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98SE2ME ReadMe Text Guide

98SE2ME ReadMe Text Guide in plain text (ASCII) format

 98SE2ME.EXE Updated February 1 2012 

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		       98SE2ME Complete ReadMe Guide
		       
		   http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/read1st.php




98SE2ME is the automated installer designed to perform all ME -> 98 SE Killer
Replacements "transplant" operations completely unattended, a.k.a.
"hands-free":
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#KRM9S
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I have NOT tested most recent changes + updates because I don't have Windows
98 SE or Windows ME installed.
I have NEVER tested 98SE2ME on portables: laptops, netbooks, etc.
Please test at your convenience to make sure everything works properly.
If any problems, please post here:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349
or e-mail me:
http://www.mdgx.com/form.htm
Thanks. ;)


If using Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) AND also have a Windows Millennium
Edition (ME) setup CD-ROM or CABs, you can improve/speed up/fix your Windows
98 SE GUI, OLE, DDE, GDI, Dial-Up Networking (DUN), TCP/IP, Winsock, LAN/WAN,
Multimedia/Audio/Video, Virtual Cache/Memory, WDM USB/FireWire/Audio
components [and others I don't even recall off of the top of my head] without
putting up with the notorious Windows ME annoyances.
All you need is run 98SE2ME options 1 or 2 to build the ultimate Win9x OS by
"transplanting" 700+ newer ME system files onto 98 SE.

Please post all 98SE2ME BUGs, FIXes, tips, comments etc into this MSFN forum:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349
so I can improve it accordingly. This is the only way we can all benefit.

MUST read READ1ST.TXT (this file) CAREFULLY BEFORE installing ANY options,
ESPECIALLY the "EXTREMELY IMPORTANT", "FAQ" + "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE"
chapters BEFORE posting or e-mailing ANY requests because some of your
questions may be ALREADY answered here.

This is an Open Source project.
This is NOT a Microsoft product.
By replacing Microsoft files you may VOID the EULA, warranty and/or support
(if any).
You do all this at your OWN risk.
Nobody is liable NOR responsible for ANYTHING due to the use of these files.
ALWAYS BACKUP FIRST:
http://www.mdgx.com/secrets.htm#BKP
100% UNofficial + UNsupported compilation of Microsoft files.
All ,  + (TM) retain the property of their respective owners and are used
here solely in non-trademark descriptive sense.
MUST use and distribute ONLY for educational and profit-free purposes.

READ1ST.TXT contents:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/read1st.php

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
FAQ
98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE
BACKUP + RESTORE WINDOWS 98 SE
UNINSTALL 98SE2ME
TESTING... CLONE98.PIF + 98RESTOR.BAT
KNOWN BUGS + FIXES
CHANGES + UPDATES
FREE TOOLS
WHO, WHAT, WHERE
98SE2ME.HTM
THANK YOU
THE SOURCE
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				EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
				

98SE2ME works ONLY *IF* AND *WITH*:

* Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) 4.10.2222 (A) English ANY
retail/Final/Gold/RTM Full/Upgrade/Step-Up/OEM/MSDN
build/edition/release/version MUST be ALREADY installed ANYWHERE on your fixed
local hard disk(s)/partition(s).

* Windows Millennium Edition (ME) 4.90.3000 English ANY Retail/Final/Gold/RTM
Full/Upgrade/Step-Up/OEM/MSDN build/edition/release/version setup CD-ROM MUST
be inside your 1st CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive (if more than 1).
OR ALL these Windows ME setup *.CAB files MUST be ANYWHERE on your local
disk(s)/partition(s) into the SAME directory/folder:
BASE2.CAB
CATALOG.CAB
DRIVER5.CAB
DRIVER6.CAB
DRIVER7.CAB
MINI.CAB
NET3.CAB
NET4.CAB
PRECOPY1.CAB
WIN_10.CAB
WIN_11.CAB
WIN_12.CAB
WIN_13.CAB
WIN_14.CAB
WIN_15.CAB
WIN_16.CAB
WIN_17.CAB
WIN_18.CAB
WIN_19.CAB
WIN_20.CAB
WIN_21.CAB
WIN_22.CAB
WIN_8.CAB
WIN_9.CAB
MUST remove/unplug ALL removable/backup/USB/optical/etc disks/sticks/tapes
ONLY IF they do NOT contain Windows ME setup CABs.
If you do not have a Windows ME setup CD-ROM or CABs:
- borrow from a friend, coworker or family member
- or buy a new or used (cheaper) Upgrade, Step-Up (cheapest), Full or OEM
English CD-ROM [shop around for best price 1st]:
- Google Shopping:
http://www.google.com/products?q=Windows+Millennium+operating+system+os
- Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Windows%20Millennium&index=software
- eBay:
http://search.ebay.com/Windows-Millennium
- Street Price Watch:
http://www.mdgx.com/bench.htm#PRIC
Without WinME setup CD-ROM or CABs you can install ONLY option 4.
http://www.mdgx.com/wme_cabs/

* May or may NOT work (NOT recommended!) because NOT tested with ANY:
- alpha/pre-beta/beta/RCx/pre-RTM/interim test build.
- language other than English, except French + Italian = each have their own
separate 98SE2ME installers = listed under the "WHO, WHAT, WHERE" chapter
further below.

* Options 1 + 2: you MUST have at LEAST 60 MB FREE disk space on your C
drive/partition to copy the 700+ WinME system files into C:\9S2M during
installation. All these will be deleted after install is completed.
See "BACKUP + RESTORE WINDOWS 98 SE" chapter further below for FREE disk space
REQUIREMENTS necessary for all BACKUP + RESTORE options!

* MUST close ALL open programs, ESPECIALLY Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Firewall
and/or Protection monitors/residents/services/processes/TSRs (if any) BEFORE
running 98SE2ME !

* MUST NOT interrupt the operation of ANY 98SE2ME installation files already
running NOR run them separately (unless specified otherwise) to avoid data
loss/errors/lockups!

* MUST also install Native USB Drivers (NUSB) for FULL USB/USB 2.0 support:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#NUS

* Option 3 REQUIRES Internet Explorer 5.5 or newer ALREADY installed:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#IEX

* ALL necessary files are installed by 98SE2ME.EXE and MUST reside into C:\9!M
for proper operation, no matter which 98SE2ME options you
INSTALL/BACKUP/RESTORE/UNINSTALL!
98SE2ME files in C:\9!M take ~ 20 MB of hard disk space.

* Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI), NOT native/true/real/pure MS-DOS
mode [C:\ command prompt] outside Windows. ;)
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				     FAQ
				     

Please READ this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) chapter carefully, because
most of your questions, requests, comments etc are already answered here.
This way you will save [all of us] precious time and avoid unnecessary forum
posts, PMs and/or e-mail exchange.
Thank you for your time + concern.

* If you don't understand some of these abbreviations/acronyms/terms, please
look them up:
http://www.mdgx.com/glossary.htm

* Some of the major 98SE2ME benefits:
- fixed many OS BUGs + security vulnerabilities
- improved graphical user interface (GUI), Explorer + Shell, especially if
installed option 3
- faster + improved Dial-Up + Broadband Connections, TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, Winsock,
networking + internet
- faster + improved hard disk virtual cache
- faster + improved memory management
- faster + improved multimedia, audio + video playback
- better hardware compatibility: added more video resolutions (depending on
specific installed video drivers), better USB + IEEE 1394 (FireWire) driver
support for newer devices, better Windows Driver Model (WDM) audio driver
support for newer sound cards (depending on specific installed audio drivers)
- improved/fixed OS API components: Object Linking and Embedding (OLE),
Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), Graphics Device Interface (GDI), Dynamic Link
Libraries (DLLs) etc.

* Some of the advantages using Windows 98 SE with 98SE2ME installed versus
Windows ME OS:
- Improved/fixed/faster GUI, OLE, DDE, GDI, Dial-Up Networking (DUN), TCP/IP,
Winsock, LAN/WAN, Multimedia/Audio/Video, Virtual Cache/Memory,
USB/FireWire/Audio WDM etc without putting up with WinME annoyances.
- Faster UI/Shell/Explorer even on slower computers [without 98SE2ME option 3
installed].
- Keep better 98 SE system files and "transplant" newer/faster/fixed ME system
files [installed by 98SE2ME options 1 + 2].
- Avoid ME annoyances: no System Restore (SR)/System File
Protection(SFP)/Windows File Protection (WFP)/PCHealth (PCH):
SR/SFP/WFP/PCH are BUGgy and take too many CPU cycles, too much system memory
and slows down performance by reading from/writing to hard disk(s) frequently.
SR/SFP/WFP/PCH may fail to restore vital/critical system files, sometimes even
render the OS unusable.
SR/SFP/WFP/PCH may backup/restore virus infected system files, making almost
impossible for anti-virus/anti-spyware scanners/cleaners to disinfect them.
- Full access to native/true/real/pure MS-DOS mode + AUTOEXEC.BAT/CONGIG.SYS:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip1.htm#DOS
http://www.mdgx.com/last3.htm#DOS2DOS
without need for any WinME Real DOS-Mode Patch:
http://www.mdgx.com/dos.htm#ME
- Easier installation of system files (hot)fixes/patches/updates, which are
not protected by SR/SFP/WFP/PCH.

* 98SE2ME Option 3:
Advantages:
- "prettier" Desktop, Effects/Themes, Explorer, Shell/UI + Icons
- enhanced Explorer pic + video/movie thumbnail + file/folder icon management
- enhanced Explorer USB/FireWire cameras, printers + scanners integration
- enhanced Explorer Web View integration
- Movie Maker works properly.
Disadvantages:
- slower performance, depending on CPU speed + capabilities
- slight increase of memory (RAM) usage
- in *very* rare cases [?] the OS may become unstable, especially if option 3
installed.
See minimum hardware requirements for:
Windows 98 SE (a.k.a. 98SE2ME without option 3 installed):
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=182751
Windows ME (a.k.a. 98SE2ME with option 3 installed):
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=253695

* 98SE2ME is currently a very stable + mature release, out of alpha/beta
testing stages long ago. I've been testing + using WinME system files on my
Win98 SE PC for over 9 (nine) years, therefore I can safely recommend to
install 98SE2ME on your Win98 SE computer(s) too.
Tens of thousands [39000+] of people who have installed 98SE2ME on their
computers are not experiencing problems. [I am one of them, BTW. ;-)]
And even in case something goes wrong you can ALWAYS RESTORE your original OS
IF you selected to BACK IT UP the 1st time you installed 98SE2ME.

* 98SE2ME installer/uninstaller routine consists of 3 separate steps:
1. The 1st step starts when you 1st run 98SE2ME.EXE. This only extracts +
copies all files necessary for 98SE2ME.PIF operation into the C:\9!M folder,
but NO 98SE2ME options are installed at this time.
2. The 2nd step starts when you run 98SE2ME.PIF right after you installed
98SE2ME.EXE (automated feature), or from the "98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM"
shortcut [installed by 98SE2ME.EXE into C:\9!M] or from the C:\9!M\98SE2ME.PIF
shortcut. This is the actual installer: installs any of the 6 available
options: options 1, 2, 3, 5 + 6 install WinME system files.
See "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE" chapter further below for complete details.
3. The 3rd and last step starts when you uninstall 98SE2ME [run UNINS000.EXE]
from the "Uninstall 98SE2ME" shortcut [installed by 98SE2ME.EXE into C:\9!M].
This only deletes all files from C:\9!M and the C:\9!M folder.
See "UNINSTALL 98SE2ME" chapter further below for complete details.

* 98SE2ME is STRICTLY a collection of scripts + updated files created with the
SOLE purpose to "automate" the replacement/"transplant" of WinME system files
from WinME setup CD-ROM CABs onto your pre-installed Win98 SE OS. 98SE2ME is
NOT a system update, service pack (SP), patch, (hot)fix, upgrade, tweaker etc.
That's why I do NOT include here any system files, patches, fixes, mods,
tweaks etc that can be installed from other sources, UNLESS they are NEEDED by
or DEPEND on 98SE2ME proper operation.
I always make sure newer versions/builds of system files available from other
sources are NOT replaced with older ones by 98SE2ME.

* 98SE2ME is a FULL installer, NOT an (incremental) upgrade/update, and ALWAYS
installs the SAME components listed on the 2nd 98SE2ME.PIF screen (main menu):
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/options.gif
even if you have used any other (older) 98SE2ME edition/version at least once
before.
See UPDATES.TXT (included) to learn about all current changes:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/updates.php
After that you can implement these changes yourself by hand, without having to
(re)install over the entire 98SE2ME option(s). Just open the modified/new BAT,
INF, REG text etc files into Notepad or better plain text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
and add/extract/copy/delete/rename/modify/etc files/folders/REG
keys/values/etc by running appropriate programs/editors/tools/etc, which
should be already installed into C:\9!M by 98SE2ME.EXE.
Due to the nature and complexity of 98SE2ME it is difficult to create such
incremental upgrades/updates only to install the few files/fixes added to
current 98SE2ME edition.

* 98SE2ME.EXE file size is ~ 4.2 MB and takes ~ 8-10 minutes to download using
a 56K analog modem dial-up connection.
Broadband users should be able to download 98SE2ME.EXE in < 1 minute.
Check your Connection Speed:
http://www.mdgx.com/modem.htm#SPD
or try this [requires Flash]:
http://www.mdgx.com/spdtest.php
Calculate your Download Speed [requires JavaScript]:
http://www.mdgx.com/dscalc.htm
I use Inno Setup + 7-Zip to compress 98SE2ME files to smallest possible size:
see "UNINSTALL 98SE2ME" chapter further below for details.

