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From: "Knows98" 
Subject: Re: Electrical Interference
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 11:27:36 -0400
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion

    JohnR  wrote in message...
> I just purchased a new computer and have upgraded from windows 3.11
> to windows 98.I have noticed a lot of interference when appliances are
> running.The microwave oven creates a "watery" effect on the screen,the
> washing machine creates a "Bouncing effect",while the agitator is
> working.I never experienced these problems with my old computer.I have
> a really good surge protector.I will be grateful for any input about
> this condition. Best regards!

This sounds like a new set of Registry options from Microsoft .....
Disable MicrowaveProcessing=1
Disable WashingMachineAgitator=1

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  "Troubleshooting Self-Inflicted User Problems"

From: "Doobie" 
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.apps
Subject: Re: Help with TweakUI
Date: 26 Mar 1999 08:03:44 GMT

Bengal  wrote ...
> When I turn the menu/comboBox/listBox animation off its fine.
> But when I restart my computer I have to turn them off again.
> is this supposed to happen?
> isn't supposed to save the settings??
> does anyone know what is happening?

Everything that happens is probably suppose to happen even though you're not
suppose to know its happening, even if it's really not supposed to
I hope this helps you understand what's happening...good luck      8 )

<< With Windows, anything is possible >>

From: "George Hoffman" 
Subject: Re: Beta Tester
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 08:02:18 -0500
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.apps

    Karen K. Ash wrote in message ...
> I would like to know how to become a beta tester. Can anyone tell
> me?

If your using Windows products, you already are one.  Go to their web
site and inquiry.

From: Chris McNally 
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Subject: Printer Question.
Date: Sat, 06 Mar 1999 13:41:20 -0500

How do I set my laser printer on stun?

From: "David A. [MVC]" References: <> Subject: Re: Printer Question. Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 06:12:17 +1100 With a laser gun. -- David A.
From: "Frank Saunders" Subject: Re: Printer Question. Date: Sat, 6 Mar 1999 13:14:42 -0600 Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion Unfortunately laser guns cannot be set on stun. You'll have to upgrade = to a phaser. -- Frank Saunders MS-MVP
From: "Richard G. Harper" Subject: Re: Printer Question. Date: Sat, 6 Mar 1999 16:51:48 -0500 Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion If this option is available it will either be in the Printer Control Panel that installed with the software that came with the printer or via a reset button on the back of the printer (not the power switch, that has an entirely different use). Third-party utilities and/or drivers for different brands than your printer may or may not give you this ability, but I'd be hesitant to try one that wasn't designed for your printer. If the printer were to overload and spontaneously explode, you'd wind up with toner all over everything. -- Richard G. Harper ( Chris McNally wrote in message <>... >How do I set my laser printer on stun?

From: (d7dot)
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Subject: Re: Internet Properties changing
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 16:01:19 GMT

On Sat, 20 Feb 1999 07:43:35 -0500, "Robert P. Smith"

>Occasionally Internet Properties for IE4 change without my input.  For
>instance it will change from connect using modem to connect using local area
>network.  Also disconnect if idle for 59 sec will get unchecked.
>Any ideas what might be causing this?


|| Regards, Brad
|| email

From: "Sky King" 
Subject: Re: Windows Registry Nightmare...
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 18:12:48 -0600
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion


I heard a new rumor that many gas companies are now issuing a warning:
"Buying and/or using this brand of gasoline does not protect you when
running into trees."   (sorta like the McDonalds "this coffee is hot"

 Naturally there is also a rumor that the ACLU is already filing a
suit....on behalf of the trees. 

...Sky >--[]-

Sky King wrote: >I heard a new rumor that many gas companies are now issuing a warning: >"Buying and/or using this brand of gasoline does not protect you when >running into trees." (sorta like the McDonalds "this coffee is hot" >notice) I remember a lovely one in a bistro in Carmel, CA After the two regular health warnings, on smoking and the effect of alcohol in pregnancy, came 'The Surgeon-General has determined that Federal and State Health Warnings cause nervous states and neurotic conditions in previously healthy people' -- Alex Nichol Bournemouth, U.K.

From: "Scott Bruno" 
Subject: 98Blech! - a Parody
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 10:21:02 -0500
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion


