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

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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

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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.

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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:

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(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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Thank for testing the new OLEUP.EXE.

Here is a slightly different version of the installer, now wininit.ini has a new entry for oledlg.001, hopefully this will fix it.

Please test and let me know.

Unofficial OLE Update 2.40.4528 for Windows 9x/NT4/ME [512 KB]:

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

HTH

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Thank for testing the new OLEUP.EXE.

Here is a slightly different version of the installer, now wininit.ini has a new entry for oledlg.001, hopefully this will fix it.

Please test and let me know.

Unofficial OLE Update 2.40.4528 for Windows 9x/NT4/ME [512 KB]:

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

HTH

@ MDGX:

You can create an international version simply omitting OLEDLG.DLL from pack.

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(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...)

Just out of interest, what would you define as the dividing line between putting WinXP as opposed to Win98se onto a machine? For me, its either the CPU is under 350Mhz or the RAM is only 128Mb or below. Your guide of age and/or price is not very precise at all ... the famous "old hardware" reason is famous for a reason ... it's old hardware!! (as defined above). The day i stop coming across useable computers that are on the Win98 side of the above specs is the day i stop installing Win98.

I'm not trying to be narky, i was genuinely interested in what other people consider to be the dividing line ...

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Thanks for the hard work you guys do...you are THE win98 supporters...keep it up...best thread in the forum bar none :whistle::thumbup

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@ MDGX:

You can create an international version simply omitting OLEDLG.DLL from pack.

If you would like to create a French version [translate the scripts: INF, SED + TXT], I can send them to you.

But make sure the DLLs you put in are the original French versions from M$.

To obtain the French Win2000 OLE fix [where the 4528 files come from: English = http://support.microsoft.com/?id=139071 or French = http://support.microsoft.com/kb/139071/fr ], you could email M$, or Google them.

This MSFN thread should help:

http://www.msfn.org/board/?showtopic=31579

The 4522 file comes from Win2000 SP4, which can be obtained from M$ servers in all available languages:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downl...rvicepacks/sp4/

OLEUP.TXT lists all files and their builds [versions]:

Unofficial Windows 95/98/NT4/ME OLE 2.40.4528 Update

This Update installs these OLE 2.0 Automation files:

* Windows 95/98/ME [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS]:

%windir%\REGTLIB.EXE 6.00.8191

%windir%\SYSTEM\ASYCFILT.DLL 2.40.4528

%windir%\SYSTEM\OLEAUT32.DLL 2.40.4522

%windir%\SYSTEM\OLEDLG.DLL 5.0.1601.0

%windir%\SYSTEM\OLEPRO32.DLL 5.0.4528

%windir%\SYSTEM\STDOLE2.TLB 2.40.4528

HTH
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