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 98SE2ME.EXE Updated February 1 2012 

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		       98SE2ME: CHANGES + UPDATES
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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. ;)
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1-3-2013 [silent update]
* O1BKP.BAT: renamed fake backup file name from FKBK98.! to FAKEBKP!.TXT to
avoid false positive generic trojan detection by few BUGgy anti-virus tools
like Trend Micro AntiVirus. ;-(

12-14-2011
* Options 1, 2, 3 + 6: fixed VBScript code in O2.BAT, O3.BAT + O6.BAT.
Replaced this:
ECHO WScript.ECHO "SET PF=" %AN% sh.RegRead("%LM%\%VL%")>>%TEMP%\$PF$.VBS
with this code:
ECHO WScript.ECHO "SET PF=""" %AN% sh.RegRead("%LM%\%VL%") %AN% """">>%TEMP%\$PF$.VBS
Hopefully "C:\Program Files" will be now properly recognized. ;-/
[thank you Drugwash]

7-27-2011
* Options 1 + 2: replaced modded WinME REGEDIT.EXE 4.90.3000 with patched
modded WinME REGEDIT.EXE 4.90.3001 (correct checksum) [%windir%]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=1050
[thank you dencorso]

1-17-2011 [silent update]
* Mandatory components: replaced older %windir%\EXTRAC32.EXE 5.2.3790.0 (2003)
from Windows 2003 Server setup CD-ROM with newer 5.1.2600.5512 (2008) from
Windows XP SP3:
http://www.mdgx.com/xp.htm#SP3

7-31-2010
* Options 1, 2 + 3: removed WinME SHIMGVW.DLL 5.50.4134.100 [%windir%\SYSTEM]
from options 1, 2 + 3. Does NOT work with or without WinME SHELL32.DLL
5.50.xxxx.xxxx [%windir%\SYSTEM]. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]
To fix BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG + TIF file open Registry errors (if any), run:
RUNDLL32 ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection C:\9!M\2G.INF,SF
before you uninstall 98SE2ME from C:\9!M .
Then you may need to re-associate BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PJPEG, PNG, TIF + TIFF
files (again) with your favorite graphics/image/picture editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#GRA
if you changed their associations from Windows defaults (which is MSPAINT +
KODAKIMG).
See 6-26-2005 update further below for more details!
* Options 1, 2, 3 + 6 [pending, still BUGgy!]: not yet fixed Internet Zone
Games (C:\Program Files\GameZone) shortcuts install bug. [thank you
PROBLEMCHYLD]
* Option 3 [pending, still BUGgy!]: not yet fixed Movie Maker
(C:\Program Files\MoviMakr) shortcuts install bug. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]

7-24-2010
* Options 1 + 2: added modded WinME MSACM.DRV 4.90.3000 [%windir%\SYSTEM] from
WDM Video Capture Driver (free, open source):
http://btwincap.sourceforge.net/
respectively [11 KB]:
http://btwincap.sourceforge.net/Files/msacm-fix-forWinMe.zip
* Options 1, 2 + 3: added WinME SHIMGVW.DLL 5.50.4134.100 [%windir%\SYSTEM]
from WinME setup CD-ROM. Not tested. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]

12-23-2009
* Options 1, 2 + 5: added WinME USBHUB20.SYS 4.90.3000.11
[%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS] from VIA chipsets USB 2.0 Drivers 2.70 [14.5 MB,
multilingual]:
http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/VIA_USB2_V270p1-L-M.zip

11-12-2009
* Options 1 + 2: replaced newer WinME WAN.TSP [%windir%\SYSTEM] from WinME
setup CD-ROM with older Win98 SE WAN.TSP [%windir%\SYSTEM] from Win98 SE setup
CD-ROM to fix nasty (USB) xDSL modems (RAS)PPPoE bug. [thank you Geo]
* Options 1 + 2: added newer WinME IRPROPS.CPL + IRFTP.EXE 4.90.3000
[%windir%\SYSTEM]. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]
* Options 1, 2 + 6: fixed Space Cadet 3D Pinball + 5 Internet Zone Games
shortcuts in:
- Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Games.
- Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Games -> GameZone.
[thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]

11-10-2009
* Options 1 + 2: replaced older GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE 4.90.3002 [from unofficial
WinME Q912919 hotfix] with newer GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE 4.90.3003 from unofficial
WinME Q918547 MS06-026 security fix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
[%windir%\SYSTEM].
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. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]
* Options 1 + 2: replaced older modded WinME CDFS.VXD 4.90.3002 [from Q274175
hotfix] with newer CDFS.VXD 4.90.3002 patched with RLoew > 2 GB DVD size patch
(freeware):
http://rloew.x10hosting.com/prerel.htm
[%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]. [thank you RLoew]
* Options 1 + 2: added fixed WinME WINFILE.EXE 4.90.3001 (modded with 256
color bitmaps + multi-res icon):
http://www.mdgx.com/files/winfile.php
[%windir%] + GLOSSARY.HLP from WinNT4 [%windir%\HELP].
* Options 1 + 2: added default DESKTOP.INI [%windir%\FONTS] from WinME setup
CD-ROM + changed %windir%\FONTS folder attributes to System (S) to fix new
fonts install bug. [not tested!]
* Options 1 + 2: forced install of newer WinME CVT.EXE [%windir% +
%windir%\COMMAND], SMARTDRV.EXE [%windir% + %windir%\COMMAND] + WRITE.EXE
[%windir%], even if older Win98 SE versions not present. [thank you
PROBLEMCHYLD]
* Options 1, 2 + 6: older WinME PINBALL.EXE 4.90.3000
[C:\Program Files\Pinball] does not overwrite newer WinXP PINBALL.EXE
5.1.2600.2180 anymore if newer one already installed. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]
* Options 1 + 2: removed "Send To" registry fix because it does not work with
Win98 SE SHELL32.DLL. [thank you Joseph_sw]
To uninstall Copy To/Move To/Send To registry fix completely:
- 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
Option 3 (which installs WinME SHELL32.DLL) installs "Send To" registry fix.

2-14-2009
* Options 1 + 2: added modded WinME DISKVSD.VXD 4.90.3002 [from Q271277
hotfix] [%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46581&st=993
[thank you dencorso]

1-14-2009
* Options 1 + 2: added modded WinME CDFS.VXD 4.90.3002 [from Q274175 hotfix],
CDTSD.VXD 4.90.3001, SMARTVSD.VXD 4.90.3001, SCSI1HLP.VXD 4.90.3001 +
VOLTRACK.VXD 4.90.3001 [%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=919
[thank you dencorso]
* Options 1 + 2: replaced WinME PPPMAC.VXD 4.90.3000 from WinME WIN_20.CAB
with newer PPPMAC.VXD 4.90.3002 from Q301453 hotfix [%windir%\SYSTEM]:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=301453
[suggested by PROBLEMCHYLD]
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].

11-19-2008 [silent update]
* Options 1 + 2: added WinME SETUPAPI.DLL 5.00.2195.1526 [%windir%\SYSTEM]
back in.

9-30-2008 [silent update]
* Options 1 + 2: removed [386enh] section "MaxPhysPage" + [vcache] section
"MaxFileCache" %windir%\SYSTEM.INI tweaks because different values might be
needed depending on the amount of installed RAM.

8-12-2008
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME ADVAPI32.DLL 4.90.3000 [%windir%\SYSTEM]
because of online gaming software errors:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=898
MUST use ADVAPI32.DLL 4.80.1675 from Win98 SE setup CD-ROM/CABs instead
[example = change CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive letter if necessary]:
EXTRACT/Y D:\WIN98\WIN98_26.CAB ADVAPI32.DLL /L %winbootdir%\SYSTEM
This file replacement must be done from native/true/real/pure MS-DOS mode.
O2.BAT restores original ADVAPI32.DLL 4.80.1675 from Win98 SE setup
CD-ROM/CABs (if any) if newer build 4.90.3000 from WinME found in
%windir%\SYSTEM .
[thank you Chozo4]

7-23-2008
* Option 3: added modified WinME PRINTERS.HTT into %windir%\WEB [original file
backed up as %windir%\WEB\PRINTERS.HTO] to fix Start -> Settings -> Printers
"length is null or not an object" JavaScript error. [thank you Elrob]
* Options 1 + 2: added modded WinME SYSMON.EXE 4.90.3001 [%windir%\SYSTEM]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46581&st=1011
[thank you dencorso]
* Options 1 + 2: added WinME Winpopup network tool:
- WINPOPUP.EXE 4.90.3000 [%windir%]
- WINPOPUP.CHM, WINPOPUP.CNT + WINPOPUP.HLP [%windir%\HELP]
- WINPOPUP.INF [%windir%\INF]
and a new Winpopup shortcut: Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools.
* Options 1 + 2: added WinME BNTS.DLL 1.0.0.4 [%windir%\HELP], STI_CI.DLL
4.90.3000 [%windir%\SYSTEM] + STI_CI32.DLL 4.90.3000 [%windir%\SYSTEM].

