Here’s a workaround for one of Windows 9x’s annoyances. Sometimes when you make a change in a window — for example, when you create a new folder through an open application — you won’t see it until you refresh the window by pressing F5 or until you close and reopen that folder.
To have Windows refresh its display automatically, start RegEdit (Select Start | Run; type “regedit”; and press Enter.) and go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ System\ CurrentControlSet\ control\ Update
Double-click UpdateMode in the right pane and change the value from 01 to 00.
Click OK and close RegEdit (choose Registry, Exit).
You’ll have to restart the computer to see the change.