* 98SE2ME does NOT install ANY system files from WMP 7/8/9/10/11, MS IE
5/6/7/8, 2000 SP4, 2000 SP4 UR1, XP SP2, XP SP3, 2003 SP1, 2003 SP2, Vista
etc. The ONLY system files installed by 98SE2ME are from Windows ME setup
CD-ROM CABs and from Windows ME (Hot)Fixes/Patches/Updates.
See "Killer Replacements ME to 98 SE" Guide for complete list of replaced
files from WinME setup CD-ROM CABs:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#FME
See "* Option 2:" under "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE" chapter further below for
complete list of replaced files from WinME (Hot)Fixes/Patches/Updates, also
here:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#WME
If you wish to install such newer system files yourself, please see respective
guides listed under the "WHO, WHAT, WHERE" chapter further below.
These web pages contain all available Official + Unofficial
(Hot)Fixes/Patches/Updates:
- Windows ME Updates + Fixes:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#WME
- Windows 98 SE Updates + Fixes:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#98SE
- System Components + Add-Ons:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm
- DirectX (DX) Upgrades, Fixes + Tools:
http://www.mdgx.com/dx.htm
- Internet Explorer (IE) Fixes + Updates:
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm
- Windows Media Player (WMP) Fixes + Updates:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm

* 98SE2ME install does NOT download ANY files from the internet or networks.
You can safely disconnect your computer from the internet/network while
installing any 98SE2ME options, it won't make any difference.

* I do NOT include here UNtested files, because I need to make sure they work
as trouble free as possible on as many computers as possible.
ALL WinME system files listed here:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#FME
are already part of 98SE2ME options 1, 2, 3, 5 + 6 and have been already
tested by myself and by many other concerned users. [thank you guys!]
WinME system files part of option 3 [see "* Option 3:" in "98SE2ME.PIF
COMPLETE GUIDE" chapter further below for complete list] are an entirely
different matter, and require SEPARATE installation + testing.
WinME system files NOT installed by 98SE2ME NOR listed above were MOST LIKELY
found BUGgy and/or INcompatible with Win98 SE OS.
Please see the list of Win98 SE system files that should NEVER be replaced:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#NEVER
Certain WinME specific components like System Restore (SR) a.k.a. System File
Protection (SFP) a.k.a. Windows File Protection (WFP) or PCHealth/PCHelp (PCH)
canNOT be installed [probably without hex-modding certain files] onto Win98 SE
due to major differences in core, kernel, shell, UI etc system files code.
Nevertheless, if you would like to test other system files from WinME setup
CD-ROM which are not part of 98SE2ME on your Win98 SE computer(s), you MUST
allocate enough time for THOROUGH testing of individual files or small groups
of files separately to eliminate as many errors as possible.
The best bet is to "look" inside %windir%\INF\*.INF files using Notepad or
better plain text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
and inside 386/ACM/AX/CPL/DLL/DRV/EXE/MPD/OCX/PDR/SYS/TLB/VBX/VXD/etc system
files using a hex or resource editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#HEX
to figure out which files must go together and which internal code depends on
which other file(s) internal code, and ONLY after that test those particular
(groups of) file(s) 1 at a time.
These freeware tools may help determine system files interdependencies:
- Delphi Tools:
http://www.volweb.cz/pvones/delphi/
- Dependency Walker:
http://www.dependencywalker.com/
- Process Explorer:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/processexplorer.mspx
OLD Process Explorer 9.25 32-bit for Windows 95/98/ME [1.18 MB]:
http://www.toolzbydaman.com/utils/procexp.exe
Windows 95/OSR1/OSR2 require Winsock Upgrade 2.0 [963 KB] already installed:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=182108
- CurrProcess:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cprocess.html
- FileAlyzer:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/filealyzer/
If your tests are successful, please post your detailed results here:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349
so we can all benefit.
Just make sure to perform such tests ONLY AFTER installing 98SE2ME system
files from option 2, and eventually option 3 IF tested files are part of
Windows Explorer, Shell + UI Controls, because certain files may DEPEND upon
OTHER [ALREADY REPLACED] WinME system files.
And don't forget to "clone" [backup] your Win98 OS BEFORE experimenting: see
"TESTING... CLONE98.PIF + 98RESTOR.BAT" chapter further below.

* Including all these 700+ WinME system files into a custom built [eventually
unattended, MSBATCH.INF or similar based] Win98 SE setup boot CD/DVD requires
tedious work and lengthy research, because we're talking about modding an
entire OS here, in order to abide by MS standards, which include among other
things:
- making sure checksum detection [mostly INF code] corresponds with
altered/replaced files code;
CRC/MD5/SHA tools = some work under Win9x OSes (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#CRC
- keeping original CAB structure, which means repack ALL setup CABs after
replacing files inside: MS setup CABs are interlinked, which means certain
files are split among multiple CABs.
Unfortunately I don't have [some of] that information, nor time to investigate
or create necessary scripts.
But there are forums where you may be able to find help:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showforum=91
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showforum=8
More info + needed tools:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#DEV
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#INF
To add 98SE2ME scripts + Windows ME setup CD-ROM CABs to your custom
unattended Windows 98 SE setup boot CD/DVD:
- Copy ALL *.CAB files from \WIN9X [Windows ME setup CD-ROM] to your CD/DVD.
- Open with Notepad or better plain text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
ALL *.BAT + *.INF files from C:\9!M and replace ALL C:\9!M text strings with
X:\9!M where X is your CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive letter [make sure it matches your
actual drive letter].
- Copy ENTIRE C:\9!M folder + ALL its files [installed by 98SE2ME.EXE]
modified as detailed above to your CD/DVD root folder.
- Add these lines to your CD/DVD MSBATCH.INF under the [DefaultInstall]
section [example = modify if necessary]:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
[DefaultInstall]
RunPostSetupCommands=98SE2ME:1
[98SE2ME]
"X:\9!M\O2.BAT"
------End cut & paste here------

where X is your CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive letter [make sure it matches your actual
drive letter].
O2.BAT is responsible for installing all 700+ WinME system files completely
unattended: 98SE2ME option 2.
To install ONLY Windows ME USB, IEEE 1394 (FireWire), Audio + Windows Driver
Model (WDM) *.SYS driver support [98SE2ME option 5] onto your Windows 98 SE OS
WITHOUT installing ANY OTHER 98SE2ME components, just add this line to your
MSBATCH.INF [example = modify if necessary]:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
[DefaultInstall]
RunPostSetupCommands=O5:1
[O5]
"X:\9!M\O5.BAT"
------End cut & paste here------

where X is your CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive letter [make sure it matches your actual
drive letter].
O5.BAT is responsible for installing 98SE2ME option 5.
To install ONLY Windows ME Explorer, Shell, Dialog, Folders + Movie Maker
[98SE2ME option 3] onto your Windows 98 SE OS WITHOUT installing ANY OTHER
98SE2ME components, just add this line to your MSBATCH.INF [example = modify
if necessary]:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
[DefaultInstall]
RunPostSetupCommands=O3:1
[O3]
"X:\9!M\O3.BAT"
------End cut & paste here------

where X is your CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive letter [make sure it matches your actual
drive letter].
O3.BAT is responsible for installing 98SE2ME option 3.

* Windows 98 SE OS build/edition/release/revision/version does NOT change no
matter which NOR how many (hot)fixes/patches/updates/service packs/etc you
install, including SP2, 98SE2ME, 98MP10, NUSB, MDCU, WUPG, RP, KernelEx etc.
That is because Windows 98 SE specific core system files like KERNEL32.DLL,
KRNL386.EXE, COMMAND.COM or IO.SYS canNOT and should NOT be replaced with
Windows ME counterparts. If you do replace any of them, your OS will lock up.
Please see the list of Win98 SE system files that should NEVER be replaced:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#NEVER
Therefore when installing MS Windows Updates from WU:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
WUC:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/
and/or official/unofficial MS (security) patches/(hot)fixes:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#98SE
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm
http://www.mdgx.com/dx.htm
you will be able, just as before, to install ONLY system files created
specifically for Windows 98 SE, and MOST ALL OTHERS (except certain hardware
drivers designed for all Windows 95/98/ME releases) will probably be rejected.

* This is the order [can be changed depending on personal preferences] I
recommend to install Windows 98 SE OS and ALL current/NEWest (Hot)Fixes,
Patches, Updates, Upgrades + Service Packs, and refers strictly to Win98 SE
English edition so you can take advantage of SP2, 98SE2ME, 98MP10, NUSB,
MDCU, WUPG, RP, KernelEx etc:
1. Windows 98 SE OS from MS setup CD-ROM, preferably "fresh" [from scratch,
onto an empty (eventually newly formatted) hard drive/partition], preferably
after copying ALL *.CAB files from the CD onto your local hard disk to
minimize install time.
Better to automate OS install by using unattended mode MSBATCH.INF scripts:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#DEV
to skip annoying steps and add favorite apps/games/tools/tweaks/mods/etc to
your list at install time.
If you plan on multi-booting with Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista, 95/ME
and/or Linux/FreeBSD/BeOS/MacOS/etc, it is best to:
A. Use a partitioning tool:
http://www.mdgx.com/secrets.htm#FDPT
and create at least as many partitions as many OSes you plan to install.
B. Install a multi-boot manager:
http://www.mdgx.com/dos.htm#DOS
C. Install each OS + all its apps/tools/tweaks/games/mods/etc into its own
drive/partition/root directory.
2. DirectX 9.0c + ALL Patches + Updates:
http://www.mdgx.com/dx.htm
MUST install DirectX 9.0c: besides implementing support for most newer video,
audio, gaming + networking Serial, PCI, AGP, USB + FireWire internal +
external hardware devices, also corrects most BUGs + errors from ALL older
DirectX releases.
3. Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 SP1 + ALL Patches + Updates:
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm
MUST install NEWest IE + ALL current Patches REGARDLESS of which other
browser(s) you use to surf the net, because of Windows "browser integration".
This means a lot of system files from %windir%\SYSTEM used by your OS to
access/connect to the network(s)/internet are also part of IE browsing engine,
and MUST be kept up to date to avoid ANY known bug, flaw, security
vulnerability etc, to avoid exposing your computer(s) to network/internet
based spyware/malware/etc attacks.
MS stopped making patches for ALL older MS IE versions [5.0, 5.01, 5.5 SP1,
5.5 SP2 + 6.0] EXCEPT 6.0 SP1. That's why you MUST install MS IE 6.0 SP1 AND
ALL related security patches + (hot)fixes, because this is the ONLY way you
can keep your Win98 SE computer(s) as secure as possible.
4. Windows Media Player 9.0 (WMP9) + ALL Patches + Updates:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm
MUST install NEWest WMP + ALL current Patches REGARDLESS of which other
multimedia tool(s) you use to play/record/edit/stream/decode/encode
audio/music/video/movies/DVDs/etc, because most such tools (including media
players + web browsers) use WMP DirectShow + NetShow DirectX APIs, engine +
codecs, and most importantly because most current WMP patches plug security
holes.
MS stopped making patches for ALL older WMP versions [6.4, 7.0, 7.1 + 8.0]
EXCEPT 9.0, 10.0 + 11.0. That's why you MUST install WMP9 AND ALL related
security patches + (hot)fixes, because this is the ONLY way you can keep your
Win98 SE computer(s) as secure as possible.
5. System Add-ons, Components + ALL Patches + Updates:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm
6. ALL Windows 98 SE Patches + Updates:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#98SE
7. Unofficial Windows 98 SE Service Pack 2 (SP2):
http://exuberant.ms11.net/98sesp.html
Benefits: fixed OS BUGs + security flaws, improved graphical interface,
performance + better hardware compatibility.
8. 98SE2ME [optional]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349
Benefits: fixed OS BUGs + security flaws, improved graphical interface,
performance + better hardware compatibility.
9. 98MP10 [optional]:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#98MP10
Benefits: fixed WMP9 BUGs + security flaws, newer XP SP2 WMP10.
10. Unofficial Native USB Drivers (NUSB):
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#NUS
Benefits: fixed USB BUGs + better USB + FireWire hardware compatibility.
11. Unofficial Revolutions Pack [optional]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=131040
Benefits: enhanced OS graphical interface + shell.
12. Unnoficial KernelEx Project [optional]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=130936
Benefits: may allow NTx specific apps/games to install/work in Windows 98 SE.
13. ALL current 3rd party/add-on/proprietary drivers needed by your computer
hardware devices from their manufacturer/developer/vendor web/FTP sites:
install first Windows ME specific drivers, and if those don't work, install
Windows 98 SE specific drivers.
14. Applications, tools, tweaks, games, mods etc + ALL their current
patches/updates [optional].
15. Go play [optional]. ;-)

* Unofficial Windows 98 SE Service Pack 2 (SP2):
http://exuberant.ms11.net/98sesp.html
MUST be installed BEFORE installing 98SE2ME options 1, 2, 3 or 5 because all
Win98 SE system files installed by Unofficial SP2 listed below are REPLACED
by 98SE2ME with SAME BUILD, NEWER and/or PATCHED (WinME) versions [this may
change in future releases], but this should NOT affect operating system
compatibility NOR stability:
SYSDM.CPL [newer = fixed "Second Edition" System Properties display WinME
Q272620] = NOT replaced IF this build already installed
TIMEDATE.CPL [newer = WinME setup CAB]
COMDLG32.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB] = 98SE2ME option 3 ONLY
GDI32.DLL [newer = WinME Q912919] = NOT replaced IF this build already
installed
MPRSERV.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB]
MSAFD.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB]
MSJET35.DLL [same build = WinME setup CAB]
MSNET32.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB]
MSNP32.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB]
MSREPL35.DLL [same build = WinME setup CAB]
MSWSOSP.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB]
OLE32.DLL [same build = WinME setup CAB]
OLECNV32.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB]
OLETHK32.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB]
RNR20.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB]
SECUR32.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB]
SHELL32.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB] = 98SE2ME option 3 ONLY
SPOOLSS.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB]
USER32.DLL [newer = WinME Q280800] = NOT replaced IF this build already
installed
WINMM.DLL [newer = WinME setup CAB]
WDMAUD.DRV [newer = WinME setup CAB]
DLLHOST.EXE [same build = WinME setup CAB]
EXPLORER.EXE [newer = WinME setup CAB] = 98SE2ME option 3 ONLY
EXTRAC32.EXE [newer = WinXP SP3] = NOT replaced IF newest build already
installed
GDI.EXE [newer = WinME Q918547] = NOT replaced IF this build already installed
NOTEPAD.EXE [newer = WinME Notepad fix]
USER.EXE [newer = fixed OS build System Properties display WinME Q280800] =
NOT replaced IF this build already installed
NTMAPHLP.PDR [newer = WinME setup CAB]
1394BUS.SYS [newer = WinME Q252183] = NOT replaced IF this build already
installed
HIDCLASS.SYS [newer = WinME setup CAB]
LOGO.SYS [different = 98SE2ME animated boot Logo]
KMIXER.SYS [newer = WinME Q316638] = NOT replaced IF this build already
installed
NTMAP.SYS [newer = WinME setup CAB]
OHCI1394.SYS [newer = WinME Q252183] = NOT replaced IF this build already
installed
OPENHCI.SYS [newer = WinME setup CAB]
PORTCLS.SYS [newer = WinME Q316638] = NOT replaced IF this build already
installed
SBEMUL.SYS [newer = WinME setup CAB]
SBP2PORT.SYS [newer = WinME Q311430] = NOT replaced IF this build already
installed
UHCD.SYS [newer = WinME setup CAB]
USBAUDIO.SYS [newer = WinME setup CAB]
USBD.SYS [newer = WinME setup CAB]
USBHUB.SYS [newer = WinME Q278289] = NOT replaced IF this build already
installed
USBSER.SYS [newer = WinME setup CAB]
WDMAUD.SYS [newer = WinME Q316795] = NOT replaced IF this build already
installed
PPPMAC.VXD [newer = WinME setup CAB]
See the complete list of Win98 SE files replaced by 98SE2ME with WinME
counterparts:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#FME

* If you decide to install 98SE2ME option 3 "WinME Explorer, Shell + UI", I
STRONGLY recommend to install option 1 or option 2 BEFORE installing option 3.
CAUTION:
WinME files installed by option 3 may change and/or lose Win98 SE interface
functionality, stability and/or performance!

