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by emsteab / August 21, 2007 4:33 AM PDT

Here's the deal, the whole world is not online. Shock.
My only internet access is public computers at county library.
I have a computer I inherited, it is not online, not ever. It has SE 98 installed. I have a digital camera using SE98 compatable software and a photoprinter the same. The software will not install without an upgrade of IE to a 5.06 version.
I tried to download to a floppy but it's a no-go. HP, manufacturer, has a notice that they're not allowed to service SE98 anymore.
Considering MS will probably slit the throat of 2000 just like they have with 98 it doesn't seem worth buying upgrades.
What also, is compatability of new IE versions with 98?

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IE 7 is not Windows 98 compatible.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2007 4:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Mono-poly

However there are other browsers out there that run just fine. IE 6.0 runs on 98 just fine so you can use that or go get the old version from other sites.

I only found one question in your post so be sure to ask questions if you need answers.


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by emsteab / August 21, 2007 4:59 AM PDT

The next question then is how to put the download on a floppy so that it can be loaded into the other computer.
Possibly it was a one time error? Trying to acess the file on the floppy just froze up the entire system and required a reboot.

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It doesn't fit on a floppy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2007 6:28 AM PDT
In reply to: but?

Today we use those 10 buck usb memory keys. My last 1GB USB memory stick cost 10 bucks so that's one solution to moving these big files.

Since you don't have internet access on this 98 machine here's the site to fetch it in one swipe.

You can pick up which browser you want there. Since you are having floppy drive and machine failures I'd skip to USB in a flash. Some are rather insistent on using a failing machine so let's be honest that if your machine needs repairs then you should tackle that first.


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Upgrading to IE6
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 21, 2007 6:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Mono-poly

I'm not sure how you can do this without internet access.

Although early on in the IE family Microsoft allowed IE to be downloaded as a separate file, some time ago it became integrated with the Operating System, in particular with Windows Explorer, and upgrades from then on became a matter of upgrading from Microsoft through the internet.

Perhaps others here will have an idea.


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