98lite Professional/Enterprise Release Notes
any future sub-version releases will be released as a new
98lite 4.7 Professional and Enterprise
- New installer key issued.
- Fixed ability to read .CHM files without IE and full PC Health centre install
- Windows ME PC Help Centre is now fully add/removable and working
- Fixed bug preventing WBEM files from (de)registering
- Improved Windows MediaPlayer 7 install
- Added MS XML Support to optional features
- Updated DirectX remover for DirectX9.0a (notes on Dx9 install in knowledge base
- Updates for IE 6 SP1
- WindowsUpdate fix for Win98 Original
- minor documentation revisions
- Changed internal links and documentation to point to
https://www.litepc.com and include
new support options.
- Fixed DOS-MODE FTP after clean install with SLEEK and MICRO
- TCP/IP utilities now available as an installation option when
doing a clean install.
- TCP/IP utilities now uninstall completely.
- schannel.dll left behind during IE removal. Needed for 128 bit
encrytption and is not re-installed by IE 5.5 installer
- bugfix shellswapping to Micro. Deleted bogus search elements on
- Uninstall link and program group now constructed when
shellswapping to 98Micro.
ShellSwap bug fixed. After the last 08-OCT-2001 update,
ShellSwap was not properly swapping between to and from the
Windows ME only - Avifil32.dll forced compatibility with SLEEK
or MICRO shell.
the installer has a new key to unlock the archive. You can use
the sender on the registered gateway to send you the new key vie
This version is primarily bug fixes and is offered free of
charge to all registered users. The following points hit on where
the majority of work was done.
Removal of Internet Explorer:
updated for IE6.
updated for OutlookExpress 6
fixed network printing from Outlook Express
Linked new feature "Windows Update" to the IE removal
Shell re-inilization fixed to prevent scripting error with
Windows Update new optional component.
Wupdmgr.exe is now patched for the win95 shell if needed.
Updating the add/remove options with "Take Control" in
98lite menu now checks the shell version and scans known
files for compatibility patches.
New boot logos
Misc registry tweaks for some optional components.
After downloading a new version of 98lite it is always a good
idea to run the 98lite Take Control feature to rebuild
your list of optional features. If you are experiencing any
troubles you should also use the Shell-Swap feature to
re-install whatever shell variant you are using now. This just
ensures that your desktop is set up properly and has the added
benefit of repairing any damage that has occurred to the registry
settings that control the desktop environment.
We'll make a small patch file available to repair windows
update and Outlook Express so you dont need to reinstall
anything. [update: you can now download the patch files]
98lite IVa maintenance release
Final 98lite IV - the Millennium Edition -
98lite IV (Me) contains all the shell options
and all the add-on add/remove options of 98lite III
professional, with the addition of add/remove options for
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTES - the installer has a new
key to unlock the archive. You can use the sender on the
registered gateway to send you the new key vie email.
YES- 98lite IV does work for Windows98 and Windows98
Second Edition also
HOW SMALL? The base install for a MICRO setup without
any options is near 80 MB + swap + CABS. With a little subsequent
tweaking by hand you can get Millennium in under 70MB if you
don't use any of the built in features and move the CABS out of
the c:\windows\options\install where they take 153+ Mb. Some
people prefer the CABS to sit on another SEPARATE drive - it is a
tad faster if you are not reading and writing to the same drive,
and it lets you chew up older drives with static storage, keeping
the fast space on your new drives for the OS and current work.
Most people should chop Millennium to between 100 and 150MB less
the cabs and swap - still a chunky monkey in anyone's
IMPORTANT MOVIE-MAKER NOTES Movie Maker should now also
function under the MICRO shell, as does Media Player 7 (less the
web reach-out components). Some users may have trouble installing
cameras and getting MovieMaker running under a clean Micro
install. Ensure you have installed the "Image Support" option in
the Multimedia section of the Add/Remove list to support your
camera. If trouble persists, use the 98lite ShellSwap
feature to swap to a CHUBBY shell - install the camera and
re-install MovieMaker - then shellswap back to MICRO.
IMPORTANT MEDIA-PLAYER NOTES Media Player 7 now also
works on MICRO!!! Media Player7 is basically a fancy schmancy
overlay on top of Media Player 6.4 that is skinnable, can make a
sexy index of your media, and contains licensing software so
publishers can limit who listens to their tunes (those who buy
the license certificate). You can still use skins, watch the
dancing widgets etc under the win95 SLEEK or MICRO shells. If you
installed a SLEEK or MICRO setup you may have to set the music
archive location in the tools\options\CD audio tab (bottom).
These "lite" installs don't set up the location automatically
(typically My Music) and you will not be able to copy
CD's to the hard disk until you set this location. If you don't
you will get an error message "Not enough storage is available to
complete this operation".
IMPORTANT SYSTEM RESTORE NOTES Uninstalling System
Restore rips out the HTMLified help centre/glorified MS system
Info also. These may be separated into separate options for a
future release. NOTE: my _RESTORE folders are cruising at 800MB
compared to my OS that is taking less than 100Mb - nice idea...
but a pig if your space is limited.
COMMAND PROMPT If you see "File Not Found" at the top
of your command (DOS) prompt window it is because you do not have
the DOS command files installed. The Me DOS prompt calls the
CMDINIT.BAT file in your command dir to load DOSKEY. Install the
DOS utilities to get DOSKEY, or edit the batch file to remove the
reference to doskey.
INTERESTING NOTES Installing CLEAN using 98lite
with a target of a chubby shell may land you with a black stripe
on the side of the start menu. All you need to do is place some
extra icons on the Start Menu to make it tall enough to display
the side logo. This is a windows feature.
If you install with 98lite, it is always worth running
98lite again from the start menu group and selecting
option 2 Take Control!. This ensures you have all
the options available to you. When installing MICRO for example,
a number of options are held back entirely and not even
registered with the system - if you need more control - then
Take Control! :O)
If you see a blank folder with no caption in the Control Panel
it is your Scheduled Tasks folder for the Windows Task Scheduler
that you have not installed - you can delete the folder.