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#1 mar4

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:18 PM

I'm trying to update or rather see if there are any critical updates on my windows 98 system. However, whenI go on the website or click on windows update on my tools I'm told that I have a Macintosh system. I'm a bit confused. How do I find out if there are any critical updates?
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:17 PM

Windows 98, is no longer supported by Microsoft.
You won't find any new updates updates, for it.
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:06 PM

So my system is ok? I ask this because I can't connect to certain sites such as purchasing plane tickets.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:45 PM

What problem are you having?
Error messages?
Have a link to the sites you're having problems with?
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:05 PM

I've run my AVG, my spy-bot, and my ad-aware cleaners. I think something is wrong with my internet settings. I don't even know what my settings should be. It's very frustrating. When I try to link onto a pagee, it comes up as "this page cannot be displayed...check DNS settings..." How do I find out what my settings should be?
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:14 PM

Hello,

Regarding updates, try autopatcher it is available for 98 http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enh...dows-98SE.shtml

What firewall are you using? if you can check its log and see if port 53 is being blocked.

Hope this helps
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:30 PM

I don't think I use a firewall. I have AVG, Spy-bot, Ad-Aware, and CCleaner. I don't know how to check a log. Obviously I'm not computer savvy at all. I do appreciate your help. I have a rather old computer. It's a Compaq Presario 1670. Would this make a difference in anything?
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:37 PM

In that case if you go to internet explorer, and select internet options, select the connections tab, there should be a LAN settings select this and tell it to automatically choose. that might help

also has spybot detected anything prior to loosing the internet?
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:47 PM

My LAN setting is checked to automatic detect. The proxy box is checked also.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:56 PM

Have you removed any malware through spybot? if so then it is possible that it has deleted something vital to connect to the internet.

Can other things access the internet for example MSN skype?
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 06:52 AM

Windows Updates click on Scan for updates. :thumbsup:

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