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September 22, 2008, 3:14 am
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Re: Windows 99
On Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:14:40 -0700 (PDT), email@example.com
Many regard WinME as one of the worst 9x os because it takes
the instability and limited resources of prior 98 and adds
more bloat and bugs. I suppose if you really wanted the
features and fixes ME adds over 98 you could just install ME
and disable the portions you didn't want running. Then
again, once 98SE has been fully patched it may gain some of
those features and stability improvements except for the
ever present resource limitations (that are still present in
I also wonder what happens when some software you install
checks for the OS version to determine what files and
settings it uses... whether the differences in 98 and ME
could pose a problem in some cases, and when it comes to MS
patches, if they will run and/or do what they're supposed to
at all or if they'd instead cause problems or actually undo
some of the features by overwriting ME files with newer but
less featured 98SE files.
What about 98Lite? I can't recall if it's able to modify
WinME as well as Win98 but if it can that might be a more
automated way of making WinME more 98SE-like.
Re: Windows 99
The idea behind it is that the hybrid takes the best files from each
OS, resulting in a much more stable hybrid OS with many of 98's issues
I also see it claims some winNT apps will run under this, as it seems
me provides a limited degree of nt support.
The first thing the pack does is disable the checking and warning
about different windows versions. The hybrid couldnt run otherwise. It
runs a mix of 98 and me drivers, re apps I dont know offhand of any
98 apps that wont run on me. The apps that want me only are meant to
run on it, so I'm not sure how it handles installers checking which
win is running.
98lite is a 98-95 hybrid intended to make 98 run faster and use less
ram. It does this by removing some components from 98 and replacing a
few bits with 95 files. I tried it a while back, I vaguely remember
having too many problems trying to get it online.
IIRC there ws a version of 98 supposed to run on 4M or 8M ram
somewhere too, with no swapfile - a very aggressively cut down
I just wondered if anyone had tried this 99 hybrid. I can find my me
disc tho :(