3-21-2008 [silent update]
* Options 1 + 2: added patched KBDSP.KBD [%windir%\SYSTEM] from Q312586
hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=312586

12-12-2007
* Option 3: removed O3BKP.BAT and added option 3 files backup code into
O3DOS.BAT [C:\9!M] to properly restore Win98 SE files replaced by option 3.
* Options 1 + 2: added WinME CONTROL.EXE 4.90.3001 [%windir%] from unofficial
WinME hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/CNTROLME.EXE
* Options 1 + 2: added modded WinME VNETBIOS.VXD 4.90.3001 [%windir%\SYSTEM]
from unofficial Win98 SE Q272991 hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/Q272991.EXE
Original Win98 SE VNETBIOS.VXD backed up into %windir%\SYSTEM.9ME .
* Options 1, 2 + 5: added modded WinME [%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS]:
- CDVSD.VXD 4.90.3004 from unofficial Win98 SE Q304708 hotfix:
http://web.archive.org/web/20041113063902/http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=304708
- DISKTSD.VXD 4.90.3001 from unofficial Win98 SE NUSB:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#NUS
- USBMPHLP.PDR 4.90.3000 from unofficial Win98 SE NUSB:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#NUS
Original Win98 SE CDVSD.VXD + DISKTSD.VXD backed up into
%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS.9ME .
* Added new option 6: installs all WinME Games:
- Card Games: FreeCell, Solitaire, Hearts + Spider Solitaire [%windir%].
- MineSweeper [%windir%].
- Space Cadet 3D Pinball [C:\Program Files\Pinball].
- 5 Internet Zone Games [C:\Program Files\GameZone]: Backgammon, Checkers,
Hearts, Reversi + Spades.
How to play these games:
- Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Games -> run the shortcuts.
- Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Games -> GameZone -> run the shortcuts.

9-26-2007
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME UNIMODEM.VXD 4.90.3000 [%windir%\SYSTEM]
because of occasional errors/BSODs.
MUST use UNIMODEM.VXD 4.10.2222 from Win98 SE setup CD-ROM/CABs instead
[example = change CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive letter if necessary]:
EXTRACT/Y D:\WIN98\WIN98_69.CAB UNIMODEM.VXD /L %winbootdir%\SYSTEM
This file replacement must be done from native/true/real/pure MS-DOS mode.
* Replaced PATRE.EXE with modded WinME REGEDIT.EXE 4.90.3000 [%windir%].
* Replaced PATRV.EXE with modded WinME REGENV32.EXE [%windir%\SYSTEM].
* Options 1 + 2: removed modded Win98 SE SYSTRAY.EXE 4.10.2224
[%windir%\SYSTEM] from Win98 SE Q298058 hotfix because same version installed
by NUSB:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#NUS
* Options 1 + 2: updated CSCRIPT.EXE console VBScript host tool to build
5.6.0.8832 from Unofficial MSE 5.6:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#MSE

8-27-2007
* Options 1, 2 + 5: updated Win98 SE VIP.386 to build 4.10.2228 from Win98 SE
hotfix Q329128:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=329128
* Options 1 + 2: added WinME PSMON.DLL 4.90.3000 + PSCRIPT.DRV 4.90.3000
[%windir%\SYSTEM]. [thank you bristols]
* Inno Setup source files: added INNOSMAL.ICO = see INNOFILE.TXT for details:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/INNOFILE.ZIP

7-18-2007
* Removed option 5 [PFE Notepad replacement] because NPUPDWME installs
patched WinME NOTEPAD.EXE 4.90.3001:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NPU
* Removed option 6 [patched Win98 SE Explorer] because EXPLOR98 installs
newer EXPLORER.EXE 4.72.3612.1710:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/EXPLOR98.EXE
* Renamed option 7 [WinME USB, FireWire, Audio + WDM drivers] to option 5.
Now 98SE2ME has 5 options total.
* Renamed [C:\9!M]:
- O7.BAT to O5.BAT.
- O7DOS.BAT to O5DOS.BAT.
- O7RES.BAT to O5RES.BAT.
* Options 1 + 2: replaced PFE.EXE + PFE.HLP [%windir%] Notepad replacement
with patched WinME NOTEPAD.EXE 4.90.3001 [%windir%] from WinME fix:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NPU
MUST copy NOTEPAD.EXE 4.90.3001 by hand from C:\9!M into %windir% because it
is NOT copied IF older NOTEPAD.EXE 4.10.199x or 4.90.300x NOT present in
%windir% .
* Options 1 + 2: removed modded Win98 SE EXPLORER.EXE 4.72.3612.1700
[%windir%] because EXPLOR98 installs newer modded Win98 SE EXPLORER.EXE
4.72.3612.1710 [%windir%]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/EXPLOR98.EXE

7-2-2007
* Options 1 + 2: replaced patched WinME SYSDM.CPL 4.90.3001 + USER.EXE
4.90.3001 [%windir%\SYSTEM] with modded ones to properly display "Windows
Second Edition 4.10.2222 A" in Control Panel -> System Properties -> General
tab. [thank you dencorso]
MUST copy these files manually into %windir%\SYSTEM because they are NOT
replaced IF SAME builds already installed:
1. Exit to native/true/real/pure MS-DOS mode:
Start button -> Shut Down... -> Restart in MS-DOS mode -> OK button.
2. Run these commands or save them using Notepad as DOS style BATch file and
then run it:
ATTRIB +A -H -R -S %winbootdir%\SYSTEM\SYSDM.CPL
ATTRIB +A -H -R -S %winbootdir%\SYSTEM\USER*.*
COPY/Y/Z %winbootdir%\SYSTEM\USER32.DLL %winbootdir%\SYSTEM\USER32.W98
COPY/Y/Z %winbootdir%\SYSTEM\USER.EXE %winbootdir%\SYSTEM\USER.W98
IF EXIST C:\9!M\SYSDM.CPL COPY/Y/Z C:\9!M\SYSDM.CPL %winbootdir%\SYSTEM
IF EXIST C:\9!M\USER*.* COPY/Y/Z C:\9!M\USER*.* %winbootdir%\SYSTEM
3. Type WIN and press Enter to (re)load Windows.
* Options 1 + 2: added WinME PKPD.DLL 4.00.950 + PKPD32.DLL 4.90.3000
[%windir%\SYSTEM].

4-28-2007
* Options 1 + 2: added WinME SIGVERIF.EXE 4.90.3000 [%windir%] [renamed as
%windir%\SIGVRFME.EXE to keep also Win98 SE %windir%\SIGVERIF.EXE 4.10.2222]
and WinME SIGVERIF.HLP [%windir%\HELP]. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]
How to use both File Signature Verification Tools:
Start button -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> run 1 of these
shortcuts:
- "File Signature Verification Tool (Windows ME)"
- "File Signature Verification Tool (Windows 98 SE)"
See also "KNOWN BUGS + FIXES" chapter in READ1ST.TXT.

4-19-2007
* Removed option 7 [modded WinME File Manager] because WINFIL98:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/WINFIL98.EXE
installs fixed Win98 SE WINFILE.EXE (File Manager) 4.10.1999 [modded].
* Renamed option 8 [WinME USB, FireWire, Audio + WDM drivers] to option 7.
Now 98SE2ME has 7 options total.
* Renamed [C:\9!M]:
- O8.BAT to O7.BAT.
- O8DOS.BAT to O7DOS.BAT.
- O8RES.BAT to O7RES.BAT.

4-5-2007
* Options 1 + 2: replaced buggy WinME SYSTRAY.EXE 4.90.3002 [%windir%\SYSTEM]
from WinME Q298058 hotfix with patched Win98 SE SYSTRAY.EXE 4.10.2224 from
Win98 SE Q242975 hotfix installed by NUSB:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#NUS
to correct certain sound card driver errors. Modded with "prettier"
multi-resolution 256 colors IDI_PCMCIA icon group 312 from WinXP SP2
SHELL32.DLL using Resource Hacker [freeware]:
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/
* Option 9: removed because not necessary: Win98 SE SYSTRAY.EXE 4.10.2224 (see
above) corrects certain sound card driver errors.

4-3-2007
* Options 1 + 2: added WinME OLEDLG.DLL 5.0.1601.0 [%windir%\SYSTEM] back in
because newer OLEDLG.DLL 5.0.2195.7114 incompatible with Win32 apps.

