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This page was updated May 16 2012

Current list of Windows 98 [a.k.a. 98 Gold, a.k.a. 98 FE (First Edition)], 98 SP1 (Service Pack 1), 98 SE (Second Edition) + ME (Millennium Edition) updates, patches, (hot)fixes, Service Packs (SP), enhancements + tools.
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5-16-2012 Update

    98FESP2, 98FESP2L + 98SP2FR:
    New 98 FE SP2 Full + Lite English. All others same:
     Unofficial Windows 98 Service Pack 2 (SP2) 2.5.8 Release Candidate (RC) upgrades Windows 98 Standard Edition [First Edition (FE)/retail/final/gamma/Gold/RTM/OEM/MSDN] to Windows 98 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and installs ALL previously released Hotfixes, Patches + Updates (free):
       • 98 SP2 2.5.8 RC Full [56.05 MB, English].
       • 98 SP2 2.5.8 RC Lite [30.75 MB, English].
       • OLD 98 SP2 2.3.0 [21.74 MB, French].

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4-25-2012 Update

    U98SESP3, SESP30B4, SESP21A, SP30B2FR, SP30B1DE, SP21C3IT.EXE, SP30B4CZ.EXE, SP21BPL.EXE + SP203NL.EXE:
    New English Edition 3.0 Final. All others same:
     Unofficial Windows 98 SE Service Pack 2 (SP2) installs ALL previously released Hotfixes, Patches + Updates (free):
       • 98 SE SP2 3.0 Final [21.06 MB, English].
    More info.
       • OLD 98 SE SP2 3.0 Beta 4 Test [21.06 MB, English].
    More info.
       • OLD 98 SE SP2 2.1a Stable [16.61 MB, English].
    More info.
       • 98 SE SP2 3.0 Beta 4b Test [19.59 MB, French].
    More info (French).
       • 98 SE SP2 3.0 Beta 4 Test [18.35 MB, German].
       • 98 SE SP2 2.1d Stable [16.48 MB, German].
    More info (German).
       • 98 SE SP2 2.1c v3 Stable [21.21 MB, Italian].
    More info (Italian).
       • 98 SE SP2 3.0 Beta 4 Test [20.99 MB, Czech].
    More info (Czech).
       • 98 SE SP2 2.1b Stable [20.01 MB, Polish].
    More info (Polish).
       • 98 SE SP2 2.0.3 Stable [15.49 MB, Dutch].
    More info (Dutch).
       • 98 SE SP2 2.1d Stable [31.4 MB, Chinese (Taiwan)].
    More info [Chinese (Taiwan)].

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11-1-2011 Update

    98MP10, 98MP10FR + 98MP10ES:
    Added Spanish edition (all others same). English release: added WMV9AP SMPTE VC-1 Codec (WVC1DMOD.DLL 10.0.0.1218) + Marxo's WMP Skin. All others same:
     98MP10: Unofficial Windows Media Player 10.0 (WMP10) XP + XP SP3 WMP9 + XP SP1 IE 6.0 SP1 Killer Replacements for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME:
       • 98MP10 ReadMe Guide (English):
         98MP10 [9.09 MB, English].
       • 98MP10FR ReadMe Guide (French):
         98MP10FR [8.46 MB, French].
       • 98MP10ES ReadMe Guide (Spanish):
         98MP10ES [8.89 MB, Spanish].
    98MP10 MSFN forum.

    I2360131 + 2360131E:
    Added Spanish fix (all others same). Recompiled with IExpress for compatibility with Win9x OSes [NT4+SP6a, 2000 + XP Pre-SP2 users: install X2360131.EXE (2.57 MB) instead]. IE 6.0 SP1 from WinXP SP3 Q2360131 (MS10-071) Fix:
     Unofficial MS IE 6.0 SP1 BROWSEUI.DLL 6.0.2800.2007, MSHTML.DLL 6.0.2800.1651, MSHTMLED.DLL 6.0.2800.1503 + SHDOCVW.DLL 6.0.2800.2007 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME:
       • MS IE 6.0 SP1 Fix [2.23 MB, English].
       • MS IE 6.0 SP1 Fix [2.23 MB, Spanish].

    WMP9 WMP.DLL: M2378111 + 2378111E:
    Added Spanish fix (all others same). WMP9 Fix from WinXP SP3 Q2378111 (MS10-082) Fix. Replaced obsolete WMP.DLL 9.0.0.3354 from Q936782 (MS07-047) Fix:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Media Player 9.0 (WMP9) WMP.DLL 9.0.0.4510 Security Vulnerability Fix:
       • WMP9 Fix [1.92 MB, English].
       • WMP9 Fix [1.92 MB, Spanish].
    Windows 98 SE + ME require Windows Media Player 9.0 (WMP9) [13.3 MB] already installed!
    Windows 98 + 98 SP1 require Unofficial Windows Media Player 9.0 (WMP9) [13.3 MB] already installed!

    More info.

    VBVM60:
    New MSVBVM60.DLL 6.0.9821 from Q983234 Fix. Replaced obsolete MSVBVM60.DLL 6.0.9815 from Q970157 Fix:
     Unofficial Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6) SP6 32-bit Runtime Library MSVBVM60.DLL 6.0.9821 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME applications + games written in VB:
    Direct download [695.5 KB].
    More info.

    TTFPAK:
    Added 60 TTFs (new total: 127) from Publisher 98 Extra Euro Enabled Fonts:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME 127 True Type Fonts (TTF) Pack:
    TTFPAK [8.02 MB].

