Microsoft is offering a patch for Windows 95 and other Windows products, to patch a problem with bad TCP/IP stacks, which can cause a computer to freeze, crash or otherwise cause trouble.
When I used to run MSIE 3, the computer would often freeze or fail due to kernel errors. Now that I’m running version 5.0, I get similar problems in wininet.dll, mshtml and occasionally in the kernel, although they’re not as bad as they were with 3.0.
When I went to download the patch, the program told me that first I need the Microsoft dial-up networking performance and security enhancement 1.3, and to get that I’d need my Win95 CD (which I don’t have) and also register with Microsoft to have the DUN 1.3 available.
Now my multi-layered question: (1) Is the TCP/IP patch likely to affect my wininet problems? (2) Am I risking anything by trying to install the DUN program without having the Win95 install CD near me? (3) Is any of this worth it, or am I just jumping through hoops in order to give Microsoft more information about me? (4) Am I making any sense?
“Where there is clarity, there is no choice. And where there is choice, there is misery. But then, why should I speak, since I know nothing?”