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98 SE SP 3.32

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PROBLEMCHYLD's latest version of U98SESP3 is HERE: (link)

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N.B.: The original contents of this post are preserved as a quote in the next post, just to make editing this post easier.

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98 SE SP 3.0 BETA 4 :w00t:

Edited by MDGx: updated d/l link + other languages.

Download.

(21 MB)

THIS VERSION IS FOR BETA TESTERS ONLY!

Please, write ANY comment (If it even works properly, write it).

Important notes:

* This version contains patched ESDI_506.PDR, so be careful.

* This version doesn't support uninstallation of "Main Updates".

Test results:

* Freshly installed Win98 SE: OK.

* Freshly installed Win98 SE and IE 6.0 SP1: OK.

* Freshly installed Win98 SE, IE 6.0 SP1 and KernelEx 4: OK.

Special thanks to Tihiy, sleffing, MDGx, erpdude8 and Xeno86.

What's new:

* New/updated file

! New/updated file (unofficial)

+ Minor improvement

x Bugfix

- Information only

3.0 Beta 4

* Updated DHTMLED.OCX [to 6.1.0.9242].

* Updated MSCONV97.DLL and MSWRD832.CNV [to 2003.1100.8166].

* Updated GDIPLUS.DLL [to 5.1.3102.5581].

* Updated CIMWIN32.DLL [to 1.50.0085.59].

* Updated ROOTSUPD.CAB [to 21.0.2195].

* Updated HHCTRL.OCX [to 5.2.3790.4110].

+ Updated README.TXT.

+ Enhanced (again) SPUPDATE.INF to prevent version pop-ups.

3.0 Beta 3

+ Added README.TXT into the package.

* Added MSIMG32.DLL [5.0.2218.1].

* Updated MSVBVM60.DLL [to 6.0.9802].

* Updated OLEAUT32.DLL [to 2.40.4520].

+ Windows Scripting Host is optional with this version.

3.0 Beta 2

* Added Q329048.

* Added MSVCP50.DLL [5.0.7051].

* Added IPROP.DLL [NT4 SP6].

* Added TRIEDIT.DLL [Q891781].

* Updated MSVCRT.DLL, MSVCIRT.DLL, MFC42.DLL and MSVCP60.DLL.

! Updated KRNL386.EXE [to 4.10.2000].

x Fixed LOGO.INF problem.

+ Added MYDOCS.DLL into Windows 2000 Theme.

+ Removes uninstallation information from old USP versions.

+ Enhanced (again) SPUPDATE.INF to prevent version pop-ups.

x Removed SUBASE.INF from SP2.CAB because it breaks slipstreaming.

+ Added T2EMBED registry settings.

+ Added "Andale Mono" font information into WIN.INI.

- Added OK/CANCEL buttons' localization lines into INFEX.INI.

3.0 Beta 1

! Added LLXX's ESDI_506.PDR [48 bit LBA] fix.

! Added Xeno86's VCACHE.VXD fix.

+ Removed "MaxFileCache=393216" tweak.

* Added OLEDLG.DLL [5.0.1601].

* Updated OLEPRO32.DLL, STDOLE2.TLB, ASYCFILT.DLL [to 2.40.4530].

* Updated OLEAUT32.DLL [to 2.40.4519].

* Updated USP10.DLL [to 1.422.3790.3959].

+ Added KB891711, KB918547 files for only WindowsUpdate, but they are not active.

+ Uninstallation support for Windows 2000 Theme.

+ Changed 1024 flags to 1056 to prevent unnecessary popups.

+ Added killing processes (NIRCMD) commands before installation.

- Added WSH.INF, SHELL.INF [into SP2.CAB] for better slipstreaming.

- Moved MSVCP60.DLL, MSVBVM60.DLL, SYSTRAY.EXE and HOTPLUG.DLL from SUPP.CAB to SP2.CAB for better slipstreaming.

Full changelog.

Yummy! :thumbup

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Ah, good. I was worried about some of the bugs in the 2.1 release thread. Hope this is the end-all solution for 2.1. I'll be testing this as soon as I restore the rest of my programs (reinstalled OS, re-partitioned drives to allow for REAL DOS 7.1 and Win9x installation :) ).

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Ah, good. I was worried about some of the bugs in the 2.1 release thread. Hope this is the end-all solution for 2.1. I'll be testing this as soon as I restore the rest of my programs (reinstalled OS, re-partitioned drives to allow for REAL DOS 7.1 and Win9x installation :) ).