2-26-2007
* Options 1, 2, 8 + 9: removed WinME NTMAP.INF and modded NUSB NODRIVER.INF +
USBSTOR.INF [%windir%\INF] because newer versions installed by NUSB:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#NUS
* READ1ST.TXT "* Option 8:" + "* Option 9:" under "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE"
chapter + "FAQ" chapter guidelines modified because this is a MUST to enable
FULL USB + USB 2.0 support:
- install options 1, 2 or 8 ONLY BEFORE you install current NUSB edition.
- do NOT install options 1, 2 or 8 AFTER current NUSB edition already
installed.
- options 1, 2 or 8 do NOT replace current NUSB edition.
- if your USB, IEEE 1394 (FireWire), Audio or WDM hardware
devices/peripherals/accessories/add-ons stop functioning properly AFTER you
already installed options 1, 2 or 8 you MUST restore your original system
files [see "BACKUP + RESTORE WINDOWS 98 SE" chapter in READ1ST.TXT for
complete details] and ONLY AFTER that you MUST install option 9, which does
NOT install WinME USB, IEEE 1394 (FireWire), Audio or WDM drivers. ONLY AFTER
that (re)install current NUSB edition.
* Option 7: replaced modded WinME WINFILE.EXE [%windir%] "ugly" 16 color
bitmaps with "prettier" 256 color bitmaps. [thank you eidenk]

2-19-2007
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME OLEDLG.DLL [%windir%\SYSTEM] because newer
5.0.2195.7114 installed by OLEUP.EXE:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#OLE
* Added new option 9: installs ONLY WinME system files WITHOUT USB, IEEE 1394
(FireWire), Audio or WDM drivers to correct certain sound card driver errors.
[thank you Max_04]
How to install option 9:
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 -> press 2 -> wait for reboot.
See "* Option 9:" under "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE GUIDE" chapter for details.
* Renamed [C:\9!M]:
- USB2ME.BAT to O8.BAT.
- USBDOS.BAT to O8DOS.BAT.
- USBRES.BAT to O8RES.BAT.
* Option 7: replaced modded WinME WINFILE.EXE [%windir%] "ugly" 16 color icon
with "prettier" 256 color multi-res icon. [thank you eidenk]

1-24-2007
* Options 1 + 2: added O2DEL.INF [C:\9!M] to delete Win98 SE system files
BACKUP [all *.9ME folders + their files] created by running options 1 + 2:
Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select
"98SE2ME Option 2: Remove Original Win98 SE System Files Backup" -> click
Add/Remove button.
* Options 1 + 2: added WinME MPREXE.EXE [%windir%\SYSTEM] back in.

1-22-2007
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME SETUPAPI.DLL [%windir%\SYSTEM] because newer
build installed by WinXP SP2:
http://www.mdgx.com/xp.htm#SP2
+ 98MP10:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#98MP10
[thank you Tihiy]
O2.BAT restores original SETUPAPI.DLL 5.0.1671.1 from Win98 SE setup
CD-ROM/CABs (if any) if newer build 5.1.2600.2180 from XP SP2 found in
%windir%\SYSTEM .

12-30-2006
* Options 1, 2 + 8: added modded WinME NODRIVER.INF + USBSTOR.INF from NUSB:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#NUS

12-20-2006
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME IPROP.DLL [%windir%\SYSTEM] because newer build
installed by WinNT4 SP6a:
http://www.mdgx.com/wnt4.htm#SP6
[thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]

12-13-2006
* Option 3: added newer SHELL32.DLL 5.50.4134.120 [%windir%\SYSTEM] from WinME
hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME LSANSUNI.TTF [%windir%\FONTS] because newer
build installed by TTFPAK.EXE:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#TTF
* All options: moved all 3 System Tools shortcuts [File Manager, Registry
Editor + System Configuration Utility] from Start -> Programs to Start ->
Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools.
* Moved "CHANGES + UPDATES" chapter from READ1ST.TXT to separate text file:
C:\9!M\UPDATES.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/updates.php

12-6-2006
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME SHELL.DLL 4.90.3000 [%windir%\SYSTEM] because
of invalid copy system files function. [thank you Hu$tle]
O2.BAT restores original SHELL.DLL 4.10.1998 from Win98 SE setup CD-ROM/CABs
(if any).
* Option 3: added WinME SHELL.DLL 4.90.3000 [%windir%\SYSTEM].
* Options 1 + 2: moved all 5 Internet Games [a.k.a. MSN Gaming Zone] shortcuts
from  Start -> Programs -> GameZone to Start -> Programs -> Accessories ->
Games -> GameZone.

11-28-2006
* All options: restored to original Desktop Icons Overlay removal registry
value for patched SHELL32.DLL fixes:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU
before installing any options, because if using Files/Folders/Drives Sharing,
the open hand icon overlay will not display. More info [see 3rd FIX]:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#PSBF
To manually restore original registry value [this will display Desktop Icons
Overlay for ALL shortcuts]: run this command from a DOS box or from a DOS
style BATch file [%windir%\SYSTEM]:
RUNDLL32 ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection C:\9!M\BSRESTOR.INF,IO
Then press F5 to refresh the Desktop settings. [thank you Hu$tle]

10-24-2006
* Options 1, 2 + 8: added more FireWire drivers [%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS]:
ENUM1394.SYS + NIC1394.SYS from WinME setup CD-ROM/CABs, 61883.SYS 4.90.3003
from WinME Q285118 hotfix + ARP1394.SYS 4.90.3001 from WinME Q252185 hotfix
and more FireWire %windir%\INF files [%windir%\INF]: ENUM1394.INF +
NIC1394W.INF from WinME setup CABs.
* Options 1 + 2: added all *.FON + *.TTF fonts [%windir%\FONTS] to backup +
restore [%windir%\FONTS.9ME] options. [thank you Drugwash]

10-17-2006
* Option 3: moved Movie Maker shortcut from Start -> Programs to Start ->
Programs -> Accessories -> Multimedia.
* Options 1 + 2: replaced WinME SYSTRAY.EXE 4.90.3002 icon group IDI_PCMCIA
with WinXP SP2 SHELL32.DLL icon group 312 using Resource Hacker [freeware]:
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/
[thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]

10-12-2006
* Renamed [C:\9!M]:
- RSTR3F.BAT to O3RES.BAT.
- RSTR3F.INF to O3RES.INF.
- RSEX.INF to O6RES.INF.
- IV!O3.BAT to O3WEB.BAT.
* Option 3: fixed C:\9!M\O3RES.BAT + C:\9!M\O3RES.INF conflicting uninstall
reboot code. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]
* Option 3: fixed C:\9!M\O3RES.INF uninstall Startup -> Programs -> Movie
Maker shortcut.

9-25-2006
* Options 1 + 2: added ZIPFLDR.DLL registry values into C:\9!M\2G.INF to open
ZIP files inside the same display window. [thank you Jaymo]
* Options 1 + 2: added newer DUNZIP32.DLL 4.00.04 + DZIP32.DLL 4.00.04 from
Windows Media Player 7.0/7.1 (WMP7) Bonus Pack:
http://www.mdgx.com/wmp.htm#MP7
[%windir%\SYSTEM]. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]
* Options 1 + 2: added SUCATREG.EXE 4.90.3000 from WinME setup CD-ROM/CABs
[%windir%\SYSTEM]. Win98 SE SUCATREG.EXE (if any) backed up
[%windir%\SYSTEM.9ME] only if selected to back up at install time.

8-22-2006
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME VCACHE.VXD 4.90.3000 [%windir%\SYSTEM\VMM32]
because of network file access delays. [thank you Marius '95]
%windir%\SYSTEM\VMM32\VCACHE.VXD [%windir%] 4.90.3000 is now deleted = MUST
use original VCACHE.VXD 4.10.2222 from Win98 SE setup CD-ROM/CABs instead.
If VCACHE.VXD [any version] does NOT exist in %windir%\SYSTEM\VMM32 , original
Win98 SE VCACHE.VXD 4.10.2222 is installed into memory from within
%windir%\SYSTEM\VMM32.VXD [OS default] every time Windows 98 SE loads.
* Replaced all BATch files %windir%\NUL + %winbootdir%\NUL code with
%windir%\*.??? code to avoid native MS-DOS mode errors when using custom
C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT. [thank you PsycoUnc]
* Options 1 + 2: replaced newer WinME GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE 4.90.3003 from
unofficial WinME Q918547 MS06-026 security fix with older GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE
4.90.3002 from unofficial WinME Q912919 hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
to avoid power management errors. [thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]
* Option 3: added Movie Maker into C:\Program Files\MoviMakr [default] because
MOVIEMK.EXE requires newer EXPLORER.EXE + SHELL32.DLL from WinME setup
CD-ROM/CABs to work properly.
* Options 1 + 2: removed Movie Maker because MOVIEMK.EXE does not work
properly with older Win98 SE EXPLORER.EXE + SHELL32.DLL.
* Option 8: corrected USB install bug. USB should install properly now.

8-1-2006
* Option 3: added newer WEBVW.DLL 5.50.4134.7069 from unofficial Q900725
MS05-049 security fix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
[%windir%\SYSTEM].
* Options 1 + 2: added Movie Maker [MOVIEMK.EXE] 1.0.1377.0 from Win98 SE
Q262806 hotfix modded by winxpi:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
into C:\Program Files\MoviMakr [default] together with all necessary related
files into respective (sub)directories.
How to use Movie Maker:
Start button -> Programs -> MoviMakr -> run Movie Maker shortcut.
* Options 1 + 2: replaced GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE 4.90.3002 from unofficial WinME
Q912919 hotfix with newer GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE 4.90.3003 from unofficial WinME
Q918547 MS06-026 security fix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
[%windir%\SYSTEM].
* Options 1 + 2: added CLIPBOOK.EXE + CLIPSRV.EXE from WinME CD
[%windir%\SYSTEM].

