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Older Microsoft patches, fixes, and utilities (TTID #90)

Author: Kevin   Views: 87,248 /  Created: April 1, 2000
Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME
Patch for Error Message on a Blue Screen When You Try to Play Digital CD Audio
Release Date: 08.28.2000

This problem can occur if your computer is equipped with a sound card, USB speakers, or any other device that enables digital audio, and any of the following Intel 800 series chip sets: 810, 810E, 815, 815E, 820, 820E, 840with the Integrated Audio-Codec 97 Controller). The vendor-supplied driver does not set the data transfer length in the Small Computers System Interface (SCSI) request block data structure that it passes to the miniport driver.

- Download Windows 98SE Patch - 274370usa8.exe (162KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 274370
Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME
SRB_FUNCTION_SHUTDOWN Requests Not Sent to SCSI Miniports During Shutdown Patch

Release Date: 02.27.2001

This patch corrects a problem that occurs when a SCSI miniport driver does not receive an SRB_SHUTDOWN_REQUEST message during the Windows shutdown process.

- Download Windows 98SE Patch - 290831usa8.exe (152KB)
- Download Windows ME Patch - 290831usam.exe (We need this file)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 290831.
Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME
IDE Hard Drive Cache Package

Release Date: 09.20.2000

The Windows IDE Hard Drive Cache Package provides a workaround to a recently identified issue with computers that have the combination of Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) hard disk drives with large caches and newer/faster processors. Computers with this combination may risk losing data if the hard disk shuts down before it can preserve the data in its cache.

- Download Windows98SE Patch - 273017usa8.exe (225KB)
- Download Windows ME Patch - 273017usam.exe (224KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 273017
Windows 98 Second Edition Shutdown Supplement
Release Date: 11.01.1999

Addresses shutdown issues on systems with specific hardware/software configurations running Windows 98 Second Edition. These issues include systems restarting when selecting shutdown and systems hanging on shutdown.

- Download Windows 98SE Patch - 004756us8.exe (505KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 239887
Windows 98 Second Edition Mapped Drives Shutdown Update
Release Date: 05.22.2000

This update resolves a shutdown issue in Windows 98 Second Edition, where Windows may stop responding if there are a significant number of mapped network drives on your computer. The larger the number of drives that are mapped, the more likely the problem may occur.

- Download Windows98SE Patch - 260067usa8.exe (450KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 260067
Windows 98 Large IDE Update
Release Date: 03/10/2000

This update addresses an issue on Windows® 98 and Windows® 98 Second Edition computers that have an integrated device electronics (IDE) hard disk that is larger than 32 gigabytes (GB) in size. If you use the protected-mode (graphical) version of ScanDisk to perform a thorough scan (which includes a surface scan) on an IDE hard disk that is larger than 32 GB, ScanDisk may report errors on every cluster after approximately cluster number 967,393.

- Download 243450usa8.exe (159KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 243450
Windows 98 Fdisk Update
Release Date: 03/23/2000

This update addresses an issue on Windows® 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition computers when using Fdisk.exe to partition a hard disk that is larger than 64 GB (64 gigabytes, or 68,719,476,736 bytes) in size. Fdisk does not report the correct size of the hard disk.

- Download 263044usa8.exe (175KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 263044
Windows Dial-Up Networking 1.4 Upgrade
Last Updated: 05/10/2001

Microsoft has released the Dial-Up Networking (DUN) version 1.4 upgrade for the products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This article provides a summary of the updated features, and information about how to obtain the upgrade.

- Download Windows 95 Patch - dun14-95.exe (1,847KB)
- Download Windows 98 First Edition Patch - dun14-98.exe (506KB)
- Download Windows 98 Second Edition Patch - dun14-se.exe (460KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 285189
Windows 98 Second Edition Updated Usbd.sys v4.10.2224
Last Updated: 02/22/2001

Fixes problem with some notebook computer attempts to enter Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) S4 (suspend to disk) mode, the computer may stop responding (hang) if there is a Universal Serial Bus (USB) device such as a USB mouse connected to the computer.

- Download Windows 98SE Patch - 241084up.exe (153KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 241084
Windows 98 Second Edition Updated Uhcd.sys v4.10.2223
Last Updated: 10/15/1999

Fixes problem with some Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices that are plugged in to a computer running Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition not working if the following hardware components are installed on the computer AMD processor (running at 350 MHz or faster), VIA Technologies USB controller.

- Download Windows 98SE Patch - 240075up.exe (159KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 240075
Windows 98 Second Edition Updated Configmg.vxd v4.10.2225
Last Updated: 04/11/2001

Fixes problem with some ACPI Computer Not Shutting down properly if a device cancels standby.

- Download Windows 98SE 253711usa8.exe (204KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 253711
Fix for computers hanging after 49.7 Days
Last Updated: 02/22/2001

Fixes problem with some computers hanging after 49.7 days. Windows98 Second Edition does not require this patch.