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7-27-2011 Update

    RegEdit + RegEdit+:
    Checksum patched + version updated (to 4.90.3001) REGEDIT.EXE (old file renamed to REGEDIT.300), added REGEDIT.ICO + updated REGEDIT.TXT:
     Microsoft Windows ME Registry Editor REGEDIT.EXE 4.90.3001 (16 colors "ugly" icons, checksum patched) + REGEDIT+.EXE 4.90.3000 (16 million colors "prettier" icons) 16-bit (DOS) + 32-bit (Windows) tools modified to work with ALL Windows 95/98 releases:
    REGEDIT.EXE 4.90.3001 + REGEDIT+.EXE 4.90.3000 [173.17 KB].
    REGEDIT.EXE 4.90.3001 installs also as part of 98SE2ME options 1 + 2.

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1-7-2011 Update

    Time Zone (TZ) DST: DST_9XME + DST_ITA:
    New DST update from Q2443685 WinXP SP3 Fix. Replaced obsolete DST update from Q2158563 WinXP Fix:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME 2006-2040 December 2010 Cumulative Daylight Saving Time (DST) Time Zone (TZ) Updates:
       • Unofficial DST Update for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [126 KB, English].
       • Unofficial DST Update for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [120.5 KB, Italian].
    More info.
    DST Update(s) for corresponding Operating System(s) MUST be installed by ALL Windows users REGARDLESS of geographical/Time Zone location!
    ALL Unofficial DST Updates above install ALL Time Zone Updates and also delete obsolete 2006 Australian (Melbourne Commonwealth Games) DST registry entries (if any).
    Windows 98, 98 SP1 + 98 SE require ALL Year 2000 (Y2K) Updates + Q237493 TIMEDATE.CPL Fixes already installed! See respective ReadMe guides for details!
    ALL Windows OSes above require MSVCRT.DLL 6.1.9848.0 Fix [240 KB]! See respective ReadMe guides for details!
    DST Updates MSFN Forum.

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12-11-2010 Update

    TWAIN9X:
    New TWAIN 1.7.1 DLLs + EXEs from WinXP SP3:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Scanners, Fax + Digital Cameras TWAIN.DLL 1.7.0.0, TWAIN_32.DLL 1.7.1.1, TWUNK_16.EXE 1.7.0.0 + TWUNK_32.EXE 1.7.1.0 Update:
    Direct download [207 KB].

    SHELL98, SHELL98D, SHELL98F, SHELL98I + SHELL98P:
    Added German SHELL98D.EXE Fix. All others same:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Explorer Lockups With Internet Explorer 5.xx/6.xx SHELL32.DLL 4.72.3812.634 Fix: This SHELL32.DLL Fix corrects Windows Explorer (and similar tools that use SHELL32.DLL APIs) lockups while trying to copy/create/move/delete/rename large number of files/folders with Internet Explorer 5.xx/6.xx already installed.
    "Rearranged" for easier localization (translation into languages other than English).
    BUG: This SHELL32.DLL fix breaks the ability of removing annoying arrows from Desktop shortcut icons!
    FIX: See "PATCHED SHELL32.DLL BUG + FIX" for complete details.

    Q950749 + PL950749:
    Added Polish PLQ950749.EXE Fix. All others same:
     Unofficial Jet 4.0 SP8 Security Vulnerability Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME: Requires Jet 4.0 SP8 already installed:

    JEMM386 + JEMMEX:
    New release:
     Jemm386.EXE + JemmEx.EXE v5.73 [both Extended (XMS) + Expanded (EMS) and JemmEx.EXE Upper (UMA)] 16-bit Drivers DOS mode memory managers for MS-DOS 5/6/7/8, Windows 3.x/9x/ME, FreeDOS + DR-DOS, include:
    • JLOAD.EXE Jemm extension for loading JLMs (Jemm Loadable Modules);
    • XDMA32.DLL 32-bit protected PIO/U(ltra)ATA/U(ltra)DMA Hard Disk Driver allows up to 4 PIO/UATA/UDMA Hard Disks;
    • XCDROM32.DLL 32-bit protected PIO/U(ltra)ATA/U(ltra)DMA CD/DVD Driver allows up to 4 PIO/UATA/UDMA CD/DVD Drives:
    Direct download [84 KB].
    JEMM386.EXE ReadMe.
    Examples of CONFIG.SYS lines:
    DEVICE=C:\DRIVERS\JEMMEX.EXE I=B000-B7FF A20 D=256 RAM VCPI XMSHANDLES=128
    DEVICE=C:\DRIVERS\JLOAD.EXE C:\DRIVERS\XDMA32.DLL
    DEVICE=C:\DRIVERS\JLOAD.EXE C:\DRIVERS\XCDROM32.DLL /D:MYCDROM

    UIDE + XMGR + RDISK:
    New versions:
     UIDE, XMGR + RDISK native DOS Device Drivers 16-bit for MS-DOS 5/6/7/8, may or may not work with Windows 3.x/95/98/ME:
    • UIDE.SYS PIO/U(ltra)ATA/U(ltra)DMA/S(erial)ATA Universal Unified Hard Disk, CD/DVD Driver + Disk/Sector Cache Driver allows up to 32 UATA/UDMA/SATA Hard Disks + PIO/UATA/UDMA/SATA CD/DVD Drives to run at full speed in native DOS;
    • XMGR.SYS Extended (XMS) DOS memory manager, maps + handles up to 4 GB of XMS RAM, abides by XMS 3.0 standard, compatible with EMM386.EXE, UMBPCI.SYS, DR-DOS etc;
    • RDISK.COM RAM Disk Driver creates a fake FAT16 disk drive in extended (XMS) memory (much faster than actual hard disks) using from 2 MB up to 2 GB of RAM:
    Direct download [161 KB, unsupported].
    Examples of CONFIG.SYS lines:
    DEVICE=C:\DRIVERS\XMGR.SYS /B /N128
    DEVICEHIGH=C:\DRIVERS\UIDE.SYS /S5 /D:MYCDROM
    DEVICEHIGH=C:\DRIVERS\RDISK.COM /S100