* If you liked the Blue Windows animated boot Logo [C:\LOGO.SYS], you can get
it here as BLUEWINLOGO.SYS [19 KB, free]:
http://www.nucleus.com/~kmcmurdo/logos/zips/0047bluewinlogo.zip
or here as BLUEWIN.BMP [1 MB, freeware]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/95LOGOS.ZIP
More logos:
http://www.nucleus.com/~kmcmurdo/logos/
Extract BLUEWINLOGO.SYS from 0047bluewinlogo.zip or extract BLUEWIN.BMP from
95LOGOS.ZIP using an unZIPping tool [most are free(ware)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ZIP
Then run these DOS commands from within a DOS style BATch file [ONLY from a
Windows DOS box] from inside the directory where you have extracted
BLUEWINLOGO.SYS or BLUEWIN.BMP:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF "%windir%"=="" GOTO N@
IF EXIST C:\LOGO*.* ATTRIB +A -H -R -S C:\LOGO*.*
IF EXIST C:\LOGO.SYS COPY/Y/Z C:\LOGO.SYS C:\LOGO.OLD
IF EXIST "BLUEWINLOGO.SYS" COPY/Y/Z "BLUEWINLOGO.SYS" C:\LOGO.SYS
IF EXIST BLUEWIN.BMP COPY/Y/Z BLUEWIN.BMP C:\LOGO.SYS
:N@
CLS
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

Finally, reboot to admire it. ;)
If you wish to restore your original Logo (if any), run these DOS commands
from within a DOS style BATch file:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT EXIST C:\LOGO.OLD GOTO N@
IF EXIST C:\LOGO*.* ATTRIB +A -H -R -S C:\LOGO*.*
IF EXIST C:\LOGO.OLD COPY/Y/Z C:\LOGO.OLD C:\LOGO.SYS
:N@
CLS
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

* READ1ST.TXT (the text file you're reading now) is too large to open with
Notepad (Windows default text/ASCII editor/viewer), which is limited to a
maximum file size of ONLY 64 KB. :( That's why I recommend to use a better
Notepad replacement that can open large text/ASCII files [all free(ware)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
______________________________________________________________________________


			98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE
			

98SE2ME.PIF is the MAIN PROGRAM, and the ONLY 1 you should use.
Do NOT run separately ANY other files from C:\9!M to avoid errors/data loss,
EXCEPT the shortcuts listed in the "BACKUP + RESTORE WINDOWS 98 SE" chapter
further below.
READ these guidelines FIRST!
Run 98SE2ME.PIF from Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> "98SE2ME.PIF -
MAIN PROGRAM" shortcut or (double-)click on C:\9!M\98SE2ME.PIF or
(double-)click on "C:\Program Files\98SE2ME\98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM.PIF" .
98SE2ME.PIF [MS-DOS Program Information File shortcut] runs C:\9!M\98SE2ME.BAT
which performs all operations detailed further below.
Installation may take a while depending on selected option [options 1 + 2 take
longer because they install hundreds of files], your CPU + Hard Disk speed.

These 2 Registry keys will be deleted, a MUST for proper operation after
replacing system files:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\control\SessionManager\CheckVerDLLs
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\control\SessionManager\WarnVerDLLs

2nd 98SE2ME.PIF screen (98SE2ME - MAIN MENU) contains 6 options. Press
respective key [from 1 up to 6] to install an option from the list or press 0
to exit without installing anything. To install another, run 98SE2ME.PIF again
and select a different option from the list.
Files listed below can be selected as or are part of separate options:

* Option 1:
installs ALL options listed below [2, 4, 5 + 6] EXCEPT option 3 [separate].
See each option below for complete details.
REQUIRES you to ALREADY have:
- ALL WinME *.CAB files ANYWHERE on your local disk(s)/partition(s)
- OR WinME retail/Final/Gold/RTM Full/Upgrade/Step-Up/OEM/MSDN 4.90.3000
English setup CD-ROM inside your 1st CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive (if more than 1)!
How to install option 1:
Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> "98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM" shortcut
or (double-)click on C:\9!M\98SE2ME.PIF or (double-)click on
"C:\Program Files\98SE2ME\98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM.PIF" -> press Y -> press
1 -> wait for reboot.
Original (current, good working) Win98 SE OS BACKED UP (optional) into
C:\W98SEOLD .
How to BACKUP + RESTORE your entire original Win98 SE OS:
see "BACKUP + RESTORE WINDOWS 98 SE" chapter further below.

* Option 2:
installs ONLY 700+ WinME system files from WinME setup CD-ROM CABs into
%windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS] + its subfolders and "C:\Program Files"
[default] + its subfolders by running C:\9!M\O2.BAT , C:\9!M\O2DOS.BAT +
C:\9!M\O2DEL.INF .
Option 2 installs also WinME USB/FireWire/Audio/WDM Drivers [option 5] =
detailed further below.
Option 2 installs also WinME Games: FreeCell, Solitaire, Hearts, Spider
Solitaire, MineSweeper, 3D Pinball + 5 Internet Zone Games [option 6] =
detailed further below.
See "Killer Replacements ME to 98 SE" Guide for complete list of replaced
files:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#FME
REQUIRES you to ALREADY have:
- ALL WinME *.CAB files ANYWHERE on your local disk(s)/partition(s)
- OR WinME retail/Final/Gold/RTM Full/Upgrade/Step-Up/OEM/MSDN 4.90.3000
English setup CD-ROM inside your 1st CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive (if more than 1)!
How to install option 2:
Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> "98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM" shortcut
or (double-)click on C:\9!M\98SE2ME.PIF or (double-)click on
"C:\Program Files\98SE2ME\98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM.PIF" -> press Y -> press
2 -> wait for reboot.
Original (current, good working) Win98 SE OS BACKED UP (optional!) into
C:\W98SEOLD .
How to BACKUP + RESTORE your entire original Win98 SE OS:
see "BACKUP + RESTORE WINDOWS 98 SE" chapter further below.
Option 2 installs also as part of option 1.

Options 1 + 2 also install:

- patched WinME WINFILE.EXE 4.90.3001 (modded with 256 color bitmaps +
multi-res icon):
http://www.mdgx.com/files/winfile.php
into %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS] and a File Manager shortcut under Start
button -> Programs -> System Tools.
WINFILE.HLP (already installed into %windir%\HELP) requires GLOSSARY.HLP (from
WinNT4) to be installed into %windir%\HELP.

- patched WinME UPDATE.SYS 4.90.3001 modded by Petr:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=44388
- patched WinME KMIXER.SYS 4.90.3002 + PORTCLS.SYS 4.90.3001:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=316638
- patched WinME RT.SYS + USBAUDIO.SYS 4.90.3001:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=280127
- patched WinME 1394BUS.SYS 4.90.3001:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=252183
- patched WinME SBP2PORT.SYS 4.90.3002:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=311430
- patched WinME USBHUB.SYS 4.90.3002:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=278289
- WinME USBHUB20.SYS 4.90.3000.11 from VIA chipsets USB 2.0 Drivers 2.70 [14.5
MB, multilingual]:
http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/VIA_USB2_V270p1-L-M.zip
- patched WinME WDMAUD.SYS 4.90.3003:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=316795
- patched WinME OHCI1394.SYS 4.90.3004:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=284837
- patched WinME 61883.SYS 4.90.3003:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=285118
- patched WinME ARP1394.SYS 4.90.3001:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=252185
All these WinME system files [*.SYS] are installed into
%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS].
All these WinME hotfixes are available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#WME
Original files backed up into %windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS.9ME [usually
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS.9ME] ONLY IF you BACKED UP your original Win98 SE
system files at install time.
How to restore your original files:
Copy %windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS.9ME\*.SYS [see files list above] into
%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS to OVERWRITE files already there -> reboot.
Restore NOT necessary because original files OLDER + BUGgy.

- patched WinME SYSMON.EXE 4.90.3001 modded by dencorso into %windir%\SYSTEM
[usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46581&st=1011

- patched KBDSP.KBD into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=312586

- patched WinME VNETBIOS.VXD 4.90.3001 modded to work with Win98 SE into
%windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
http://web.archive.org/web/20050206045511/http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=272991
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

- patched WinME PPPMAC.VXD 4.90.3002 into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=301453
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
CAUTION:
WinME PPPMAC.VXD 4.90.3002 is experimental!
In case of errors/lockups you can restore your original PPPMAC.VXD from
PPPMAC.ORI backup [created by installing option 1 or 2] found in
%windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM].

- patched WinME USBMPHLP.PDR 4.90.3000 modded by Maximus-Decim into
%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#NUS
Backup NOT necessary because original file BUGgy.

- patched WinME CDFS.VXD 4.90.3002 modded by dencorso [from Q274175 hotfix]
and patched for > 2 GB DVD size [thank you RLoew]:
http://rloew.x10hosting.com/prerel.htm
into %windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=919
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

- patched WinME CDTSD.VXD 4.90.3001 modded by dencorso into
%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=919
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

- patched WinME CDVSD.VXD 4.90.3004 modded by dencorso [from Q304708 hotfix]
into %windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46581&st=970
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

- patched WinME DISKTSD.VXD 4.90.3001 modded by dencorso into
%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=43605&st=352
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

- patched WinME DISKVSD.VXD 4.90.3002 modded by dencorso [from Q271277 hotfix]
into %windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46581&st=993
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

- patched WinME SCSI1HLP.VXD 4.90.3001 modded by dencorso into
%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=919
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

- patched WinME SMARTVSD.VXD 4.90.3001 modded by dencorso into
%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=919
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

- patched WinME VOLTRACK.VXD 4.90.3001 modded by dencorso into
%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=919
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

- patched WinME CONTROL.EXE 4.90.3001 into %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/CNTROLME.EXE
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#WME
Backup NOT necessary because original file BUGgy.

- patched WinME DUNZIP32.DLL 4.00.04, DZIP32.DLL 4.00.04 + ZIPFLDR.DLL
5.50.4921.1000 into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=329048
How to remove ZIP Folders:
- Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select
"98SE2ME Option 2: Remove ZIP Folders = ZIPFLDR.DLL" -> click Add/Remove
button -> reboot.
OR:
- Run this command from a DOS box or from a DOS style BATch file and then
reboot:
RUNDLL32 ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection C:\9!M\2G.INF,ZFL
CAUTION:
ZIPFLDR.DLL [ZIP Folders = Windows Explorer right-click context/shell menu
ZIPping/unZIPping tool] will take over the .ZIP file extension and will
DISABLE ANY (un)ZIPper/(un)archiver/(de)compressor tool you may have
previously installed or used (if any). Examples [most are free(ware)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ZIP
To REENABLE your previous unZIPping tool (if any) you MUST run your previous
unZIPping tool executable/shortcut and associate again .ZIP file extension
with it, no matter if you have (or not) removed ZIP Folders [ZIPFLDR.DLL].
Backup NOT necessary because original files NOT replaced.

- patched WinME MSACM.DRV 4.90.3000 into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
http://btwincap.sourceforge.net/
available at [11 KB, free, open source]:
http://btwincap.sourceforge.net/Files/msacm-fix-forWinMe.zip

- patched WinME SYSTEM.DRV 4.90.3001 into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=288800
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#WME
Backup NOT necessary because original file OLDER + BUGgy.

- patched WinME GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE 4.90.3003 into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/918547.php
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#WME
To fix power management errors (if any) reset your power configuration:
Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Power Options -> Power Schemes
tab -> make sure desired power scheme already selected -> click Apply/OK ->
restart Windows.
Original files backed up as GDI32.W98 + GDI.W98 into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM].
How to restore your original files:
Copy + paste text between cut & paste lines below into Notepad or better plain
text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
save it as GDI98.BAT [example], then run GDI98.BAT and reboot:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF "%windir%"=="" GOTO N@
IF NOT EXIST %windir%\SYSTEM\GDI32.W98 GOTO N@
IF NOT EXIST %windir%\SYSTEM\GDI.W98 GOTO N@
IF EXIST %windir%\GDI*.W98 ATTRIB +A -H -R -S %windir%\GDI*.W98
IF EXIST %windir%\WININIT.INI GOTO W!
ECHO [Rename]>>%windir%\WININIT.INI
:W!
ECHO.>>%windir%\WININIT.INI
ECHO %windir%\SYSTEM\GDI32.DLL=%windir%\SYSTEM\GDI32.W98>>%windir%\WININIT.INI
ECHO %windir%\SYSTEM\GDI.EXE=%windir%\SYSTEM\GDI.W98>>%windir%\WININIT.INI
ECHO.>>%windir%\WININIT.INI
%windir%\RUNDLL32.EXE %windir%\SYSTEM\SHELL32.DLL,SHExitWindowsEx 2
:N@
CLS
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

Restore NOT necessary because original files OLDER + BUGgy.
GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE speed up overall 2D video + UI [User Interface]
performance, and may add extra video resolution modes depending on installed
video controller(s) + drivers.

