cannot upgrade my IE to IE8 with windows ME

August 28, 2010 at 11:31:54
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#1
August 28, 2010 at 11:57:59
The latest version of IE compatible with Windows ME is IE6.
There is no way IE7 or IE8 will work.

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#2
August 28, 2010 at 23:24:29
Actually the latest version is IE6 SP1

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie...

An alternative is Opera 9, you need the CLASSIC version available here:

http://arc.opera.com/pub/opera/win/...


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#3
September 4, 2010 at 01:36:08
The latest version of Opera (ten point something) also works with Win98/ME. Which is rather amazing...

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#4
September 4, 2010 at 06:42:49
I believe Opera 9.x is the last version to work with 9x/ME. I use K-Melon:

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/

http://www.filehippo.com/download_k...


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#5
September 4, 2010 at 11:31:35
I installed Opera 10.61 on an old ME laptop a few weeks ago.

Minimum requirements call for Win 2000, but it works fine on 98/ME. Much faster than IE6.

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#6
September 4, 2010 at 21:04:38
I just redid a WinME system a week or so ago & was looking for a browser more up to date than IE6. I saw Opera 9.x but 10.x didn't list 9x/ME as being supported, then I found K-Melon.

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#7
September 8, 2010 at 17:33:39
You should download and install Kernel Ex (it's FREE).

"KernelEx is an Open Source compatibility layer with an aim to allow running Windows 2000/XP-only applications on Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows Millennium operating systems."

Then download and install Firefox 3.

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/3.0.19-real-real/win32/en-US/Firefox Setup 3.0.19.exe

Kernel Ex is REQUIRED in order to get Firefox 3 to run under 98/98SE/ME.


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#8
September 9, 2010 at 03:57:29
make sure you backup your files before you you Kernel EX

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#9
September 12, 2010 at 07:32:31
KernelEx is an interesting app, but it is by no means a finished product - yet. The latest version is still in the RC (Release Candidate) stage & according to their site, RC2 & RC3 have just been yanked because of numerous reports of crashing. Use with caution.

http://kernelex.sourceforge.net/


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#10
September 12, 2010 at 09:50:45
I have opera 10.10 on winme and it works fine . Last firefox version for winme is 2.0.0.20.

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#11
September 26, 2010 at 16:34:21
I too am running the latest Opera version on my Win 98SE. If it runs on that it ought to run on ME.

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#12
October 3, 2010 at 05:11:13
In my experience, yes -

(a) Windows 98/98SE/ME can only run the original release of Internet Explorer 6 (sometimes called Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1). The Service Pack 2 release of IE6 requires Windows XP or later.

(b) The latest version of Firefox which will run on Windows 98/98SE/ME is Firefox 2.0.0.20 (Firefox 3 requires Windows XP or later).

However, it is possible - as mentioned - to patch Windows 98/98SE/ME to run programs which require Windows XP, by installing the program KernelEx (the Kernel extender), such as Firefox 3 (as stated above). But also Internet Explorer 7 (I've not yet tried this with IE8.)

KernelEx allows the running of Windows XP applications on Windows 98/ME by using custom API libraries that implement (or simulate) functions and procedures needed by WinXP programs.

It neither requires nor includes system files from other Windows products such as Windows 2000 or Windows XP. The only requirement is that the user first installs the free Microsoft Layer for Unicode (MSLU) from:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/mag...

Then download KernelEx 4.0 from:

http://sourceforge.net/project/show...

Some instability issues can arise if you omit the first step. I've seen reports of the latest beta release of KernelEx crashing, but the reports don't always make clear whether or not the user had actually omitted that important step.


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#13
October 3, 2010 at 05:21:42
The latest 2010 release of Kmeleon (v1.5.4) is a lightweight browser - free, and open source -which runs on any version of 32-bit Windows, thus including Windows 98/ME.

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/wiki...

But on Windows 98 you've probably got to install vcredist.exe first. Not too big a problem, as it's still available here:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...


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#14
November 14, 2010 at 18:21:39
"(b) The latest version of Firefox which will run on Windows 98/98SE/ME is Firefox 2.0.0.20 (Firefox 3 requires Windows XP or later)."

no, Ed999. Firefox 3 requires minimum of Windows 2000 or better. obviously, you did not pay close attention to the system requirements of Firefox posted here:
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/system-requirements.html

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Firefox 3.6 System Requirements
Windows
Operating Systems

* Windows 2000
* Windows XP
* Windows Server 2003
* Windows Vista
* Windows 7
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"However, it is possible - as mentioned - to patch Windows 98/98SE/ME to run programs which require Windows XP, by installing the program KernelEx (the Kernel extender), such as Firefox 3 (as stated above). But also Internet Explorer 7 (I've not yet tried this with IE8.)"

another NO, Ed999. IE7 requires a native WinXP SP2/SP3 OS and NEVER works under Win98/ME with or without KernelEx. heck, IE7 won't work under Win2000 either. many people have tried to get either IE7 or IE8 to run under W9x but failed miserably.


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#15
November 15, 2010 at 17:12:02
Firefox 3.X will run fine if you run kernelex . Opera will also run under winme .

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#16
April 18, 2011 at 04:13:29
KernelEx allows the running of Windows XP applications on Windows 98/ME by using custom API libraries that implement (or simulate) functions and procedures needed by WinXP programs.

It neither requires nor includes system files from other Windows products such as Windows 2000 or Windows XP. The only requirement is that the user first installs the free Microsoft Layer for Unicode (MSLU) from:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/mag...

Hi Ed999 - I'm not sure if you are still picking up posts on this forum. I hope you are as I went to the link you gave. There's a lot of text, but I can't find any download to install or is there no program to download and some programing is needed as per the steps mentioned on the link ? I'm not too savvy in computing, so would be grateful if you could clarify this and how to go about using what's on the link. Many thanks


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#17
April 24, 2011 at 13:51:56
According to this KernelEx Wiki, Opera 11.x works fine under Windows 98 (see article picture here).

However, the article also notes that "In order to run Opera 11, you have to change compatibility mode of opera.exe to Windows 2000 SP4 otherwise Opera will report the OUniAnsi.dll file is missing and won't start."/

http://sdfox7.com
http://marcusct.com


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