6-1-2006
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME TELNET.EXE [%windir%\SYSTEM] because newer
version installed by Win98 SE MS99-033 security fix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU
[thank you PROBLEMCHYLD]
* Options 1 + 2: added Control Panel option to remove Windows
Explorer/Desktop/Start Menu Copy To/Move To/Send To right-click items from the
Registry:
Start button -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select
"98SE2ME Right-click: Remove Copy To/Move To/Send To" -> click Add/Remove
button. [thank you Xenomorph]

5-28-2006
* Options 1 + 2: added code to detect DUNZIP32.DLL + DZIP32.DLL
[%windir%\SYSTEM] versions (if any) and not overwrite them if the ones from
%windir%\SYSTEM are newer.
DUNZIP32.DLL 3.00.18 + DZIP32.DLL 3.00.18 installed by options 1 + 2 are from
MS Plus! 98 Q329048 hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

5-26-2006
* Options 1, 2 + 6: restored original EXPLORER.EXE [%windir%] with "Windows 98
Second Edition" Start menu banner.
* Option 6: added choice to install 256 colors patched Explorer with 2 Start
menu banners:
- "Windows 98 Second Edition".
- "Windows Killer Replacements ME -> 98 SE".
* Added choice to switch back and forth between these 2 Explorer Start menu
banners by running:
C:\9!M\PATEXPLO.BAT = "Windows Killer Replacements ME -> 98 SE" banner.
C:\9!M\PATRESTO.BAT = "Windows 98 Second Edition" banner.
This REQUIRES 98SE2ME already installed into C:\9!M AND option 6 already
installed into %windir% !
* Options 1 + 2: clarified instructions about how to restore previous
(un)ZIPper/(un)archiver/(de)compressor tool (if any) after ZIPFLDR.DLL already
installed: no need to uninstall ZIPFLDR.DLL anymore.
See ZIP Folders [ZIPFLDR.DLL] under "* Option 2:" paragraph from "98SE2ME.PIF
COMPLETE GUIDE" chapter in READ1ST.TXT.

5-25-2006
* Options 1, 2 + 6: replaced EXPLORER.EXE [%windir%] Start menu banner with
"Windows Killer Replacements ME -> 98 SE":
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/banner.gif
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME MSTASK.DLL, SAGE.DLL, MSTASK.EXE, MSTINIT.EXE +
SAGE.EXE [%windir%\SYSTEM] because newer versions installed by MS IE 6.0 + 6.0
SP1:
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#6S1
* Options 1 + 2: added code to automatically restore all original Win98 SE
system files found on Win98 SE setup CD-ROM/CABs that have been removed from
98SE2ME database [as obsolete/buggy/etc WinME replacements].
Until now all these files had to be replaced manually with original Win98 SE
counterparts by extracting them from Win98 SE CABs. From now on, if all Win98
SE CABs exist anywhere on any of your fixed/removable drives, this restore
process should perform completely unattended in the background, without any
user input.
* Options 1 + 2: added DUNZIP32.DLL 3.00.18, DZIP32.DLL 3.00.18 + ZIPFLDR.DLL
5.50.4921.1000 [%windir%\SYSTEM] from WinME Q329048 hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
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
[%windir%\SYSTEM] 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/used (if any). Examples [most are free(ware)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ZIP
To REENABLE your previous tool (if any) you MUST run your previous tool
executable (shortcut) and associate (again) .ZIP file extension with it, no
matter if you have (or not) removed ZIP Folders [ZIPFLDR.DLL].
* Options 1 + 5: replaced C:\9!M\PFEFX.REG with C:\9!M\O6RES.INF code = [PFE]
section + deleted C:\9!M\PFEFX.REG.
* Options 1 + 2: added new backup + restore DOS style BATch files. From now on
you can backup + restore only original Win98 SE system files replaced with
WinME counterparts, no need for full OS backup/restore anymore.
See "BACKUP + RESTORE WINDOWS 98 SE" chapter in READ1ST.TXT for complete
details.

4-26-2006
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME MPREXE.EXE [%windir%\SYSTEM] due to not
removing RunOnce/RunServicesOnce Registry keys BUG.
MUST use MPREXE.EXE from Win98 SE setup CD-ROM/CABs instead [example = change
CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive letter if necessary]:
EXTRACT/Y D:\WIN98\WIN98_46.CAB MPREXE.EXE /L %winbootdir%\SYSTEM
This file replacement must be done from native/true/real/pure MS-DOS mode.

4-20-2006
Options 1, 2 + 8: added more USB + WDM *.INF files from WinME setup
CD-ROM/CABs [%windir%\INF] = see "* Option 8:" under "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE
GUIDE" chapter for complete list.
If same name files already present in %windir%\INF, new ones will be renamed
to *ME.INF.
* Added code to automatically restore previously backed up Win98 SE OS from
C:\W98SEOLD (if any), without needing to reboot to native MS-DOS anymore.
* Added new "RESTORE Entire Original Windows 98 SE OS" shortcut.
How to RESTORE your ORIGINAL Win98 SE OS from before installing 98SE2ME ONLY
IF you created the C:\W98SEOLD BACKUP by running 98SE2ME.PIF option 1 or
option 2: Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> run "RESTORE Entire Original
Windows 98 SE OS" shortcut.
* Removed C:\9!M\UNCLON98.BAT and replaced it with C:\9!M\98RESTOR.BAT.
See "TESTING... CLONE98.PIF + 98RESTOR.BAT" chapter for details.
* Added new "BACKUP Entire Original Windows 98 SE OS" shortcut, which runs
C:\9!M\CLONE98.PIF.
* Added new "BACKUP + RESTORE WINDOWS 98 SE" chapter to READ1ST.TXT.

3-30-2006
* Option 3: corrected file backup detect error. [thank you charly]

3-19-2006
* Added new option 8: installs only WinME USB, IEEE 1394 (FireWire), Audio +
WDM drivers into %windir%\SYSTEM , %windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS +
%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS = see "* Option 8:" under "98SE2ME.PIF COMPLETE
GUIDE" chapter for complete list.
Option 8 installs also as part of options 1 + 2.
* All options: added code into all BATch files for COMMAND.COM + COMSPEC SET
memory detection in case command interpreter used is other than COMMAND.COM.
From now on SET COMSPEC= will be set to COMMAND.COM accounting for all 3
possible locations: C:\ root, %windir% + %windir%\COMMAND folders to make sure
BATch files run properly. [thank you Ninho]

2-14-2006
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME DEVMGR32.DLL [%windir%\SYSTEM] due to video
driver installation delays. [thank you Eck]
Use DEVMGR32.DLL from Win98 SE setup CD-ROM/CABs instead [example = change
CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive letter if necessary]:
EXTRACT/Y D:\WIN98\WIN98_28.CAB DEVMGR32.DLL /L %windir%\SYSTEM

2-8-2006
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME MPLAYER.EXE [%windir%] due to IPF error.
[thank you Marius '95]
Use MPLAYER.EXE from Win98 SE setup CD-ROM/CABs instead [example = change
CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive letter if necessary]:
EXTRACT/Y D:\WIN98\DRIVER17.CAB MPLAYER.EXE /L %windir%

2-1-2006
* Options 1 + 2: added all 5 Internet Games [a.k.a. MSN Gaming Zone] files
from WinME setup CD-ROM/CABs into C:\Program Files\GameZone + Start Menu
shortcuts for all 5 games: Backgammon, Checkers, Hearts, Reversi + Spades.

1-16-2006
* Options 1 + 2: replaced older %windir%\SYSTEM\COMMDLG.DLL build 3.11 from
WinME PRECOPY1.CAB with newer COMMDLG.NEW 4.00.950 [renamed to
%windir%\SYSTEM\COMMDLG.DLL] from WinME WIN_19.CAB. [thank you mcv93us]
* Options 1 + 2: added again WinME %windir%\SYSTEM\CABINET.DLL with GETVER
detection. This way newer Windows XP SP2 CABINET.DLL 5.1.2600.2180 will not
be overwritten anymore from now on:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#XP
* Added new 98lite BUG + FIX in "KNOWN BUGS + FIXES" chapter in READ1ST.TXT.
[thank you Marius '95]

1-9-2006
* Options 1 + 2: replaced GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE 4.90.3001 from WinME Q289635
hotfix with newer GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE 4.90.3002 from unofficial WinME Q912919
MS06-001 hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
[%windir%\SYSTEM].
More info:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46581&st=193
* Options 1 + 2: removed %windir%\SYSTEM\CABINET.DLL because newer version
installed from Windows XP SP2:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#XP
[thank you PsycoUnc]

1-3-2006
* Added 98SE2ME.CHM HTML Help Guide + Manual [152 KB]:
http://www.mdgx.com/9s2m/982MECHM.EXE
[thank you ProCon1]

12-14-2005
* Options 1 + 2: added SYSTEM.DRV 4.90.3001 [%windir%\SYSTEM] from WinME
Q288800 hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
* Options 1 + 2: added OHCI1394.SYS 4.90.3004 [%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS]
from WinME Q284837 hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
* Mandatory components: added (again) C:\WINBOOT.INI [ONLY IF exists] fix:
SystemReg=0 under [Options] section:
http://www.mdgx.com/msdos.htm#TAB

12-4-2005
* Mandatory components: replaced older %windir%\EXTRAC32.EXE from Windows XP
SP2 with newer 5.2.3790.0 from Windows 2003 Server setup CD-ROM:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/
* Options 1 + 2: added MMSYS.CPL 4.90.3001 [renamed as
%windir%\SYSTEM\SOUNDS.CPL to keep also Win98 SE %windir%\SYSTEM\MMSYS.CPL]
from WinME Q307908 hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
* Options 1 + 2: added GDI32.DLL + GDI.EXE 4.90.3001 from WinME Q289635
hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
[%windir%\SYSTEM].
* Options 1 + 2: added SBP2PORT.SYS 4.90.3002 from WinME Q311430 hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
[%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS].