- patched WinME USER32.DLL + USER.EXE 4.90.3001 into %windir%\SYSTEM
[usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=267139
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#WME
Replaced "4.90.3000" with "4.10.2222" text in Control Panel -> System
Properties -> General tab by dencorso:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=782
Backup NOT necessary because original file OLDER + BUGgy.
Original files backed up as USER32.W98 + USER.W98 into %windir%\SYSTEM
[usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM].
How to restore your original files:
Copy + paste text between cut & paste lines below into Notepad or better plain
text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
save it as USER98.BAT [example], then run USER98.BAT and reboot:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF "%windir%"=="" GOTO N@
IF NOT EXIST %windir%\SYSTEM\USER32.W98 GOTO N@
IF NOT EXIST %windir%\SYSTEM\USER.W98 GOTO N@
IF EXIST %windir%\USER*.W98 ATTRIB +A -H -R -S %windir%\USER*.W98
IF EXIST %windir%\WININIT.INI GOTO W!
ECHO [Rename]>>%windir%\WININIT.INI
:W!
ECHO.>>%windir%\WININIT.INI
ECHO %windir%\SYSTEM\USER32.DLL=%windir%\SYSTEM\USER32.W98>>%windir%\WININIT.INI
ECHO %windir%\SYSTEM\USER.EXE=%windir%\SYSTEM\USER.W98>>%windir%\WININIT.INI
ECHO.>>%windir%\WININIT.INI
%windir%\RUNDLL32.EXE %windir%\SYSTEM\SHELL32.DLL,SHExitWindowsEx 2
:N@
CLS
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

Restore NOT necessary because original files OLDER + BUGgy.
USER32.DLL + USER.EXE speed up overall OS performance, add some WinME core +
memory enhancements and fix some Win98 SE core BUGs.
See "KNOWN BUGS + FIXES" chapter further below if using a portable computer
with power saving features turned on.

- patched Win98 SE VIP.386 4.10.2228:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=329128
+ patched VTCP.386 4.10.2223:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=236926
into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM].
These 2 drivers MUST be ALREADY installed in order to use these WinME system
files: MSWSOCK.DLL, MSWSOSP.DLL, WINSOCK.DLL, WS2_32.DLL, WS2HELP.DLL,
WS2THK.DLL, WSCTHUNK.DLL, WSOCK32.DLL, WSASRV.EXE, AFVXD.VXD, WSHTCP.VXD,
WSIPX.VXD, WSOCK.VXD + WSOCK2.VXD.
Backup NOT necessary because original files OLDER + BUGgy.

- patched Win98 SE RPCRT4.DLL 4.71.3336:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=269874
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#ADD
into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM].
Backup NOT necessary because original file OLDER + BUGgy.

- patched WinME NOTEPAD.EXE 4.90.3001:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NPU
into %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS].
Modded with newer icons from WinXP Notepad.
MUST copy NOTEPAD.EXE 4.90.3001 by hand from C:\9!M into %windir% [usually
C:\WINDOWS] because it is NOT copied IF older NOTEPAD.EXE 4.10.199x or
4.90.300x NOT present in %windir% .
Backup NOT necessary because original file OLDER + BUGgy.

- patched WinME MMSYS.CPL 4.90.3001 renamed to SOUNDS.CPL [may not work with
certain sound card drivers = see "KNOWN BUGS + FIXES" chapter further below
for details!] to keep also Win98 SE MMSYS.CPL:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=307908
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#WME
into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM].
Backup NOT necessary because original file NOT replaced.
Added WinME functionality: Control Panel -> Sounds and Multimedia -> Voice
tab.
Open these 3 Control Panel icons to use them both [7 tabs total]:
- Multimedia [Win98 SE MMSYS.CPL] displays 5 tabs: Audio, Video, MIDI, CD
Music + Devices.
- Sounds [Win98 SE MMSYS.CPL] displays 1 tab: Sounds.
- Sounds and Multimedia [WinME MMSYS.CPL = renamed to SOUNDS.CPL] displays 4
tabs: Sounds, Audio, Voice + Devices.

- patched WinME SYSDM.CPL 4.90.3001 modded:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=272620
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#WME
into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM].
Replaced "Me" with "98 Second Edition" text in Control Panel -> System
Properties -> General tab using eXeScope [crippled shareware]:
http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA003525/emysoft.htm#6
Replaced "4.90.3000" with "4.10.2222" text in Control Panel -> System
Properties -> General tab by dencorso:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=782
Backup NOT necessary because original file OLDER + BUGgy.

- patched WinME NETPPTP.SYS 4.90.3001:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=278031
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#WME
into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM].
Backup NOT necessary because original file OLDER + BUGgy.

- patched WinME MSCONFIG.EXE 4.90.3001 modded and renamed to MECONFIG.EXE to
keep also Win98 SE MSCONFIG.EXE:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=272719
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#WME
into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM].
Replaced launch of WinME System Restore [%windir%\SYSTEM\RESTORE\RSTRUI.EXE]
with Win98 SE System File Checker [%windir%\SYSTEM\SFC.EXE], disabled WinME
"Enable deep sleep" check box and WinME "Hibernate" + "Standby" messages from
Advanced tab using Resource Hacker [freeware]:
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/
+ patched REGENV32.EXE by Mfd4Life [freeware]:
http://www.geocities.com/mfd4life_2000/
How to use WinME MECONFIG.EXE:
Start button -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> run "System
Configuration Utility (Windows ME)" shortcut.
How to use Win98 SE MSCONFIG.EXE:
Start button -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> run "System
Configuration Utility (Windows 98 SE)" shortcut.
Backup NOT necessary because original files NOT replaced.

- BONUS:
Options 1 + 2 also install all WinME Games installed by option 6 = see
"* Option 6:" further below.

* Option 3:
installs newer WinME system files [Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI),
Explorer, Shell, Dialog, Folders, Web Browser, Fonts, Effects, Documents,
Scrap + Network Drives Integration Controls, OLE DLLs + APIs + Movie Maker]
from WinME CABs by running C:\9!M\O3.BAT , C:\9!M\O3DOS.BAT +
C:\9!M\O3WEB.BAT into:
** %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS]:
- Windows Explorer = EXPLORER.EXE 5.50.4134.100
** %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
- Common Dialog 32-bit Control = COMDLG32.DLL 5.50.4134.100
- Active IMM Server = DIMM.DLL 5.00.3000.1
- OLE DOCument Properties = DOCPROP.DLL 5.00.2136.1
- OLE DOCument Properties 2 = DOCPROP2.DLL 5.00.2136.1
- Fonts Folder Control = FONTEXT.DLL 4.90.3000
- My DOCuments Folder Control = MYDOCS.DLL 5.50.4134.100
- Map Network Drives/Network Places Wizard = NETPLWIZ.DLL 5.00.2136.1
- Effects Control = PLUSTAB.DLL 5.00.2136.1
- Shell library = SHELL.DLL 4.90.3000
- Patched WinME Shell 32-bit Control = SHELL32.DLL 5.50.4134.120:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=84451
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
- Shell Scrap Object Handler = SHSCRAP.DLL 5.00.2136.1
- Customize Folder Wizard = IESHWIZ.EXE 5.50.4134.100
- Patched WinME Web View Control = WEBVW.DLL 5.50.4134.7069:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-049.mspx
available at:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
** %windir%\WEB [usually C:\WINDOWS\WEB]:
- Patched WinME Windows Explorer thumbnail pic view IMGVIEW.HTT = fixed
JavaScript errors using Notepad.
- Patched WinME PRINTERS.HTT = fixed Start -> Settings -> Printers
JavaScript error using Notepad.
IMPORTANT:
ALL option 3 files above MUST be installed TOGETHER OR NOT AT ALL because of
interdependencies!
** C:\Program Files\MoviMakr [default]:
MOVIEMK.CHM
FTPINFO.DAT <= WinME CD modded using Notepad
WMMFILT.DLL
WMMRES.DLL
WMMUTIL.DLL
MOVIEMK.EXE 1.0.1377.0 <= WinME Q262806 modded
[also installed by WUPG: http://www.w98upg.net.tf/]
FTPINFO.SHP <= WinME CD modded using Notepad
** C:\Program Files\MoviMakr\TOUR :
MMTOUR.CSS
TOUR.HTA
TOUR.ICO
** C:\Program Files\MoviMakr\TOUR\AUDIO :
AUDIO1.HTM
AUDIO2.HTM
AUDIO3.HTM
AUDIO4.HTM
SILENCE.HTM
AUDIO1.WAV
AUDIO2.WAV
AUDIO3.WAV
AUDIO4.WAV
** C:\Program Files\MoviMakr\TOUR\ECMA :
LOC.JS
SCRIPT.JS
** C:\Program Files\MoviMakr\TOUR\IMAGES :
BLUGRAD.BMP
AUDIO.GIF
BLUGRAD.GIF
CAMCORD.GIF
CLR.GIF
CLRBLK01.GIF
CLRBLK02.GIF
CLRBLK03.GIF
CLRBLK04.GIF
COMPUTER.GIF
EDIT.GIF
FOLDER.GIF
GRYLINE.GIF
LINKS.GIF
MAIL.GIF
MIC.GIF
MMLOGO.GIF
MVCMPTR.GIF
MVFLDR.GIF
MVMAIL.GIF
MVWEB.GIF
NOAUDIO.GIF
PAUSE.GIF
PLAY.GIF
WVFRM.GIF
** C:\Program Files\MoviMakr\TOUR\SHOWME :
SAMPLE.ASF
EDITSOON.GIF
MMRECORD.GIF
OLD_EDIT.GIF
ORGNZ.GIF
SHARE.GIF
ASF.HTM
IMPORTANT:
WinME Movie Maker MUST be installed ONLY TOGETHER with WinME COMDLG32.DLL +
SHELL32.DLL because of interdependencies!
How to use Movie Maker:
Start button -> Programs -> Accessories -> Multimedia -> run "Movie Maker"
shortcut.
Backup NOT necessary because original files NOT replaced.
All option 3 files install ONLY as SEPARATE option with Control Panel
Add/Remove Programs RESTORE function in case of errors/lockups.
Option 3 REQUIRES you to ALREADY have:
- WinME Retail/Final/Gold/RTM Full/Upgrade/Step-Up/OEM/MSDN 4.90.3000 English
setup CD-ROM inside your 1st CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive (if more than 1)
- OR ALL WinME *.CAB files ANYWHERE on your local disk(s)/partition(s) into
the SAME directory/folder!
- Internet Explorer 5.5 or newer ALREADY installed:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#IEX
I STRONGLY recommend to install options 1 or 2 BEFORE installing option 3.
CAUTION:
WinME files installed by option 3 may change and/or lose Win98 SE interface
functionality, stability and/or performance!
How to install option 3:
Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> "98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM" shortcut
or (double-)click on C:\9!M\98SE2ME.PIF or (double-)click on
"C:\Program Files\98SE2ME\98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM.PIF" -> press Y -> press
3 -> wait for reboot.
Option 3 also backs up original Windows 98 SE files into:
- %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS]:
EXPLORER.EXE 4.72.3xxx.xxxx = backed up as EXPLORER.98A
- %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
COMDLG32.DLL 4.72.3510.2300 = backed up as COMDLG32.98A
DIMM.DLL = not backed up because does not exist in Windows 98 SE
DOCPROP.DLL 5.00.1897.1 = backed up as DOCPROP.98A
DOCPROP2.DLL = not backed up because does not exist in Windows 98 SE
FONTEXT.DLL 4.10.1704 = backed up as FONTEXT.98A
MYDOCS.DLL 4.72.3xxx.xxxx = backed up as MYDOCS.98A
NETPLWIZ.DLL = not backed up because does not exist in Windows 98 SE
PLUSTAB.DLL 5.00.1528.1 = backed up as PLUSTAB.98A
SHELL32.DLL 4.72.3xxx.xxx = backed up as SHELL32.98A
SHSCRAP.DLL 4.00.950 = backed up as SHSCRAP.98A
IESHWIZ.EXE 4.72.3xxx.x = backed up as IESHWIZ.98A
WEBVW.DLL 5.00.0312.0 = backed up as WEBVW.98A
- %windir%\WEB [usually C:\WINDOWS\WEB]:
IMGVIEW.HTT = backed up as IMGVIEW.HTO
PRINTERS.HTT = backed up as PRINTERS.HTO
How to restore your original Windows 98 SE files:
- Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select
"98SE2ME Option 3: Restore Win98 SE Explorer, Shell + UI" -> click Add/Remove
button -> reboot.
OR:
- (Double-)click on %windir%\INF\O3RES.BAT [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS].
IMPORTANT:
IF you have ALREADY installed option 3 [see complete list of files above] at
LEAST ONCE BEFORE, AND IF after that you have DELETED the Win98 SE *.98A
BACKUPS [see complete list of files above], you MUST NOT REinstall option 3,
because IF you do, you will NOT be able to RESTORE ORIGINAL Win98 SE system
files anymore!
In such case you MUST RESTORE Win98 SE system files from Windows 98 SE CABs or
setup CD-ROM BEFORE trying to REinstall option 3!

