w98se - Eraser 5.8.7 beta 3


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Portable 587b3 reports yellow-!
[Error Starting Program]
The \path\ERASER.EXE file expects a newer version of Windows. Upgrade your Windows version.

at the end of install, when Msi 587b3 tries to launch, eraser producs a redcircle-X
Unable to execute file:
C:\Program Files\Eraser\eraser.exe
CreateProcess failed; code 31.
A device attached to the system is not fuctioning.

Launching 587b3 installed eraser from [Start] produces a redcircle-X
[C:\Program Files\Eraser]
A device attached to the system is not fuctioning.

eraser 5.6 from sourceforge runs fine.


installer is 8,944,224 bytes!
MD5: 0ae20406b2c03c0886b419f61911a857 *EraserSetup32_v586a.exe

5.8.7 beta 3--
installer is 7,065,322 bytes (almost 2 Mb less!!)
MD5: 059aa0f768672695a28a3c9735d0d3c *Eraser_587b3_Setup32.exe

The increase in size of almost 2 Mb (comparing 5.8.6 to 5.8.7) makes me wonder if 5.8.6a may have picked up something unofficial along the way. Also when installing 5.8.6a, there was some kind of pre-package installer which I never saw before. After that, the standard eraser installer came up.


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I think Eraser 5.7 is best for windows 98. I don’t think the later releases support 98.

Download it here.