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2016-03-06 03:13 »

Non Hic wrote:...I'm saving it for my Monday read...

Just making sure I'm clear. I don't usually do much on weekends and Sundays, resting day and all so I'll get back to you on Monday. :oops: I have read the posts but very quickly, just resting my brain in the weekends... so worry not, we are not abandoning you! :mrgreen:

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2016-03-06 05:32 »

Z-Balm wrote:...I'll try again if you can tell me why I couldn't find the help file or USBSTACK.EXE.

This is a hard question. Could be any number of things. PROBLEMCHYLD have more knowledge on this but I'm gussing, as you suggested, soemthing went wrong and it didn't get extracted. Maybe you can extract the file manually and then put it there before you run the SP? :think:

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2016-03-06 15:17 »

It's funny reading the OP and his history of using win-98. I too had started a tech partnership back in the early 90's (when win 3.11 for workgroups was current) and our first servers were nt 4. By the early 2000's everyone had win-98se except for the software developers (who had win-2k). As of today, my office computer, the office admin's computer, and our production computers are still running win-98 on desktop PC's that were built and cloned back in 2004 (Intel 865-based Soyo boards - and yes we've replaced the capacitors on them!). Our sales people run win-7, 2/3 of our developers have win-7 as their main OS, the other 1/3 use XP (with POS-2009 hack). Our contact managment software is Janna Contact '99 (JC) , and our accounting software is AccPac - a really old (and expensive) version which last had updates in 2000 or 2001 (so we're getting our money's worth out of it!). Accpac uses sql database, and JC has some sort of MS access data base format. And yes, we're still running our two NT-4 servers today! One for our website (IIS4) and the other for our mail server (Post.Office, circa 1999) and JC and Accpac. Our continued use of Win-98 on half our computers, our continued use of NT4 and our accounting and CRM software is no secret around here.

Back during the years 2000 through 2005 we had a dedicated block of 64 IP addresses, and NO nat-routing or firewall. So each PC had direct access to the internet. None of our win-98 machines were ever infected with anything during that time, but a few of our win-2k machines got some worms and one of our NT4 servers somehow had a private FTP server running on it. By 2006 our internet connection was behind a nat-router so intrusion or access to internal machines was blocked. I don't think anyone was running XP in our office until some point in 2006.

So the OP can feel good about still running win-98. I am. Just a few months ago I was able to purchase some tickets for air travel using my win-98 machine - and I do some web-banking on it. So there are still some pretty sophisticated or mission-critical web-transactions that you can still do with win-98. Naturally I have KernelEx API helper installed on my win-98 systems.

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2016-03-06 18:56 »

You can find the help file in Windowshelp directory. It's name is U98SESP3.CHM.
You can find U98SEUSB.EXE in the Windows System directory. It replaces USBSTACK.EXE. I haven't forgot about you, just busy lately. Will be more active in a couple days. Hope you get everything working.

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2016-03-07 04:14 »

98 Guy wrote:...

Nothing wrong with using old software but I personally dislike you. You are one cheap fuck who doesn't even want to pony up $20 for something that I think you needed and used in your business. Instead, you were doing or trying to pirate it. (Thread: What was German win-98 memory patch?) You can go to hell for all I care. :sick:

Yes, my apologies to Z-Balm for going off topic in his thread. I will see myself out. :oops:

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2016-03-07 07:15 »

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 the Help directory. Instead, I thought everything was dumped into a
temporary folder. The help file that appears before the install should be updated. I was searching for USBSTACK.EXE
not U98SEUSB.EXE.

When so many new files are suddenly added to a system it's easy to get lost. That's what happened to me, I guess.

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2016-03-07 17:33 »

Z-Balm wrote:I apologize to all forum members...

Sir! You are not forgiven! :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz: Just joking! :mrgreen: :lol:

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2016-03-08 19:15 »

Hey Z-Balm,

So how did it go? Your machine is working fine now with the SP?

:?: By the way, how come you don't virtualize the machine? Wouldn't it be easier to manage than a "physical" machine? :think:

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2016-03-09 12:33 »

Did you get it working?

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2016-03-11 02:19 »

Guy needs help, asks for help, gets to wait a few hours and he goes all "No replies?", "Please guys, don't leave me hanging." ...he gets the help and then... wham bam thank you ma'am. Disappears. Maybe it's just the cynic in me, but man, people are weird! :sick:

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