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W98-W98SE Upgrade-Now Can't Connect to Microsoft Websites?

Hi all, I used my OEM W98 Updates CD to Upgrade W98 (only because D-Link Wireless says their products are not compatible with W98 first edition) & everything works fine EXCEPT suddenly I can't connect to any Microsoft websites (Windows Update,, msn, hotmail, etc) but have no problem with non-MSFT sites...?

Do I have to uninstall W98 SE & revert back to W98 or does anyone know how to correct this problem?

P.S. - Put *://* as trusted site, no difference-can't connect to any MSFT site.


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Have you registered your copy

In reply to: W98-W98SE Upgrade-Now Can't Connect to Microsoft Websites?

alternatively get x-setup ver6.6 and use their tweak to set the registry as "registered with microsoft"

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registration not needed...check for spyware...

In reply to: W98-W98SE Upgrade-Now Can't Connect to Microsoft Websites?

start-run-regedit-hkey local machine-software-microsoft-windows-current version, shows info in right window, including installation key code. right click on "reg done", choose "modify", enter 1, exit it all.
This denotes that registration was done. I've never had a problem with unregistered installations.
More likely a Trojan or malware that is blocking MS sites. IE6 settings can be set to block the sites. By default, no sites are blocked.
Right click on IE6 icon, choose properties, check the "security" and "advanced" tabs to set things back to default.

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