12-1-2005
* Removed SystemReg=0 C:\WINBOOT.INI fix from BSRESTOR.INF.
[thank you PsycoUnc]

11-30-2005
* Mandatory components: added 3 Registry fixes + tweaks [always install
whenever running 98SE2ME.PIF BEFORE creating Win98 SE OS backup into
C:\W98SEOLD = everybody should have them even if you decide to exit
98SE2ME.PIF without installing anything]:
- Disable screen saver while using Defrag:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-3.htm#CLNDEF
- Disable Active Desktop Web Channels logging:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip9.htm#RESTRICT
- Disable Microsoft Registration nagging prompt:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-2.htm#REGUSER
* Added 5 *.INI + *.SYS files fixes + tweaks [always install whenever running
98SE2ME.PIF BEFORE creating Win98 SE OS backup into C:\W98SEOLD = everybody
should have them even if you decide to exit 98SE2ME.PIF without installing
anything]:
- C:\MSDOS.SYS [+ C:\WINBOOT.INI (if any)]: SystemReg=0 under [Options]
section:
http://www.mdgx.com/msdos.htm#TAB
- %windir%\SYSTEM.INI: DMABufferSize=64:
http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#SYSINI
MaxPhysPage=40000:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip8.htm#BADMEM
MinSPs=16:
http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#MINSPS
under [386enh] section and MaxFileCache=393216:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip1.htm#THRASH
under [vcache] section.

10-13-2005
* Options 1 + 2: removed DANIM.DLL [%windir%\SYSTEM] from WinME setup
CD-ROM/CABs because newer version installed by MS IE 6 Cumulative Fix:
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#IEC

10-8-2005
* Options 1 + 2: added 2 new + replaced 2 (total of 4) WinME system files
[%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS]:
- KMIXER.SYS 4.90.3002 + PORTCLS.SYS 4.90.3001 from WinME Q316638 hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
- 1394BUS.SYS 4.90.3001 + OHCI1394.SYS 4.90.3003 from WinME Q252183 hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU

9-29-2005
* Options 1 + 2: replaced MECONFIG.EXE 4.90.3000 from WinME setup CD-ROM/CABs
with MECONFIG.EXE [MSCONFIG.EXE renamed] 4.90.3001 [%windir%\SYSTEM] from
WinME Q272719 hotfix:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
Modded MECONFIG.EXE 4.90.3001 to launch System File Checker
[%windir%\SYSTEM\SFC.EXE] instead of System Restore
[%windir%\SYSTEM\RESTORE\RSTRUI.EXE], disabled "Enable deep sleep" check box
and "Hibernate" + "Standby" messages from the Advanced tab, all of which are
WinME specific.
* Options 1 + 2: if ever installed option 1 or 2 before, BACKUP option
DISABLED to avoid overwriting original Win98 SE files from C:\W98SEOLD with
newer WinME files.

7-14-2005
* Option 3: added modified WinME IMGVIEW.HTT into %windir%\WEB [original file
backed up as %windir%\WEB\IMGVIEW.HTO] to fix Windows Explorer thumbnail pic
view "WiaMgr.Devices.Length" JavaScript errors. [thank you VWIMaster]
* Option 3: added code to backup and restore %windir%\WEB and all its files +
subfolders into/from %windir%\WEB.98 if previous valid backup does not exist.
* Option 3: changed backup procedure to prevent creation of new backup if
previous valid backup already exists.
* Options 1 + 2: added code to prevent installation of WinME SYSDM.CPL
4.90.3001 into %windir%\SYSTEM if same build already installed.
* Options 1 + 2: added code to update SFC.EXE information into
%windir%\DEFAULT.SFC to include newer builds of all installed WinME system
files. [thank you randiroo76073]
* Options 1 + 2: added code to allow installation of all unsigned [without
*.CAT files] + WDM/WHQL non-certified drivers.
* Options 1 + 2: added code to allow installation of WinME
%windir%\SYSTEM\THEMES.CPL + C:\Program Files\Plus!\THEMES.EXE only if newer
builds from MS Plus! 98 NOT installed.

7-7-2005
* Added 2 new WinME replacements: WDMAUD.DRV 4.90.3000 [%windir%\SYSTEM] from
WinME setup CD-ROM/CABs + WDMAUD.SYS 4.90.3003 [%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS]
from WinME Q316795 hotfix into options 1 + 2:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU

6-30-2005
* Removed WinME replacement [%windir%\SYSTEM]: SETUPX.DLL from options 1 + 2
to fix WDM/WHQL non-certified drivers installation errors = MUST use
SETUPX.DLL 4.10.2222 from Win98 SE setup CD-ROM/CABs instead.
* Removed WinME replacements [C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft
Shared\TextConv]: MSWRD832.CNV + WRITE32.WPC from options 1 + 2 because MS
Windows 2000 SP4 Update Rollup 1 (UR1):
http://www.mdgx.com/w2ktoy.htm#UR1
MS Office 2003 Converter Pack:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#PNT
+ MS Office XP setup CD/DVD install newer builds.
* Added code for 3 generations of backups when installing option 3.
* Renamed option 3 backed up Win98 SE system files from *.W98 to *.98A or
*.98B or *.98C depending on how many backups have been made.
Now when you restore Win98 SE system files after installing option 3 the
OLDEST [if more than 1] BACKUP [out of maximum of 3 allowed] is selected +
restored automatically: *.98A [1st = OLDEST] or *.98B [2nd = NEWER] or *.98C
[3rd = NEWEST].
* Changed code to not copy C:\9!M\BSRESTOR.INF into %windir%\INF anymore.
* Changed code to remove this Control Panel entry: "98SE2ME Browsing Speed:
Restore 2 Registry Keys".
From now on if you wish to restore these 2 Registry keys you need to run this
command BEFORE you uninstall 98SE2ME from C:\9!M [%windir%]:
RUNDLL32 ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection C:\9!M\BSRESTOR.INF,BS
* Options 1 + 2: removed WinME TTF [%windir%\FONTS]: ARIAL.TTF, ARIALBD.TTF,
ARIALBI.TTF, ARIALI.TTF, COMIC.TTF, COUR.TTF, COURBD.TTF, COURBI.TTF,
COURI.TTF, LSANSI.TTF, TAHOMA.TTF, TAHOMABD.TTF, TIMES.TTF, TIMESBD.TTF,
TIMESBI.TTF, TIMESI.TTF, TREBUC.TTF, TREBUCBD.TTF, TREBUCBI.TTF, TREBUCIT.TTF,
VERDANA.TTF, VERDANAB.TTF, VERDANAI.TTF + VERDANAZ.TTF because newer builds
installed by TTFPAK.EXE:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#TTF
* Modded WinME replacement [%windir%\SYSTEM]: SYSDM.CPL = replaced "Me" with
"98 Second Edition" using eXeScope [crippled shareware]:
http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA003525/emysoft.htm#6
This text displays in Control Panel -> System Properties -> General tab.

6-26-2005
* Option 3: removed WinME SHIMGVW.DLL 5.50.4134.100 [%windir%\SYSTEM] from
options 1, 2 + 3 to fix BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG + TIF file open Registry errors.
Windows 98 SE does NOT have this file.
From now on these errors will be fixed automatically whenever you run
98SE2ME.PIF ONLY IF SHIMGVW.DLL is found into %windir%\SYSTEM [will be deleted
afterwards if it exists], BUT this will revert back to Win98 SE default file
associations:
- BMP -> MSPAINT.EXE [C:\Program Files\Accessories]
- GIF -> KODAKIMG.EXE [%windir%]
- JPG -> KODAKIMG.EXE [%windir%]
If you wish to fix these errors manually, run [%windir%]:
RUNDLL32 ADVPACK.DLL,LaunchINFSection C:\9!M\2G.INF,SF
before you uninstall 98SE2ME from C:\9!M .
Also, IF you have previously changed these file associations, you may need to
re-associate BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PJPEG, PNG, TIF + TIFF files (again) with
your favorite graphics/image/picture editor/viewer:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#GRA
* Added new choice [Y or N] to avoid (re)installing option 3 ONLY IF already
installed at least ONCE before, by detecting %windir%\SYSTEM\*.W98 backups.
[thank you PsycoUnc]
* Added new section into "FAQ" chapter in READ1ST.TXT on how to manually
restore Blue Windows animated Logo for those who liked it.
* Added code into 2G.INF under the [SF] section to fix System Properties
General tab "4.90.3000" display error after installing WinME SYSDM.CPL
4.90.3001 to show proper OS build string: "4.10.2222 A".
* Changed 98SE2ME.EXE setup Wizard behavior: at end of install runs
98SE2ME.PIF instead of viewing READ1ST.TXT.
* Changed 98SE2ME.PIF installer behavior: now always starts by opening
READ1ST.TXT into C:\9!M\NOTEPAD.EXE for reading.
You can close READ1ST.TXT if you are already familiar with its guidelines and
continue running 98SE2ME.PIF.
* Added code into 98SE2ME.ISS under the [Registry] section to correct WinOldAp
Registry errors and allow 98SE2ME.PIF + all other PIF files to run properly.
* Removed WinME replacement: OPENGL32.DLL from %windir%\SYSTEM because Win98
SE Q240896 hotfix installs newer build:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

6-21-2005
* Replaced Blue Windows boot logo C:\LOGO.SYS with new 98SE2ME animated boot +
shutdown Logos C:\LOGO.SYS, %windir%\LOGOW.SYS + %windir%\LOGOS.SYS by
Excalibur007:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=46349&st=135
[thank you Excalibur007]
* Moved %windir%\SYSTEM\MSCONFIG.EXE modded by Tihiy [renamed as MECONFIG.EXE]
+ %windir%\SYSTEM\REGENV32.EXE modded by Mfd4Life from mandatory components to
selectable components part of option 1 + option 2.
This means these 2 files are not installed before C:\W98SEOLD backup is
created anymore, but after.

