.DLL setup APIs decide otherwise [independent of custom INF / SED settings = only 1 or 2 patches do this], because certain fixes must reboot unconditionally to properly complete install.

EXCEPTIONS:

- U891711.EXE

- U918547.EXE [obsolete] = replaced by ME918547.EXE [WinME] + Q918547.EXE [Win98 SE].

Both fixes above must reboot unconditionally *twice* to properly complete install.

Qs:

1) i never noticed the 'must reboot twice' notice for the Q918547.EXE update --- i've only got it rebooting once at the moment, but the user will invariably end up rebooting again anyway during the Auto-Patcher process --- my question is: is this sufficient, or should I force another reboot before continuing with any other updates -- this is easily done but i'd prefer not to if not necessary

2) do i need to update any of your hotfixes that have been changed as per above (added prompt for restart) for the needs of AP? I wouldn't think so as the unattended switches all seem to work, I just thought i'd ask ... maybe its good to update them anyway just in case people want to use the AP hotfix collection outside of AP ... you wouldn't happen to have a full list of which hotfixes you adjusted by any chance?

cheers, and thanks for keeping an eye on the complete updates list...champion effort!

Sop.

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from first post:
All mdgx.com fixes/patches/updates that were rebooting automatically (unattended) at the end of install now prompt for reboot/restart [ Yes / No ], *unless* the ADVPACK.DLL setup APIs decide otherwise [independent of custom INF / SED settings = only 1 or 2 patches do this], because certain fixes must reboot unconditionally to properly complete install.

EXCEPTIONS:

- U891711.EXE

- U918547.EXE [obsolete] = replaced by ME918547.EXE [WinME] + Q918547.EXE [Win98 SE].

Both fixes above must reboot unconditionally *twice* to properly complete install.

Qs:

1) i never noticed the 'must reboot twice' notice for the Q918547.EXE update --- i've only got it rebooting once at the moment, but the user will invariably end up rebooting again anyway during the Auto-Patcher process --- my question is: is this sufficient, or should I force another reboot before continuing with any other updates -- this is easily done but i'd prefer not to if not necessary

2) do i need to update any of your hotfixes that have been changed as per above (added prompt for restart) for the needs of AP? I wouldn't think so as the unattended switches all seem to work, I just thought i'd ask ... maybe its good to update them anyway just in case people want to use the AP hotfix collection outside of AP ... you wouldn't happen to have a full list of which hotfixes you adjusted by any chance?

cheers, and thanks for keeping an eye on the complete updates list...champion effort!

Sop.

1. No, this "reboot twice" thing applies only to the 2 "U" updates above [u891711.EXE + U918547.EXE], not to ME918547 or Q918547.

BTW:

I've just updated these 2 [to make sure they won't reboot automatically by any means at end of install], please download them again:

ME:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/ME918547.EXE

98 SE:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/Q918547.EXE

2. From what I recall at the moment, all updates should prompt for reboot [if necessary], except the 2 above [u891711.EXE + U918547.EXE].

Unfortunately I modified most updates [to make sure they don't reboot] thoroughout a few months time period, and did not keep such a list. ;(

But if you notice any that still do reboot automatically without prompting, please let me know.

HTH

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SETUPAPI:

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU

and:

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME SETUPAPI.DLL 5.1.2600.2180 Update [442 KB]:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/SETUPAPI.EXE

This patch breaks NUSB 2.4 and 3.0. With updated file, when I clicked on the NUSB icon in the system tray, it did not respond. When I restored the original setupapi.dll everything worked fine.