In fact, they were not any serious bug in the 2.1, but I want to quickly fix the reported problems.

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I have no problems with 2.1 but will install the newer one. Thanks for the great job you have done Gape.

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It's great that SP provides two great PowerToys: CommandPromptHere and TweakUI.

There is one more great tool from the past that I would love to see in SP (optional).

It is WinTop (aka Windows Process Watcher, aka top for windows). It is a part of this package:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/downloa...Toy/Default.asp

I check that it works and it is a perfect tool to actually see what is actually running.

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Hello,

with your version 2.1a i got a problem while installing, before the end of the SP install, Windows tells me that the compobj.dll file has been replaced by an older version, that the file is in use and that windows must restart to repair the problem.

Is it possible to avoid that message to be shown?

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Great to see the time-stamp stuff fixed in latest version.

Edited by hp38guser
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with your version 2.1a i got a problem while installing, before the end of the SP install, Windows tells me that the compobj.dll file has been replaced by an older version, that the file is in use and that windows must restart to repair the problem.

Is it possible to avoid that message to be shown?

English SP on a English Win 98 SE?

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It's great that SP provides two great PowerToys: CommandPromptHere and TweakUI.

There is one more great tool from the past that I would love to see in SP (optional).

It is WinTop (aka Windows Process Watcher, aka top for windows). It is a part of this package:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/downloa...Toy/Default.asp

I check that it works and it is a perfect tool to actually see what is actually running.

On the site you gave, it says specifically *not* to use that PowerToy with Win98. Have you had any problems using it with 98SE? Just wondering why they say not to....

ivman

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@ gape,

French SP on French Windows 98 SE...

Compobj.dll is english, i didn't find it in french.

To original file is the version 2.3.200.0 and the new one is 2.3.200.1...

any idea?

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French SP on French Windows 98 SE...

Compobj.dll is english, i didn't find it in french.

To original file is the version 2.3.200.0 and the new one is 2.3.200.1...

Try this:

COMPOBJ.DLL,,COMPOBJ.TMP,4

Also try to add a line to Copy.Sysbckup:

COMPOBJ.DLL,,,4

Please let me know the result.

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I tried to add this line

COMPOBJ.DLL,,COMPOBJ.TMP,4

and the same message is displayed but this time after the reboot,

i will try your second suggestion...

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Yes it works with the two lines....

Thanks WebMatze. It looks like a language problem. Does anyone have this problem in English Win 98 SE?

@swgreed: It looks like DSOUND.DLL problem is similar. Please, add these two lines for DSOUND.DLL and COMPOBJ.DLL to solve "in use" problems.

Edited by Gape
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Yes, they say that *not* all W95 KernelToys work on W98.

WinTop *does*.

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I've got a strange problem. I've got a Win98SE installation with a previously-applied 98se2me, and the latest (2.1a) SP. For some really strange reason, my double-click function is now pre-set to default to Search, or Find... this is not useful.

Here's a screenshot of the problem:

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Also, the My Documents link on the desktop is missing its icon, and WILL NOT launch the correct folder. In this screenshot, you can see that I had to make a shortcut directly to the folder, just to access it.

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I'll be trying this out on a vanilla 98SE install, in vmware, as well... This is mearly a heads up for all 98se2me users that haven't updated their copy of 98se2me in a while, and apply this new SP.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and the start button/start menu DOESN'T WORK AT ALL. I click the start button, and it stays depressed, but nothing shows up... (as you can see in the above screenshots). Use of TaskManager is the only way to reboot from within the virtual machine.

Edited by jimmsta
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Gape:

I have recently noticed [at least on 1 computer] that "UpdateInis" INF directive works properly only if adding the folder handle name in front of the file(s) to be modified.

Example:

[Version]

Signature=$CHICAGO$

[DefaultInstall]

UpdateInis=UPDini

[uPDini]

%31%\MSDOS.SYS,Options,,"SystemReg=0"

%31%\WINBOOT.INI,Options,,"SystemReg=0"

as opposite to:

[Version]

Signature=$CHICAGO$

[DefaultInstall]

UpdateInis=UPDini

[uPDini]

MSDOS.SYS,Options,,"SystemReg=0"

WINBOOT.INI,Options,,"SystemReg=0"

Without "%31%\" setup thinks msdos.sys + winboot.ini are in %windir% [false], not in C:\ root [true]. :(

LDID directory handles for INF files:

LDID = Logical Disk IDentifier.
Can be one of these values:

00 Null [This LDID can be used to create a new LDID]
01 Source driveletter:\pathname
02 Temp Setup
03 Uninstall
04 Backup
10 Machine (Windows) directory
11 System directory
12 IOSubsys directory
13 Command directory
14 Control Panel
15 Printers
16 Workgroup
17 INF Directory
18 Help directory
19 Administration
20 Fonts
21 Viewers
22 VMM32
23 Color directory
24 Root of drive containing the Windows directory
25 Shared (Windows) directory
26 Guaranteed boot device for Windows (Winboot)
27 Machine
28 Host Winboot
30 Root directory of boot drive
31 Root directory of boot host drive

Hope this helps.