6-18-2005
* Removed WinME replacements: THEMES.CPL from %windir%\SYSTEM + THEMES.EXE
from C:\Program Files\Plus! because MS Plus! for 98 installs newer builds.
[thank you Eck]
You need to install these newer builds from the MS Plus! for 98 setup
CD-ROM/CABs:
extract them from \PLUS98\PLUS98.CAB .

6-14-2005
* Replaced NIRCMD.EXE with BATch reboot code "RUNDLL32
SHELL32.DLL,SHExitWindowsEx 2" due to NirCmd false virus reports.
* Renamed WinME MSCONFIG.EXE modded by Tihiy to MECONFIG.EXE to keep also
Win98 SE MSCONFIG.EXE into %windir%\SYSTEM. Now you can use both.

6-11-2005
* Removed WinME replacements [%windir%\SYSTEM]: NETAPI.DLL, NETAPI32.DLL,
NETDI.DLL + NETOS.DLL from options 1 + 2 to fix network device detection. MUST
use Windows 98 SE files instead. [thank you Eck]

6-1-2005
* Added new BUG + FIX topic into "KNOWN BUGS + FIXES" chapter in READ1ST.TXT
about option 3 WinME SHELL32.DLL replacement.

5-29-2005
* Added new WinME replacements [%windir%\SYSTEM]: TM20DEC.AX, DANIM.DLL,
DATIME.DLL, LMRT.DLL + DAXCTLE.OCX into options 1 + 2.
* Added MS IE 5/6 "BROWSING SPEEDUP" Registry fix:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip21.htm#BRSP
+ Registry restore dual-purpose INF file [%windir%\INF]: BSRESTOR.INF.
To restore your original Registry keys:
Open Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select "98SE2ME Browsing Speed:
Restore 2 Registry Keys" -> click Add/Remove button.

5-27-2005
* Replaced WinME NETPPTP.SYS 4.90.3000 [%windir%\SYSTEM] with newer
NETPPTP.SYS 4.90.3001 from WinME Q278031 hotfix into options 1 + 2:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
* Added Desktop Icons Overlay removal Registry Fix into options 1 + 2 for
patched Win98 SE SHELL32.DLL Fixes:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU
* Added new text file INNOFILE.TXT into C:\9!M and new shortcut to it as
C:\Program Files\98SE2ME\Source Scripts + Translation Guide for anybody
willing to translate + recompile 98SE2ME into any language other than
English.

5-21-2005
* Fixed SYSDM.CPL + SYSTRAY.EXE options 1 + 2 install code.
[thank you charly]
* Added (again) the 2 Inno Setup Logos: 9S2MLG.BMP + 9S2MSM.BMP necessary for
compiling 98SE2ME.EXE.

5-19-2005
* Replaced WinME system file [%windir%\SYSTEM]: SYSTRAY.EXE 4.90.3001 with
newer SYSTRAY.EXE 4.90.3002 from WinME Q298058 hotfix into options 1 + 2.
* Replaced WinME system file [%windir%\SYSTEM]: SYSDM.CPL 4.90.3000 with newer
SYSDM.CPL 4.90.3001 from WinME Q272620 hotfix into options 1 + 2:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
* Replaced WinME system file [%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS]: USBHUB.SYS 4.90.3000
with newer USBHUB.SYS 4.90.3002 from WinME Q278289 hotfix into options 1 + 2:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#MEU
* Fixed PINBALL.EXE Game shortcut "Start in:" folder error in 2G.INF.
[thank you Eck]

5-17-2005
* Fixed AUTOEXEC.BAT added ECHO line BUG. [thank you Eck]
* Replaced C:\9S2M DEL + RD code with WININIT.INI DIRNUL=C:\9S2M code to
match French Windows OS names. [thank you WebMatze]

5-15-2005
* Added new WinME replacements [%windir%\SYSTEM]: DEVMGR32.DLL, HWAGENT.DLL,
IOSCLASS.DLL, MSTASK.DLL, SAGE.DLL, MSTASK.EXE, MSTINIT.EXE, SAGE.EXE +
SAGE.VXD into options 1 + 2. [thank you Folkert]
* Added new WinME replacement [%windir%\SYSTEM]: SYSTRAY.EXE 4.90.3001 from
WinME Q271264 hotfix into options 1 + 2.
* Fixed MSTASK.EXE Registry Error [O3RES.INF] after uninstalling option 3.
[thank you Folkert]

5-14-2005
* Removed WinME replacements [%windir%\SYSTEM]: DOCPROP.DLL, DOCPROP2.DLL [to
fix MSI/MSP/MST display BUG] + NETPLWIZ.DLL [to fix Network Drives/Places
Wizard BUG] from options 1 + 2. MUST use Windows 98 SE files instead.
[thank you Folkert]
* Added new WinME replacement [%windir%\SYSTEM]: DOCPROP.DLL [to fix
MSI/MSP/MST display BUG] into option 3. [thank you Folkert]
* Removed MSI/MSP/MST display BUG from "KNOWN BUGS + FIXES" chapter in
READ1ST.TXT because received Registry FIX.

5-12-2005
* Added new WinME system file [%windir%\SYSTEM] into options 1 + 2: MMSYS.CPL
and renamed it to SOUNDS.CPL to keep also Win98 SE MMSYS.CPL. 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] displays 4 tabs: Sounds, Audio,
Voice + Devices.
* Updated "FAQ" chapter in READ1ST.TXT.

5-4-2005
* Removed WinME replacement %windir%\SYSTEM\MSVCIRT.DLL from options 1 + 2
because it conflicts with older %windir%\SYSTEM\MSVCRT.DLL builds.
[thank you PsycoUnc]
* Fixed My Computer + My Documents Find Menu Registry errors after
uninstalling option 3. [thank you Folkert]

5-3-2005
* Added new WinME replacements [%windir%\SYSTEM] into options 1 + 2: DIMM.DLL,
DOCPROP2.DLL, NETPLWIZ.DLL + SHIMGVW.DLL.
* Added new WinME replacements [%windir%\SYSTEM] into option 3: DIMM.DLL,
DOCPROP2.DLL, NETPLWIZ.DLL + SHIMGVW.DLL, SHSCRAP.DLL + IESHWIZ.EXE.
* Replaced older Win2000 REGSVR32.EXE 5.00.2134.1 with newer
%windir%\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE 5.00.2195.6662 from Win2000 SP4:
http://www.mdgx.com/w2ktoy.htm#SP4
* Replaced WinME GRPCONV.EXE with %windir%\GRPCONV.EXE same build 5.00.2136.1
from MS IE 6.0 SP1:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#IEX

4-27-2005
* Added new WinME replacements [%windir%\MEDIA] into options 1 + 2:
FLOURISH.MID, ONESTOP.MID + TOWN.MID. [thank you erpdude8]
* Added new WinME replacement: %windir%\SYSTEM\PLUSTAB.DLL 5.00.2136.1 into
option 3. [thank you Folkert]
* Replaced older Win98 SE patched %windir%\EXPLORER.EXE 4.72.3110.1 from Dr.
Hoiby:
http://www.dr-hoiby.com/TrayIconIn256Color/
with newer Win98 SE patched %windir%\EXPLORER.EXE 4.72.3612.1700 from Gape's
SP2:
http://exuberant.ms11.net/98sesp.html
updated with "Windows 98 Second Edition" Start menu banner.

4-22-2005
* Added new WinME replacements [%windir%\SYSTEM] into options 1 + 2:
ENABLE3.DLL, SERIALUI.DLL + RUNONCE.EXE. [thank you Folkert]
* Removed WinME replacement
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Ole Db\MSDATL2.DLL because newer version
installed by MDAC 2.5 SP3:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#DAC
[thank you Folkert]
* Removed READ1ST.HTM do-it-yourself "Killer Replacements: ME -> 98 SE"
offline HTML guide because it is available online:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-5.htm#KRM9S
* Added 98SE2ME.PIF MS-DOS Program Information File (PIF) shortcut into C:\9!M
to run 98SE2ME.BAT with increased memory + environment resources.
* Renamed "98SETOME.EXE - MAIN PROGRAM !" Start Menu item to "98SE2ME.PIF -
MAIN PROGRAM" Start Menu item.