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MDGx:

re:

NEW 2-19-2007

DXM for IE 5/6:

http://www.mdgx.com/dx.htm#DXM

Added newer DXTMSFT.DLL + DXTRANS.DLL 6.0.2800.1590 from Win2000 SP4 IE 6.0 SP1 Q928090 security fix:

* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME DirectX Media (DXM) 6.0 Runtime for Internet Explorer 5.x/6.x: DirectShow, DirectAnimation + DirectX Transform Control APIs AMSTREAM.DLL, DANIM.DLL, DATIME.DLL, DAXCTLE.DLL, DXTMSFT.DLL, DXTMSFT3.DLL, DXTRANS.DLL, LMRT.DLL, LMRTREND.DLL, QCUT.DLL, DAXCTLE.OCX + PROCTEXE.OCX Updates

you meant to say DXTRANS.DLL 6.3.2800.1590

i thought it a bit strange the file version was going backwards :rolleyes: but, as always, we can't thank you enough for all your work for the W98 community here at MSFN :thumbup

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MDGx:

you meant to say DXTRANS.DLL 6.3.2800.1590

Yes, I did. ;)

Thanks for noticing.

Text corrected:

http://www.msfn.org/board/?showtopic=46581

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Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME SETUPAPI.DLL 5.1.2600.2180 Update [442 KB]:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/SETUPAPI.EXE

This patch breaks NUSB 2.4 and 3.0. With updated file, when I clicked on the NUSB icon in the system tray, it did not respond. When I restored the original setupapi.dll everything worked fine.

Thanks for your feedback.

I've added uninstall + restore in case NUSB doesn't work:

SETUPAPI:

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU

and:

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

Added uninstall in case newer SETUPAPI.DLL doesn't work with NUSB:

* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME SETUPAPI.DLL 5.1.2600.2180 Update [442 KB]:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/SETUPAPI.EXE

BUG: SETUPAPI.DLL 5.1.2600.2180 does NOT work properly with NUSB:

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#NUS

FIX: Restore original SETUPAPI.DLL backed up as SETUPAPI.ORI by SETUPAPI.EXE:

Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select "Restore Original SETUPAPI.DLL" -> click Add/Remove button.

________________________________________

Thanks for noticing.

Sorry, been busy and forgot to upload those files. :(

Here they are all 3 [italian]:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/ITMEKRNL.EXE

http://www.mdgx.com/files/IT98KRNL.EXE

http://www.mdgx.com/files/ITSHELME.EXE

HTH

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SERVIC9X.EXE

TTFPAK.EXE

still auto reboot after installation

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SETUPAPI:

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU

and:

http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME SETUPAPI.DLL 5.1.2600.2180 Update [442 KB]:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/SETUPAPI.EXE

This patch breaks NUSB 2.4 and 3.0. With updated file, when I clicked on the NUSB icon in the system tray, it did not respond. When I restored the original setupapi.dll everything worked fine.

Actually, I've tried the SanDisk 2 GB Cruzer USB stick again, and works 100% with the new SETUPAPI.DLL and NUSB 3.0.

Weird?

HTH

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OLE:

http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#OLE

Added OLEDLG.DLL 5.0.2195.7114 from Win2000 SP4 Q926436 security fix:

* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME OLE Automation Libraries (DLLs) 2.40.4528 OLEAUT32.DLL, OLEDLG.DLL, OLEPRO32.DLL + STDOLE2.TLB Update:

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=259403

Direct download [512 KB]:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/OLEUP.EXE

Please, remove OLEDLG.DLL version 5.00.2195.7114 from the Unofficial OLE Automation Update, MDGx. I DID find a problem with it and that it breaks the ability to insert OLE objects into documents when using Wordpad and/or ALL MS Office apps like Word/Excel/Powerpoint and third party apps on Windows 9x/ME/NT4 OSes.

To reproduce this problem, open Wordpad (or MS Word or Corel WordPerfect), click on Insert and click on Object. It will do NOTHING when it is supposed to display the Insert Object dialog box.

After I restored the OLEDLG.DLL file with the original one (either the Win98se or WinME version) the Insert Object dialog box will appear after clicking on Insert, then choosing Object.

Edited by erpdude8
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Is the Root Certificates Update good for IE5x on Win95 (OSR2)?