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12-7-2010 Update

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12-1-2010 Update

    RICHED9X + RICHEDPL:
    Replaced OLDer RICHTX32.OCX 6.1.97.82 with NEWer RICHTX32.OCX 6.1.9816 from VB6 SP6 Q957924 Update Rollup. Added Polish RICHEDPL.EXE Fix:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Rich Text Format (RTF) Edit Controls RICHED.DLL 4.0.834.839, RICHED20.DLL 5.30.23.1230, RICHED32.DLL 5.0.1461.82, USP10.DLL 1.422.3790.3959 + RICHTX32.OCX 6.1.9816 Security Vulnerability Fix:
       • RTF Edit Controls Fix [800.5 KB, English].
       • RTF Edit Controls Fix [794 KB, Polish].

    SECUR98:
    New SECUR32.DLL 4.10.2228 Fix (modded from ADS Client):
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE 128-bit SSL Security Service Provider SECUR32.DLL 4.10.2228 Fix:
    Direct download [160 KB].
    Requires Active Directory Services (ADS) Client [3 MB] already installed!

    WUPG98 + WUPG98DE:
    Added WinXP SP3 Q2378111 (MS10-082) WMP9 Fix:
     Unofficial Windows 98 SE Upgrade Pack (WUPG) Dozen Afterlife Edition November 2010 installs 70+ Updates + System, DirectX, MS IE, MS OE, WMP + Add-ons Security Fixes, > 137 GB HDD Fix, USB Drivers, Internet Games, Movie Maker, KernelEx, NTFS Reader, Taskbar Shuffle, WMP11 Skin, various system + registry tweaks etc:
       • WUPG98 [28.37 MB, English].
       • WUPG98DE [28.71 MB, German].
    More info.

    NUSB, NUSBRU, NUSBPL, NUSBCZ, NUSBFR, NUSBDE + NUSBIT:
    Added Polish NUSBPL.EXE Drivers. All others same:
     Unofficial Windows 98 SE Native USB Drivers (NUSB) 3.3 adds native USB + USB 2.0 support for most internal + external USB devices (free):
       • NUSB 3.3 [756 KB, English].
       • NUSB 3.3 [759 KB, Russian].
       • NUSB 3.3a [773 KB, Polish].
       • NUSB 3.3d test [772.5 KB, Czech].
       • NUSB 3.3 [762 KB, French].
       • NUSB 3.3 [765.5 KB, German].
       • NUSB 3.1 [751 KB, Italian].
    NUSB in languages other than English.

    OLEUP, OLEUP_PL + ITOLEUP:
    Added Polish OLEUP_PL.EXE Fix. All others same:
     Unofficial OLE Update 2.40.4530 + OLEAUT32.DLL 2.40.4520 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME:
       • OLE Update [632.5 KB, English].
       • OLE Update [605 KB, Polish].
       • OLE Update [604 KB, Italian].

    SYSPLG98 + SYSPLGPL:
    Added Polish SYSPLGPL.EXE Fix. All others same:
     Unofficial Windows 98 SE 256 Colors Tray Icon + Warning HOTPLUG.DLL + SYSTRAY.EXE 4.10.2225 Fix:
       • HotPlug + SysTray Fix [142.5 KB, English].
       • HotPlug + SysTray Fix [137 KB, Polish].

    Q329048 + PL329048:
    Added Polish PL329048.EXE Fix. All others same:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE ZIP Folders DZIP32.DLL 4.00.04, DUNZIP32.DLL 4.00.04 + ZIPFLDR.DLL 5.50.4921.1000 Security Vulnerability Fix:
       • ZIP Folders Fix [216.5 KB, English].
       • ZIP Folders Fix [258.5 KB, Polish].
    More info.

    Q920670 + PL920670:
    Added Polish PL920670.EXE Fix. All others same:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Hyperlink Object HLINK.DLL 5.2.3790.2748 Security Vulnerability Fix:
       • HyperLink Fix [159.5 KB, English].
       • HyperLink Fix [162 KB, Polish].

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11-23-2010 Update

    KernelEx:
    New release:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Kernel Extensions (KernelEx) 4.5 RC5 allows to install + run NTx-only [WinNT4/2000/XP/2003] applications + games (free GPL, multilingual):
    KernelEx 4.5 RC5 [227 KB].
    KernelEx Release Notes.
    KernelEx @ SF.net.
    Requires Microsoft Layer for Unicode (MSLU) UNICOWS.DLL 1.1.3790.0 [261 KB].
    KernelEx 4.x versions are compatible with Revolutions Pack (RP) 9.x.

    RP:
    New release:
     Revolutions Pack (RP) 9.7.0 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME adds NTx only skinning/themes functions, installs ClearType, UberSkin, extra dialog boxes, better icons etc:
    RP [2.3 MB].
    Requires RP9Updates already installed!
    RP 9.x Icons [9 MB].
    More info + links.

    EXPLOR98, ITEXPL98, BREXPL98 + EXPL98PL:
    Added Polish EXPL98PL.EXE Fix. All others same:
     Unofficial Windows 98 SE 256 Colors Icons Explorer EXPLORER.EXE 4.72.3612.1710 Fix:
       • EXPLORER.EXE 4.72.3612.1710 Fix [182 KB, English].
       • EXPLORER.EXE 4.72.3612.1710 Fix [175 KB, Italian].
       • EXPLORER.EXE 4.72.3612.1700 Fix [177 KB, Brazilian Portuguese].
       • EXPLORER.EXE 4.72.3612.1710 Fix [175 KB, Polish].
    More info.

