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  • ".local trick"??

    The following URL has many downloads for browsers in "ZIP" files, but it says that they won't work on W95 because "The .local trick wasn't added until Windows 98 and Windows 2000."!! Does anybody know what that means??

    http://www.skyzyx.com/downloads

  • #2
    Taking a stab, I think it refers to adding .local onto the end of you FQDN. This will differentiate it between your internal network and external domain name.

    ie
    http://www.network.com.local = internal
    http://www.network.com (no .local) is your Internet address

    Can someone please correct me if I am wrong. Ta.
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    • #3
      #1. A person in another forum stated that I could download IE5.5SP2 from the following URL to my existing W95, but when I tried to do that, I found out that the download was ONLY an ie5setup.exe file of 499KB!!
      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

      #2. After doing a search for "Internet Explorer 5.5SP2" at the MS website, I found the following URL, but it was ONLY for a 2449 KB update!!:
      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

      #3. After doing a search for "Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2" at the MS website, I found the following URL which listed 20 other URL's for various other updates &/or "patches", but NONE for the full browser!!:
      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/r...plorer+5.5+SP2

      #4. After doing a search for "5.5 SP2" at the MS website, I found the following URL which listed 28 other URL's for various other updates &/or "patches", but NONE for the full browser!!:
      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/r...eeText=5.5+SP2

      #5. I'd previously downloaded IE5.5SP2 from EVOLT to a CD at a local library, but it wouldn't open properly on my Toshiba Satellite Pro 430CDS Laptop. I went back to the library again to download IE5.5SP2 from EVOLT to a CD again, but this time I opened the file on the library computer BEFORE I "burned" it on to a CD, & then after I got back home, I was able to install it on my laptop by opening the main file, & then by opening the Ie5setup file.
      http://evolt.org
      http://browsers.evolt.org
      http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie
      http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie/32bit
      http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie/32bit/5.5_SP2
      http://browsers.evolt.org/download.p...P2/ie55sp2.exe

      #6. Despite the fact that there was a message during the installation of IE5.5SP2 that said that DCOM95 was being installed, when I tried to install AVG from GRISOFT, an error message said that DCOM95 was missing!! I reopened the main IE5.5SP2 file again, & then opened the DCOM95 file, but the error message said that DCOM95 was still missing!! I then downloaded DCOM95 from the following URL to a "floppie", & then opened the file on my "floppie" to a folder on my HD [hard disk], but the error message again said that DCOM95 was still missing!! Finally, after I went to the folder on the HD, & opened the DCOM95 file there, I was finally able to install AVG!!
      DCOM95 URL:
      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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      • #4
        Sorry, I can't find your question.

        #1. This link is IE 5.5SP2 for Windows ME. If you have a look in the top mid left of the page, you will see a figure of 9 KB - 76076 KB. The 499KB download is only the installer. Once downloaded you run it and it them proceeds to install the rest of IE with the options you have chosen.

        #2. Link doesn't work so I am unable to comment except to say it is probably a hotfix.

        #3. The Microsoft site can be a bit confusing.
        #4. as above

        #5. Ok

        #6. I believe AVG needed a newer version of DCOM than was provided in IE5.5 SP2.

        Please remember that Windows 95 is 10 years old in 2 months and is no longer supported by most hardware and software manufacturers. I know this can be annoying especially if you have a perfectly good laptop that does what you want it to do.

        You have done extremely well identifying your problem and finding the solution on your own and deserve congratulations for the effort. Remember if you have any questions or problems we are here to assist you when or if you find it necessary.
        1 1 was a racehorse.
        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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        • #5
          #1. I just tried some of the links in your forum, & I was surprized to find that some of the URL's don't work, but if you'll access the following URL to the same thread in another forum, I think that you'll find that all of the URL's will work:
          http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/...ad.php?t=80260
          In case you need it, the URL for the closed original thread is the following, & please note that it's on 2 pages:
          http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/...ad.php?t=79043

          #2. Even though I finally installed IE5.5SP2 from EVOLT, I'm going to go back to the library to see if you're right about that 1st MS URL.

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          • #6
            F.Y.I., here's another URL for IE5.5SP2, & it appears to be a little faster than EVOLT:
            http://www.citynet.net
            http://www.citynet.net/supportdownload.cfm
            http://www.citynet.net/ie5.5.zip

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            • #7
              Thanks for that.
              1 1 was a racehorse.
              2 2 was 1 2.
              1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
              2 2 1 1 2

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              • #8
                I reopened my IE5.5SP2 folder again to look at all of the files again, & there were some .exe files that I had questions about, & I couldn't find the answers in the "HELP" section:

                #1. There was a 74.6KB file named IE5COMP.EXE, & when I opened it, it said "This will install the Internet Explorer Compatibility Option", & it asked for "Yes" or "No", but after choosing "Yes", nothing else happened. Do you know why, & do you know what it's supposed to do?? Was it automatically installed with the rest of the browser??

                #2. There was a 2.67MB file named IEAK5.EXE, & when I opened it, it said "Do you want to install the Microsoft Internet Explorer Adminintration Kit 5.5?", & it asked for "Yes" or "No", & after choosing "Yes", it installed, & a message said "Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit 5.5 has been installed successfully". Do you know what it's supposed to do??

                #3. There was a 2.69MB file named IEAK5CD.EXE, & when I opened it, it said "Do you want to install the Microsoft Internet Explorer Adminintration Kit 5.5?", & it asked for "Yes" or "No" just like the IEAK5.EXE file, but after a MUCH LONGER time than for the IEAK5.EXE file, TWO error messages said "Error Copying File Cannot copy cd: Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path & filename." AND "Error Copying File Cannot copy en: Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path & filename." Since the IE5.5SP2 CD was in the CDROM drive, do you know why this happened?? Do you know the differance between the IEAK5.EXE file & the IEAK5CD.EXE file??

                #4. There was a 466KB file named OAINST.EXE, & when I opened it, a window briefly appeared which showed that some files or data were moving, but there were no messages. Do you know what that meant??

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                • #9
                  Please note that I just edited the 3rd post of this thread, so that all of the URL's will now work!!

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Arc. Appreciate the time you took to do it.
                    1 1 was a racehorse.
                    2 2 was 1 2.
                    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                    2 2 1 1 2

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