Here in this thread it's specified as being for IE5/6/7 on 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME, and on MDGx's site for 98 and upwards, while erpdude's site specifies the previous update as being for 9x, 2000, ME & NT4.

The crucial component is that a version of IE 5/6/7 is present, so that the update should be OK for IE5x on Win95. Is that right?

(Thanks)

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Please, remove OLEDLG.DLL version 5.00.2195.7114 from the Unofficial OLE Automation Update, MDGx. I DID find a problem with it and that it breaks the ability to insert OLE objects into documents when using Wordpad and/or ALL MS Office apps like Word/Excel/Powerpoint and third party apps on Windows 9x/ME/NT4 OSes.

To reproduce this problem, open Wordpad (or MS Word or Corel WordPerfect), click on Insert and click on Object. It will do NOTHING when it is supposed to display the Insert Object dialog box.

After I restored the OLEDLG.DLL file with the original one (either the Win98se or WinME version) the Insert Object dialog box will appear after clicking on Insert, then choosing Object.

Thanks for testing.

Done.

Replaced OLEDLG.DLL 5.00.2195.7114 with older build 5.0.1601.0 from WinME.

Should work ok with all Win9x editions.

Please test to make sure.

* Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME OLE Automation Libraries (DLLs) 2.40.4528 OLEAUT32.DLL, OLEDLG.DLL, OLEPRO32.DLL + STDOLE2.TLB Update:

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=259403

Direct download [512 KB]:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/OLEUP.EXE

HTH

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Is the Root Certificates Update good for IE5x on Win95 (OSR2)?

Here in this thread it's specified as being for IE5/6/7 on 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME, and on MDGx's site for 98 and upwards, while erpdude's site specifies the previous update as being for 9x, 2000, ME & NT4.

The crucial component is that a version of IE 5/6/7 is present, so that the update should be OK for IE5x on Win95. Is that right?

(Thanks)

Theoretically the roots update should install on all Win9x editions with MS IE 4/5/6 installed, including Win95, but I don't have any of those OSes installed anymore, so I can't test.

If anyone has Windows 95, 95a OSR1, 95B OSR 2.0/2.1 or 95C OSR 2.5 please test and post here results.

Thanks.

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Theoretically the roots update should install on all Win9x editions with MS IE 4/5/6 installed, including Win95, but I don't have any of those OSes installed anymore, so I can't test.

If anyone has Windows 95, 95a OSR1, 95B OSR 2.0/2.1 or 95C OSR 2.5 please test and post here results.

Thanks.

Thanks for your reply MDGx.

The latest Root Certificate Update (RCU) seems to install on win95 OSR2.1 with IE5.5.

Before applying the RCU I exported the whole registry and noted the size. After applying the update, I again exported the registry, and the size had increased (in this case by 22.1 KB).

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Is the Root Certificates Update good for IE5x on Win95 (OSR2)?

Here in this thread it's specified as being for IE5/6/7 on 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME, and on MDGx's site for 98 and upwards, while erpdude's site specifies the previous update as being for 9x, 2000, ME & NT4.

The crucial component is that a version of IE 5/6/7 is present, so that the update should be OK for IE5x on Win95. Is that right?

(Thanks)

Theoretically the roots update should install on all Win9x editions with MS IE 4/5/6 installed, including Win95, but I don't have any of those OSes installed anymore, so I can't test.

If anyone has Windows 95, 95a OSR1, 95B OSR 2.0/2.1 or 95C OSR 2.5 please test and post here results.

Thanks.

Theoretically the roots update should install on all Win9x editions with MS IE 4/5/6 installed, including Win95, but I don't have any of those OSes installed anymore, so I can't test.

If anyone has Windows 95, 95a OSR1, 95B OSR 2.0/2.1 or 95C OSR 2.5 please test and post here results.

Thanks.

Thanks for your reply MDGx.

The latest Root Certificate Update (RCU) seems to install on win95 OSR2.1 with IE5.5.

Before applying the RCU I exported the whole registry and noted the size. After applying the update, I again exported the registry, and the size had increased (in this case by 22.1 KB).

