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Old January 31st 07, 02:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
infidel
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I presently use 98SE.
Now a complete hardware and software rethink seems to be required.
Am I forced to have WMP11 or any WMP installed on my machine?
TIA
r


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Old January 31st 07, 03:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
PA Bear
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Huh?

infidel wrote:
I presently use 98SE.
Now a complete hardware and software rethink seems to be required.
Am I forced to have WMP11 or any WMP installed on my machine?
TIA
r

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Old January 31st 07, 06:33 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Ron Badour
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WMP11 is for XP. No.

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"infidel" wrote in message
...
I presently use 98SE.
Now a complete hardware and software rethink seems to be required.
Am I forced to have WMP11 or any WMP installed on my machine?
TIA
r




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Old January 31st 07, 04:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Don Phillipson
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"infidel" wrote in message
...

I presently use 98SE.
Now a complete hardware and software rethink seems to be required.
Am I forced to have WMP11 or any WMP installed on my machine?


The main question in any "rethink" must be:
What do I want to do that Win98SE does not permit?

E.g. 1: You might buy a new printer for which WinXP
drivers were essential, i.e. which could not run under Win98.
Up to now, this has hardly happened: but it may in future.

E.g. 2: You may want to use data files for which no
Win98 application exists. This seems not yet to have
happened for videos (WMP etc.) PDFs may be likelier,
according to recent reports (that (a) Adobe Reader version
7 is XP-only i.e. will not display OK on Win98 PCs,
(b) some government departments have begun to issue
essential documents (e.g. tax information) in PDF.v.7.)

--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)


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Old January 31st 07, 05:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
PCR
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infidel wrote:
| I presently use 98SE.
| Now a complete hardware and software rethink seems to be required.
| Am I forced to have WMP11 or any WMP installed on my machine?
| TIA
| r

You won't be arrested, if you DON'T-- BUT have a second tinfoil hat
available, now, for Vista threads!


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
Should things get worse after this,
PCR



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Old January 31st 07, 06:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
MEB
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"PCR" wrote in message
...
| infidel wrote:
| | I presently use 98SE.
| | Now a complete hardware and software rethink seems to be required.
| | Am I forced to have WMP11 or any WMP installed on my machine?
| | TIA
| | r
|
| You won't be arrested, if you DON'T-- BUT have a second tinfoil hat
| available, now, for Vista threads!
|
|
| --
| Thanks or Good Luck,
| There may be humor in this post, and,
| Naturally, you will not sue,
| Should things get worse after this,
| PCR
|
|

Actually, I thought I'd heard Vista required a lead lined full body
hazardous suit WITH special face protection, but maybe that was a bit over
stated. Likely just a face and head shield would suffice, with a lead lined
jacket.

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MEB
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|


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Old January 31st 07, 06:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
PCR
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MEB wrote:
| "PCR" wrote in message
| ...
|| infidel wrote:
|| | I presently use 98SE.
|| | Now a complete hardware and software rethink seems to be required.
|| | Am I forced to have WMP11 or any WMP installed on my machine?
|| | TIA
|| | r
||
|| You won't be arrested, if you DON'T-- BUT have a second tinfoil hat
|| available, now, for Vista threads!
||
||
|| --
|| Thanks or Good Luck,
|| There may be humor in this post, and,
|| Naturally, you will not sue,
|| Should things get worse after this,
|| PCR
||
||
|
| Actually, I thought I'd heard Vista required a lead lined full body
| hazardous suit WITH special face protection, but maybe that was a bit
| over stated. Likely just a face and head shield would suffice, with a
| lead lined jacket.

It could be as you say, but only time will tell. Best stay out of Vista
threads, then-- & see who irradiates first & what they're wearing!

| --
| MEB
| _______________


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Old January 31st 07, 06:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
MEB
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"PCR" wrote in message
...
| MEB wrote:
| | "PCR" wrote in message
| | ...
| || infidel wrote:
| || | I presently use 98SE.
| || | Now a complete hardware and software rethink seems to be required.
| || | Am I forced to have WMP11 or any WMP installed on my machine?
| || | TIA
| || | r
| ||
| || You won't be arrested, if you DON'T-- BUT have a second tinfoil hat
| || available, now, for Vista threads!
| ||
| ||
| || --
| || Thanks or Good Luck,
| || There may be humor in this post, and,
| || Naturally, you will not sue,
| || Should things get worse after this,
| || PCR
| ||
| ||
| |
| | Actually, I thought I'd heard Vista required a lead lined full body
| | hazardous suit WITH special face protection, but maybe that was a bit
| | over stated. Likely just a face and head shield would suffice, with a
| | lead lined jacket.
|
| It could be as you say, but only time will tell. Best stay out of Vista
| threads, then-- & see who irradiates first & what they're wearing!
|
| | --
| | MEB
| | _______________
|
|


Too late. Been monitoring many of the news groups for Vista for awhile
now... interesting to watch the "gosh golly geee" of the NEW and improved,,,
and the "WTF", why is this and dat not working... DUH, because you're using
a new partially completed OS with devices NOT specifically designed for
it...
But this requires a measure of intelligence to understand ... and of
course, the MVPs direct around in circles evading the intended outcome...
"upgrade your computer and peripherals stupid", don't you get
consumerism????
--
MEB
_______________


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Old January 31st 07, 07:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Galen Somerville
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"PCR" wrote in message ...
MEB wrote:
| "PCR" wrote in message
| ...
|| infidel wrote:
|| | I presently use 98SE.
|| | Now a complete hardware and software rethink seems to be required.
|| | Am I forced to have WMP11 or any WMP installed on my machine?
|| | TIA
|| | r
||
|| You won't be arrested, if you DON'T-- BUT have a second tinfoil hat
|| available, now, for Vista threads!
||
||
|| --
|| Thanks or Good Luck,
|| There may be humor in this post, and,
|| Naturally, you will not sue,
|| Should things get worse after this,
|| PCR
||
||
|
| Actually, I thought I'd heard Vista required a lead lined full body
| hazardous suit WITH special face protection, but maybe that was a bit
| over stated. Likely just a face and head shield would suffice, with a
| lead lined jacket.

It could be as you say, but only time will tell. Best stay out of Vista
threads, then-- & see who irradiates first & what they're wearing!

| --
| MEB
| _______________


I think the appropriate protection can be found at
http://zapatopi.net/afdb/

Galen

  #10  
Old January 31st 07, 08:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Bill in Co.
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Don Phillipson wrote:
"infidel" wrote in message
...

I presently use 98SE.
Now a complete hardware and software rethink seems to be required.
Am I forced to have WMP11 or any WMP installed on my machine?


The main question in any "rethink" must be:
What do I want to do that Win98SE does not permit?

E.g. 1: You might buy a new printer for which WinXP
drivers were essential, i.e. which could not run under Win98.
Up to now, this has hardly happened: but it may in future.


Let's hope not.

E.g. 2: You may want to use data files for which no
Win98 application exists. This seems not yet to have
happened for videos (WMP etc.) PDFs may be likelier,
according to recent reports (that (a) Adobe Reader version
7 is XP-only i.e. will not display OK on Win98 PCs,
(b) some government departments have begun to issue
essential documents (e.g. tax information) in PDF.v.7.)


But there are a few alternatives out there to Adobe Reader. Ditto for IE7
(Firefox comes to mind)


 




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