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Sorry I should have listed what patches are included in this 15 cumulative rollup:1.Windows Script update and appropriate security tweak to take advantage of Windows Script 5.6...Install Windows9x-Script56-KB917344-x86-enu.exe and reboot. Next......The TrustPolicy .reg file 'tweak' is to NOT allow unsigned scripts to be run. Doubleclick it to enter the setting into registry. May need to reboot again for setting to take effect.2. Q9185473. 98Krnlupdate4. Cursor-icon fix5. Hyperlink Security Update6. Windows Shell security update7. generic USB drivers so 98 will see all USB flash drives as plug and play (I installed this on 3 computers running 98SE; you first have to remove all the drivers installed. It works beautifully)8. Vector Markup9. HTML10. Windows script 5.6, so unsigned security scripts won't run11. FTP client security update12. Flash player 7 rc6813. XML updates14. DST15. IE 6, SP1 update (info here http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#IEC)16. WMP 6.4, 7.1 and 9 security updates17. SNMP Q92642718. PNG fix19. OE 6 SP1 update20. DirectX 6, 7, 8 and 9 updates21. MS updates for Intel processors22. WMP MP3 codecsThe reason why it is so large is that the fixes for two OSes are included. Each fix is in a separate folder and each folder has a text file with information. You don't have to install anything. I trust the person who packages these fixes and I've been installing them on my ME and 98SE computers since September with no problems.

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Sorry I should have listed what patches are included in this 15 cumulative rollup...The reason why it is so large is that the fixes for two OSes are included. Each fix is in a separate folder and each folder has a text file with information. You don't have to install anything. I trust the person who packages these fixes and I've been installing them on my ME and 98SE computers since September with no problems.
Noted. And thanks, Liz. I will download this and take a look. Always happy to find another good resource. A lot of these custom packages are floating around on the net, in many different sizes and flavors.Several of the patches here I'd skip, several others I would go for. In particular, I believe the 98 kernel and the Windows shell fixes are good ones, also the USB update. Personally, I'd skip anything related to IE6 and OE updates and WMP stuff, preferring third party stuff. If it allows you to pick and choose from among the folders, that makes it a lot more benign. Some of these big packages just install 'the works' in one big dump. Not for me, but probably real good for many others. Your comments about trust inspire me to look again.BTW I made a mistake when writing about what I saw at that url. No Downloader is required, and in fact, for Free downloads, they are not allowed. (I never use these utilities anyway). To upload your own files, you have to use an Uploader utility which it appears they supply(?) Because the site is commercial and has a Premium (paid) side to it, that gave me pause. You know how much I love good freeware (don't you?) Sometimes the best available software just happens also to be freeware, but not always. I'll occasionally fork over some cash for the good ones. ;)P.S. Added url's to my post above- for getting just the TZEdit utility for the DST/time zones fix for 98/SE/ME. A good discussion in Lockergnome in a couple different threads on that subject. Edited by Cluttermagnet

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I have had it with Microshaft. I Beta tested Vista and Office 2007 for those people and I got squat for doing it. A waste of my time. Vista is nothing but Eye Candy. The search feature and explorer sucks. This topic title says it all! B)

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I have had it with Microshaft. I Beta tested Vista and Office 2007 for those people and I got squat for doing it. A waste of my time. Vista is nothing but Eye Candy. The search feature and explorer sucks. This topic title says it all! B)
Gary? Am I hearing you say you may be changing camps to Linux sometime soon? Oh yes! And what kind of reward were you looking for as a beta tester? I don't recall them offering any type of reward (monetary or otherwise) for users to beta it {can I use 'beta' as a verb? :P }------------------------------------------------------------------Brian Livingston of Windows Secret newsletter has a full discussion on how to install UPGRADE WinVista without having an older Windows version in the system.I would urge all to subscribe to WindowsSecrets newsletter. (Free or the Plus edition) as it truly is a worthy read! Edited by RandomBox

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Hmm! How long do you think it will take M$ to fix this bug? B)
When one door closes another opening is found. :P

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When one door closes another opening is found. B)
I doubt seriously that M$ is going to leave the door wide open for people buy the upgrade version rather than the legitimate one. Edited by lewmur

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I'm not interested in debating any of you any further. You are entitled to your opinion as I am to mine. I promise I will not start a thread in the ATL forum entitled "Linux be Dam*ed".
Period. :thumbsup:

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Gary? Am I hearing you say you may be changing camps to Linux sometime soon? Oh yes! And what kind of reward were you looking for as a beta tester? I don't recall them offering any type of reward (monetary or otherwise) for users to beta it {can I use 'beta' as a verb? :hmm: }------------------------------------------------------------------Brian Livingston of Windows Secret newsletter has a full discussion on how to install UPGRADE WinVista without having an older Windows version in the system.I would urge all to subscribe to WindowsSecrets newsletter. (Free or the Plus edition) as it truly is a worthy read!
Reward? Some testers got free versions of Vista Ultimate. When Microsoft Contacted me about trying Office 2007 since I was a Beta Tester, I expected it to work as designed. It would not permit the download of clipart or templates. It said that my version of Office did not pass the WGA test :devil: The version that I downloaded from the link that M$ sent me. :thumbsup: They wasted my time. I expect nothing from M$ and that is exactly what I got. As for Linux. I have been using it for about 3 years.I do subscribe to Windows Secrets-It was better when it was The Langa Letter.

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Source No Clean Installs using an upgrade DVD. One must have an operating Windows OS or fork over $399.00 for the Ultimate Version of Vista. M$ puts it to the consumer once again.
Actually, yes there are clean installs from an 'upgrade'. See Here. particularly posts #8 and 10.

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Actually, yes there are clean installs from an 'upgrade'. See Here. particularly posts #8 and 10.
Yes I know, I have read the thread. One question remains. How long will M$ leave this option available? At the time at date of my post there were no known clean installs. Edited by Gary

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Vista family discount purchasers stuck with invalid keysBy Justin Mann, TechSpot.comPublished: February 1, 2007, 7:50 PM EST More annoyances are surfacing as the launch of Vista enters its second day. Now, it seems that many who participated in the family discount program, Microsoft's attempt at giving a “bulk†discount to people who own several computers in a single home, have been issued invalid keys. On top of having a key that doesn't work, Microsoft currently has no fix for it, no plans to issue more keys and no word on when it will be fixed:Microsoft says, “This is a known issue and has been escalated to the program manager.†When asked what could be done I was told, “I can take your name and number and call you back when there is a solution. If that is not acceptable, I can cancel your order and issue you a refund.†I was also told, “There is no expected time period for a fix at this time.â€It seems rather odd, to me, that the license keys are also tied in with any sort of volume discounts. Smaller issues of this sort have occurred in the past, and it has been Microsoft's s
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