BTW:

I've tried SP 2.1a on 2 different 98SE installations, and worked like a charm.

Excellent job, Gape!

Edited by MDGx
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I've just installed the service pack (all options but metapad checked) on a fresh Win98SE install under a virtual machine (in QEMU) and I suffer from none of the problems Jimmsta describes above. Everything works as normal.

Very nice service pack by the way.

I also think that Wintop from the win95 kernel toys should be included. Maybe also the Timezone Editor and the DOS Mode Configuration Wizard.

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I've got a strange problem. I've got a Win98SE installation with a previously-applied 98se2me, and the latest (2.1a) SP. For some really strange reason, my double-click function is now pre-set to default to Search, or Find... this is not useful.

Also, the My Documents link on the desktop is missing its icon, and WILL NOT launch the correct folder. In this screenshot, you can see that I had to make a shortcut directly to the folder, just to access it.

I'll be trying this out on a vanilla 98SE install, in vmware, as well... This is mearly a heads up for all 98se2me users that haven't updated their copy of 98se2me in a while, and apply this new SP.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and the start button/start menu DOESN'T WORK AT ALL. I click the start button, and it stays depressed, but nothing shows up... (as you can see in the above screenshots). Use of TaskManager is the only way to reboot from within the virtual machine.

I had experienced this a while back with 98SE2ME [this used to be a problem only with option 3 if I recall correctly], but it has been fixed.

Please re-install 98SE2ME after you have installed SP 2.1a.

98SE2ME:

http://www.msfn.org/board/?showtopic=46349

I don't know if SP 2.1a needs [or not] to be fixed/changed, that is a question for Gape.

Hope this helps.

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Just tip for cleaning up the code ()

The following lines have exactly the same result in [AddReg.Something] sections of INF files:

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x00010001,0x00000400

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x00010001,0x400

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x00010001,00,04,00,00

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x00010001,1024

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x00010001,00001024

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x10001,0x00000400

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x10001,0x400

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x10001,00,04,00,00

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x10001,1024

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x10001,00001024

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x10001,"0x00000400"

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x10001,"0x400"

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x10001,"00,04,00,00"

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x10001,"1024"

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,0x10001,"00001024"

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,"0x10001","0x00000400"

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,"0x10001","0x400"

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,"0x10001","00,04,00,00"

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,"0x10001","1024"

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,"0x10001","00001024"

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,65537,0x00000400

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,65537,0x400

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,65537,00,04,00,00

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,65537,1024

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,65537,00001024

I have read (not tested) that for Windows 95 is the correct syntax only:

HKLM,TestKey,TestValue,65537,00,04,00,00

In SPUPDATE.INF are combined various syntaxes.

Petr

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I know everyone concerned is busy and have lives to live, but I wish that the "detailed list" of the "120+ updates and hotfixes" would be prepared soon.

This is partly because I am confused (still) about what the pack includes and what it doesn't include. For example, quoting from Gape's site, he says:

It contains only operating system updates. It does NOT contain Internet Explorer 6, DirectX 9, Media Player 9 and their updates.

But the pack does contain some IE updates, doesn't it? For instance, new in 2.1a is Q885836 (MSWRD632.WPC), which, as I understand it, is an IE6 SP1 update.

Edit: oops - my mistake. It's not. For some reason, I mistook it for 885258. I'm not sure why, heh. But nevertheless: does the pack now contain some IE updates (e.g, 903235)?

Clasys recently mentioned a list (that he either has, or is making) of all IE updates (IE6 SP1 specifically I think - correct me if I'm wrong). Sharing this, combined with a list of all the updates in 2.1a, would be extremely helpful to everyone concerned, I think.

Although I am a relative newbie in all this, I have also just begun compiling my own lists. If I get the time and they turn out to be comprehensive enough (or at least a bit useful), I will post these online somewhere.

P.S. - thanks Gape, Petr and everyone else concerned for your dedication, skill and generosity in preparing these packs.

Edited by bristols
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