I wonder whether it is more appropriate to attempt to install hardware drivers AFTER all patching/updating has been completed...
I am trying to establish for myself, and perhaps others, what is the proper order for applying this and other fine work from the board to a fresh installation of 98SE.
A search of the board yields contradictory and, often, out of date answers. And although I think that a comprehensive answer to this question deserves ultimately to be made into a sticky, a new thread may fail to attract the attention of those familiar with the Autopatcher which is probably the most essential element of such an installation.
My best take on the matter would be this:
0. 98SE CD
1. 98lite chubby for 98Se installation - optional
2. Autopatcher Dec2007Full + Dec2008 update
a. TweakUI for autologin
b. directx 9c
d. IE 6 - optional
e. Jet - opitonal (include for security updates)
f. critical updates, etc.
g. other stuff to taste
- java and other third-party stuff perhaps best installed manually if the destination it be a driver other than C:
4. Hardware drivers
5. WordPerfect - optional (see 9. below)
6. 98SE2ME - optional but highly recommended
-2nd install option again recommended
-3rd install option not recommended for reasons of speed and compatibility
7. 98MP10 - optional (for those installing Media Player via Autopatcher?)
8. Kernel Update Project - optional but highly recommended
9. Revolution Pack 9 - optional but recommended
- clear type is beautiful but messes cosmetically with Grammatik in WordPerfect
- possibly prevents WordPerfect from installing correctly, and in particular the spell checker from functioning, if installed before WordPerfect
10. Software generally (Word, Open Office, etc.)
Please offer corrections, suggestions, alternatives.
In particular, are there still packages that should be applied before autopatcher (SESp2.1a en,WUPG98en, etc.)?
The goal is make such fine work as accessible as possible. So thank you for contributing.
[3. was edited out of existence based upon soporific's response below.]