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kah

Mar 8, 2001, 2:47pm
I guess most of you remember my post where I asked for help with ME and my
ISDN connection problems. But I didn't get very much help that actually
worked, I've got the latest ME drivers too, still doesn't work. And I can't
re-install Win98 without deleting the whole Windows directory (or maybe
more), but, off course, I could be wrong, in that case tell me! I'm going
mad because of not being in AW! EEEEEEEK I NEED HELP DAMNIT!!!

KAH

casay

Mar 8, 2001, 3:07pm
Have you contacted your ISP to have them solve the problem you're having?
I'm running WinMe and a cable modem. Things are fine. I don't remember your
origional post.
Casay
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kah

Mar 8, 2001, 4:11pm
big difference is that you've got cable and I ISDN :-((
well, I'm still trying...might go to the ISDD adapter manufacturer's support
thingy soon...

KAH
casay <casay2 at home.com> skrev i
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> Have you contacted your ISP to have them solve the problem you're having?
> I'm running WinMe and a cable modem. Things are fine. I don't remember
your
> origional post.
> Casay
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j b e l l

Mar 8, 2001, 10:28pm
my ME and cable modem worked too-i just had to reconfigure the network
information for it..

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sw chris

Mar 8, 2001, 11:10pm
Actually, you CAN reinstall Windows 98 over your existing copy of Windows
98. Your system will be refreshed, your programs will still work, but any
customizations to the Explorer shell will be lost. I don't know if
reinstalling will work, though. Your best bet is to find someone locally
who can either come over and work on your computer or take it to their shop
and fix it (i.e. a computer repair shop)

:)
SW Chris

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builderz

Mar 9, 2001, 12:27am
Please see my comments below:

[View Quote] KAH is using Windows Millennium Edition, not Windows 98. =)

> Your system will be refreshed, your programs will still work, but any
> customizations to the Explorer shell will be lost.

If you backup and restore your registry, yes. I forget if the
re-installation will overwrite your existing registry or not. If so,
then you lose all of the registry entries that most programs add to your
system (not just Explorer shell enhancements), thus making a great deal
of them now non-functional.

> I don't know if reinstalling will work, though. Your best bet is to find
> someone locally who can either come over and work on your computer or take it to their
> shop and fix it (i.e. a computer repair shop)

Or call up either your ISP or modem manufacturer via telephone and get
things straightened out. Maybe they would even come on-site to look at
your system and ISDN modem. I hope you get the problem solved, KAH.

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sw chris

Mar 9, 2001, 12:31am
Actually I've had to reinstall several times. And yes I have ME. =D
Windows Setup will scan your registry and preserve those entries that other
programs have made, thus letting you keep everything working after
reinstallation. ME should do then whether you're runnign setup from Windows
or DOS. But to make doubly sure it does scan your registry, run setup in a
Windows session.

:)
SW Chris

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j b e l l

Mar 9, 2001, 1:53am
why you have not yet called your isp and have had them fix it is beyond
me...

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john viper

Mar 9, 2001, 4:12pm
Never used ME (dont intend to)

However, since it uses FAT 32 (right? correct me if wrong) then if you have
a Windows 98 upgrade, you should be able to "upgrade" from it.

This kinda makes me mad. There is like a $100 difference between upgrade
and full. You want to know the difference in functionality? 98 Full has a
bootable CD. 98 upgrade requires an OS be installed. THATS the difference.
98 will upgrade from MS-DOS 3.0. When I installed 98, I found a DOS 3.0
disk lying around, popped it in, and installed 98 from it. Saved about
$100.

Anyhow this should keep your registry intact and be able to run other
software and stuff like that.

Notice my use of the word SHOULD, however. I do not know for certain if it
will work with ME or not.

-John Viper

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kah

Mar 10, 2001, 4:37pm
I think that I've caught the "trouble-maker" now, just gonna ask the support
ppl how to fix the prob. I wanna thank everybody for all theyr help, it gave
me the courage to work on fixing it! Thanks! :-))

KAH
john viper <jviper at jtsoft.net> skrev i
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> Never used ME (dont intend to)
>
> However, since it uses FAT 32 (right? correct me if wrong) then if you
have
> a Windows 98 upgrade, you should be able to "upgrade" from it.
>
> This kinda makes me mad. There is like a $100 difference between upgrade
> and full. You want to know the difference in functionality? 98 Full has
a
> bootable CD. 98 upgrade requires an OS be installed. THATS the
difference.
> 98 will upgrade from MS-DOS 3.0. When I installed 98, I found a DOS 3.0
> disk lying around, popped it in, and installed 98 from it. Saved about
> $100.
>
> Anyhow this should keep your registry intact and be able to run other
> software and stuff like that.
>
> Notice my use of the word SHOULD, however. I do not know for certain if
it
> will work with ME or not.
>
> -John Viper
>
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sw chris

Mar 10, 2001, 5:57pm
Windows CDs are free. You just have to pay for the registration code. ;)

SW Chris

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wing

Mar 10, 2001, 6:37pm
No, the CDs are free. You pay for the registration code and the box.
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rolu

Mar 10, 2001, 7:34pm
Nope. You pay for the license.

rolu

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wing

Mar 10, 2001, 9:59pm
Then explain the massive difference in OEM package and retail package prices
when both include the CD and reg code and the only difference is that one
has a little brown carton and shrink wrapping while the other is in a pretty
embossed box?

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rolu

Mar 10, 2001, 10:09pm
[View Quote] Microsoft is good at screwing people.

rolu

ananas

Mar 11, 2001, 1:16am
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Is there still only the restriction that new OEM versions may only be
sold with new hardware?

I assembled my other PC myself and felt very much like an OEM - I bought
'95 OEM together with new hardware (a mousepad).

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wing

Mar 11, 2001, 1:22am
I normally buy OEM software along with the cheapest thing you can buy for a
computer at that particular site (normally IDE cables or a bag of screws
LOL). Adds about $1 to the cost of the software.
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john viper

Mar 11, 2001, 12:27pm
No no no its like this, the CD is worth about $0.50. The box is worth about
$500. The software is so bad that for full install, they pay you $300, and
for upgrade, because there is one less feature, they pay you $400. The
license key is like the other half-of-a-dollar. (I mean how much can I guy
get paid to do this: ASLKDJ23932O9U8WOKNSF and then put hyphens in it?

-John VIper

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wing

Mar 11, 2001, 12:50pm
Don't forget the shrink wrapping! That film of defective condoms costs a lot
apparently.
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