4-20-2005
* Added new WinME replacement: %windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\UPDATE.SYS 4.90.3001
modded by Petr into options 1 + 2. [thank you Petr]
* Added new WinME replacements [%windir%\SYSTEM] into options 1 + 2:
BATMETER.DLL, CFGMGR32.DLL, CFGWIZ.DLL, DESKCP16.DLL, FINSTALL.DLL,
MSNET32.DLL, MSPP32.DLL, MSTCP.DLL, NDSWAN16.DLL, NDSWAN32.DLL, NETAPI.DLL,
NETAPI32.DLL, NETDI.DLL, NETOS.DLL, POWRPROF.DLL, RASAPI16.DLL, RASAPI32.DLL,
RNAUI.DLL, SECUR32.DLL, SETUP4.DLL, SETUPAPI.DLL, SETUPX.DLL, STI.DLL,
SYNCENG.DLL, SYNCUI.DLL, WINALIGN.DLL, HPDSKJET.DRV, HPDSKJTB.DRV, POWER.DRV,
SERWVDRV.DRV + WAN.TSP. [thank you Folkert]
* Added new WinME replacement: %windir%\SYSTEM\MYDOCS.DLL into option 3.
[thank you Folkert]
* Replaced Win98 SE patched REGEDIT.EXE with WinME REGEDIT.EXE modded by
Tihiy:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#REG
[thank you Tihiy]
Original file backed up as %windir%\REGED98.EXE .
FYI: WinME RegEdit always opens at last accessed key:
http://www.mdgx.com/me1.htm#DRLK
* Added new "FAQ" chapter to READ1ST.TXT.

4-8-2005
* Fixed option 3 "HELPCTR.EXE NOT FOUND" error message.
* Added new WinME replacement: %windir%\SYSTEM\MSMS001.VWP into options 1 + 2.
* Removed "SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\9!M;" code from all BATch files.
* Replaced BATch reboot code "RUNDLL32 SHELL32.DLL,SHExitWindowsEx 2" with
NIRCMD.EXE [freeware]:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

4-4-2005
* Fixed option 3 MS IE 5.5/newer detection BUG. [thank you PsycoUnc]
* Removed WinME replacements %windir%\FONTVIEW.EXE +
%windir%\SYSTEM\FONTREG.EXE from option 3 and added them back into options 1 +
2.

4-2-2005
* Added new "KNOWN BUGS + FIXES" chapter to READ1ST.TXT + FIXed these BUGs
[thank you Folkert]:
* Added new WinME replacement: %windir%\SYSTEM\INTERNAT.EXE into options 1 + 2
= should fix localized + multi-language errors with newer WinME *.KBD files.
* Fixed "HELPCTR.EXE NOT FOUND" BUG after installing option 3: added
HELPCTR.EXE Registry entry to point to HH.EXE.
* Removed WinME replacements: %windir%\FONTVIEW.EXE,
%windir%\SYSTEM\FONTEXT.DLL + %windir%\SYSTEM\FONTREG.EXE from options 1 + 2
and added them into option 3 to fix Install New Font BUG.

3-28-2005
* Fixed option 3 IPF error: added new WinME WEBVW.DLL replacement
[%windir%\SYSTEM]. [thank you sybesma]
* Removed WinME files [option 3] from 98SE2ME.EXE: EXPLORER.ME, COMDLG32.ME +
SHELL32.ME. Now you MUST ALREADY have ALL WinME *.CAB files ANYWHERE on your
fixed local disk(s)/partition(s) OR ALREADY have your WinME setup CD-ROM/CABs
inside your 1st CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive (if more than 1) to be able to use option
3.
* Fixed option 3 MS IE detection BUG: now properly detects ALL MS IE 5.5/6.0
builds + Service Packs. [thank you sybesma]

3-23-2005
* Added new WinME replacements: USBMPHLP.PDR (USB Port Mapper Helper Driver)
[%windir%\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS] and USB8023.SYS (USB Ethernet Driver), USBCAMD.SYS
(USB Camera Driver), USBCAMD2.SYS (USB Camera Driver), USBINTEL.SYS (Intel
USB Camera Driver), USBNTMAP.SYS (USB IOS to WDM I/O Mapper), USBPRINT.SYS
(USB Printer Driver), USBSCAN.SYS (USB Scanner Driver), USBSER.SYS (USB Serial
Modem Driver) + USBSTOR.SYS (USB Mass Storage Class Driver)
[%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS].
* Added CLONE98.BAT (no need to cut & paste them into Notepad anymore) = see
"TESTING... CLONE98.PIF + 98RESTOR.BAT" chapter in READ1ST.TXT for details.

3-22-2005
* Added all 65 KBD*.KBD (supported languages keyboard layouts) WinME
replacements [%windir%\SYSTEM].
* Replaced BUGgy REGENV32.EXE rewritten by Tihiy with WinME REGENV32.EXE
modded by WINMEDOS.COM [freeware]:
http://www.geocities.com/mfd4life_2000/
because MSCONFIG.EXE WinME replacement locks up without AUTOEXEC.BAT into C:\
root. [thank you Folkert]
* Reverted back to original Inno Setup Installer MinVersion + OnlyBelowVersion
98SE2ME.ISS values to reenable error message display when trying to install
98SE2ME.EXE on unsupported OSes. [thank you azagahl]

3-18-2005
* Added code into 98SE2ME.ISS {see [Registry], [InstallDelete] +
[UninstallDelete] sections} to delete obsolete C:\LFN4DOS + all its leftover
files (if any) and all obsolete C:\LFN4DOS Uninstall Registry references (if
any) from previous obsolete/interrupted/BUGgy installs.
* Replaced CAB file BATch detection code with LOCATE.COM DOS directory + file
locator [freeware]:
http://web.archive.org/web/20070628011940/http://www.highfiber.com/~raster/freeware.htm
finds ANY file, ANY directory ANYwhere, even on remote/removable drives.
* Removed DSKMAINT.DLL WinME replacement [%windir%\SYSTEM] due to reduced
functionality = MUST use Win98 SE DSKMAINT.DLL instead. [thank you Branden]

3-17-2005
* Replaced MS-DOS 7.10 tools CHOICE.COM, FIND.EXE, MEM.EXE, MOVE.EXE +
XCOPY32.EXE with better free(ware)/free GPL DOS tools CHOICE.EXE, FIND.COM,
MEM.EXE, MOVE.EXE + XCLONE.EXE = see "FREE TOOLS" chapter in READ1ST.TXT for
details.
* Retested all 7 98SE2ME options = they work NO matter where WinME *.CAB files
reside, BUT you MUST ALREADY have ALL WinME *.CAB files ANYWHERE on your fixed
local disk(s)/partition(s) OR ALREADY have your WinME setup CD-ROM/CABs inside
your 1st CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive (if more than 1) to be able to use option 1 or
option 2.
* Added version build detection [using GETVER.EXE] for newer WinME hotfixes
KMIXER.SYS, OHCI1394.SYS, RT.SYS + USBAUDIO.SYS 4.90.3001 to prevent them from
installing over IF you have the newest updates already installed.
* Now OLDER Win98 SE BACKUP into C:\W98SEOLD detected = 2 choices:
- Press Y to OVERWRITE OLD BACKUP WITH NEW BACKUP OR
- Press N to CONTINUE WITHOUT creating NEW BACKUP.
* Now option 3 DISABLED IF MS Internet Explorer (IE) 5.5 or newer NOT ALREADY
installed [GETVER detects BROWSEUI.DLL build] because MS IE 5.5 or newer
REQUIRED:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#IEX
* Renamed C:\LFN4DOS to C:\9!M .
* Cleaned up some code.
* Removed SOURCE.ZIP. Now all *.BAT, *.INF, *.ISL, *.ISS + *.REG source
scripts reside in C:\9!M = open them with Notepad or similar plain text
editor/viewer to view their contents.
* CLONE98.BAT now uses XCLONE.EXE [freeware] = see "TESTING... CLONE98.PIF +
98RESTOR.BAT" chapter in READ1ST.TXT for details.

3-15-2005
* Fixed WinME *.CAB detection BUG: now properly searches ALL drives/partitions
including removable ones.
* Now all CAB extract BATch code in separate file.
* Removed LOGO.SYS BATch detection code for DrvSpace compressed drives.

3-14-2005
* Added WinME *.CAB BATch detection code. Now *.CAB files can reside ANYWHERE
on your hard/CD/DVD/Blu-ray/backup/optical/removable/USB/etc
disk(s)/partition(s). No need to keep them strictly into \WIN9X , \WINME or
\ENGLISH\WINME directories anymore. [thank you nic2k5]
* Added H:\LOGO.SYS BATch detection code for compressed drives. Now if your C
disk/partition is FAT16 AND compressed with Win98 SE DrvSpace, animated Blue
Windows boot Logo will be also copied to H:\ root (default uncompressed volume
which holds the CVF). This is necessary to display C:\LOGO.SYS at boot time IF
using hard drives compressed by DrvSpace.
* Removed MSOWS409.DLL WinME replacement [%windir%] because newer versions
installed by most MS Office releases.

