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Topic: Windows 9x

In the News (Tue 23 Oct 18)

  Windows 9.x System Resources - HelpWithWindows.com
These problems are somewhat less severe than they used to be because Windows 9.x manages system resources more intelligently than 3.x But it is still a very common cause of memory error messages and program crashes.
Windows 98 uses an asynchronous input model for all input to the system and applications.
Windows 9.x incorporates the Windows 64KB system-resource limit for better performance when it is providing backward compatibility.
www.helpwithwindows.com /techfiles/win-resources.html   (1087 words)

 Sysinternals Freeware - NTFS for Windows 98   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
NTFS for Windows 98 wraps the Windows NT/2000/XP NTFS driver in a run-time environment that simulates the Windows NT environment the NTFS driver is written to use.
Because the Windows 95/98 environment is different than that of Windows NT/2000/XP, the level of NTFS support that NTFS for Windows 98 provides is not equivalent to that provided on Windows NT/2000/XP.
Do not convert your first partition, or your Windows 95/98 boot partition (the one with \windows on it), to NTFS as there is no support in Windows 95 or Windows 98 for reading NTFS drives during the boot sequence.
www.sysinternals.com /Utilities/NtfsWindows98.html   (1293 words)

 End Of The Road For Windows 9x   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
From 1999 and beyond, the successor to Windows 98 will be based on the NT technology, said Jim Allchin, senior vice president of the personal and business systems group at Microsoft, in his keynote speech at the company's Professional Developers Conference here.
"Windows NT 5 is so strategic that Microsoft is going to bet the company on it," Allchin told the 6,200 developers in attendance.
Windows 98 and Windows NT 5.0 are already beginning to converge.
www.techweb.com /wire/news/1997/09/0924windows.html   (569 words)

 API Spying Techniques for Windows 9x, NT and 2000
This window slides each time a process is scheduled for execution to provide a view of the unique physical memory locations occupied by that process.
Continuing our exploration of the Windows 9x address space reveals that the region spanning from 2GB to 3GB is reserved for the upper portion of the 16-bit global heap.
Under Windows 9x, it is possible for a virtual device driver to respond to the CREATE_PROCESS message sent by VWIN32 whenever a new process is executed.
www.internals.com /articles/apispy/apispy.htm   (3978 words)

 How to Dual-Boot Windows 9X/Me and 2000 Pro
The purpose of this article is to provide step-by-step procedures for installing both Windows 9X/Me and Windows 2000 Pro on the same hard disk drive so that either operating system can be selected from a menu when the computer first starts/boots-up.
It cannot be configured to boot multiple versions of Windows 9X (Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, and Me) because they use the same boot file; however, there are third party utilities which can do it.
Multiple-boot configurations with Windows NT and Windows 95, etc. are implemented in a similar fashion.
www.duxcw.com /digest/Howto/software/windows/dual   (413 words)

 Leave Windows 9x behind - ZDNet UK Insight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The root cause for all this instability is the fact that the Windows 9x operating system kernel is basically a cobbled together version of the prehistoric DOS operating system kernel.
Basically this means that Windows 9x is so busy with its juggling act that a tiny failure at any point can bring the whole operating system tumbling down.
Windows XP and its predecessor, Windows 2000, on the other hand, are built on the NT kernel, which provides a much more stable operating system core.
insight.zdnet.co.uk /hardware/chips/0,39020436,2132832,00.htm   (911 words)

 Using Apache with Microsoft Windows - Apache HTTP Server
Windows NT: This means all versions of Windows that are based on the Windows NT kernel.
On Windows 9x you can update your Microsoft Installer to version 2.0 here and on Windows NT 4.0 and 2000 the version 2.0 update can be found here.
On Windows NT 4.0 these privileges are granted via User Manager for Domains, but on Windows 2000 and XP you probably want to use Group Policy for propagating these settings.
httpd.apache.org /docs/2.0/platform/windows.html   (3286 words)

Also new: the Windows 2003 Server Annoyances forum.
Microsoft's new Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) software is now available for free download.
August 10, 2004 - Windows XP users: Service Pack 2 is now available.
www.annoyances.org   (608 words)

 Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Upgrading to Windows XP from Windows 9x/Me
Windows 9x/Me and XP may look similar, but they're built on two completely different technology platforms, and it's actually sort of amazing that an upgrade between them can take place at all.
Windows 9x/Me is based on DOS, a 16-bit command line OS that debuted in 1983.
It is the technological successor to Windows 2000, not Windows 9x/Me.
www.winsupersite.com /showcase/windowsxp_sg_9xupgrade.asp   (2100 words)

 Tweak3D.net - Windows 9x
Until we can all move off to the blissful land of Win2k with its new technologies and high stability (hopefully), we have to live with the dead horse of an operating system based on DOS - something that was dreamed up way back in the late 70's.
Windows if nothing if it isn't chuck full of settings to play around with.
Just remember to be careful and be sure to write down any settings that you have changed and their original value - just in case.
www.tweak3d.net /tweak/windows   (374 words)

 Windows 9x Structure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Windows 9x supports long file names up to 255 characters.
Windows 9x utilizes preemptive multitasking for 32-bit applications and cooperative multitasking for older 16-bit operations.
Some of these applications require complete control of the system's resources and will not run properly under Windows 9x so the Virtual Machine Manager creates a special environment for these application known as a virtual machine in which the applications can be given the resources that they need.
www.techtutorials.net /tutorials/win9x/9xstructure.shtml   (616 words)

 WINDOWS 9X   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
For example, if Windows 95 is installed in the Windows folder on drive C and you want to import the System.txt file from the root folder of drive C, type:
For example, if Windows 95 is installed in the Windows folder on drive C and you want to import the User.txt file from the root folder of drive C, type:
Windows 95 uses the System.da0 file when it cannot find the System.dat file.
www.geocities.com /xfile67/3winregisty.html   (1155 words)

Microsoft first made Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) available to a small group of technical customers on Friday, September 1, and plans to broadly release the code to current Windows Vista Customer Preview Program (CPP) participants this week.
Microsoft has updated the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to help remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows 2000.
Microsoft has released the third and final beta of Internet Explorer 7, due to be released in a final version later this year.
www.helpwithwindows.com   (386 words)

 Print - How do I install the Windows 9x Policy Editor?
To install the Windows 9x policy editor under an NT machine just copy the Netadmin\Poledit directory to a folder on the Windows NT machine, e.g.
Be aware - Profiles created under NT, even with the Windows 9x version of the policy editor will not be read correctly from a Windows 9x machine so the config.pol file needed for Windows 9x machines should be created under a Windows 9x machine and then copied to the netlogon share of the domain controller.
Installing under NT is only useful for experimenting and it will not be able to load profiles created by a Windows 9x machine.
www.windowsitpro.com /articles/print.cfm?articleid=15210   (368 words)

 PC911 - Friendly Computer Help In Plain English
A common topic of confusion amongst Windows 9x users is the difference between resources and memory.
Each one of these memory sections is 64KB in size, which is fixed due to the Windows 9x architecture, and cannot be increased.
As a side note, versions of Windows that are based on the NT kernel such as NT 4 and Windows 2000, do not have those limitations and handle resource leaks a lot better than Windows 9x.
www.pcnineoneone.com /howto/resources1.html   (537 words)

 3DSpotlight | Windows 9x/ME Customization Guide
More advanced users may want to skip to part two, although it is recommended that you at least have a look through part one before moving on too anything else.
However, if you’re still on windows 95, you’ll have to settle for the image being in the center of the screen, or the screen in the center of the background depending on the size of the bitmap (in pixels).
Windows screensavers such as flying through space or flying windows can be installed/uninstalled from windows setup.
www.techspot.com /tweaks/win9x_customization/index.shtml   (805 words)

 How To Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me
Microsoft recommends that you use the Windows user interface if you can to change your system settings instead of manually editing the registry.
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a component of the Microsoft Windows operating system and is the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM).
To restore the whole registry in Windows 95, you must manually restore the registry files that you backed up in the How to Back Up the Whole Registry section of this article.
support.microsoft.com /default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;322754   (1558 words)

