Article ID: 229234
If the icon for installing MSN, The Microsoft Network version 5.0 is removed from the desktop, you cannot install MSN.
This is because MSN version 5.0 (like Microsoft Internet Explorer) is a core component of Windows 98 Second Edition and cannot be uninstalled or reinstalled.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods:
Use the Rstormsn.exe UtilityRestore the MSN icon to the desktop by using the Rstormsn.exe utility located in the Tools\Mtsutil\Rstormsn folder on the Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM.
Use the Msoobe.exe Utility
Article ID: 229234 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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