I think I'll be able to test the RCU with Win95 OSR2.x with IE4/5 sometime next week [do NOT ask BenoitRen to test out RCU on his OSR2.x system cuz I dont think he uses IE]. I'm feeling a lot better now than I did earlier this week since I got a cold from my cousin.

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I was wondering if you could add this old english font to the TTFPAK

Edited by PROBLEMCHYLD
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RCU:

http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#RCF

Updated *again* [this time works correctly] = file date January 31 2007 = posted on WU web site March 3 2007:

* Microsoft Internet Explorer 5/6 Root Certificates Update (RCU) for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME:

http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownlo...rtf/en/4702.htm

RCU [268 KB]:

http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownlo...en/rootsupd.exe

alternate site to get Root Certificates Update (different name but same package):

http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdo...9b8ad0f8d1a.exe

yup, it's safe to use the updated Rootsupd pack under Win95 + IE4.x/5.x. dont use it if IE is NOT installed under Win95

I'll post up unofficial 98FE SP v2.07 later this week. it includes the Internet Print Service 1.0 addon from the Win2k/ME CD with the newer Root Certificates package and an updated DST INF file to fix minor DST problems.

Edited by erpdude8
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I was wondering if you could add this old english font to the TTFPAK
Again, please understand that this package includes only fonts that can be downloaded/installed from M$ programs, updates, packs that can be found on the internet etc.

TTFPAK does not include fonts that are only on setup/install CD-ROMs, or distributed solely by commercial/shareware software.

If I would to add other [3rd party, free] fonts to TTFPAK, I should actually add more than 100 fonts, which [as you may have figured out] would add a lot to the size of the executable [TTFPAK is already ~ 4 MB].

And the purpose of this pack is to install only [newer/updated] fonts needed by the OS and/or OS components, like MS IE/OE, 3rd party web browsers etc.

HTH

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I'll post up unofficial 98FE SP v2.07 later this week. it includes the Internet Print Service 1.0 addon from the Win2k/ME CD with the newer Root Certificates package and an updated DST INF file to fix minor DST problems.

Link to Win98FE SP v2.07 now posted:

http://www.mytempdir.com/1256778

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I'll post up unofficial 98FE SP v2.07 later this week. it includes the Internet Print Service 1.0 addon from the Win2k/ME CD with the newer Root Certificates package and an updated DST INF file to fix minor DST problems.

Link to Win98FE SP v2.07 now posted:

http://www.mytempdir.com/1256778

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...mp;#entry634601

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-latest OLEUP has problem (w/winME):

-after reboot, during DOS posting, "windows could not update file %1 to file %2" --exactly as it displayed...

?

-didn't have time to debug (frankly, I've grown weary of wondering if these occasionally buggy "updates" are causing more corruption than help, rarely bother with w98 or ME anymore now that I've finally got previously-hated XP tweaked very well plus a recent cpu upgrade to p4 2.53ghz = speedy acceptable XP, plus all the other usual problems with trying to stay w/98 or ME; -hopefully this error msg might be sufficient to point ya in the right direction... I thank all you great people for all the help/work with w98/ME, but this previously-devoted w98 lover has finally given up... yes, I sometimes now feel like a traitor, lol, but it just isn't workable anymore... if the ever-lingering stability issues + ever-increasing compatibility issues ever (somehow) get resolved, I'd be ecstatic to return to good ol' 98se/ME...

>;]

:hello:

.

.

(ps: recently, I've been working on many old puters (6 and 7 yr old p3's, etc), and after disabling/yanking all the xp CRAP (and properly upgrading those old systems to pretty much the max that their mobo's can take, and EXTREMELY cheaply, too, < $50 to max out each one), it works quite quickly and well, even on those old slow systems... so the famous "old hardware" reasons for sticking w/98/ME instead of xp just haven't applied to ANY of the old systems I've tried it on... another nail in the coffin, I'm afraid...)

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