* Option 4:
installs 98SE2ME bootup + shutdown Logos by Excalibur007: LOGO.SYS into C:\
root and LOGOW.SYS + LOGOS.SYS into %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS] by running
C:\9!M\O4.BAT .
These logos are also part of my Windows 9x/ME logos collection [1 MB]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/95LOGOS.ZIP
How to install option 4:
Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> "98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM" shortcut
or (double-)click on C:\9!M\98SE2ME.PIF or (double-)click on
"C:\Program Files\98SE2ME\98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM.PIF" -> press Y -> press
4 -> wait for reboot.
Original files (if any) backed up as C:\LOGO.W98 , %windir%\LOGOW.W98 +
%windir%\LOGOS.W98 .
How to restore your original files (if any):
Copy + paste text between cut & paste lines below into Notepad or better plain
text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
save it as LOGO98.BAT [example], then run LOGO98.BAT and reboot:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF EXIST C:\LOGO*.* ATTRIB +A -H -R -S C:\LOGO*.*
IF EXIST %winbootdir%\LOGO*.* ATTRIB +A -H -R -S %winbootdir%\LOGO*.*
IF NOT EXIST C:\LOGO.W98 GOTO LW
IF EXIST C:\LOGO.W98 COPY/Y/Z C:\LOGO.W98 C:\LOGO.SYS
IF EXIST C:\LOGO.W98 DEL C:\LOGO.W98
:LW
IF NOT EXIST %winbootdir%\LOGOW.W98 GOTO LS
IF EXIST %winbootdir%\LOGOW.W98 COPY/Y/Z %winbootdir%\LOGOW.W98 %winbootdir%\LOGOW.SYS
IF EXIST %winbootdir%\LOGOW.W98 DEL %winbootdir%\LOGOW.W98
:LS
IF NOT EXIST %winbootdir%\LOGOS.W98 GOTO N@
IF EXIST %winbootdir%\LOGOS.W98 COPY/Y/Z %winbootdir%\LOGOS.W98 %winbootdir%\LOGOS.SYS
IF EXIST %winbootdir%\LOGOS.W98 DEL %winbootdir%\LOGOS.W98
:N@
CLS
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

Restore NOT necessary because original files ugly. ;-)
Your MSDOS.SYS [+ WINBOOT.INI if present] into C:\ root MUST contain the
Logo=1 line under the [Options] section to display C:\LOGO.SYS at boot time:

[Options]
Logo=1

Complete MSDOS.SYS guide:
http://www.mdgx.com/msdos.htm
You can edit C:\MSDOS.SYS [+ C:\WINBOOT.INI if present] using Notepad or
better plain text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
or better, get the dedicated SYS95.BAT, part of W95-11D.EXE [freeware]:
http://www.mdgx.com/95.htm
or 1 of these MSDOS.SYS + WINBOOT.INI graphical editors [free(ware)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#BOO
Hidden (H), Read-only (R) + System (S) attributes MUST be removed BEFORE
editing (SYS95.BAT takes care of that too):

IF EXIST C:\MSDOS.SYS ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\MSDOS.SYS
IF EXIST C:\WINBOOT.INI ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\WINBOOT.INI

Option 4 installs also as part of option 1.

* Option 5:
installs WinME USB, IEEE 1394 (FireWire), Audio + Windows Driver Model (WDM)
*.SYS drivers by running C:\9!M\O5.BAT + C:\9!M\O5DOS.BAT into:
- %windir%\INF :
1394.INF
BIOSINFO.INF
DBC.INF
ENUM1394.INF
ESWIA.INF
HIDDEV.INF
HPSCANMS.INF
ICAM3.INF
ICAM4USB.INF
IMAGE.INF
JOYSTICK.INF
KDK2X0.INF
KEYBOARD.INF
KSPRE.INF
MDM3CUSB.INF
MDMELSA.INF
MDMLASAT.INF
MDMLUC.INF
MDMMETRI.INF
MDMUSRCR.INF
MSMOUSE.INF
MSMWSCAN.INF
MSNETMTG.INF
NIC1394W.INF
PHIL1VID.INF
SERWAVE.INF
STI.INF
STILLCAM.INF
TAISHID.INF
UMAXCAM.INF
UMAXUSD.INF
USB.INF
USB8023.INF
USBCDC.INF
USBNTMAP.INF
USBWAVE.INF
WDMA_USB.INF
WDMAUDIO.INF
WIAFBDRV.INF
If files with same names already present in %windir%\INF, new ones will be
renamed to *ME.INF. Example:
if %windir%\INF\USB.INF already exists, the new USB.INF from WinME will be
renamed to USBME.INF.
- %windir%\SYSTEM :
from WinME CABs:
HID.DLL
HIDCI.DLL
USBUI.DLL
WDMAUD.DRV
HIDSERV.EXE
newer than the ones from WinME CABs [see "* Option 2:" further above]:
VIP.386 <= Win98 SE Q329128
USER32.DLL <= WinME Q280800
USER.EXE <= WinME Q280800
- %windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS :
from WinME CABs:
NTMAPHLP.PDR
USBMPHLP.PDR <= WinME NUSB
CDFS.VXD <= from Win98 SE IOSYS98.EXE
CDTSD.VXD <= from Win98 SE IOSYS98.EXE
CDVSD.VXD <= from Win98 SE IOSYS98.EXE
DISKTSD.VXD <= from Win98 SE IOSYS98.EXE
DISKVSD.VXD <= from Win98 SE IOSYS98.EXE
SCSI1HLP.VXD <= from Win98 SE IOSYS98.EXE
SMARTVSD.VXD <= from Win98 SE IOSYS98.EXE
VOLTRACK.VXD <= from Win98 SE IOSYS98.EXE
- %windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS :
from WinME CABs:
DBCLASS.SYS
DBFILTER.SYS
DRMK.SYS
HIDCLASS.SYS
HIDPARSE.SYS
HIDVKD.SYS
MSPQM.SYS
NTMAP.SYS
OPENHCI.SYS
REDBOOK.SYS
SBEMUL.SYS
SBP2SCAN.SYS
SWMIDI.SYS
TDI.SYS
UHCD.SYS
USB8023.SYS
USBAUTH.SYS
USBCAMD.SYS
USBCAMD2.SYS
USBCCGP.SYS
USBD.SYS
USBINTEL.SYS
USBNTMAP.SYS
USBPRINT.SYS
USBSCAN.SYS
USBSER.SYS
USBSTOR.SYS
WDMFS.SYS
WMIDRV.SYS
WMILIB.SYS
newer than the ones from WinME CABs [see "* Option 2:" further above]:
61883.SYS <= WinME Q285118
ARP1394.SYS <= WinME Q252185
KMIXER.SYS <= WinME Q316638
OHCI1394.SYS <= WinME Q252183
RT.SYS <= WinME Q280127
USBAUDIO.SYS <= WinME Q280127
UPDATE.SYS <= WinME Intel CPU Microcode Fix
WDMAUD.SYS <= WinME Q316795
1394BUS.SYS <= WinME Q252183
PORTCLS.SYS <= WinME Q316638
USBHUB.SYS <= WinME Q278289
USBHUB20.SYS <= WinME VIA USB 2.0 Drivers 2.70
SBP2PORT.SYS <= WinME Q311430
How to install option 5:
Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> "98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM" shortcut
or (double-)click on C:\9!M\98SE2ME.PIF or (double-)click on
"C:\Program Files\98SE2ME\98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM.PIF" -> press Y -> press
5 -> wait for reboot.
IMPORTANT:
MUST also install Native USB Drivers (NUSB) for *FULL* USB/USB 2.0 support:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#NUS
Original files backed up into %windir%\SYSTEM.USB ,
%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS.USB + %windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS.USB .
How to restore your original files:
- Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select
"98SE2ME Option 5: Restore Win98 SE USB, FireWire + WDM Drivers" -> click
Add/Remove button -> reboot.
OR:
- (Double-)click on %windir%\INF\O5RES.BAT [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS].
Restore NOT necessary because original files older + BUGgy.
Option 5 installs also as part of options 1 + 2.

* Option 6:
installs all 11 WinME Games by running C:\9!M\O6.BAT + C:\9!M\O6.INF :
- 4 Card Games: FreeCell [FREECELL.EXE], Solitaire [SOL.EXE], Hearts
[MSHEARTS.EXE] + Spider Solitaire [SPIDER.EXE] into %windir% [usually
C:\WINDOWS].
- MineSweeper [WINMINE.EXE] into %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS].
- Space Cadet 3D Pinball [PINBALL.EXE] into C:\Program Files\Pinball .
- 5 Internet Zone Games into C:\Program Files\GameZone : Backgammon
[BCKGZM.EXE], Checkers [CHKRZM.EXE], Hearts [HRTZZM.EXE], Reversi
[RVSEZM.EXE] + Spades [SHVLZM.EXE].
How to install option 6:
Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> "98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM" shortcut
or (double-)click on C:\9!M\98SE2ME.PIF or (double-)click on
"C:\Program Files\98SE2ME\98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM.PIF" -> press Y -> press
6 -> wait for install to finish.
** %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS]:
%windir%\FREECELL.EXE
%windir%\MSHEARTS.EXE
%windir%\SOL.EXE
%windir%\WINMINE.EXE
** %windir%\HELP [usually C:\WINDOWS\HELP]:
%windir%\HELP\FREECELL.CHM
%windir%\HELP\MSHEARTS.CHM
%windir%\HELP\SOL.CHM
%windir%\HELP\WINMINE.CHM
%windir%\HELP\FREECELL.HLP
%windir%\HELP\MSHEARTS.HLP
%windir%\HELP\SOL.HLP
** %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM]:
%windir%\SYSTEM\CARDS.DLL
Some of these WinME Games are NOT available with Win98 SE:
1. MS Spider Solitaire card game [SPIDER.EXE] into %windir% [usually
C:\WINDOWS]:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#SS
** %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS]:
%windir%\SPIDER.EXE
** %windir%\HELP [usually C:\WINDOWS\HELP]:
%windir%\HELP\SPIDER.CHM
%windir%\HELP\SPIDER.HLP
How to play this game:
Start button -> Programs -> Accessories -> Games -> run "Spider Solitaire"
shortcut.
2. MS Space Cadet 3D Pinball game [PINBALL.EXE] into C:\Program Files\Pinball
[default]:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip23.htm#3DPI
** C:\Program Files\Pinball [default]:
TABLE.BMP
FONT.DAT
PINBALL.DAT
PINBALL.EXE
WAVEMIX.INF
PINBALL.MID
PINBALL2.MID
SOUND1.WAV
SOUND104.WAV
SOUND105.WAV
SOUND108.WAV
SOUND111.WAV
SOUND112.WAV
SOUND12.WAV
SOUND13.WAV
SOUND131.WAV
SOUND136.WAV
SOUND14.WAV
SOUND16.WAV
SOUND17.WAV
SOUND18.WAV
SOUND181.WAV
SOUND19.WAV
SOUND20.WAV
SOUND21.WAV
SOUND22.WAV
SOUND24.WAV
SOUND240.WAV
SOUND243.WAV
SOUND25.WAV
SOUND26.WAV
SOUND27.WAV
SOUND28.WAV
SOUND29.WAV
SOUND3.WAV
SOUND30.WAV
SOUND34.WAV
SOUND35.WAV
SOUND36.WAV
SOUND38.WAV
SOUND39.WAV
SOUND4.WAV
SOUND42.WAV
SOUND43.WAV
SOUND45.WAV
SOUND49.WAV
SOUND49D.WAV
SOUND5.WAV
SOUND50.WAV
SOUND528.WAV
SOUND53.WAV
SOUND54.WAV
SOUND55.WAV
SOUND560.WAV
SOUND563.WAV
SOUND57.WAV
SOUND58.WAV
SOUND6.WAV
SOUND65.WAV
SOUND68.WAV
SOUND7.WAV
SOUND713.WAV
SOUND735.WAV
SOUND8.WAV
SOUND827.WAV
SOUND9.WAV
SOUND999.WAV
** %windir%\HELP [usually C:\WINDOWS\HELP]:
PINBALL.CHM
SHARED.CHM
PINBALL.CNT
PINBALL.HLP
How to play this game:
Start button -> Programs -> Accessories -> Games -> run "Space Cadet Pinball"
shortcut.
3. 5 WinME Internet Zone Games [a.k.a. MSN Gaming Zone] NOT available with
Win98 SE into C:\Program Files\GameZone [default]: Backgammon, Checkers,
Hearts, Reversi + Spades:
** C:\Program Files\GameZone [default]:
BCKG.CHM
CHKR.CHM
HRTZ.CHM
RVSE.CHM
SHVL.CHM
BCKG.DLL
BCKGRES.DLL
CHKR.DLL
CHKRRES.DLL
CMNCLIM.DLL
CMNRESM.DLL
HRTZ.DLL
HRTZRES.DLL
RVSE.DLL
RVSERES.DLL
SHVL.DLL
SHVLRES.DLL
UNIANSI.DLL
ZCOREM.DLL
ZEEVERM.DLL
ZNETM.DLL
ZONECLIM.DLL
ZONELIBM.DLL
BCKGZM.EXE
CHKRZM.EXE
HRTZZM.EXE
RVSEZM.EXE
SHVLZM.EXE
ZCLIENTM.EXE
How to play these Internet Zone Games:
Start button -> Programs -> Accessories -> Games -> GameZone -> run one of the
5 game shortcuts listed above.
Backup NOT necessary because original files NOT replaced or older.
Option 6 installs also as part of options 1 + 2.

* ALL Options:
ALL system files + settings listed below install independent of selected
option(s) and BEFORE creating any backups = everybody should have them even if
you decide not to install any 98SE2ME options.
They all install right after you press Y at 98SE2ME.PIF 1st screen:

- newest + fastest Windows XP SP3 EXTRAC32.EXE 5.1.2600.5512 32-bit Windows
mode CAB archive file extracting tool:
http://www.mdgx.com/xp.htm#SP3
into %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS].
Backup NOT necessary because original file OLDER.

- newest + fastest MS IE 6.0 SP1 EXTRACT.EXE 1.00.0610.0 16-bit DOS mode CAB
archive file extracting tool:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#IEX
into %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS].
Backup NOT necessary because original file OLDER.

- newest + fastest MS IE 6.0 SP1 GRPCONV.EXE 5.00.2136.1 DOS console Progman
Group Converter tool:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#IEX
into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM].
Backup NOT necessary because original file OLDER.

