What is the Windows Update Fix for Win9x/Me?
Recently, users of Windows 98 and Windows ME discovered they couldn't access the Windows Update website properly. The most common message was:
"Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site. This website is designed to work with Microsoft Windows operating systems only. To find updates for Microsoft products that are designed for Macintosh operating systems, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/mac/"
The Windows Update Fix for Win9x/ME will hopefully fix this problem. It re-installs the files needed for Windows Update to work, and also installs the recently released root certificate updates which seems to be the cause of the problem.
While it has only been primarily tested to work using a Win98SE (English) machine, this fix should work for the entire Win9x/ME family, including localizations in other languages. Windows Update Fix for Win9x/ME has already been confirmed to work on at least 5 localised editions of Win98SE.
v1.22 - zip file
v1.22 - exe
v1.21 - zip file
v1.21 from softpedia
if you double-click the file it extracts to a temp directory, runs the program (with menu options and everything, and then deletes itself after its all done.
or you can extract to a directory and run the RUNME.bat file
localization text strings:
:ENGLISH SET Tex01=Welcome to the Windows Update fix SET Tex01a=Version SET Tex01b=by SET Tex02=This will update your computer so that Windows Update works again SET Tex03=Please Note SET Tex03a=This has only been tested on a Win98se machine SET Tex04=but i can't see why it won't work SET Tex04a=for the entire Win9x/Me family SET Tex05=Even those using localisations in a SET Tex05a=language other than English can use this SET Tex06=It has been confirmed to work on at least 3 other editions SET Tex07=Press any key to continue or CTRL-C to finish SET Tex08= SET Tex09= SET Tex10=There are three fixes included with this pack SET Tex11=the first one should work for most people SET Tex12=the second one should only be used if the first doesn't work SET Tex12a=the third one can be used at any stage SET Tex13=Internet Explorer will automatically go to SET Tex14=Windows Update after the fix has been installed SET Tex15=So, what do you want to do SET Tex16=Press: 1 to install the normal fix (use this one first) SET Tex17=to install the alternate fix and reboot the computer SET Tex17a=to put a modified shortcut icon to WUPDMGR.EXE to your desktop SET Tex18=to visit this utility's homepage SET Tex19=to visit Windows Update SET Tex20=to quit SET Tex21=Opening Windows Update SET Tex22=Opening the home page SET Tex23=Installing Windows Update files SET Tex24=Now doing the DLLs SET Tex25=Now refreshing the WindowsUpdate folder SET Tex26=Now copying over iuident.cab and iuident.txt SET Tex27=Now doing the new root certificates SET Tex28=All done SET Tex29=Now going to Windows Update to see if it's fixed... I hope so! See ya SET Tex30=It doesn't look like this is going to work for you, as you don't seem SET Tex31=to have the 'Program Files' directory in the normal place SET Tex32=You can enter that variable in now if you'd like SET Tex32a=or enter nothing to EXIT SET Tex33=Just type the name of the directory (don't put in quotes) SET Tex34=that is the equivalent of 'Program Files' SET Tex34a=for your computer SET Tex35=New directory name SET Tex36=doesn't seem to be correct. Please try again SET Tex37=looks like its correct. Yay! Now continuing SET Tex38=Reboot now SET Tex39=You do not seem to have WUPDMGR.EXE on your system SET Tex40=so this fix will not work for you SET Tex41=Now copying icon to desktop
This post has been edited by soporific: 05 May 2007 - 08:57 AM