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10-28-2010 Update

    RCU:
    New release:
     Microsoft Internet Explorer 4/5/6 Root Certificates Update (RCU) for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME:
    RCU [344 KB].
    Newest RCU Update.

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9-30-2010 Update

    SYSPLGME:
    Replaced HOTPLUG.DLL + SYSTRAY.EXE ugly tray icons (16 colors) with better (256 colors) ones from WinXP. Deleted warning popup dialog in case attached disks/sticks/devices cannot be removed:
     Unofficial Windows ME 256 Colors Tray Icon + Warning HOTPLUG.DLL + SYSTRAY.EXE 4.90.3003 Fix:
    Direct download [168 KB].

    IEAK (IExpress installer):
    Added IEAK 6.0 SP3 Upgrade from WinXP SP3 (all available languages). All others same:
     Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 32-bit includes: Customization Wizard, Profile Manager, Toolkit, Help + Support files and allows creation of self extracting executables or compressed CAB files used for local/remote software installations on different Windows OS (32-bit + 64-bit) editions:
    IEAK 6.0 Full + Upgrades for Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003 (compatible with Windows Vista/2008/7) + MS IE 4/5/6 (compatible with MS IE 7/8/9):
       • IEAK 6.0 SP3 Upgrade 6.0.2900.5512 [4.11 MB, multilanguage (25 languages)] includes NEWest available IEXPRESS.EXE, MAKECAB.EXE + WEXTRACT.EXE 6.0.2900.5512 from Windows XP SP3 for all available Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/2003 + MS IE 6.0 SP1/6.0 SP2/6.0 SP3 supported languages.
       • IEAK 6.0 SP1 Upgrade 6.0.2800.1168 [4.65 MB, multilanguage (28 languages)] includes ADVPACK.DLL 6.0.2800.1106, IEXPRESS.EXE 6.0.2800.1106, MAKECAB.EXE 5.1.2600.1106 +WEXTRACT.EXE 6.0.2800.1168 for all available Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/2003 + MS IE 6.0 SP1 supported languages. Also here as separate files.
       • OLD IEAK 6.0 SP1 Full 6.0.2800.1106 [2.56 MB, English] + OLD IEAK CD 6.0 SP1 Full 6.0.2800.1106 [2.58 MB, English] include all necessary scripts, libraries, templates + executables for creating IExpress INF-based Self Extraction Directive (SED) setup installers.
    More info, guides + links.

    SCR579X:
    Replaced newer MSE 5.7 CSCRIPT.EXE + WSCRIPT.EXE with older ones from MSE 5.6 to make it compatibile with HTA. Now CSCRIPT.EXE installs in %windir%\COMMAND + WSCRIPT.EXE installs in %windir% (same as MSE 5.6 files). Experimental!
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Scripting Engines (MSE) 5.7 include: VBScript (VBS) 5.6, JScript (JS) 5.7, Windows Script Components (WSC), Windows Script Host (WSH) 5.7 + Windows Script Runtime (WSR) 5.7:
    Unofficial MSE 5.7 5.7.0.16535 + VBScript (VBS) 5.6 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [679 KB].
    More info.
    Requires MS IE 5.5 SP2 or newer already installed!
    CAUTION:
    In case of errors with Unofficial MSE 5.7 (re)install MSE 5.6 [679 KB].

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9-18-2010 Update

    Auto-Patcher:
     Unofficial Windows 98 SE Auto-Patcher v2.60 installs all Microsoft + most Unofficial Updates + Fixes, 98 SE SP2, DirectX 9.0c, MS IE 6.0 SP1, MDAC 2.8 SP1, WMP9, .NET Framework 2.1, 98SE2ME (English):
       • Auto-Patcher December 2007 Full [287 MB].
       • Auto-Patcher December 2008 Upgrade [46 MB].
    Auto-Patcher December 2008 Upgrade requires Auto-Patcher December 2007 Full already installed!
    Mirror.

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7-24-2010 Update

    IE982381, DE982381 + IT982381:
    All languages: new update from Win2000 SP4 Q982381 (MS10-035). Replaced obsolete Q958215 (MS08-073). New AKB update from Win2000 SP4 Q980195 (MS10-034). Replaced obsolete Q960715:
     Unofficial Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 SP1 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Cumulative BROWSEUI.DLL, DANIM.DLL, DXTRANS.DLL, IEPEERS.DLL, INSENG.DLL, JSPROXY.DLL, MSHTML.DLL, PNGFILT.DLL, SHDOCLC.DLL, SHDOCVW.DLL, SHLWAPI.DLL, URL.DLL, URLMON.DLL + WININET.DLL Security Vulnerabilities Fix:
       • MS IE 6.0 SP1 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [3.72 MB, English].
       • MS IE 6.0 SP1 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [3.72 MB, German].
       • MS IE 6.0 SP1 Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [3.72 MB, Italian].
    These Fixes install also:
    MS IE 6.0 SP1 Automatic Component Activation (IE ACA) ActiveX Control MSHTML.DLL Fix (obsolete).
    ActiveX Kill Bits (AKB) Security Vulnerability Fix.

    IEAKB:
    New update from Win2000 SP4 Q980195 (MS10-034). Replaced obsolete Q960715:
     Unofficial Internet Explorer 5.xx/6.xx 32-bit for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME ActiveX Kill Bits (AKB) Security Vulnerability Fix:
    MS IE 5/6 AKB Fix for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [66 KB, English].
    Unofficial MS IE 6.0 SP1 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Cumulative Security Vulnerabilities Fixes install ActiveX Kill Bits (AKB) Security Vulnerability Fix!