    I'm writing to you with the intent - nay, the need! - to bring to light
information which is so important, it will forever change the
face of the planet.
    I recently purchased and installed a copy of Microsoft Windows98. Much
to my horror, I discovered that Microsoft had unfairly and unjustly
integrated the color Blue into the operating system!
    I couldn't believe it! Surely this wasn't right? Microsoft had assumed -
on my behalf - that I would want to use Blue? Who do they think they are?!
    Well I wasn't about to stand idle while my available palette was chosen
for me. I mean, sure - I don't have to actually *use* Blue. There's always
Red and Green; they're free, and I can install them and have them work
without fuss. In fact, Green is only too willing to take over the role of
Blue, even without asking me if I want it to. With just a few clicks, I can
turn off Blue completely and never deal with it again.
    But I say! That's not enough! Even though Blue was now totally
disabled, the *possibility* of using Blue was still present. I had to remove
it - strike it down, as if it never existed! After all, the capability to
use Blue was obviously taking up an unholy amount of space on my 37GB hard
drive. I had to find a way; and eventually, I did.
    Ladies and gentlemen: I'm thrilled to announce that after months of
frustration and work, I have found a way to *completely* remove all traces
of Blue from Windows98. It is my great honor to present to you, 98Blech!
    Pronounced "bleck - h", Blech! is derived from a German phrase which
translates loosely as, "Hey, I know! Let's remove half of what it does, and
see if it will run a little faster!"
    Performance tests (which I devised) have proven - beyond a shadow of a
doubt - that the Blech!-ified operating system runs 87% faster than the
functional...err....retail version of Windows98.
    In fact, my groundbreaking work with 98Blech! has inspired me to
strip...err...fix, other software. Think of the possibilities!
    WordBlech! (supports 1 font; removes nonessential features such as
printing and saving documents)
    OutlookBlech! (doesn't actually retrieve or send email; forgets contact
    ExcelBlech! (maximum of 3 cells; programmed to automatically erase
documents involving any calculation which totals greater than 5)
    Flight SimulatorBlech! (aircraft no longer leaves the ground; available
views are restricted to forward and backward)
    MasmBlech! (supports only half of the x86 instruction set; won't build
executables greater than 5k in size)
    The sheer scope of my discovery...stripping the guts out of software can
actually make it run faster and take less space! Why, Einstein himself dared
not dream of such things!
    Look for details about the complete line of Blech! products at:

Ok, so I had some time to kill.
Scott Bruno
Remove the NOSPAM to reply

From: "James A. Eshelman" Subject: Re: Solitaire? Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 01:28:02 -0800 Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion Geoff Bodeman wrote in message <>... >Is Solitaire built into Win98?? Solitaire is an essential part of Win98. You cannot remove Solitaire from Win98 no matter *what* the DOJ claims. Solitaire is essential to the functioning of Win98's graphic user interface, and, in fact, most of Microsoft's development over the last two years has been aimed at making most of its applications Solitaire-enabled so that you can launch card games from nearly any app. Furthermore, Solitaire is free, and there's absolutely no good reason they shouldn't give it away! I'd like further to add that ... Oops. Sorry. I was thinking of something else. My mistake. Yes, Solitaire ships with Win98. --- JAE Member, On Computers A-Team news:msn.forums.oncomputers
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 11:09:36 -0500 From: "Karl S. Blechman" Subject: Re: Solitaire? Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion According to Microsoft, the power on switch on the computer is an integral part of Win98, and any attempt to disable the switch will cause the computer to cease operations. I understand they have a patent pending on this feature. KSB "James A. Eshelman" wrote: > > Geoff Bodeman wrote in message <>... > >Is Solitaire built into Win98?? <snip>

From: "James A. Eshelman" Subject: Re: New Patch available Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 21:51:45 -0800 Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion C.M. wrote in message <36A176D8.47964274@operamail.comSPAMBLOCK>... >I agree with what you say, but I wonder if we can discern how the file became >corrupted in the first place. It may be possible to only guess at this stage. Files become corrupted. Computers sometimes blink, belch, glance aside, yawn, or show signs of minor flatulence and, when this doesn't happen, a file gets copied a little wrong, or some such thing. Certainly one cause of this is improper shutdown procedures. But I think we just need to accept that sometimes things get screwed up for what amounts to "no particular reason." A strong trend in Windows and in support software is tools to try to find where this has happened and repair it painlessly. --- JAE Member, On Computers A-Team news:msn.forums.oncomputers
From: "Milly Staples" Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion Subject: Re: New Patch available Date: 17 Jan 1999 08:32:59 GMT I think you forgot to mention 'hiccup, sneeze, swallow, choke, regurgitate, take a walk, turn out the lights, and catnap'; otherwise, this is a complete list of what my computer has learned from me ... James A. Eshelman wrote in message ... <snip>

Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 05:54:56 +0600 From: Evgueni Koukline Subject: Внимание! Newsgroups: События в Ираке ясно показали какие нам надо тестировать и покупать операционные системы.Дело в том, что все ПВО в Ираке работало на Windows-95 (Windows-98 еще не успели закупить в виду санкций ООН). И вот, когда каждый житель, сидя за персональным компьютером, отлавливал крылатые ракеты, со спутника была запущена специальная команда HALT. Так была сведена на нет крутейшая противовоздушная оборона Ирака. Также со спутника были отключены все телефоны, факсы, холодильники, пылесосы, видеомагнитофоны, фены, кондиционеры, пейджеры перестали работать двигатели с электронной системой зажигания, короче, полный заговор против молодого демократического режима России. В связи с этим, правительство России постановило, что каждый дорогой россиянин должен научиться работать на системе с открытым програмным кодом и иметь ее у себя, на жестком диске или CD в роме (нормативы по инсталяции будут опубликованы в Ведомостях).

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