Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 7 Oct. 2000, Vol 3 No. 40
 And The Winner Is....

by Arie Slob

Dear Windows-Help.NET Subscriber,

As you may recall, you had a chance of winning a BIG IBM 30GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra ATA/100 IBM hard drive in our latest contest, just for recommending this Newsletter to a friend.

The contest ended on September 30, and the drawing resulted in Bob Bunsick winning the hard drive.

Congratulations and success with your new hard drive, Bob!

Installing Windows Me

I've written a small guide on installing Microsoft's latest OS, it touches on these subjects:

  • Pre Installation
  • Which Windows Me version?
  • Upgrading an existing Windows installation
  • Windows Me Clean Installation

    • FDISK
    • Format
    • Setup Switches

  • Error Messages During Windows Me Install

Installing Windows Me.

Corel and Microsoft Announce Strategic Alliance

Microsoft to "bail out" Corel with $135 million stock purchase.

In a move similar to its 1997 $100 million bailout of Apple Computer, Microsoft last Monday announced a deal with Corel Corporation, which had been on the edge of bankruptcy all year. The deal which goes under the banner of a "strategic alliance", will see the two companies expand their relationship to encompass projects related to Microsoft's new .NET initiative.

As part of this expanded relationship, Microsoft has purchased 24 million non-voting convertible preferred shares at a purchase price of U.S.$5.625 per share or a total purchase price of U.S. $135 million. The companies will also work together to support the development, testing and marketing of new products related to the .NET platform. Joint-marketing initiatives will include participation in product launches and trade show events and representation on mutual Web sites. In addition, both companies have agreed to settle certain legal issues between Corel and Microsoft.

Corel has been struggling to find financing since a merger deal with software developer Inprise fell through in May. Founder Michael Cowpland resigned his CEO position in August due to financial questions plaguing his 15-year-old company.


CDRW Drives a Great Way To Store Anything!

Looking at the differences in CDRW disc color, does it matter?


Scams, Some With New Twists

Think twice before responding to that questionable email offer or telephone call!


Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

Microsoft has created the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility, which allows you to safely remove Windows Installer-related registry settings from your computer in the event of a problem.


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"Hard Disk Is Low on Disk Space" Message

When free space on your computers hard disk falls below a specific level, you may receive a warning from Windows 98. You can switch this warning of with a registry setting.



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  Microsoft Security

Patch Available for Multiple LPC and LPC Ports Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates several security vulnerabilities in Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0 and Windows® 2000. The vulnerabilities could allow a range of effects, from denial of service attacks to, in some cases, privilege elevation.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Server, Server - Enterprise Edition, Server - Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Server, Advanced Server, Datacenter Server

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  Recent Windows-Help.NET Support BBS Postings  

ME & IE5.5: finally solved "cannot find server"!!! - Microsoft Internet Explorer
Registry settings for IE DUN Settings - Windows 98
Unknown comms task running - Windows 98
Netscape 6 PR 3 Released - Netscape Navigator

  Web site updates

These pages were added/updated in the past week. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.

Added: CDRW Drives a Great Way to Store Anything!
Updated: Universal Serial Bus (USB) & Windows 9x
Added: Scams, Some With New Twists


Added: Patch Available for Multiple LPC and LPC Ports Vulnerabilities (Windows 2000/NT)
Added: Corel and Microsoft Announce Strategic Alliance

Windows 98

Updated: Using System File Checker
Updated: Using ScanReg
Updated: Msgsvr32 Errors

Windows Me

Added: Installing Windows Me

Windows 2000

Added: Patch Available for Multiple LPC and LPC Ports Vulnerabilities

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