    MDIE6CU:
    New release: Win2000 SP4 Q982381 (MS10-035) + Q980195 (MS10-034) updates:
     Unofficial Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 Component Update (MDIE6CU) 3.4 for Windows 98 SE installs all current MS IE 6.0 SP1 updates + security fixes:
       • MDIE6CU 3.4 [13.71 MB, English].
       • OLD MDIE6CU 2.9 [13.63 MB, German].
    More info (German).
       • MDIE6CU 3.4 [13.75 MB, Russian].
    More info (Russian).

    98SE2ME, 982MEFR + 982MEIT:
    Updated English edition: added SHIMGVW.DLL + MSACM.DRV (from WDM capture driver). All others same:
     98SE2ME: Unofficial Killer Replacements: ME 98 SE (free, open source):
       • 98SE2ME February 1 2012 [4.23 MB, English].
         Or this link [ONLY IF link above does NOT work!].
       • 98SE2ME December 12 2007 [2.69 MB, French].
    98SE2ME French (bottom of page).
       • 98SE2ME September 26 2007 [2.57 MB, Italian].
    98SE2ME Italian.
    98SE2ME info, downloads + screen shots.
    98SE2ME complete list of files.
    98SE2ME Complete ReadMe Guide.
    98SE2ME Updates.
    98SE2ME MSFN forum.

    98DDK:
    Replaced \98DDK\CABS\I386\*.* files with these DDK install files [fixed %1\bin\dvol.exe not found error], added 3 MS patches + new READ1ST!.TXT:
     Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Driver Developer Kit (DDK):
       • Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE Complete DDK 32-bit + Documentation, Debug, Debug98SE + Symbols files [46.43 MB, right-click to save!], also contains 3 patches: see \98DDK\READ1ST!.TXT before installing!
       • Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE DDK 32-bit without documentation, Debug, Debug98SE + Symbols files [25 MB].
    Windows 2000, XP + 2003 DDK + WDK packages contain code for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME.

    VIDE-CDD.SYS:
    New version:
     VIDE-CDD.SYS v2.15 16-bit Acer Universal native DOS mode IDE/ATAPI CD/DVD driver for MS-DOS 7/8 + Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME (free):
       • VIDE-CDD.SYS 2.15, also here without documentation or support files [11 KB].
       • OLD VIDE-CDD.SYS 2.14 with documentation + support files [177 KB].
       • Both VIDE-CDD.SYS 2.15 + VIDE-CDD.SYS 2.14 with documentation + support files [344 KB].
    See "CD-ROM DRIVERS 4 DOS" for details.

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5-27-2010 Update

    UMBPCI:
    New release:
     UMBPCI.SYS 3.81 16-bit DOS TSR is the best FREEware DOS upper memory driver, provides access to the Upper Memory Area (UMA) for loading devices/drivers/TSRs "high", using HIMEM.SYS or QXHIMEM.SYS or HIMEMX.EXE extended memory manager, on Intel, FIC VIA, SiS and ALI PCI/AGP chipsets, supports Intel Pentium/Pro/II/III/IV, AMD + Cyrix CPUs, MS-DOS 5/6/7/8, Windows 3.1x/9x/ME, FreeDOS, DR-DOS, Open DOS + Novell DOS, WITHOUT the need for an extended/expanded DOS memory manager:
       • UMBPCI.SYS English page:
    UMBPCI.SYS [31 KB, English].
       • UMBPCI.SYS German page:
    UMBPCI.SYS [24 KB, German].

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5-14-2010 Update

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4-25-2010 Update

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4-24-2010 Update

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4-23-2010 Update

    SCR569X:
    Updated VBSCRIPT.DLL 5.6.0.8838 (from Win2000 Q981350 Fix) + JSCRIPT.DLL 5.6.0.8837 (from Win2000 Q971961 Fix). Replaced old VBSCRIPT.DLL 5.6.0.8835 + JSCRIPT.DLL 5.6.0.8835 [from Win2000 SP4 MS08-022 (Q944338)]:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Scripting Engines (MSE) 5.6 include: VBScript (VBS) 5.6, JScript (JS) 5.6, Windows Script Components (WSC), Windows Script Host (WSH) 5.6 + Windows Script Runtime (WSR) 5.6:
    Unofficial MSE 5.6 5.6.0.8838 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [679 KB].
    Requires MS IE 5.5 SP2 or newer already installed!

    USB20DRV (WinME) + USB20DRV (Win98 SE):
    Added USBCCGP.SYS 5.1.2600.5512 (from WinXP SP3):
     Unofficial USB 2.0 WDM Drivers USBCCGP.SYS 5.1.2600.5512, USBEHCI.SYS 5.0.2195.6882, USBHUB20.SYS 4.90.3000.11, USBPORT.SYS 5.0.2195.5652, USBSTOR.SYS 5.0.2195.6773 + WDMSTUB.SYS 5.0.0.6 for Windows 98 SE/ME:
    USB20DRV [269.5 KB].
    Experimental: may or may not work!
    Windows 98 SE requires NEWest Native USB (NUSB) already installed!
    How to restore original drivers (if any):
    Start Settings Control Panel Add/Remove Programs "Unofficial USB 2.0: Restore original drivers" Add/Remove button.

    MDDACU:
    New release:
     Unofficial Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Update (MDDACU) 2.0 for Windows 98 SE installs all current MDAC, MS Jet + MSXML updates + security fixes:
       • MDDACU.EXE [8.26 MB, English].
       • MDDACURU.EXE [8.29 MB, Russian].
    MDAC.

