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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2008, 01:48:43 PM »
It appears I have the beta which is 1178.

Would this have been possible from scratch? as I thought that I had to install 1169 first.
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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2008, 01:59:36 PM »
If you read the post announcing this beta it does not appear to be a requirement that 1169 was installed to join this beta and install 1178.

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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2008, 02:07:59 PM »
If you read the post announcing this beta it does not appear to be a requirement that 1169 was installed to join this beta and install 1178.

Ok, so it should be fine then.

I am just going to use the program as a standard real time AV program and will refrain from doing manual scans due to the icon problem as previously discussed.

When the beta turns into a full release will it update automatically?
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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2008, 02:14:15 PM »
Yes, I believe so.

I have only tested 1178 on my WinXP systems so far and I have yet to test it on my WinMe system. I plan to do so later in the day with a full scan to see if the quick launch icons survive or not (I suspect they will not).

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When the beta turns into a full release will it update automatically?

Yes it will.  When the beta ends avast will automatically return all of us in the beta program to the normal avast update program.
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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2008, 02:19:47 PM »
alanrf ,

Thanks.

Although I wonder why there were some log errors just after I had installed the program.

I have reported these in a seperate thread.
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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2008, 02:24:32 PM »
I noticed that thread.

There is nothing very new in the forums on this ... but you may want to check this thread.

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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2008, 02:42:41 PM »
I must not try to speak for Tech but I think that perhaps Tech was hoping that the problem (this thread is now so long and messy that I think this issue may have become lost) would be fixed in the new 4.8 beta release.
Alanrf caught my mind... I forgot that Windows 98 won't be included in new features.
Beta won't help (I suppose) in this case.
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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2008, 03:21:53 PM »
Alanrf caught my mind... I forgot that Windows 98 won't be included in new features.
Beta won't help (I suppose) in this case.

When you say Beta wont help are you referring to the icon issue?

And will the Beta be ok as far as it to work on 98 S.E?

I installed using  http://public.avast.com/~vlk/4.8.1178/setupeng.exe

Should I have installed the 1169 version? which was the previous one I believe, remembering it's for 98 S.E that is.
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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2008, 04:11:11 PM »
When you say Beta wont help are you referring to the icon issue?
Yes, among others.

And will the Beta be ok as far as it to work on 98 S.E?
Yes, it works on 98 SE.

Should I have installed the 1169 version?
It's not necessary. 'Any' version will be updated to the latest beta version.
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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2008, 04:19:25 PM »

I have the following.

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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2008, 04:56:09 PM »
Doesn't win9x allocate 1MB of your RAM for system functions, I can't recall the exact terminology/explanation it has been soooooo long since I used win9x.
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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #56 on: April 12, 2008, 04:47:48 PM »
Just to report back on an earlier post.

I completed a thorough scan (with archive scanning) on my WinMe system with the avast beta release 4.8.1178 and the quick launch icons survived the experience.

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Re: 98 S.E problems on previous 4.7 build
« Reply #57 on: April 12, 2008, 04:58:18 PM »
Just to report back on an earlier post.

I completed a thorough scan (with archive scanning) on my WinMe system with the avast beta release 4.8.1178 and the quick launch icons survived the experience.

Well this looks like it's only affecting 98 S.E for sure, thanks for the update.

It's not really a major problem for me as I don't run too many manual scans, and as long as I have it real time online scanning then that's fine with me.

The good thing is I can do a manual scan for a file shell extension, and the icons stay put, it's only if I have the main skin open and run from there that this icon issue occurs, but more importantly, it's not just pertaining to the quick launch icons, it affects the toolbar links and windows folder icons too.

I have read other 98 users that have experienced the same problem, however I would be glad to hear of any users of Windows 98 S.E that do NOT experience the icon disappearing act.
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