- newest Windows ME REGEDIT.EXE 4.90.3001 modded by Tihiy and patched by
dencorso (correct checksum):
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=1050
to work with all Windows 95/98 editions:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#REG
into %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS].
CAUTION:
WinME RegEdit always opens at last accessed key, which can be fixed:
http://www.mdgx.com/me1.htm#DRLK
How to use WinME REGEDIT.EXE:
Start button -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> run "Registry
Editor (Windows ME)" shortcut.
Original file backed up as REGED98.EXE into %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS].
How to use Win98 SE REGED98.EXE:
Start button -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> run "Registry
Editor (Windows 98 SE)" shortcut.
How to restore your original file:
Close Registry Editor (if open), delete %windir%\REGEDIT.EXE and then rename
%windir%\REGED98.EXE back to REGEDIT.EXE .

- newest + fastest Windows 2000 SP4 REGSVR32.EXE 5.00.2195.6662 DLL + OCX
(un)register OLE server:
http://www.mdgx.com/w2ktoy.htm#SP4
into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM].
Backup NOT necessary because original file OLDER.

- newest + fastest Windows ME START.EXE 4.90.3000 into %windir%\COMMAND
[usually C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND].
Backup NOT necessary because original file OLDER.

- patched C:\MSDOS.SYS [+ C:\WINBOOT.INI if present] entry under the [Options]
section to avoid rebooting errors/loops whenever installing Unofficial Windows
98 SE SP2:
http://exuberant.ms11.net/98sesp.html
and/or similar patches/updates.

[Options]
SystemReg=0

SystemReg: to prevent scanning Registry files upon every Windows startup.
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/msdos.htm#TAB

- patched %windir%\SYSTEM.INI entries under the [386enh] section:

[386enh]
DMABufferSize=64
MinSPs=16

DMABufferSize: to increase 16-bit Direct Memory Access (DMA) channel buffer
which affects all I/O (Input/Output) DMA operations.
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#SYSINI
MinSPs: to avoid stack fault errors by increasing spare stack pages.
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#MINSPS

- patched Registry entry: disable screen saver (if any) while using the Defrag
tool [%windir%\DEFRAG.EXE] to defragment fixed hard drives/partitions:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Defrag\Settings]
"DisableScreenSaver"="yes"

------End cut & paste here------

Backup NOT necessary because original Registry value does NOT exist.
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-3.htm#CLNDEF

- patched Registry entry: disable Active Desktop (View As Web Page) Channels
logging (if enabled) to speed up internet access:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Webcheck]
"NoChannelLogging"=dword:00000001

------End cut & paste here------

Backup NOT necessary because original Registry value BUGgy.
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip9.htm#RESTRICT

- patched Registry entry: disable annoying Microsoft Windows Registration
nagging prompt, which if allowed, sends to Microsoft servers personal info
(if not already done) = not necessary for Windows proper operation:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion]
"RegDone"="1"

------End cut & paste here------

Backup NOT necessary because original Registry value BUGgy.
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-2.htm#REGUSER

- patched Registry entries: Copy To, Move To + Send To Windows Explorer,
Desktop + Startup Menu right-click shell context menu options:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
@="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
@="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
@="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
@="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
@="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
@="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
@="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
@="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
@="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
@="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemEditObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
@="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemEditObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
@="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemEditObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"

------End cut & paste here------

How to remove Copy To/Move To/Send To from Windows Explorer/Desktop/Start Menu
right-click menu:
- Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select
"98SE2ME Right-click: Remove Copy To/Move To/Send To" -> click Add/Remove
button.
OR:
- Run this command from a DOS box or from a DOS style BATch file and then
reboot:
RUNDLL32 ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\BSRESTOR.INF,CMS
Backup NOT necessary because original Registry values BUGgy.
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip22.htm#FCMST

- deletes these 2 Registry keys to improve MS IE 5/6 web browsing speed:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace\{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}]
@="Printers"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace\{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}]
@="Scheduled Tasks"

------End cut & paste here------

How to restore your original Registry keys [this may slow down your web
browsing]: run this command from a DOS box or from a DOS style BATch file and
then reboot:
RUNDLL32 ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection C:\9!M\BSRESTOR.INF,BS
Restore NOT necessary because original Registry keys BUGgy.
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip21.htm#BRSP

98SE2ME.PIF backs up your current C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT file (if any) as
C:\AUTOEXEC.98! and adds a new command to C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT (as its last line)
for running C:\9!M\O2DOS.BAT upon next reboot.
Reboots your computer when done.
During reboot you can admire 98SE2ME animated logo if you installed option 1
or option 4. ;-)
After reboot, O2DOS.BAT takes over and copies entire file + folder structure
from C:\9S2M into %winbootdir% and then deletes all temporary files + folders
used during install.
Last step: while Windows GUI loads, all newly installed WinME DLL + OCX system
files are properly registered into your Registry by running
%windir%\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE silently from the RunOnceEx Registry key.
Done.
That's it, back to business as usual... or go play. :)
______________________________________________________________________________


			BACKUP + RESTORE WINDOWS 98 SE
			

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT:
ALL 98SE2ME files from C:\9!M will be DELETED IF you uninstall 98SE2ME !
Therefore IF you plan to install any 98SE2ME options AND BACKUP + RESTORE your
original Win98 SE files and/or entire Win98 SE OS you MUST do so BEFORE you
uninstall 98SE2ME from C:\9!M !

A. Original Windows 98 SE system files ONLY = BACKUP, RESTORE + DELETE BACKUP:

* How to BACKUP original Windows 98 SE system files replaced by Windows ME
counterparts [options 1 or 2] ONLY IF you have NOT already installed options 1
or 2:
- Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> run "98SE2ME.PIF - MAIN PROGRAM"
shortcut.
OR:
- (Double-)click on C:\9!M\98SE2ME.PIF .
Then press Y to continue [1st screen] -> press 1 (to install option 1) or
press 2 (to install option 2) [2nd screen] -> press Y to create a new BACKUP.
You MUST have at LEAST 30 MB FREE disk space on your C drive/partition to
BACKUP the original Win98 SE system files into (you can select NOT to backup):
%windir%\WIN98SE.9ME
%windir%\FONTS.9ME
%windir%\SYSTEM.9ME
%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS.9ME
%windir%\SYSBCKUP.9ME
%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS.9ME

* How to RESTORE original Windows 98 SE system files replaced by Windows ME
counterparts [options 1 or 2] ONLY IF you have already created such BACKUP
[see above] by running options 1 or 2:
- Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select
"98SE2ME Option 2: Restore Original Win98 SE System Files" -> click Add/Remove
button.
OR:
- (Double-)click on %windir%\INF\O2RES.BAT [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS].

* How to DELETE original Windows 98 SE system files BACKUP [all *.9ME folders
+ their files] ONLY IF you have already created such BACKUP [see above] by
running options 1 or 2:
Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select
"98SE2ME Option 2: Remove Original Win98 SE Backup" -> click Add/Remove
button.

B. ENTIRE [FULL] original Windows 98 SE OS = BACKUP, RESTORE + DELETE BACKUP:

* How to BACKUP your ENTIRE [FULL] original Windows 98 SE OS into C:\W98SEOLD
ONLY IF you have NOT already installed options 1 or 2:
- Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> run "BACKUP Entire Original Windows
98 SE OS" shortcut.
OR:
- (Double-)click on C:\9!M\CLONE98.PIF .
You MUST have at LEAST as much FREE disk space on your C drive/partition as
your Win98 SE OS occupies for the FULL OS BACKUP which will be created into
C:\W98SEOLD .
How to determine if your C drive/partition has enough free disk space:
Run Windows Explorer -> highlight your main Windows folder [usually
C:\WINDOWS] -> right-click on it -> select Properties -> look at the reported
"Size:" in MB -> write down this number! Now highlight your [C:] drive ->
right-click on it -> select Properties -> look at the reported "Free space:"
in MB -> MUST be at LEAST 65 MB LARGER than the 1st number.

* How to RESTORE your ENTIRE [FULL] original Windows 98 SE OS BACKUP from
C:\W98SEOLD ONLY IF you have already installed options 1 or 2 AND have already
created such BACKUP [see above]:
- Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> run "RESTORE Entire Original Windows
98 SE OS" shortcut.
OR:
- (Double-)click on C:\9!M\98RESTOR.BAT .

* How to DELETE your ENTIRE [FULL] original Windows 98 SE OS BACKUP from
C:\W98SEOLD ONLY IF you have already installed options 1 or 2 AND have already
created such BACKUP [see above]:
Run this command from a DOS box:
RUNDLL32 ADVPACK.DLL,DelNodeRunDLL32 C:\W98SEOLD

C. IMPORTANT Windows 98 SE BACKUP + RESTORE guidelines:

* You can select NOT to BACKUP, which is a good idea ONLY IF you have ALREADY
created a BACKUP BEFORE installing 98SE2ME options 1 or 2, AND you do NOT want
to OVERWRITE it.

* How to restore INDIVIDUAL original Windows 98 SE system files:
This works ONLY IF you already created a BACKUP of [see above]:
- original Win98 SE system files when you FIRST installed option 1 or option 2
OR:
- entire (full) Win98 SE OS into C:\W98SEOLD by running C:\9!M\CLONE98.PIF
BEFORE you have installed ANY 98SE2ME options.
1. IF replaced system files you wish to restore are of NEWER version/build
than the ones from Windows 98 SE setup CD-ROM CABs, search for them by running
a File Search with the C:\W98SEOLD folder highlighted from within File Manager
[FM = %windir%\WINFILE.EXE] or Windows Explorer [WE = %windir%\EXPLORER.EXE].
Then copy them back into appropriate directories/folders [example]:
COPY/Y/Z C:\W98SEOLD\RUNDLL.EXE %windir%
Run command above from a DOS box or from a DOS style BATch file.
2. IF replaced system files you wish to restore are of SAME version/build as
the ones from Windows 98 SE setup CD-ROM CABs, create a DOS style BATch file
using Notepad or better plain text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
and save it as EXTR98.BAT [example]:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
C:
IF NOT EXIST C:\TEMP\NUL MD C:\TEMP>NUL
CD\TEMP
EXTRACT/Y /A D:\WIN98\BASE4.CAB %1 %2 %3 %4 %5
EXTRACT/Y D:\WIN98\PRECOPY1.CAB %1 %2 %3 %4 %5
EXTRACT/Y D:\WIN98\PRECOPY2.CAB %1 %2 %3 %4 %5
CLS
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

Then run EXTR98 followed by exact file name to extract 1 file at a time or use
DOS wildcards [*.* , *.DLL , A*.EXE etc] to extract multiple files at once
[example]:
EXTR98 WINFILE.*
All files will be extracted into C:\TEMP in this example.
More info:
- "EXTRACT FROM CAB":
http://www.mdgx.com/last4.htm#EXTRACT
- "CAB EXTRACT":
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip15.htm#CABEX
CABL98SE.TXT is part of EXTCAB.ZIP [160 KB]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/EXTCAB.ZIP
and contains a list of all files inside CABs from the Win98 SE setup CD-ROM.

Make sure you replace D drive letter and/or WIN98 folder name above if your
CAB files are located somewhere else. You can also modify all C:\TEMP
instances to point to any other valid location.
FYI:
Certain %windir% + %windir%\SYSTEM [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] files MUST
be replaced ONLY from native MS-DOS mode.
How to exit/reboot into native/true/real/pure MS-DOS mode:
A. Left-click the Start button -> click Shut Down... -> select Restart in
MS-DOS mode -> click the OK button.
B. OR hold down Shift + F5 at the same time during BIOS boot POST (Power On
Self Test) sequence.
C. OR scroll down using the down arrow to the "Command prompt only" option and
then press Enter from the Windows 95/98 Startup Menu:
http://www.mdgx.com/msdos.htm#MEN
D. OR from a Windows 95/98/ME Emergency/Bootup/Startup
floppy/CD/DVD/Blu-ray/USB/external disc/stick/tape.
Last step:
Copy back the files to their appropriate directories/folders: %windir%
[usually C:\WINDOWS], %windir%\SYSTEM, %windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS etc.
Run WIN or reboot one last time.
To learn which system files must be registered using the REGSVR32 command,
open C:\9!M\2G.INF into Notepad or better plain text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
and look at the REGSVR32 lines.
Then run this command from within Windows to register a system DLL or OCX
[example]:
%windir%\SYSTEM\REGSVR32 /S %windir%\SYSTEM\WHATEVER.DLL
If respective REGSVR32 line you found inside 2G.INF contains the /I switch,
run [example]:
%windir%\SYSTEM\REGSVR32 /I /S %windir%\SYSTEM\WHATEVER.DLL
Make sure to replace WHATEVER.DLL with appropriate file name AND extension.
Extension must be either DLL or OCX.
______________________________________________________________________________


				UNINSTALL 98SE2ME
				

* How to completely uninstall 98SE2ME and all its files from C:\9!M :
- Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> run "Uninstall 98SE2ME" shortcut.
OR:
- Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select
"98SE2ME: Uninstall 98SE2ME" -> click Add/Remove button.
OR:
- (Double-)click on C:\9!M\UNINS000.EXE .

* Uninstalling 98SE2ME ONLY deletes the C:\9!M folder + ALL its files, but
will NOT restore your original Win98 SE OS [ENTIRE (FULL) BACKUP] or files
[system files BACKUP] IF you have ALREADY installed options 1 or 2 at least
once WITHOUT 1ST BACKING UP your original Win98 SE OS [ENTIRE (FULL) BACKUP]
or files [system files BACKUP] BEFORE installing ANY 98SE2ME options!

* 98SE2ME.EXE is a self install + uninstall executable compiled using Inno
Setup Installer [freeware]:
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
which uses 7-Zip [free GPL]:
http://www.7-zip.org/
7Z [7-zip/7zip] format [LZMA algorithm] with highest compression ratio,
attainable only by ACE/CAB/RAR/UHARC archiving formats.
See INNOFILE.TXT (included) for more details.
______________________________________________________________________________


		    TESTING... CLONE98.PIF + 98RESTOR.BAT
		    

If using 98SE2ME just to TEST these scripts on your Win98 SE computer(s),
please start by "cloning" your ENTIRE %windir% [usually C:\WINDOWS] subfolders
+ files, so you can run 98SE2ME.PIF safely on this newly created "dummy" OS
copy, NOT on your good working (original) copy, which should remain UNTOUCHED.