 Dual Booting Windows 9x and Windows NT 4.0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It's fairly easy.  Boot with your MS-DOS disk with CD Drivers, pop the 9x CD in your drive, and run Setup from the CD, and follow the instructions, which shouldn't be too hard.  For the example, I installed Windows 9x in D:Windows.
When 9x reboots after the plug and play check, you'll notice that NT Loader is missing.  Don't worry, NT is still there.  We are going to make it come alive with the NT Emergency disk is for.
After you are done setting up Windows 9x, it's time to pop in NT Setup Disk #1 and reboot.  Put in #2 when prompted.  When setup asks what you would like to do, press the "R" key which stands for repair.  You should then be faced with a screen with these options:
www.pcmech.com /show/os/44   (522 words)

 ActivePerl 5.8 - Online Docs : Windows 9X/Me/NT/200X/XP
For files on FAT partitions (which means all files in Windows 9x/Me), you don't have to set permissions explicitly on a file.
Windows 9x/Me machines that are administered using Novell can have accounts and permissions similiar to NT.
On Windows systems, association is the process of specifying which programs should be used for which kind of files.
aspn.activestate.com /ASPN/Reference/Products/ActivePerl/faq/Windows/ActivePerl-Winfaq4.html   (3069 words)

 Windows 9x/NT/2000/Me/XP Client Desktops
Many of these tips were developed so you can work around non-intuitive or illogical aspects of the Windows 95 user interface created by Bill Gates' Microsoft.
To minimize the currectly selected window, hold down the Windows key on the keyboard and press M. Minimizing does not remove the program from memory.
Windows 95 introduced the protected-mode 32-bit VFAT method which uses the Installable File System (IFS) drivers to access 12 or 16 bit FAT tables.
www.wilsonmar.com /1w9xins.htm   (2680 words)

 Print - Office 11 May Skip Out on Windows 9x Compatibility
A Microsoft engineer told testers that the company is dropping Windows 9x/Me compatibility for security and schedule reasons, but many testers questioned that decision in an online forum this week.
This version of the installer application is less prone to require reboots after Office is installed, and results in smaller installation sets, Crayton wrote.
Despite reports that 9x support in Office 11 is dead, the company says it is still evaluating the possibility of adding back that support.
www.windowsitpro.com /articles/print.cfm?articleid=27150   (692 words)

 GRC | Shields UP! -- Internet Connection Security Analysis     (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The problem with using this truly optimal and minimal binding configuration is that, as I said above, that annoying bug in all versions of Windows 9x causes any completely unbound components to disappear from the network components listing.
To keep NetBEUI from disappearing due to the Windows 9x network configuration bug, it must always be anchored to at least one adapter.
Windows 9x users can do this by checking their machine's current IP address with Windows' built-in (but little known) "WinIPcfg" utility.
grc.com /su-rebinding9x.htm   (4371 words)

 SCHAFT MS Windows 9x and NT/XP Files   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Windows 9.x, ME, 2000, XP 3D screen saver.
Versions are available for both 32-bit Windows (Windows 95, 98, NT4, 2000 and XP) and 16-bit Windows (any version of Windows 3.1 or later).
For use under Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 3.51 and 4.0, and Windows 2000.
www.schaft.com /ftpfiles.html   (6976 words)

 How to Dual-Boot Windows 9X/Me and 2000 Pro
Win 9X cannot read and write files, etc. on NTFS formatted partitions.
Unpartitioned space 4063 MB Here, you can see my 4 GB C: drive, which has Windows Me installed on it, my 21 GB D: drive which has a lot of files I do not want destroyed on it, and 4 GB of unpartitioned space earmarked for Win 2K.
For troubleshooting and advanced starttup options for Windows 2000, press F8 The first choice was highlighted.
www.duxcw.com /digest/Howto/software/windows/dual/print.html   (1353 words)

 LayGO for Windows 9x
See Windows 9x Plug and Play for instructions on installing these VxDs.
In order for the Windows Device Manager to load the VxD, you must put entries in the system Registry identifying the driver.
If the communication board shipped with this disk uses dual-ported RAM and/or memory-mapped I/O, the host RAM areas you choose to map this memory to must be excluded from use by the Windows memory manager.
www.advancedrelay.com /laygodoc/laygoins/win9x.htm   (896 words)

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