95 Is Alive
Where's my spell checker?
Yep, I did it too. Went to the software depot
in the sky and downloaded and installed the latest greatest version
of Internet Explorer ® and Outlook Express.® Fired up the trusty
old e-mail machine and lo and behold my spell checker didn't work any
more. Believing this to be an installation problem, off I surfed
to the Knowledge Base to figure out what I'd done wrong. Son of
a Gun. Version 5.5 doesn't have the spell check capability unless
you have an "Office" program installed. ( Guess whose? )
Well folks, I know for a fact it only takes 3 files placed in the Program files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof folder and 7 lines in the registry that can be written with or copied and pasted to a Notepad file, saved as a .reg file and then merged.
This also works for Windows 98, ME and 2000
Come on Redmond people, how about a fix for this one or you stay "under the shovel."
( It said Seattle instead of Redmond people for 4 months and no one noticed )
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