Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 23 Sept. 2000, Vol 3 No. 38
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Windows Me for free?

Windows Me OK, so you decided to stick with Windows 95/98 for now. You don't want to spend any more $$$ on your PC to upgrade Windows? Well, here's a nice surprise: you can have nearly all updates found in Windows Me for free!

First there is Windows Media Player 7. Microsoft released this new player last July, and it's available for free download from the Windows Media Web site.

Internet Explorer 5.5 is another key component of Windows Me. IE5.5 has been available for free download from Microsoft since July. You can start with downloading the setup [505KB] program.

Another component you can get for free is the MSN Messenger Service. Use it to stay in contact with friends, family, and co-workers. You'll need a free Passport to log in, but if you have a Hotmail account you're all set.

Another bonus added in Windows Me is Windows Movie Maker, the video editing software. It took me some travels on the Web, but I have located a free alternative ABCVideoRoll. It's rated **** (4-stars) by ZDNet, and you can download a copy here [2.36MB]. You also need QuickTime 4.1, and DirectX (minimum DX 6.0) for video capture.

Another great feature of Windows Me is it's ability to restore itself after a crash, or after you have installed software that's not compatible. There is no free alternative, however Adaptec produces GoBack. This program, which retails for $69.95, is available for a preview from the Adaptec Web site.

While these products won't give you all improvements of Windows Me, you get the most noticeable ones! For more information on Windows Me, visit our Windows Me page.

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USB Problems & USB Fixes

Ever plug in a second USB device and have it disable the first USB device?


DVD-RAM Drives Now 9.4GB!

Who needs a new hard drive when 9.4GB of storage space is available on a single disc?


Microsoft Releases New TweakUI

After a delay, Microsoft have finally released the latest version of TweakUI ( - also known as TweakUI 2000).


Microsoft Extends Line of Digital Imaging Software

Microsoft has announced the availability of Picture It! Publishing Platinum 2001.


Windows Me and PacBell DSL

When you install Windows Me, you won't be able to connect to PacBell's DSL (Enternet 300) service. The software used by PacBell is incompatible with Me at this point.

We show you how to work around this quirk.


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  Microsoft Security

Patch Available for "Windows 2000 Telnet Client NTLM Authentication" Vulnerability

Microsoft re-released this patch, after finding a bug in the original patch of September 14.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 - All Versions

More information

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  Web site updates

These pages were added/updated in the past week. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.

Added: USB Problems & USB Fixes
Added: DVD-RAM Drives Now 9.4GB!
Added: New, Improved Handheld PC2000 For the Data Gatherer on the Go


Added: Windows Me for free?
Added: Microsoft Extends Line of Digital Imaging Software
Updated: TweakUI 2000

Windows Me

Added: Windows Me and PacBell DSL

Windows 2000

Updated: Patch for "Windows 2000 Telnet Client NTLM Authentication" Vulnerability

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