Win 98 Apps.ini file missing


Old 02-09-04, 07:30 AM
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Win 98 Apps.ini file missing

I have an older PB with Windows 98 and the apps.ini file appaerently is missing, this is the error message I get when downloading some applications. I bought this computer used with no install disks, so I don't have the Windows 98 install disks to re-install Win 98. Is there some other way to fix this?

One solution: I do have Windows 95 install disks, can I install the Windows 95 over the Windows 98?

Or is it possible that someone could email me the Windows 98 apps.ini file that i am missing? (Assuming that would not be illegal.)

Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-09-04, 05:11 PM
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From Microsoft:
To resolve this issue, use the appropriate method:
Method 1
Verify that the Apps.ini file is located in the folder pointed to by the AppInstallPath value in the following registry key:

If the value points to a network location, verify your ability to connect to the network location.
Method 2
If Apps.ini functionality is not required, delete the AppInstallPath value from the following registry key:

The Apps.ini file contains a list of programs and their installation locations. When there is an AppInstallPath entry in the registry that points to a valid Apps.ini file, there is a Network Install tab in the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box. Programs listed in the Apps.ini file are listed on this tab.
For information about creating an Apps.ini file, see page 719 in the Microsoft Windows 95 Resource Kit.

To manually add it:
Configuring the Workstation
Create a text file, and name it apps.ini.
Start Regedit
Go to HKEY_Local_Machine / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion
Add a String Value called AppInstallPath
Its value should be a DOS or UNC path to the location of the APPS.INI file, including the file name
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* Edited - Off-Topic *

Microsoft does not support Windows 95, in fact they barely only support Windows 98.

If you install Windows 95 you would have to go back to much earlier versions of many programs, including Internet Explorer.

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