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Am I the only one who can't use KernelEx 4.5.2?

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#1 EncoMan


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 10:25 PM

For many reasons I still use a copy of 98SE at home. Before KernelEx, I was content to use
this old system for DOS scripts and a few other things. I have to admit, discovering KernelEx
got me hooked! Taking an old system and making it useful again seemed like a fantastic idea.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I seem to be alone with the problems I've had with KernelEx. Only one
app installed and ran smoothly (VLC Media Player).

I follow the KernelEx Wiki carefully. All the apps I've tried received a 4 out 5 star compatibility
rating at the Wiki. The same failure occurs over and over. During the install, extraction fails and
the Task Manager shows "not responding." If the app manages to actually install it won't run.
My system partially freezes. This pattern is very consistent!

The fact that VLC Media Player installed and runs smoothly is frustrating. If one app works
with KernelEx, why have all the others failed? Since every system has different hardware
and software it might be impossible to determine the exact cause of this problem.

I have a copy of Process Monitor from Sysinternals. Apps that monitor all system functions
can be helpful sometimes, but the flood of data is frequently a confusing mess. I suppose
there is no other way. There must be files or system processes that cause this consistent
failure with KernelEx.

If you any any ideas or suggestions, please let me know.

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#2 technonymous


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 07:43 PM

Not all programs are going to run. Not sure why some programs other say works and yours doesn't. It could be a certain version, it could be that their Win98SE has a service pack installed. From reading information Firefox 8.0 and VLC works. You also need to understand this KernelEX project been on hold or dead for nearly two years.

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