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Having winxp & win98 bootable drive - can I ???

Q: Having winxp & win98 bootable drive - can I ???

I just purchased a 120gb HD - and was wondering if I can leave a small partition (10gb) as Fat 32 and install win98 or win ME on there ( I have a few software programs that I still need to use which aren't xp compatible)

and then have the remaining larger partition NTFS for my Xp home OS.

what would be the procedure to create this ?? (if indeed possible)

also why do I lose 9gb on the 120gb drive ??
It only formats to something like 111gb total.

I'm not that technically minded in this kinda stuff - just enuff to get me by.

any help would be very gratefully accepted.

Aaron

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A: Having winxp & win98 bootable drive - can I ???

Yup, that's perfectly possible. I've a guide up here on dual booting;
http://www.techspot.com/articles/dualboot/index.shtml
I know it says Windows 2000, but there's no real difference for the purposes of the guide applying with XP either.

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Hey Gang,

I have a dual boot Win98 - XP. 'C' is 98 and 'D' is XP. 'C' is my default boot.

The reason I have XP on my 'D' drive and not on my 'C' drive is because I am more comfortable with 98, where my applications are. 'D' has only games.

'D' however, has XP because I in order to play the latest games they have to be installed on XP.

My problem is this:

Since I enabled Norton GoBack on my C drive (but not D drive) I can not see the 'C' drive from 'D' drive. It simply doesn't show up in 'My Computer'. But if I disable Goback I can see it perfectly well.

I would like to see my C drive from XP and use the programs from it but it won't show up.

How can I correct this problem?

Is there someting I can do from C to change this? Should I disable GoBAck entirely and use the XP restore feature? If I do will the XP restore feature work on my 98 Drive?

Thanks,
HULK
 

A:Solved: How Can I See 'C' Drive from WinXP w/Ghost Enabled in Win98 Drive?

Solved: Simply install Ghost from XP.
 

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Hi.This must have been asked before but please bear with me,I want to install win98 and winxp (home) on the one sata HD,how to partition and have access to them,in simple terms would be much appreciated
 

A:win98 and winxp on the same hard drive

I've done this before but as I suspected, others have written it for me. The secret is to install XP first and make sure the HDD is formatted as a FAT 32 partition. Check out
http://www.petri.co.il/install_windows_98_after_windows_xp.htm
I think that covers it. Good Luck!
 

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Hi,
I have a rather old laptop that I am currently using until I can get a new one. It is a Toshiba Tecra 8000 PIII. This machine was given to me and I have no disks. I run windows xp sp3 on it, but have found out that there is also windows 98 on the drive as well. As there doesn't seem to be any problems, I assume that the drive is partitioned. How do I get rid of windows 98 without losing any data and retain Windows XP? I know that it may not be possible, but I have to try, I need the disk space.
 

A:Solved: Removal of Win98 from WinXP drive.

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Thank you. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
I have WIN XP Home Edition on hard disk one. It is formatted NTFS.
I have a 2nd hard disk formatted FAT32 partitioned for 30 G.bytes.
I have WIN 98 on CR-ROM. I cannot figure a way to install WIN 98 on 2nd hard disk. I cannot get the compatibility routine on WIN XP to work with some old software. If I could get to the 2nd hard disk, load WIN 98 and run the old software on the 2nd hard disk it would be a big help.

My other option is to get another computer and load it with WIN 98 and the old software. It seems such a waste not to use the 2nd hard disk.

Thank you, HMSchmitter [email protected]
 

A:Install Win98 on 2nd harddrive after winXP installed of 1st drive???

Win98 can only be installed on the first partition of the first disk. I suspect that you'll be unable to install winXP on this second hard disk, unless you use the second hdd as a stand alone master to do so, and swap disks when you want to swap versions of windows. It's usually pretty highly recommended also that when dual booting the two, win98 is installed first to prevent problems.

If your winXP drive is formatted with the FAT32 filesystem, you may be able to install 98 alongside it on the same drive. If it's formmatted with the NTFS filesystem though, you won't be able to install 98 on the same drive.