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2-17-2010 Update

    98LIVECD:
    New release:
     Unofficial Windows 98 SE Live CD (98LIVECD) creates bootable Win98 SE CD-ROM image (ISO) based on Mindows + BFI:
    98LIVECD [26.14 MB, multilanguage, free].
    Mirror.
    Requires:
       • Windows 98 SE Setup CD-ROM CAB files!
       • KernelEx!

    Build Floppy Image (BFI) tool (freeware).
    Reference: Mindows (free).
    WinBuilder works with Windows 98/ME.

    ME SP2:
    New release:
     Unofficial Windows ME Service Pack 2 (SP2) Alpha 2 installs ALL previously released Hotfixes, Patches + Updates (free):
    NOTICE:
    ME SP2 is temporarily OFFline due to untested BUGs per author's request.
    The author is working on an update, which will be posted here when ready.
    Thanks for understanding. ;)

    Try it anyway [6.33 MB, English].
    Requires MS IE 6.0 SP1 already installed!

    MP9URP9X, MP9URPFR + ITMP9URP:
    New French release. All others same:
     Unofficial Windows Media Player 9.0 (WMP9) Update Rollup Packs (URP) for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME install ALL previously released WMP9 Hotfixes, Patches + Updates:
       • WMP9URP December 2009 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [9.06 MB, English].
       • WMP9URP December 2009 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [9.1 MB, French].
       • OLD WMP9URP for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [8.57 MB, Italian].
    Windows 98, 98 SP1, 98 SE + ME users: Do NOT install WMP9URP IF already installed 98MP10!
    Windows 98 SE + ME require Windows Media Player 9.0 (WMP9) [13.3 MB] already installed!
    Windows 98 + 98 SP1 require Unofficial Windows Media Player 9.0 (WMP9) [13.3 MB] already installed!

    How to install WMP9 on Windows 98.

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2-14-2010 Update

    BHDD31:
    New French release. All others same:
     Big Hard Disk Drive (BHDD) 3.1 tools for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE: Fixed FORMAT.COM (also installed by FDSKFRMT.EXE), Fixed FDISK.EXE (also installed by FDSKFRMT.EXE), Disk Defragmenter (DEFRAG.EXE 4.90.3000, also installed by SCANFRAG.EXE) + Disk Scanner [SCANDSKW.EXE 4.90.3000 (Windows mode) + SCANDISK.EXE (native DOS mode), also installed by SCANFRAG.EXE] + Improved Hard Disk Driver ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2230 (Win98 SE only, also installed by ATADRV98.EXE):
       • BHDD 3.1 [473.06 KB, English].
       • BHDD 3.1 [476.33 KB, French].

    Java:
    New Java 5.0 (1.5.0) release. All others same:
     Oracle (Sun) Java Runtime Environment Standard Edition 32-bit includes: Java Virtual Machine (JVM) + Java Applets Plug-ins and Microsoft, Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape + Opera 32-bit web browsers (multilingual):
       • Java Standard Edition (Java SE) 6.0 (a.k.a. 1.6.0) Update 7 (6u7) for Windows 98/98 SE/ME [15.2 MB]:
    Direct download [15.13 MB, right-click to save!].
    Install requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 1.1 or newer (free).
    BUG:
    Java SE 6.0 (a.k.a. 1.6.0) Update 7 (6u7) is the LAST Update compatible with Windows 98/98 SE/ME, but you MUST ignore "Warning: This is not a supported Operating System!" error message!
    FIX:
    How to install Java SE 6.0 (a.k.a. 1.6.0) Update 7 (6u7) on Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME:
    1. Run .MSI installer [15.13 MB, right-click to save!].
    2. Or run .EXE installer [15.2 MB] stop at "Welcome to Java" screen open Windows Explorer or File Manager browse to %windir%\TEMP [default is C:\WINDOWS\TEMP = see your C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT or C:\CONFIG.SYS SET TEMP line for exact location if different than default (Win9x/ME)] run .MSI installer!

       • Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 (a.k.a. 1.5.0) Update 22 [also here] for Windows 98 SE/ME:
    Direct download [also here] [16.7 MB].
       • Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2.19 for Windows 98:
    Direct download [15.1 MB]:
    JavaRa Java Uninstaller (free GPL).

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1-29-2010 Update

    ATADRV98:
    New release. Same ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2230 from Big Hard Disk Drive 3.1 (BHDD31.ZIP), but now installs as stand alone (+ uninstall):
     Unofficial Windows 98 SE 48-bit LBA (Logical Block Addressing) > 137 GB ATA(PI)/(E)IDE/(U)DMA Improved Hard Disk Driver ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2230:
    ATADRV98.EXE [125 KB, English].
    Install this Improved ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2230 Driver on ALL PCs/portables!

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1-26-2010 Update

"Look upward, and share the wonders I've seen..."

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1-22-2010 Update

"Look upward, and share the wonders I've seen..."

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1-16-2010 Update

    Q972270:
    New T2EMBED.DLL 5.00.2195.7348 from MS01-001 (Q972270) Win2000 Fix. Replaced obsolete T2EMBED.DLL 5.00.2195.7318 from MS09-029 (Q961371) Win2000 Fix:
    Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Embedded Web Fonts T2EMBED.DLL 5.00.2195.7348 Security Vulnerability Fix:
    Direct download [178 KB, English].
    Requires MS IE 5.5 SP2 or newer already installed!
    More info.

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1-7-2010 Update

    X360C:
    Updated drivers, added more controller brands + models:
     Unofficial XBox 360 Controller WDM Driver for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME:
    X360C.EXE [150.5 KB].
    More info (Japanese):
    XBox 360 Controller WDM Driver Install Guide.

