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    New Critical Updates Available For Windows 98

    Are you saying that the information is invalid because it's 2 weeks old? People here are still discussing it, and people are still installing it and having trouble. The fact that someone found this out 2 weeks ago, but nobody else here had yet found this, does not make it untrue or irrelevant.
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    Do NOT install KB891711.EXE on Win9x systems

    Many people have had major problems with this "critical" update. Now it looks like Microsoft screwed up and Win9x doesn't need this patch at all! http://tinyurl.com/5qv6j "Got with a tech support guy fairly quickly (!) and he explained that the KB891711 patch was not required for WIN98...
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    New Critical Updates Available For Windows 98

    Do NOT install KB891711.EXE on a Win9x system. It looks like Microsoft screwed up and the patch is NOT needed on Win9x systems. http://tinyurl.com/5qv6j "Got with a tech support guy fairly quickly (!) and he explained that the KB891711 patch was not required for WIN98, even though the...
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    Solved: Please help. ME locks up

    "My next step is to upgrade to IE6 or get Firefox." If IE 5.5 is causing your problems, then you still need to upgrade it even if you do go with Firefox. My original ME install crashed on an hourly basis. The error message was always about a VxD. Simply moving the mouse could trigger it...
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    Solved: Please help. ME locks up

    "Windows ME has a "bug" in it that requires you to upgrade to MIE 5.5 SP2 before you upgrade to MIE 6.0 SP1, so be aware. " I was going to mention that, but decided to wait and see if the upgrade worked. Thanks for verifying this. I have been called everything from a moron to something...
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    Win ME lockup

    Use msconfig to disable motmon.exe from booting at startup. http://www.careyholzman.com/netfixes.htm#34
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    Solved: Please help. ME locks up

    Here's a great little freeware app to clean out your hard drive of temp files, etc. http://www.sofotex.com/ByteWasher-download_L26308.html
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    Solved: Please help. ME locks up

    66 MHz bus is likely caused by you having incompatible memory cards installed. The system will default to the lowest setting. For your computer, the memory cards should probably say: PC100-222-620 xxxMB, SYNC, 100MHz, CL2 Look at what the original card said and make sure any card you...
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    Oops... I need some help AGAIN,folks

    Now, my turn for oops... I thought you meant WinME. No idea where it is in 98.
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    Oops... I need some help AGAIN,folks

    spool32.exe is in WIN17_.CAB. You shouldn't be deleting files in the Windows folders. If you do, by all means send them to the Recycle Bin until you're sure you don't need them.
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    Mozilla FireFox

    Yes. IE resides in memory and so has an advantage. Voila! Firefox Preloader gives Firefox that same advantage. https://sourceforge.net/projects/ffpreloader/ Firefox loads in about a second here now.
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    Modem activity crashing W2K

    This is a brand new install of W2K Pro SP 4 on a Gateway 1.2 MHz, 256M RAM. Any attempt to dial up a connection results in a near complete crash at the "registering your computer on the network" dialog. Task Manager shows CPU usage at 100%. After this point, the computer is completely...
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    PC a little bit SLUGGISH.

    Run msconfig under Start>Run and see how much junk is loading on the box at bootup. You need nothing but SystemTray and ScanRegistry. Untick the boxes to disallow.
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    Another new guys question about an old computer.

    Why are you trying to use such an old computer to begin with? Honest question. Simply format and reinstall Windows 95. Believe me, I'd be running it right now if it supported USB. Ultimate simplicity.
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    Solved: Symantec is making my life miserable!

    " i am a big symantec supporter" You do realize that the once mighty giant and trusted name has been bought out and is now used by the new owners to sell spam and garbage? It ain't the same animal any more.
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