Support for Windows 98
how-to articles - Windows 98
- Description and Availability of MSN Messenger Service
MSN Messenger Service is an instant messaging program that tells you when your friends are online so that you can send an instant message to a friend or "talk" with several friends at once.
- MS-DOS Partitioning Summary
This article contains a summary of MS-DOS partitioning information. For information on how MS-DOS assigns drive letters, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Order in Which MS-DOS Assigns Drive Letters
- How to Increase the Maximum Recording Time in the Sound Recorder Utility
The Sound Recorder utility that is included with Windows 95 and Windows 98 has a default maximum recording time of 60 seconds. It may be useful to increase the recording time, and this article describes how to increase the maximum recording time in the...
- How to configure Internet Explorer to use a proxy server
Describes how to configure Microsoft Internet Explorer to use a proxy server to connect to the Internet.
- INFO: Winsock TCP Connection Performance to Unused Ports
This article discusses how the Winsock implementation of TCP on the various Microsoft platforms handles socket connections to ports that do not have a server listening to them. It also describes the performance-related considerations and how to adjust...
- Update Available for Window.External JScript Security Issue
Microsoft has made an update available to Microsoft Scripting Engines version 3.1 that addresses an issue regarding the way Internet Explorer handles very long strings with the Window.External JScript function. Additional information about this issue...
- Upgrade Windows
It's time to give Windows more tools and functionality. We show you how to keep your operating system up to date, and get the Windows XP look and feel No PC is the same. Oh, they may look identical on the outside, but even if they share identical...
- Update Available for "Untrusted Scripted Paste" Issue
Microsoft has made an update available for the "Untrusted Scripted Paste" issue. This update addresses a problem regarding the way Internet Explorer uses the Document.ExecCommand to read a file on a user's computer that is in a known location. NOTE :...
- Bumper collection of Windows tips and tricks
In this article we’ll show you how to speed up Windows, streamline Windows for better performance, clean up Windows to prevent crashes and much, much more. Looking to spend less time on mundane tasks and more time actually doing something constructive?...
- How to change the default AutoSearch search page
This article describes how to change the default AutoSearch search page without having to install the Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK).
- How to clear the History entries in Internet Explorer
This article describes how to remove the cached History (or Address box) entries in Internet Explorer.
- You cannot open remote content by using the InfoTech protocol after you install security update 896358, security update 840315, or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Describes a problem where you cannot open remote content by using the InfoTech protocol after you install security update 896358, security update 840315, or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.
- How to Uninstall Windows 98
This article describes how to determine whether you can uninstall Windows 98 to return to using an operating system that was previously installed on your computer, and this article describes how to uninstall Windows 98. This article refers to an old...
- Troubleshooting Windows 98 Uninstall Problems
This article describes how to troubleshoot problems uninstalling Windows The following issues are discussed: Uninstall does not finish Long file names are truncated Windows 98-specific shortcuts and folders are not removed Your display settings are...
- How to Reinstall Windows 98 or Windows 95 System Files
Under some conditions, you may want to reinstall your Windows 98 or Windows 95 system files. This may be useful for troubleshooting purposes, to verify the condition of your system files, and so on. This article describes how to reinstall Windows 98 or...
- Syntax for the RunOnceEx Registry Key
The Windows Desktop Update component implements the RunOnceEx registry key that provides the functionality described in this article. The Windows Desktop Update component is included with Windows 98 and Windows 2000. You can also install the Windows...
- Computer Randomly Plays Classical Music
During normal operation or in Safe mode, your computer may play "Fur Elise" or "It's a Small, Small World" seemingly at random. This is an indication sent to the PC speaker from the computer's BIOS that the CPU fan is failing or has failed, or that the...
- How to Set the NUM LOCK State at Logon Using a Logon Script
Windows preserves the keyboard state when a user logs off. When a user logs off and then logs on again, the NUM LOCK state is set to "off." There may be times when you want to set the NUM LOCK state to "on" when a user logs on. You can accomplish this...
- How to Enable a Warning Message During Windows Logon Welcome
The logon dialog box that is displayed can be interpreted as an invitation to breach system security. The "Welcome" caption on the dialog box cannot be changed. However, you can enable a warning message dialog box to be displayed.
- How to capture network traffic with Network Monitor
The purpose of this article is to provide you with the information needed to capture network traffic from a local area network using Microsoft's Network Monitor. The text of this article comes directly from the Network Monitor's Help file and should be...
- Limitations of FAT32 File System
This article discusses limitations of the FAT32 file system with Windows operating systems.
- Publishing a Printer in Windows Active Directory
Windows 2000-based and non-Windows 2000-based computers that have shared printers can publish printers in Active Directory so that the printers can be searched for easily.
- How to Manually Remove Programs from the Add/Remove Programs List
This article describes how to manually remove items from the Add/Remove Programs tool if the item is still displayed after you try to remove the item from Add/Remove Programs.
- Command-Line Parameters for the Scandisk Tool
This article lists the command-line parameters for the Scandisk tool (Scandisk.exe) in Windows 98, and Windows Millennium Edition (Me). Note : The Scandisk switches that are provided are not meant to be run within the Windows operating system. To run...
- Description of the Different Advanced Power Management States
This article describes the different Advanced Power Management (APM) states.