3-13-2005
* Added HIDSERV.EXE WinME replacement [%windir%\SYSTEM].
* Replaced WinME setup CD-ROM/CABs KMIXER.SYS, OHCI1394.SYS, RT.SYS +
USBAUDIO.SYS 4.90.3000 with newer WinME hotfixes 4.90.3001
[%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS].

3-8-2005
* Added PBRUSH.EXE + WRITE.EXE WinME replacements [%windir%]. [thank you
Folkert]
* Fixed APPLOG disk trace creation BUG: removed FIOLOG.VXD WinME replacement
[%windir%\SYSTEM]. MUST use Win98 SE FIOLOG.VXD instead. [thank you Folkert]
* Added TMAPI.DLL WinME replacement [%windir%\SYSTEM]. [thank you Folkert]
More info:
http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWARE/MICROSOF/Win98/FAQ/faq020.shtml

3-7-2005
* Fixed REG files import BUG: removed >NUL strings from all START/W REGEDIT /S
*.REG lines. [thank you sybesma]

3-4-2005
* Updated O3RES.INF + PFEFX.REG. [thank you tentonine]

2-27-2005
* Added PFEFX.REG = fixes Programmer's File Editor (PFE) [Notepad replacement]
Registry entries to open LFN files properly. [thank you tentonine]

2-24-2005
* Removed WinME DRVSPACE.EXE, DRVSPACE.SYS + DRVSPACX.VXD due to reduced
functionality = MUST use Win98 SE DRVSPACE.EXE, DRVSPACE.SYS + DRVSPACX.VXD
instead. [thank you erpdude8]

2-20-2005
* Added version build detection [using GETVER.EXE] for newer WinME USER32.DLL
+ USER.EXE and VIP.386, VTCP.386 + RPCRT4.DLL hotfixes to prevent them from
installing over IF you have these newest updates already installed.
* Added WinME games Spider Solitaire + Space Cadet Pinball shortcuts into
C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Games = no need to create them by
hand anymore.

2-16-2005
* Replaced NOTEPAD.EXE replacement Notepad2 [options 1 + 5] with Programmer's
File Editor (PFE) [freeware]:
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/people/steveb/cpaap/pfe/
PFE is 1 of the BEST available Notepad replacements: opens FAST ANY number of
ASCII/text/source/HTML files of ANY size limited ONLY by your computer's
memory, OLE2/DDE/MDI compliant, highly customizable.

2-14-2005
* Replaced PowerArchiver [shareware, LZX compression (MS CAB) format] SFX
Wizard used to create 98SETOME.EXE with Inno Setup Installer [freeware, 7-Zip
(7Z) compression format] used to compress all files into a single + smaller
executable: 98SE2ME.EXE .
* BATch files now use exclusively C:\9!M instead of %TEMP% directory.
* Renamed "98SETOME.EXE - MAIN PROGRAM !" Start Menu item to "98SE2ME.BAT -
MAIN PROGRAM" Start Menu item.
* Temporary files not deleted separately for each option anymore to save time.
Now they are all deleted by Uninstaller: "Uninstall 98SE2ME" Start menu item.
* Added RESTORE function for option 1 [ALL components EXCEPT option 3] +
option 2:
Start button -> Programs -> 98SE2ME -> run "RESTORE Entire Original Windows 98
SE OS" shortcut.

2-13-2005
* Now IF you already installed option 3 [WinME EXPLORER.EXE, COMDLG32.DLL +
SHELL32.DLL] option 6 [256 colors patched Win98 SE EXPLORER.EXE] is DISABLED
to prevent lockup!
* Added RESTORE function for option 6 [256 colors patched Win98SE
EXPLORER.EXE]:
Open Control Panel -> select Add/Remove Programs -> select "98SE2ME Option 6:
Restore 16 colors Win98 SE Explorer" -> click Add/Remove button -> reboot.
* Removed option 8: patched Win98 SE REGEDIT.EXE.
Patched Win98 SE REGEDIT.EXE [former option 8] installs now as part of these
MANDATORY components [BEFORE creating Win98 SE OS backup into C:\W98SEOLD]:
- MS IE 6.0 SP1 EXTRACT.EXE into %windir%
- WinXP SP2 EXTRAC32.EXE into %windir%
- Win2000 REGSVR32.EXE into %windir%\SYSTEM
- patched Win98 SE REGEDIT.EXE into %windir%
because even if you decide to exit 98SE2ME without installing anything,
everybody should have these files.
* Fixed all previously reported BUGs.
* Cleaned up more code.

2-12-2005
* Fixed a couple of GOTO ??? BATch labels to match corresponding :??? tags.
[thank you yusmol]
* C:\9!M is now added to your PATH statement.
* Added 98SE2ME script source *.BAT, *.INF, *.ISL, + *.ISS files into C:\9!M .
* Option 6:
- added new WARNING message:
Do *NOT* do this IF you already installed option 3: WinME EXPLORER.EXE,
COMDLG32.DLL + SHELL32.DLL to prevent lockup!
- added GETVER.EXE [free] + BATch code to detect EXPLORER.EXE build:
http://lbrisar.htmlplanet.com/e_cmd32.html#getver
* Cleaned up more code.

2-10-2005
* Removed MFC42.DLL from WinME = older than the 1 from Gape's 98SE SP2.
[thank you horsecharles]
* Now all temporary files in the %TEMP% dir are deleted upon completion.
* Updated modded REGENV32.EXE. [thank you Tihiy]
* Added NTDLL.DLL, DRVSPACE.EXE, DRVSPACE.SYS + DRVSPACX.VXD from WinME.
[thank you Mrcldb]
* Fixed AUTOEXEC.98! renaming bug. [thank you horsecharles]

2-8-2005
* Recreated + tested option 3 from scratch, now using advanced INF files to
install EXPLORER.EXE, COMDLG32.DLL + SHELL32.DLL from WinME.
* WinME setup CD-ROM/CABs NOT necessary anymore to install option 3. All files
now contained in a single executable: CS.EXE.
* Fixed + tested BATch code for options 4, 5, 6, 7 + 8: should work properly
now.
* Replaced REGSVR32.EXE from WinXP SP2 with the older 1 from Win2000.
* Updated VIP.386 to build 4.10.2227 from Win98 SE hotfix Q269388:
http://www.mdgx.com/web.htm#9SU

2-7-2005
* Added new WARNING message:
Internet Explorer 5.5 or newer MUST be already installed:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#IEX
BEFORE selecting option 3: WinME EXPLORER.EXE, COMDLG32.DLL + SHELL32.DLL.
[thank you Tihiy]

2-6-2005
* Added MSCONFIG.EXE from WinME [modded by Tihiy to work with Win98 SE] +
REGENV32.EXE [rewritten by Tihiy to work with MSCONFIG.EXE]:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=38021
[thank you Tihiy]
* Fixed BATch autodeletion error. [thank you tentonine]
* Cleaned up more code.

2-5-2005
* Added Copy To, Move To + Send To Windows Explorer, Desktop + Startup Menu
right-click context menu options: [suggested by erpdude8]
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip22.htm#FCMST
* Cleaned up some code.

2-4-2005
* By popular demand... restored all WinME *.SYS drivers into
%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS .
* Added EXPLORER.EXE, COMDLG32.DLL + SHELL32.DLL from WinME ONLY as separate
selection with option to RESTORE original Win98 SE files in case of
errors/lockups. [thank you Tihiy]
* Added code to detect multiple WinME setup CD-ROM/CABs/HD directory names:
\WIN9X [standard retail setup CD-ROM] , \WINME [custom made CD-ROM or HD copy]
+ \ENGLISH\WINME [MSDN subscriber CD-ROM = thank you horsecharles].

2-1-2005
* Corrected :ME BATch label to read :ME! . [thank you tentonine]
* Added new WARNING message:
ALL removable/backup/USB/optical/etc disks/sticks/tapes MUST be already
removed/unplugged!

1-31-2005
* By popular demand... added separate choice + BATch file for each component.
* Solved the hardwired "C:\Program Files" bug. Now this folder can be located
ANYWHERE on your local hard disk(s)/partition(s).
* Now you have the choice to make or NOT a BACKUP of your original Win98 SE OS
into C:\W98SEOLD . The default is to NOT create a new backup ONLY IF you have
already MADE one by running 98SE2ME at least ONCE before. IF you have NOT made
a backup in the past, a new one will be created (your choice).

1-28-2005
* Added REGSVR32.EXE from Win2000.
* Temporary fix due to lockup after reboot [?]: removed all WinME *.SYS
drivers from %windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS .

1-25-2005
* Added new animated Blue Windows animated boot logo: C:\LOGO.SYS from [17 KB,
free]:
http://www.nucleus.com/~kmcmurdo/logos/zips/0047bluewinlogo.zip
* Replaced patched MS Win98 Notepad with better Notepad2 [free GPL]:
http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html
* Cleaned up some code.

1-20-2005
* First release... squash those bugs. ;)


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