Z-Balm
2017-12-02 03:20
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Last Chance to Install a Printer with 98SE
Replies: 0

Last Chance to Install a Printer with 98SE

Recently, I was helping a friend empty out a couple of rooms in his home. He had hired a contractor to make some needed renovations. In a closet we found a factory sealed box with a brand new printer. It's an HP Deskjet D4260. For some unknown reason, he stored the box on a closet shelf and forgot i...
Z-Balm
2016-03-07 07:15
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Big Updates and/or Service Packs
Replies: 20

I apologize to all forum members. I have an embarassing number of system backups, but I still feel aprehension when the system starts to blowup! I don't know why I react this way. I could delete the entire Registry and restore the system in less that 10 minutes. PROBLEMCHYLD, I should have looked in...
Z-Balm
2016-03-06 01:49
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Big Updates and/or Service Packs
Replies: 20

No replies? I joined MSFN years ago because they had all the info about 98SE and KernelEx. MSFN had an active group always discussing these Unofficial Service Packs. I found this forum (Tech Talk) accidentally while performing a Google search. Please guys, don't leave me hanging. If you don't know w...
Z-Balm
2016-03-05 11:13
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Big Updates and/or Service Packs
Replies: 20

I'm not giving up yet, but there were problems with USP_v3.53 and my very "unfresh" system. After the install completed the restart was very slow because so many new files were added. Things looked ok, but all was not well. I assumed the help file that appears before the install begins wou...
Z-Balm
2016-03-02 04:38
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Big Updates and/or Service Packs
Replies: 20

We all have secrets. One of mine is not telling my business partners that I still use 98SE! I have an extensive electronics background. I like building things in a shop. When people visit our offices they see my partners wearing expensive suits. I'm the senior partner, but I would rather be shot tha...
Z-Balm
2016-03-01 01:17
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Big Updates and/or Service Packs
Replies: 20

No, it is definitely not a clean installation. Because my post was several paragraphs, I didn't want to mention slipstreaming. Remember those early service packs from Microsoft. They were a disaster! The only way they could be smoothly integrated was to burn a new CD with the combined files from the...
Z-Balm
2016-02-29 06:22
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Big Updates and/or Service Packs
Replies: 20

Big Updates and/or Service Packs

I joined this forum several months ago after downloading USP_v3.48. I have several ways to restore a system, including numerous partial and full backups. Nothing can happen that can't be undone. I'm sure most of you follow similar procedures. I'm a partner in a business that started when Windows 95 ...
Z-Balm
2015-09-19 08:27
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Unofficial Windows 98 Second Edition Service Pack 3.64
Replies: 582

I appreciate your replies Non Hic and PROBLEMCHYLD. I was the perfect candidate (or sucker) for KernelEx. I built my first primitive computer from a plywood board and a grid of copper nails and transistors. I started a business with two other guys and Windows 95. All the flaws with 98 were actually ...
Z-Balm
2015-09-18 02:48
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Unofficial Windows 98 Second Edition Service Pack 3.64
Replies: 582

New to Forum - A Few Very Basic Questions All I really want is a modern browser to run smoothly with 98SE. I've got a multi- boot computer. Using 98SE on the web is almost impossible because old versions of Opera, SeaMonkey, etc., are useless. Discovering KernelEx seemed like a small miracle. IE6_SP...