    Smart Card Base:
     Microsoft Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Smart Card Base Components Platform Software Developers Kit (SDK) Redistributable:
    Direct download [1.05 MB].
    How to install Smart Card Base Components Redist:
    Run scinst.EXE run scard.exe change directory to \x86\Eng subfolder run SCBase.Exe.
    Smart Card Base Components required by most Smart Card driver installations!

    Smart Card Base Components ReadMe.

    WRAPPER + FIXWRAP:
     WRAPPER.SYS v1.0 16-bit DOS TSR for MS-DOS 5/6/7/8 + Windows 3.1x/9x/ME [17 KB, no nag shareware] loads almost ANY program/TSR as DEVICE(HIGH) from CONFIG.SYS.
    Useful for saving low DOS RAM (upper memory manager required in CONFIG.SYS).
    Example (generic):
    DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOSTOOLS\WRAPPER.SYS C:\PROGRAMS\PROGRAM.EXE /program_params
    BUG: WRAPPER.SYS may lock up your computer if using Windows 95/98/ME!
    FIX: Get FIXWRAP.SYS for MS-DOS 7/8 + Windows 9x/ME:
    FIXWRAP.SYS 1.0 [3.72 KB, free].
    How to use FIXWRAP.SYS:
    Add this as the first line to your CONFIG.SYS file (example):
    DEVICE=C:\DOSTOOLS\FIXWRAP.SYS ON
    Then add this as the last line to your CONFIG.SYS file (example):
    DEVICE=C:\DOSTOOLS\FIXWRAP.SYS OFF
    Reboot for the changes to take effect.
    FIXWRAP.SYS Technical details.
    FIXWRAP.SYS MSFN Forum.

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12-23-2009 Update

"Look upward, and share the wonders I've seen..."

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12-22-2009 Update

    IE331485:
     Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0/6.0 SP1 32-bit for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Incorrect Suffix Append BROWSELC.DLL 6.00.2800.1146 Fix:
    Direct download [156.63 KB, English].

    Flash:
    New Flash 9 releases. All others same:
     Adobe Flash Web Players + Plug-ins for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME + Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera + SeaMonkey web browsers:
       • Flash 9.0.260 32-bit Web Player + Plug-ins for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME + Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera + SeaMonkey 32-bit browsers [1.43 MB].
       • Flash 9.0.260 32-bit Web Player + Plug-ins for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME + Microsoft 32-bit browsers [1.46 MB].
       • Flash 8.0.42.0 32-bit Web Player + Plug-ins for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME + Firefox, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera + SeaMonkey 32-bit browsers [16.3 MB].
    Flash 10/NEWer does NOT support Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME! LAST release compatible with these Windows 32-bit (Win32) OSes is Flash 9!
    Flash all versions 32-bit Web Player + Plug-ins for all Windows 32-bit (Win32) OSes.
    OLD Flash versions.

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11-27-2009 Update

    MSXML4:
    New Q973688 MSXML4.DLL 4.20.9876.0 replaced obsolete MS08-069 (Q954430) MSXML4.DLL 4.20.9870.0 fix:
     Unofficial Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME XML HTTP MSXML Control v4.0 SP2 MSXML4.DLL 4.20.9876.0 Fix:
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [5.78 MB, right-click to save!].
    Requires Microsoft Installer (MSI) [1.62 MB, free]!
    Requires MS IE 5/6 already installed!

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11-23-2009 Update

    userenv:
    New release:
     userenv.dll 0.0.3 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME allows to install + run NTx-only [Windows 2000/XP/2003] programs/games:
    userenv.dll [13 KB].
    MUST use together with KernelEx!

    GDI Heap Extender:
    New release:
     GDI Heap Extender Beta 2 for 98/98 SE/ME:
    GDI Heap Extender [122 KB].
    Installs on top of Revolutions Pack (RP) 9.x and replaces some of RP 9.x files with newer versions.

    WPI:
    New release:
     Windows Post-Install Wizard (WPI) 2.2 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME:
    WPI [71 KB].
    More info.
    Requires MS IE 6.0 or 6.0 SP1 already installed!

    Driverpacks + UBCD98:
    Re-packed February 2008 UBCD98 edition to include updated Driverpacks:
     Driverpacks + Unattended Boot CD 98 (UBCD98) for Windows 98 SE:
    Driverpacks [7 RAR parts, 95 MB each].

    SB Drivers:
    6 new SB setup CD-ROM ISOs [date stamp: 04-12-2009] uploaded (large files > 200 MB):
     Sound Blaster AWE/PCI/Live!/Audigy series Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME + native MS-DOS 7/8 Audio Drivers, Patches + Tools.
    More info.

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11-13-2009 Update

    VS6SP6U:
    Updated to include newest *.OCX files (see complete list of files + builds when you install VS6SP6U.EXE) from VS6 SP6 Q957924 Update Rollup:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Visual C++ Foundation Class, C++ Runtime + ActiveX Controls Libraries (DLLs) ATL.DLL, MFC42.DLL, MSVCP60.DLL, COMCT332.OCX, COMCTL32.OCX, COMDLG32.OCX, MCI32.OCX, MSCOMCT2.OCX, MSCOMCTL.OCX, MSCOMM32.OCX, MSFLXGRD.OCX, MSINET.OCX, MSMASK32.OCX, MSWINSCK.OCX, PICCLP32.OCX, RICHTX32.OCX + TABCTL32.OCX Updates:
    Direct download [1.9 MB].
    More info.

    Q253912, Q253912P + Q253912F:
    Added actual English VXD, created separate Polish installer:
     Unofficial Windows 98 SE Out Of Memory Errors VCACHE.VXD 4.10.2223 Fix:
       • VCACHE.VXD Fix [117 KB, English].
       • VCACHE.VXD Fix [120 KB, Polish].
       • VCACHE.VXD Fix [121.5 KB, French].
    More info.
    CAUTION:
    This VCACHE.VXD Fix is experimental!