IMPORTANT:
* CLONE98.BAT, CLONE98.PIF + 98RESTOR.BAT MUST reside into C:\9!M because they
all depend on CHOICE.EXE, FIND.COM, MEM.EXE, MOVE.EXE + XCLONE.EXE DOS tools
for proper operation!
See "BACKUP + RESTORE WINDOWS 98 SE" chapter (further above) for more details.
* You MUST have at LEAST TWICE (x 2) as much FREE disk space on your C
drive/partition as your Win98 SE OS occupies for CLONING [C:\W98SEOLD] AND
RESTORING [C:\W98SENEW] it!
How to determine if your C drive/partition has enough free disk space:
Run Windows Explorer -> highlight your main Windows folder [usually
C:\WINDOWS] -> right-click on it -> select Properties -> look at the reported
"Size:" in MB -> write down this number! Now highlight your [C:] drive ->
right-click on it -> select Properties -> look at the reported "Free space:"
in MB -> MUST be at LEAST TWICE (x 2) LARGER than the 1st number.

To backup ["clone"] your entire original Win98 SE OS run C:\9!M\CLONE98.PIF
ONLY from WITHIN Windows.
CLONE98.BAT will completely delete previous C:\W98SEOLD backup (if any) and
then will create a new one into C:\W98SEOLD which will contain an exact copy
of your original Win98 SE OS from before installing 98SE2ME ONLY IF you have
NOT already installed ANY 98SE2ME options.
Then go ahead test 98SE2ME.PIF, and see if your Win98 SE OS works OK [as it
should ;)] after the WinME "transplant".

To restore your entire original Win98 OS from the C:\W98SEOLD BACKUP run
C:\9!M\98RESTOR.BAT ONLY from WITHIN Windows.
C:\9!M\98RESTOR.BAT will create C:\W98SENEW which contains an exact copy of
your Win98 SE OS "transformed" by installing 98SE2ME, which you can safely
delete afterwards to save disk space, and eventually retest 98SE2ME from
"scratch".
C:\9!M\CLONE98.PIF + C:\9!M\CLONE98.BAT both delete C:\W98SENEW !
______________________________________________________________________________


			      KNOWN BUGS + FIXES
			      

Please e-mail me if you discover better/permanent fixes:
http://www.mdgx.com/form.htm


I have never tested 98SE2ME on portables (laptops, netbooks) with proprietary
hardware devices/accessories + 3rd party/custom drivers/software.
Therefore it is possible you may experience unrecognized/improperly
detected/installed hardware device(s) after installing 98SE2ME options 1, 2 or
5, because such drivers/software may replace Microsoft default system files
with customized/modified versions of their own.
In such case reinstalling the most recent drivers for your specific (embedded,
built-in) hardware: video, audio, drive, USB, printer etc may fix most bugs.


* BUG [NOT related to 98SE2ME]:
One of 98lite options ("Sleek"):
http://www.litepc.com/
replaces Windows 98 SE EXPLORER.EXE from %windir% [%windir% = usually
C:\WINDOWS] and/or SHELL32.DLL from %windir%\SYSTEM with older Windows 95/OSR2
version(s).
In such case 98SE2ME option 1, 2 or 3 may fail to work properly or even lock
up Windows.
IMPORTANT:
In case you already installed 98SE2ME option 3 do NOT replace + do NOT patch
EXPLORER.EXE or SHELL32.DLL !
FIX #1:
AFTER installed 98Lite Sleek option and BEFORE installing 98SE2ME option 1 or
2 you MUST patch OSR2 version of SHELL32.DLL (installed by 98Lite) from
%windir%\SYSTEM with sp193's Shell 95 Update Project (SH95UPD):
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=116260
In case you experience any Winoldap (DOS box) errors -> reboot.
Now install 98SE2ME option 1 or 2. [thank you bristols]
FIX #2:
MUST perform all steps below in this exact order:
1. Backup to a safe location:
%windir%\EXPLORER.EXE
%windir%\SYSTEM\COMDLG32.DLL
%windir%\SYSTEM\SHELL32.DLL
BEFORE installing 98lite or 98SE2ME.
2. Install 98lite ("Sleek") and switch to Windows 95/OSR2 EXPLORER.EXE.
3. Create a new directory called %windir%\EXPLOR95 [example] and then copy
%windir%\EXPLORER.EXE + %windir%\SYSTEM\SHELL32.DLL into %windir%\EXPLOR95 .
4. Run 98lite and switch to Windows 98 SE EXPLORER.EXE.
5. Install 98SE2ME option 1 or 2.
6. Copy %windir%\SYSTEM\COMDLG32.DLL into %windir%\EXPLOR95 and then open
%windir%\EXPLOR95\COMDLG32.DLL into a hex editor [for example XVI32]:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#HEX
and replace all SHELL32.DLL strings with SHELL31.DLL (2 instances).
7. Exit/reboot into native/true/real/pure MS-DOS mode:
A. Left-click the Start button -> click Shut Down... -> select Restart in
MS-DOS mode -> click the OK button.
B. OR hold down Shift + F5 at the same time during BIOS boot POST (Power On
Self Test) sequence.
C. OR scroll down using the down arrow to the "Command prompt only" option and
then press Enter from the Windows 95/98 Startup Menu:
http://www.mdgx.com/msdos.htm#MEN
D. OR from a Windows 95/98/ME Emergency/Bootup/Startup
floppy/CD/DVD/Blu-ray/USB/external disc/stick/tape.
8. Run these commands from the C:\ prompt:
ATTRIB -H -R -S %winbootdir%\EXPLOR95\*.*
ATTRIB -H -R -S %winbootdir%\EXPLORER.EXE
ATTRIB -H -R -S %winbootdir%\SYSTEM\COMDLG32.DLL
ATTRIB -H -R -S %winbootdir%\SYSTEM\SHELL32.DLL
REN %winbootdir%\SYSTEM\SHELL32.DLL SHELL31.DLL
COPY/Y/Z %winbootdir%\EXPLOR95\EXPLORER.EXE %winbootdir%
COPY/Y/Z %winbootdir%\EXPLOR95\COMDLG32.DLL %winbootdir%\SYSTEM
COPY/Y/Z %winbootdir%\EXPLOR95\SHELL32.DLL %winbootdir%\SYSTEM
9. Reboot normal back to Windows.
CAUTION:
Certain Win98 SE programs like Wordpad (WORDPAD.EXE) + Spider Solitaire card
game (SPIDER.EXE) will NOT run with older SHELL32.DLL from Windows 95/OSR2!
These programs/games NEED SHELL32.DLL from Windows 98 SE or ME!
[thank you Marius '95]

* BUG [NOT related to 98SE2ME]:
After installing 98SE2ME option 1 or 2 which install newer patched WinME
GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE 4.90.3003 from unofficial WinME Q918547 MS06-026 security
fix into %windir%\SYSTEM [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] [see "* Option 2:"
under "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE" chapter further above] you may experience
power management errors, especially if using a portable computer: laptop,
notebook. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]
FIX:
In such case reset your power configuration:
Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Power Options -> Power Schemes
tab -> make sure desired power scheme already selected -> click Apply/OK ->
restart Windows.

* BUG [NOT related to 98SE2ME]:
In case your Windows 98 SE boot hard drive/partition [usually C:] has cluster,
disk, file and/or directory errors, some 98SE2ME BATch scripts may fail to
work, resulting in install errors or lockups.
FIX:
You MUST run the Disk Scanner tool: ScanDskw (Windows) or SCANDISK (native
MS-DOS) to FIX ALL disk/file/directory errors BEFORE running 98SE2ME.

* BUG:
Some Hewlett-Packard (HP) printers do NOT work properly with WinME SPOOL32.EXE
4.90.3000 installed into %windir%\SYSTEM [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] by
98SE2ME options 1 or 2.
FIX:
In such case:
1. Replace WinME SPOOL32.EXE with Win98 SE SPOOL32.EXE 4.10.1998 from Win98 SE
setup CD-ROM:
A. Make sure the SPOOL32 printer process is not loaded in memory.
To do this, download, install and run CoolKill [797 KB, freeware]:
http://www.prowebsitemanagement.com/downloads/coolkill.zip
Then right-click the CoolKill icon in the Tray -> select Kill -> left-click
%windir%\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE (if present).
B. Now make sure your Win98 SE setup CD-ROM is inside your 1st CD/DVD/Blu-ray
drive (if more than 1) or that you have Win98 SE setup CABs somewhere on your
hard drive(s)/partition(s), and then run this command from a DOS box
[example]:
EXTRACT/Y D:\WIN98\WIN98_46.CAB SPOOL32.EXE %windir%\SYSTEM
where D is your CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive letter [make sure it matches your actual
drive letter].
C. Restart Windows.
OR:
2. Start button -> Run... box -> type:
MSCONFIG
press Enter -> remove the check box next to WIN.INI -> Apply/OK -> reboot.
This way the HP printer driver will be reloaded during reboot from within
%windir%\WIN.INI [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS]. [thank you Max_04]

* BUG [NOT related to 98SE2ME]:
Both SIGVERIF.EXE 4.10.2222 (from Win98 SE setup CD-ROM) + SIGVRFME.EXE
4.90.3000 (installed by 98SE2ME options 1 + 2 from WinME setup CD-ROM, and
renamed from SIGVERIF.EXE to keep both) located into %windir% [usually
C:\WINDOWS] AND their shortcuts installed by 98SE2ME options 1 + 2 as "File
Signature Verification Tool (Windows ME)" + "File Signature Verification Tool
(Windows 98 SE)" cause an Invalid Page Fault (IPF) ONLY IF ANY Advanced
options other than default are selected, AND ONLY IF current unofficial
Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 Cumulative Security Vulnerability Fix already
installed:
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#IEC
respectively IF CDFVIEW.DLL 6.00.2800.19xx found into %windir%\SYSTEM [usually
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM].
FIX:
- Do NOT change ANY "File Signature Verification Tool" Advanced options IF
you wish to keep current CDFVIEW.DLL .
OR:
- Restore an older/original CDFVIEW.DLL build (if any) OR rename/move/delete
current CDFVIEW.DLL IF you wish to change ANY "File Signature Verification
Tool" Advanced options.

* BUG:
WinME SOUNDS.CPL 4.90.3001 [%windir%\SYSTEM] available from Control Panel ->
Sounds and Multimedia applet may not work with certain sound card drivers:
- some Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! Value cards.
- some Realtek AC97 chipsets integrated into some motherboards.
FIX:
Use only Win98 SE MMSYS.CPL [%windir%\SYSTEM] available from Control Panel ->
Multimedia + Sounds applets to access all Audio, Multimedia + Sounds
properties. [thank you Max_04]

* BUG [NOT related to 98SE2ME]:
The screen saver left-over taskbar icons bug described here:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=280722
seems to be caused by ANY Win98 SE USER.EXE version [including ALL WinME
USER.EXE versions] EXCEPT oldest 4.10.2222 [original version from Win98 SE
setup CD-ROM].
FIX:
Install 98SE2ME option 3, which installs newer EXPLORER.EXE from WinME setup
CD-ROM. [thank you erpdude8]

* BUG:
After installing 98SE2ME options 1 or 2 [and maybe option 3 (?)] Internet
Explorer 5/6 Repair Tool may not work anymore (?) or Windows may lock up.
More info:
- MSKB:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=194177
- BeemerWorld:
http://www.beemerworld.com/tips/ie5repaira.htm
- HelpWithWindows:
http://www.helpwithwindows.com/windows98/ie50-11.html
- Bleeping Computer:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial71.html
- IEFix IE 5/6 Repair Tool [free]:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm
FIX:
This works ONLY IF you already made a BACKUP of original Win98 SE system files
when you FIRST installed option 1 or option 2 = see "BACKUP + RESTORE WINDOWS
98 SE" chapter further above.
In such case:
1. Exit/reboot to native/true/real/pure MS-DOS mode:
A. Left-click the Start button -> click Shut Down... -> select Restart in
MS-DOS mode -> click the OK button.
B. OR hold down Shift + F5 at the same time during BIOS boot POST (Power On
Self Test) sequence.
C. OR scroll down using the down arrow to the "Command prompt only" option and
then press Enter from the Windows 95/98 Startup Menu:
http://www.mdgx.com/msdos.htm#MEN
D. OR from a Windows 95/98/ME Emergency/Bootup/Startup
floppy/CD/DVD/Blu-ray/USB/external disc/stick/tape.
2. Copy [overwrite] ALL files from %windir%\SYSTEM.9ME back into
%windir%\SYSTEM [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS].
3. Reboot into Windows GUI [Normal boot option]:
http://www.mdgx.com/msdos.htm#MEN

* BUG:
Official 4DOS (OLD = discontinued):
http://www.jpsoft.com/download.htm#free
Unofficial 4DOS (NEW = in development):
http://4dos.zzl.org/
NDOS (Symantec Norton Utilities) and other 3rd party DOS shell processor
(command interpreter) users:
ONLY IF 98SE2ME does NOT install properly, you MUST restore Win98 SE [a.k.a.
MS-DOS 7.10] COMMAND.COM as DOS shell processor (command interpreter) BEFORE
installing ANY 98SE2ME options, because some 98SE2ME DOS BATch files commands
may not be compatible with 3rd party DOS shells.
After 98SE2ME install has completed, you can restore 4DOS/NDOS/etc as your DOS
shell processor (command interpreter).
FIX:
These are CONFIG.SYS [located into C:\ root] lines for DOS shell processor
(command interpreter) [examples]:
- COMMAND.COM [located into C:\ root in this example]:
SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM C:\ /E:4096 /P /F
SET COMSPEC=C:\COMMAND.COM
- 4DOS.COM [located into C:\4DOS in this example]:
SHELL=C:\4DOS\4DOS.COM C:\4DOS
INSTALLHIGH=C:\4DOS\KSTACK.COM
SET COMSPEC=C:\4DOS\4DOS.COM
1. Edit C:\CONFIG.SYS using Notepad or better plain text editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to restore COMMAND.COM lines (see example above).
2. Save modified C:\CONFIG.SYS (back it up 1st) and reboot.
3. Install 98SE2ME and reboot.
4. Edit C:\CONFIG.SYS again [or restore the original from backup (if any)] to
restore your 3rd party DOS shell.
5. Save modified C:\CONFIG.SYS (if you edited it) and reboot one last time.
Typical Win98 SE [a.k.a. MS-DOS 7.10] COMMAND.COM locations:
- C:\ root = recommended
- %windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS
- %windir%\COMMAND = usually C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND

* BUG:
After installing 98SE2ME options 1 or 2 which install patched WinME USER32.DLL
+ USER.EXE 4.90.3001 [see "* Option 2:" under "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE"
chapter further above] wait-to-shut-down + shut-down logos: %windir%\LOGOW.SYS
+ %windir%\LOGOS.SYS [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] will not display anymore.
FIX:
In such case replace WinME USER32.DLL + USER.EXE 4.90.3001 with patched
Unofficial Win98 SE USER32.DLL + USER.EXE 4.10.2233:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/q891711.php
Direct download [418 KB]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/Q891711.EXE

* BUG [NOT related to 98SE2ME]:
One of 98lite options:
http://www.litepc.com/
and some users completely removed and/or renamed %windir%\COMMAND [usually
C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND] + ALL its files which are NECESSARY for 98SE2ME and many
other programs PROPER operation.
FIX:
I have replaced them all with the extra tools listed under "FREE TOOLS"
chapter further below.

