Windows98SE Patches...

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  1. Comp01

    Comp01 Registered Member

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    Should I apply all the Windows98SE patches to my PC? I don't want to use the windows update, because then I have to go through the hassle of disabling it, is there a way I can download all the necessary security patches, and install them myself without running windows update? and if so, should I apply them? (I dont want this computer to get messed up by the patches)
     
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  3. ShotgunGirl

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    AXCEL216's Free Windows Software Essentials page (you'll find a lot of updates here for Windows)
    Ray Clements's Windows 98 Updates page (archived [discontinued] page of Win98 updates)
    Techspot.com OS Updates page (nice page of updates for Win98 SE, 2000, ME & XP)
    Microsoft Download Center [the best place to search for and download patches and updates for any MS software]
    MSDN Online Downloads page [download site for software developers; not for novice users]
    Microsoft Windows Update Site (this site automatically scans for & installs updates for Windows)
    Microsoft Windows Update Catalog page (this site allows searching & saving updates onto a computer)
    Microsoft Windows Update Troubleshooter page (go here if having trouble using the Windows Update site)
    Microsoft Windows 98 Corporate Downloads Page (old Win98 updates page for corporate & advanced Win98 users)
    Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition [ME] Update Page (very few updates featured there)
    Windows Desktop Product Life Cycle Main page (go here to determine how long Windows software is supported)
    Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List page (go here to search for compatible hardware drivers for Windows)
    Microsoft Help & Support main site (main page for support on MS software)
    Microsoft Support Knowledge Base Search site (search for MS Support KB articles here)
    Microsoft TechNet Security Site (check here for new security bulletins, security fixes and workarounds)
     
  4. ShotgunGirl

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    The above listed are not LIVE so you can go to this page:

    http://members.tripod.com/erpman1/w98meupd.html

    Look at the bottom of page for the above links.
     
  5. ShotgunGirl

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    One suggestion: Leave the Drivers updates alone unless you REALLY know what you are doing and looking for. One WRONG DRIVER can can spell REFORMAT
     
  6. ShotgunGirl

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    USE AT OWN RISK: THIS IS AN UN-OFFICIAL SP 1 FOR WIN98se

    http://exuberant.ms11.net/98sesp.html
     
  7. ShotgunGirl

    ShotgunGirl Guest

    !! WARNING !!

    DO NOT INSTALL THE ABOVE LISTED UN_OFFICIAL 98se SP1


    Installing it (as a test) blew my computer away. Had to re-install windows. ugh!
    The SP 1 appears to be a collection of programs from 98se ME and win2x. Even a back-up of the registry didn't correct the problem it caused. Am not at all certain what flavor of windows the computer is not. The monitor crackling. An os much to fast.
     
  8. Comp01

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    I wouldnt apply an unofficial patch, anyways, I probably wont update until tomorrow, I might end up using just the Windows updater. :doubt:
     
  9. ShotgunGirl

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    An you would be correct not to use an un-official patch. Its not good computing practice.
    For TESTING purpose such as mine the worse results are always expected..thats part of testing....an helps prevent problems for others.
    Its not unusual for me to format a couple of times a day or a week . Nowadays my time is limited so the test of that patch may be the last test for a while.
     
  10. _Ralph_

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    I downloaded the patch last night and my system is running smooth as silk . It changed the appearance a bit but that was an easy fix since I had my settings stored .
     
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