"K-Meleon works fine" = all needed updates and dll are on Your system.
Verbose: No IE parts but sometimes a runtime update.
K-Meleon uses MFC components. It is no IE shell = no parts of IE.
But MS often shipped other dll updates with IE.
FAQs (old: I read them 2001): http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/wiki/FAQ#requirements
Users of Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0 may have to install Vcredist.exe to get the latest run-time components for Visual C++ applications.
Users of Windows 95 may also have to install shlwapi.dll (part of Internet Explorer).
K-Meleon uses elements/functions from common controls and common dialogs.
Most Win 98 should have updates these 2 dll already, Yours has them!
There is a K-Meleon.exe for 9.x. During K-Meleon install Your OS was automatically detected and the right exe installed. The official installer ships the needed VC7.1 runtimes and automatically installs them.
So Faq above needs little update.
IMHO it refers to 2 VC6 runtimes
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/07/2009 08:47PM by guenter.