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    A couple of questions.

    I want to make sure that I understand what version of windows I am running. When I click in Windows Explorer Help!About Windows, it says Windows 98. Would it say Second Edition there, if that is what I had?

    Secondly, I use Windows Updates frequently. I understand that Windows Update creates a log file on your hard drive called Wulog.txt in Windows 98 and Wvhistv3.log in Windows 98 Second Edition. You can find these files in the C:Windows and :Program FilesWindows Update folders respectively.

    I have both files. I opened Wulog.txt and it had no updates dated after 5/15/99. That is also the date of the file.

    The Wvhistv3.log starts with logging dates of 10/30/98 and continues until the current time. It appears that on 5/15/99 I have:
    Internet Explorer Information and Privacy Update (Build 6.1.0.8244) was successfully installed., and Update to Internet Explorer Components (Build 4.72.3716.1300) was successfully installed.|

    Is it that I installed the Second edition on 5/15/99 and that its why Wulog.txt ends there? But then why does the Wvhistv3.log start earlier than that on 10/30/98?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: sure

    Hi John:
    I can't answer your question but I thought I'd point out that the Win 98 update file is wuhistv3.log, not wVhistv3.log.

    I can tell you that Explorer/Help About will not say Win98SE, even if you have SE. Go to "My Computer", select it & press Alt+Enter. It should say Windows 98 & on the line below "Second Edition", if you have it. It will also have the version number. Since you have wuhistv3.log, you do have Win98SE.

    Hope this helps.

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    [img]/w3timages/icons/baby.gif[/img] Hello...I can't find out how to post a 98 question, and I saw this thread referring to 98. I have 98 SE and wondered if you might know this answer...Somehow my Windows setup.dll file got out of place/lost (think Norton Utilities did it or else 98SE over 95 ...I have it (a good copy)...but where do I place it? Advice to date has been PUT IT IN THE WINDOWS SYSTEM FOLDER...well there are many things in there....Under WindowsSystem, I have these folders: Catroot, Color, dcom95oldole, Drivers (empty), Iosubsys, Macromed (Director, Flash, Schockwave), Oobe (Error, +Html, Images, Msn, Msnerror, +Msnhtml, Msnssetup, Passport, Setup), Shellext, Spool (+Drovers, +Potprocs), Viewers, and Vmm32. THEN UNDER WINDOWSSYSTEM 32 I have only a Drivers folder. The question is, WHERE DOES setup.dll go, is it essential and what does it do? I need to change ISPs and am afraid it's needed to download or something?!?!?! I would just very much like to know the correct folder to put it in and possible what effect its not being in the right place has had (I had one upgrade not working properly--does that have anything to do with setup.dll and downloading programs or upgrades?) Please if this is not the right place (I don't think it is), please tell me where I can post a new question like this, if possible. As far as I read (I am new tonight), you can only reply to a post already there...or perhaps you could tell me a good place to ask this question? I would greatly appreciate any help.

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    Re: sure

    I'll try to answer what I know.
    1. To post a new question. Start at the main index. Find the forum that appears to cover the general topic (in this case Win 98; you're correct). DON'T click on individual messages or threads. Across the top, you'll see "Forum Information" on the left & a bunch of icons on the right. Hold your mouse cursor over those, & a tooltip will appear & tell you what it does. The second one makes a new post.

    2. I don't have setup.dll. I do have setupx.dll. It goes in Windows/System...not in a subfolder within System. Yes, there are many things in there; there always will be. If you look below all the folders you listed as subfolders within System, you'll also see many files. You can replace setupx.dll by going to Start/Run & typing sfc, then press enter. Run sfc (System File Checker). System File Checker will tell you if you've lost necessary files or have corrupt files.

    If you have any more questions on how this board works in general, there's a forum called Lounge.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: sure

    Thanks for catching that, Phil. [img]/w3timages/icons/king.gif[/img]
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    Two things to try for getting OS version from Start/Run:
    1] Winver - should give you a single window review
    2] Msinfo32 - should tell you just about everything you need to know.
    HTH

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    Re: sure

    Hi Leif:
    Interestingly enough, neither of these methods tell me that I have Win 98SE, which I know I have. The first merely says Windows 98. The msinfo32 says Microsoft Windows 98 4.10.2222 A.

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    I appreciate your suggestion. However, it does not say "Windows 98 & on the line below "Second Edition." It just says Windows 98 and on the line below it says 4.10.1998. This is true even though I have "wuhistv3.log" None of the other posted suggestions have shown "Second Edition" or SE.

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    Re: sure

    Hi John:
    Well, according to Microsoft, you have Windows 98 (retail), OEM version. i.e. you don't have Windows 98SE. Perhaps the Windows update site installed the history file. However, check out the following KB article:
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...s/Q158/2/38.asp?

    Hope this gives you an answer.

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    Hi John,
    Another way to determine OS version is:
    Start--Settings--Control Panel
    In Control Panel, double click "System"
    That will bring up "System Properties" Box
    The "General" Tab should give you mucho info.
    Good Luck,
    Lee

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    Hi Lee:
    And just FYI, the dialog box that you get under Control Panel/Systems is the same one as selecting My Computer & pressing Alt+Enter.

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    Re: sure

    John -
    Here's a sure way to tell what version of Windows 98 you're running.
    From a command prompt, type VER. You will get back a line that says something like
    Windows 98 [Version 4.10.2222]. If the last 4 numbers are 2222, you're running Second Edition. If the numbers are 1998, you're running the original version.
    Hope this helps.
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    I just tried all the suggested ways to find out the OS version. The only one that indicated "second edition" war the System Properties screen (from Control Panel or My Computer)

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    Hi Phil: I am using W98SE and when I am trying to run my scanner I keep getting a message (msgsrv32-not responding). I can't get my scanner to work which is SnapScanTouch 1.1. I also get the message "Twain is not available, It may be busy or it may be installed improperly". I am at a loss on how to get my scanner to work. It is supposed to work "Stand Alond" - Corel 3 - Word, but it doesn't. When I click on the desktop icon the program starts and the light comes on and hums a little but then it just sits there. Are you familiar with any of these problems or do you know where I could try to find help. I already have tried support from AGFA (which is the make) and they told me to "End Task" with CTRL,ALT.DEL on everything but Explorer & Systray which I did but that did not help. Thanks for any help you can give me.[img]/w3timages/icons/scream.gif[/img]

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    Re: sure

    Hi Marion:

    I'm afraid that I'm not familiar with the setup. You could go to Start/Run & type sfc & then make sure non of your essential system files are corrupt.

    Try posting a new message with an appropriate title to either the Win98 or maybe even the servers fourm. Hope someone else can help.

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