Guenter, I never had any problems with KEx on win98se, quite the opposite, love it
Only the last time when I wanted to change the default setting, it was my own stupidity to uninstall and then directly install it again, without the restart in between, that it had requested - the result was at first slightly scary, LOL! But after doing nothing but restarting twice everything was fine again, ouff... But really, that was my own laziness *oops*
Otherwise it's a pure miracle tool to me, just amazing what it can do, a real life saver for win9x
Without it the gecko 1.9 browsers like KM and FF and some other proggies would never run.
The size is no prob, only tiny 200 kB, so that wouldn't be any problem for dialup, but really, in a browser one cannot possibly include a tool that changes so deeply the operating system, and -depending on setup choice- may affect all other programs too! That would be nonsense!
What I would find most useful though is to include a note and a link to KernelEx
(to forum and download), if at KM install an old system is detected.
And I would recommand the KEx general setting that enables it only manually, for single programs that turn out not to run without it. Otherwise, if it's by default enabled for the whole system, some genuine win9x progs may not run anymore, although some modern others may run better. But if anything has starting problems, the user must be aware where to look for solutions, that he can simply set another virtual OS environment, another "compatibility", in the file properties of the programs exe. From own experience I can say it's way too easy to forget this quickly, so better not risk anyone thinking in the first shock "KM ruined my system, not even my old programs run anymore" ;-)