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bob_doe_nz
04-08-2005, 03:37 PM
assuming it isnt illegal... anyone have a copy of the Second Edition upgrade cd for first editions of Windows 98 that they do not want?

Have a friend with 98First who wants to upgrade it so SE so he can apply various Updates/tweaks from Here (http://exuberant.ms11.net/98sesp.html)

His computer isnt new and he dont wanna spend $$$ on shelling out for a new OS and comp and such even though I explained its better in the long run...

Like talking to a bloody brick wall

netchicken
04-08-2005, 03:47 PM
What a great site!!!!
I still use win98SE and tried updating the windos only to find it turned off at the Micro$oft end.

Really, considering MS don't support win98, I don't give a toss about lending my CD out to people. Its really old software now. shouldn't be hard to find someone, or even buy a copy on trademe, for $20.

bartsdadhomer
04-08-2005, 03:48 PM
Here on Trade me (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Software/Operating-systems/Windows/auction-32573898.htm)
Another couple of Full Editions here (http://www.trademe.co.nz/structure/listings/listings_search_results.asp?sort_order=default&searchstring=98Se&current=1&mcat=0002-0360-&submit_keyword_search=++Search++&searchregion=100&advanced=true)

I wouldn't go the upgrade route though.
Use the Upgrade disk to do a clean install on a formatted disk
Or I can put a full 98SE on tradef1 if you get stuck

bartsdadhomer
04-08-2005, 03:58 PM
I've been using these service packs since ver 1.2 and they do a good job
I downloaded this one a couple of days ago and installed it on a spare machine and all seems well so far
As per normal, Back up any data you can't afford to lose though, I installed 1.6 a few months ago on a customers machine and screwed it up royally.
Not blaming the service pack as the machine already had issues but if I hadn't done a backup before I started, I would have been explaining to an irate customer where all their data had gone.
yucky!!

netchicken
04-08-2005, 04:47 PM
Just installed it, works great except that the background of the text boxes under the icons has gained a color, instead of transparent, as they were, which is astecially annoying, and I can't change.

bob_doe_nz
04-08-2005, 04:52 PM
I've been using these service packs since ver 1.2 and they do a good job

well you can improve 98SE if you install all of the following after the unofficial Service Pack...
First This (http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349)
Then This (http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=43605)

Finally, XP looks for 98SE (http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=39333)
screenies for this one a, (http://tihiy.ahanix.org/screen/Clipboard01.jpg) b, (http://tihiy.ahanix.org/screen/Clipboard02.jpg) c, (http://tihiy.ahanix.org/screen/Clipboard03.jpg) d, (http://tihiy.ahanix.org/screen/Clipboard04.jpg) e (http://tihiy.ahanix.org/screen/Clipboard05.jpg)
Tried it on my old computer and it works... but as I got an Nvidia card, the last one was a little bit iffy but fine otherwise


Just installed it, works great except that the background of the text boxes under the icons has gained a color, instead of transparent, as they were, which is astecially annoying, and I can't change.
You didnt backup??? :lol:

netchicken
04-08-2005, 05:10 PM
Backup?
whats that? :) :) :) :)

bartsdadhomer
04-08-2005, 05:24 PM
Backup?
whats that? :) :) :) :)
LOL, that's why I'm a wealthy man
keep up the good work:D

Terry Porritt
04-08-2005, 07:01 PM
Just installed it, works great except that the background of the text boxes under the icons has gained a color, instead of transparent, as they were, which is astecially annoying, and I can't change.

'Transparent' is a good utility I've used since Win95 for making icon text boxes transparent. It can be downloaded here:

http://www.computerhope.com/download/win98.htm

There is also a win98SE security update that affects the shell32.dll file so that shortcut arrows cannot be removed. There is a fix for that here:

http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#PSBF but it requires a transparent icon to be made and hacked into the shell32.dll file.

|llus|oN
04-08-2005, 10:36 PM
Or for those conversant with the registry in SE ... to get rid of the shortcut arrows just do a search thru the whole registry and change any key that reads "IsShortcut" to "IsNotShortcut". Easy to do ... easy to remember ;)