* BUG [NOT related to 98SE2ME]:
Win98 SE canNOT be properly reinstalled into the SAME directory IF already
installed ANY MS Internet Explorer 5.x or 6.0 release.
FIX:
MUST uninstall MS IE 5.x/6.0 FIRST! ONLY after that reinstall Win98 SE.
More info:
- MSKB: How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 5.5:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=263470
- MSKB: How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 6:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=293907
- LitePC: IEradicator:
http://www.litepc.com/ieradicator.html

* BUG:
After installing 98SE2ME option 3 which replaces SHELL32.DLL [see "* Option
3:" under "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE" chapter further above] the Logoff
command from Start Menu canNOT be added or removed anymore by adding/changing
the NoLogOff Registry DWORD value or from within TweakUI:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-3.htm#TWK98
Control Panel -> TweakUI -> IE tab -> check [enable] or uncheck [disable]
"Allow Logoff" box -> OK -> reboot.
This occurs because NoLogOff from Win98 SE SHELL32.DLL was replaced in WinME
SHELL32.DLL with StartMenuLogoff .
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip9.htm#RESTRICT
Win98 SE NoLogOff REG keys + values:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; System wide policy setting:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoLogOff"=dword:00000001
; All users policy setting:
[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoLogOff"=dword:00000001
; Current user policy setting:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoLogOff"=dword:00000001

------End cut & paste here------

Valid NoLogOff DWORD values:
- LogOff disabled on Start Menu:
Decimal = 1
Hexadecimal = 00000001
- LogOff enabled on Start Menu:
Decimal = 0
Hexadecimal = 00000000
FIX:
Run REGEDIT -> Edit -> Find... -> type NoLogOff [case insensitive] in the
"Find what:" box -> hit Enter -> highlight NoLogOff in the right hand pane ->
right-click on it -> Rename -> type StartMenuLogoff -> hit Enter -> hit F3 to
keep searching for all other NoLogOff DWORD values (if any) -> if any found
rename them all to StartMenuLogoff -> close Registry Editor -> reboot.
OR run REGEDIT -> Registry -> Export Registry File... -> browse to desired
location -> type desired REG file name in "File name:" box -> click Save
button -> close Registry Editor -> open Windows Explorer or File Manager [FM =
%windir%\WINFILE.EXE] -> open saved REG file using a plain text editor/viewer
better than Notepad:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
which must support text files larger than 64 KB -> Find + Replace all NoLogOff
instances with StartMenuLogoff -> save REG file -> close text editor/viewer ->
(double-)click saved REG file to merge into your Registry -> answer OK/Yes to
both prompts -> reboot.
WinME StartMenuLogoff REG keys + values:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; System wide policy setting:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"StartMenuLogoff"=dword:00000001
; All users policy setting:
[HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"StartMenuLogoff"=dword:00000001
; Current user policy setting:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"StartMenuLogoff"=dword:00000001

------End cut & paste here------

Valid StartMenuLogoff DWORD values:
- LogOff disabled on Start Menu:
Decimal = 1
Hexadecimal = 00000001
- LogOff enabled on Start Menu:
Decimal = 0
Hexadecimal = 00000000

* BUG:
After installing 98SE2ME options 1 or 2 which install patched WinME USER.EXE
4.90.3001 [see "* Option 2:" under "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE" chapter
further above] on portable (laptops + notebooks) computers with power saving
features turned on you may experience power saving, standby, suspend etc
restart in MS-DOS mode and/or shutdown errors, because:
- WinME USER.EXE does NOT natively support "Restart in MS-DOS mode".
- All USER.EXE versions have to call functions in VPOWERD.VXD for shutdown
and standby, and WinME VPOWERD.VXD is very different from the Win98 SE one.
FIX:
In such case replace WinME USER32.DLL + USER.EXE 4.90.3001 with patched
Unofficial Win98 SE USER32.DLL + USER.EXE 4.10.2233:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/q891711.php
Direct download [418 KB]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/Q891711.EXE

* BUG:
After installing 98SE2ME option 3 Recycle Bin will be RESET back to built-in
WinME default settings, which are different from Win98 SE defaults.
FIX:
You MUST reconfigure Recycle Bin settings to match your needs AFTER installing
98SE2ME option 3: right-click Desktop [or (double-)click Control Panel]
Recycle Bin icon -> select Properties -> tweak settings to your liking
[example: disable delete file/folder confirmation prompt] -> click Apply/OK.

* BUG:
ONLY IF using DrvSpace or similar hard disk compression/doubling tool to
compress (double) your FAT16 boot drive/partition (C is default), C:\LOGO.SYS
canNOT be used to display as custom boot logo IF an identical copy of LOGO.SYS
does NOT exist into H:\ root directory/folder [default uncompressed volume
which holds the CVF (Compressed Volume File)].
H drive/partition letter may be different on your computer.
FIX:
ONLY in such case you MUST copy C:\LOGO.SYS by hand into H:\ root from a DOS
box or use a DOS style BATch file [example]:

-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT EXIST H:\NUL GOTO N@
IF EXIST C:\LOGO*.* ATTRIB +A -H -R -S C:\LOGO*.*
IF EXIST H:\LOGO*.* ATTRIB +A -H -R -S H:\LOGO*.*
IF EXIST C:\LOGO.SYS COPY/Y/Z C:\LOGO.SYS H:\
:N@
CLS
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

Change H drive/partition letter in all instances above if different on your
computer(s).
CAUTION:
DrvSpace, DblSpace and ALL other similar hard disk compression/doubling tools
do NOT support FAT32 drives/partitions from within Windows 9x/ME or MS-DOS!
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			      CHANGES + UPDATES
			      

See UPDATES.TXT (included):
- Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> "Changes + Updates" shortcut.
OR:
- (Double-)click on C:\9!M\UPDATES.TXT
for the complete list of 98SE2ME changes + updates.
Also available online:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/updates.php
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				  FREE TOOLS
				  

Free(ware), free GPL (General Public License) + MS tools I'm using:

* 7-Zip Command Line 7ZA.EXE 4.65 7Z + ZIP file archiver + extractor 32-bit
DOS console tool [free GPL]:
http://www.7-zip.org/

* ATTRIB.COM 1.09b file + directory attribute changer 16-bit DOS console tool
[free GPL]:
http://web.archive.org/web/20070628011940/http://www.highfiber.com/~raster/freeware.htm

* CHOICE.EXE 4.4 choice selector 16-bit DOS console tool [free GPL]:
http://www.freedos.org/software/?prog=choice

* Unofficial Scripting Engines (MSE) 5.6 MS Console VBScript Host CSCRIPT.EXE
5.6.0.8832 tool:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#MSE

* MS WinXP SP3 CAB File Extract EXTRAC32.EXE 5.1.2600.5512 32-bit tool:
http://www.mdgx.com/xp.htm#SP3

* MS Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 CAB File Extract EXTRACT.EXE 1.00.0610.0
16-bit DOS console tool:
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#6S1

* FIND.COM 3.0a text string finder 16-bit DOS console tool [free GPL]:
http://www.freedos.org/software/?prog=find

* GETVER.EXE 1.0 Windows file version detector DOS console tool [free GPL]:
http://lbrisar.htmlplanet.com/e_cmd32.html#getver

* MS IE 6.0 SP1 Progman Group Converter GRPCONV.EXE 5.00.2136.1 DOS console
tool:
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#6S1

* MS WinME Program Starter START.EXE 4.90.3000 DOS console tool:
http://support.microsoft.com/winme/

* Inno Setup Installer 5.0.3 32-bit tool [freeware]:
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php

* LOCATE.COM 1.31 directory + file locator finds ANY file, ANY directory
ANYwhere, even on remote/removable drives 16-bit DOS console tool [free GPL]:
http://www.freedos.org/software/?prog=locate

* MEM.EXE 1.11 memory viewer 16-bit DOS console tool [free GPL]:
http://www.freedos.org/software/?prog=mem

* MOVE.EXE 3.3a file + directory copy + move 16-bit DOS console tool [free
GPL]:
http://www.freedos.org/software/?prog=move

* MS WinME patched Registry Editor REGEDIT.EXE 4.90.3001 16-bit Windows + DOS
tool modded by Tihiy:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#REG
and patched by dencorso (correct checksum):
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=1050

* MS Win2000 SP4 DLL + OCX (un)register OLE server REGSVR32.EXE 5.00.2195.6662
tool:
http://www.mdgx.com/w2ktoy.htm#SP4

* XCLONE.EXE 1.3 LFN disk, directory + file copy 16-bit DOS console tool
[freeware]:
http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/simtelnet/win95/diskutl/xclone13.zip

FYI:
ATTRIB.COM, CHOICE.EXE, FIND.COM, LOCATE.COM, MEM.EXE + MOVE.EXE are also part
of FreeDOS OS [free GPL]:
http://www.freedos.org/software/

More like these:
http://www.mdgx.com/dos.htm
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				   WHO, WHAT, WHERE
				   

* MDGx projects, downloads + info:
- "Killer Replacements: ME -> 98 SE" original do-it-yourself guide, which
started all this > 9 years ago:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#KRM9S
Includes XP SP2, XP SP3 + WMP9 XP do-it-yourself "transplant" scripts.
- 98SE2ME: Install Killer Replacements unattended MSFN Forum:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349
OLD 98SE2ME MSFN forum [closed!]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=44049
- 98SE2ME.EXE [4.3 MB]:
http://www.mdgx.com/4
Or this link [ONLY IF link above does NOT work!]:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/98SE2ME.EXE
- 98SE2ME READ1ST.TXT Guide [the 1 you're reading now ;)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/read1st.php
also available as plain text (ASCII):
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/READ1ST.TXT
- 98SE2ME Changes + Updates:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/updates.php
also available as plain text (ASCII):
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/UPDATES.TXT
- 98SE2ME info, downloads + screen shots:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/
- 98SE2ME complete list of files:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/list.php
- CABs:
http://www.mdgx.com/wme_cabs/
- 98SE2ME Inno Setup source scripts:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/INNOFILE.ZIP
- 98MP10: WMP10 XP + XP SP3 files for Windows 98/98 SE/ME:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#98MP10
also here:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=89934
- L3C: WMP10 MP3 Codec for WMP7/WMP9:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#L3C
- 98 FE + 98 SE + ME updates + patches + (hot)fixes:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46581
also here:
http://www.mdgx.com/upd98me.php
- 98, 98 SE + ME *still* alive Campaign:
http://www.mdgx.com/spx/
also here:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=78600
- MDGx FeedBack [click the blue E-mail link]:
http://www.mdgx.com/form.htm
- MDGx MAX Speed WinDOwS Tricks + Secrets:
http://www.mdgx.com/

* 98SE2ME translated into languages other than English:
- WebMatze: 98SE2ME December 12 2007 [2.68 MB, French]:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/982MEFR.EXE
98SE2ME French (bottom of page):
http://www.matze.fr/traductions/outils-systeme?start=10
- Max_04: 98SE2ME September 26 2007 [2.56 MB, Italian]:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/982MEIT.EXE
98SE2ME Italian:
http://www.eng2ita.net/forum/?topic=442.0
- ProCon1: 98SE2ME HTML Help Guide + Manual [152 KB, old]:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/982MECHM.EXE
also here:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=332
98SE2ME.CHM HTML Source ZIPped [258 KB, old]:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/982MECHM.ZIP

* MSFN Forums: everything Windows 95/98/ME:
- Important "Stickified" [Pinned] Topics:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=95815
- Windows 95/98/98SE/ME forums:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showforum=8
- Windows 9x Member Projects forums:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showforum=91
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				 98SE2ME.HTM
				 

Works only from within Windows, unless you use a DOS based web browser
[Arachne any1? ;)]:
http://www.opus.co.tt/dave/internet.htm
One must be connected to the internet to access my (or any other) website. ;-)
Opens my original, do-it-yourself "KILLER REPLACEMENTS: ME -> 98 SE"
step-by-step online HTML guide:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#KRM9S
into your favorite web browser:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#NET
- from Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> "Killer Replacements 98 SE to ME
Online Guide" shortcut.
OR:
- (Double-)click on C:\9!M\98SE2ME.HTM .
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				  THANK YOU
				  

Special "Thank You!" to all contributors + "test subjects" for your infinite
patience + dedication testing + improving 98SE2ME. ;)
______________________________________________________________________________


				  THE SOURCE
				  

See INNOFILE.TXT (included):
- Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> "Source Scripts + Translation Guide"
shortcut.
OR:
- (Double-)click on C:\9!M\INNOFILE.TXT
for details about 98SE2ME + Inno Setup source scripts + logos and to learn how
to translate + recompile 98SE2ME.EXE into languages other than English.
Also available online:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/INNOFILE.ZIP
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