- Download Windows 95 Patch - vtdapi95.exe (133KB)
- Download Windows 98 First Edition Patch - 216641up.exe (133KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 216641
Windows Driver Model Audio Update for Windows 98 Second Edition
Last Updated: 02/21/2000

Fixes several problems with Winodws Driver Model (WDM) audio.

- Download Windows 98SE 242937usa8.exe (338KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 242937
Windows 98 First Edition Year 2000 -1st Update (English)
Release Date: 12/04/1998

This component is part of the Windows 98 Customer Service Pack. This update corrects several minor issues associated with generating dates on your computer on or after January 1, 2000. They include the display of leap year calculations in some circumstances, handling of some date/time settings, and incorrect logging of on-line calling.

- Download Windows 98FE Patch - y2k.exe (1,253KB)
Windows 98 First Edition Year 2000 - 2nd Update (English)
Release Date: 06/04/1999

This component is part of the Windows 98 Customer Service Pack. This new update to Windows 98 corrects some minor issues associated with generating dates on your computer on or after January 1, 2000. It does not include previously identified issues, included in Windows 98 Year 2000 Update, and should be installed along with that update.

- Download Windows 98FE Patch - y2kw98_2.exe (636KB)
Error Message: There Are No Spare Stack Pages

Applies to Windows 95, Windows 98 First Edition, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition (Me).

- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 149083
SMART Functionality Not Available in Clean Windows Installation

Applies to Windows 98 First Edition and Windows 98 Second Edition.

- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 265854
Windows 98 First Edition Shutdown Problems

No patches are available for Windows 98 First Edition. Please, attempt to resolve your problem using the following Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles:

-View Shutting Down or Logging Off Windows Takes a Long Time (179723)
-View Restarting Computer While Holding Down SHIFT Key Hangs Windows (186925)
-View Computer Stops Responding When You Try to Shut It Down (196008)
-View Windows 98 Does Not Support ACPI Passive Cooling Mode (189091)
-View Antivirus Program Causes Computer to Stop Responding When You Shut Down (231666)
-View How to Troubleshoot Windows 98 Shutdown Problems (202633)
-View How to Disable Fast Shutdown in Windows 98 (187607)
Windows 98 First/Second Edition OHCI USB Controller Supplement
Last Updated: May 16, 2000

This update resolves the issue of with Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices, such as a USB mouse or USB keyboard,  are intermittently not recognnized on computers running Windows® 98 First Edition or Windows® 98 Second Edition.

- Download 241134usa8.exe (160KB)
- ViewMicrosoft Knowledge Base Article - 241134
Windows 98 First Edition OpenHCI Supplement
Last Updated: July 8, 1999

This update resolves the issue of when you connect a Universal Serial Bus (USB) device to a Windows® 98-based computer while the computer is in Standby mode, the computer does not resume from Standby mode to process the USB device connection and immediately recognize the new USB device. The computer remains in Standby mode, and may not recognize the USB device once resumed.

- Download w98openhci.exe (154KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 189591
Microsoft Libraries Update 1.0
Last Updated: 09/10/1999

This update resolves an issue that can cause some third party software to behave unexpectedly after the installation of the Microsoft Works Suite 99, Encarta Encyclopedia 99 (U.S. only), Encarta Virtual Globe 99, Studio Greetings 99, and/or other third party software. Installing this update will prevent some existing applications and new versions of third party software from crashing because of incompatibility between some Microsoft applications and third party software.

- Download speu.exe (1,434 KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 197298
Microsoft Windows 95 Year 2000 Update
Last Updated: 03/01/1999

The Windows 95 Year 2000 Update provides replacement files to correct known year 2000 (Y2K) issues with the Windows 95 and Windows 95 OEM Service Release (OSR) versions 1, 2, 2.1, and 2.5 operating systems.

- Download y2kw95.exe (2,226KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 225050
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 229862

Warning: Do not use with Windows 98!
Microsoft Works version 4.0 and 4.5 Year 2000 Update
Last Updated: 08/28/1998

Year 2000 patch for Microsoft Works for Windows English language versions 4.0 and 4.5. This patch updates your Works for Windows version to 4.5a.

- Download worksy2k.exe (2,958KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 191999
Microsoft Word Viewer 97

This document reader is may be required to view some documents.

Note: Your system may already be capable of viewing these files without downloading this program. It is not necessary to download this if you own a copy of Microsoft Word.

- Download wd97vw32.exe (3,952KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 165908
Microsoft RegClean 4.1a
Last Updated: 03/18/1998

RegClean analyzes Windows Registry keys that are stored in a common location in the Windows Registry. It finds keys that contain erroneous values, and after recording those entries in an UNDO.REG file, it removes them from the Windows Registry.

- Download regcln41.exe (800KB)
- View Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 147769

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