    IOSYS98:
    Replaced CDFS.VXD with patched file (used RLoew's freeware > 2 GB DVD size patch). This complex fix replaces these separate fixes: Q304708, USBFDD98 + Q271277:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE CD/DISK/SCSI/SMART/VOL I/O Subsystem CDFS.VXD 4.90.3002 (patched for > 2 GB DVD size), CDTSD.VXD 4.90.3001, CDVSD.VXD 4.90.3004, DISKTSD.VXD 4.90.3001, DISKVSD.VXD 4.90.3002, SCSI1HLP.VXD 4.90.3001, SMARTVSD.VXD 4.90.3001 + VOLTRACK.VXD 4.90.3001 Drivers Fix v2:
    Direct download [170.5 KB].
    CDFS.VXD 4.90.3002 patched with RLoew's > 2 GB DVD size patch (freeware).
    This Fix includes CDVSD.VXD 4.90.3004 (Q304708.EXE), DISKTSD.VXD 4.90.3001 (USBFDD98.EXE) + DISKVSD.VXD 4.90.3002 (Q271277.EXE) separate Fixes!
    These files install also as part of 98SE2ME.

    CDFSME:
     Unofficial Windows ME > 2 GB DVD size CDFS.VXD 4.90.3002 Fix [153 KB].
    Older CDFS.VXD 4.90.3001 from Q274175 Fix patched to newer CDFS.VXD 4.90.3002 with RLoew's > 2 GB DVD size patch (freeware).

    VC_R_9X, VC_R_7X, VC_R_71 + VC_R_70:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Visual C++ (VC++) Foundation Class 7.x ATLxx.DLL + MFC7xx.DLL Redistributables (multilanguage):
       • Visual C++ 2008 (VC2008) Redistributable for Windows 9x/ME [1.44 MB].
    Requires KernelEx already installed!
       • VC++ 7.x Redistributable [1.72 MB].
       • VC++ 7.1 Redistributable [1.06 MB].
       • VC++ 7.0 Redistributable [1.03 MB].
    More info.

    Q961371:
    Replaced older (buggy) Q908519 (MS06-002) fixes:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Embedded Web Fonts T2EMBED.DLL 5.00.2195.7318 Security Vulnerability Fix:
    Direct download [177.27 KB].
    Requires MS IE 5.5 SP2 or newer already installed!

    GDIPLUS:
    New version from WinXP SP3 fix:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Graphics Device Interface+ (GDI+) 32-bit Graphics/Video Acceleration Runtime Library GDIPLUS.DLL 5.1.3102.5581 Security Vulnerability Fix:
    GDIPLUS.DLL [894.5 KB].
    Just in case...
    OLD GDIPLUS.DLL 5.1.3102.1360 for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME [1016.48 KB].
    Place old GDIPLUS.DLL in %windir%\SYSTEM .

    MDGXHOST = HOSTS0, HOSTS127 + HOSTS:
    Added more adware/spyware servers: now > 132,000 hosts:
     The HOSTS file can be used to block adware, spyware, malware, viruses, trojans, worms + popups in all your ftp/web browsers and internet/network tools by denying access to a list of internet domains/servers/web sites:
    MDGx HOSTS [2.96 MB, self extracting Installer/Uninstaller executable].
    HOSTS0.EXE, HOSTS127.EXE + HOSTS.ZIP are installed by MDGXHOST.EXE .

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4-4-2009 Update

    SCANFRAG:
    Added MSCONFIG.CNT, MSCONFIG.HLP, WINFILE.CHM, WINFILE.CNT, WINFILE.HLP + DEFAULT.SFC:
     Microsoft Disk Defragmenter (DEFRAG.EXE 4.90.3000 from Windows ME), Hardware Diagnostic Tool (HWINFO.EXE 4.90.3000 from Windows ME), System Configuration (MECONFIG.EXE 4.90.3001 from Windows ME Q272719 Hotfix), Disk Scanner (SCANDSKW.EXE 4.90.3000 + SCANDISK.EXE from Windows ME), Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE 4.90.3000 from Windows ME = modified to work with all Windows 95/98 releases), Registry Scanner (SCANREGW.EXE 4.10.1998 + SCANREG.EXE from Windows 98 SE), SCANREG.INI Editor [SREDIT.EXE from Windows 98 Resource Kit (RK)], MSDOS.SYS Editor [BOOTEDIT.EXE 1.0.0.1 from Windows 98 Resource Kit (RK)], System File Checker (SFC.EXE 4.10.2222 from Windows 98 SE) + File Manager (WINFILE.EXE 4.10.1999 16-bit from Windows 98 SE Q267375 Hotfix = modified with custom 256 colors bitmaps + icons) Tools for Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE:
    SCANFRAG.EXE [1.13 MB].
    See "USE WINME DEFRAG + SCANDSKW WITH WIN95/98" + "SCANREGW, SCANREG + SCANREG.INI".

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3-20-2009 Update

    NUSBFEFX, NUSB98FE, NUSBFRFE + NUSBITFE:
    Added NUSBFEFX QFECheck Fix for NUSB98FE 3.20 English:
     Unofficial Windows 98/98 SP1 Native USB Drivers (NUSB98FE) 3.20 adds native USB + USB 2.0 support for most internal + external USB devices (free):
       • NUSB98FE 3.20 QFECheck Fix [62.5 KB, English].
       • NUSB98FE 3.20 [999.33 KB, English].
       • NUSB98FE 3.20 [1008.32 KB, French].
       • OLD NUSB98FE 3.10 [767.5 KB, Italian].
    NUSB in languages other than English.

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2-25-2009 Update

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