Merry Xmas to you also, and welcome to techspot.
 

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Hi--

Is there a way to install a bootable copy of XP Pro on an external USB hard drive? I've googled this and googled it, and the only possible solution I have found is here: http://www.ngine.de/article/id/8. This is a might techie for my moderate skills. Does anyone know of another way this might be done? Is there a possible solution? Ideally, I would be able to boot up into my choice of OSes...but I have no idea if this is even doable. I'm trying to do this off of a Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop. Thanks!

Tripp

A:Bootable WinXP from external USB drive?

Hi--

Is there a way to install a bootable copy of XP Pro on an external USB hard drive? I've googled this and googled it, and the only possible solution I have found is here: http://www.ngine.de/article/id/8. This is a might techie for my moderate skills. Does anyone know of another way this might be done? Is there a possible solution? Ideally, I would be able to boot up into my choice of OSes...but I have no idea if this is even doable. I'm trying to do this off of a Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop. Thanks!

Tripp

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I have a P3, 866 MHZ with 256 MB RAM running Win 98 that I use for my cottage. Mostly the PC is used for email, Internet access, some MS office applns etc and usually works pretty good (although Win98 hangs occassionally).

My question is would I be any better off replacing Win98 with WinXP - in other words recognizing this is an older machine would there be any performance benefit running WinXP (a newer op system)?

XP is obviously a more robust, reliable, secure o/s with addl functionality but on this particular 866 MHZ PC would user performace get worse, stay the same or get better...?

If the user performance would be essentially the same or better it would make sense to spend the money and upgrade to XP (and take advantage of XP's better functionality) but if performance is degraded it may be just as well to keep using Win98 on this older beast.

- and would it be better to do a complete new install of XP (a fair amount of work reinsalling all my applns...) or just doing an upgrade to Win98?

Appreciate any good advice.
 

A:WinXP vs Win98 - for 866 MHZ PC

If you take my view, then XP is surely to be preferred over Windows 98. I myself run XP and am completely content with it's features, compatibility, performance, looks, etc. You are finding it difficult to decide whether to run XP or Windows 98, right? Just compare your System Specifications and mine and then again have a look at your problem. See if you have the same difficulty in deciding like you had before.

Good Luck.
 

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I reformated my brothers computer he had win98 on it and i installed winxp pro. Now when his computer starts up it asks what system we want to start up with.. Microsoft windows or Microsoft Windows xp pro. if u you choose the microsoft windows it just goes to c: prompt. Any way of getting rid of that? Also I tried a refomat again just to see what happens and it reformated sorta..it left all the installed files etc that we had put on the computer since we formated to winxp.. ( so the files we installed once winxp was on the computer) any idea on what happened and how i can maybe reformat it so just winxp and nothing else is on here..

Any help would be great and ASAP would be even nicer sorry but he dont want to go without his computer

SweetC
 

A:win98 to winxp

look here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q289022
 

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I am converting from a Win98 computer to a new Win XP computer.
Old 80 gb HD contains 10 partitions in FAT32 format.
New 160gb HD has 2 partitions, Drive C: 144gb in NTFS format and Drive D: 4.75gb in FAT32 format.
I would like to remove the old 80gb drive and install it in the new computer.
-- How will my partitions in the old drive show up on the new computer?
-- Should I leave the files and partitions as they are in FAT32 format, or is it necessary to copy the files to new Drive C:, then reformat the 80gb drive and re-partition it before copying back.
-- Does XP come with partitioning software?
-- If not, do you have any recommendations?
Thanks!
 

A:Going from Win98 to WinXP

As long as the old HDD is set to slave, It should work fine.

As for formatting - I assume one of the 5 partitions hac Win98 on it?

Personally I would copy any data that I wanted to keep and then reformat the old drive (NTFS if you don't need Fat32) and create new partitions - XP can do this, but the HDD manufacturer will probably have a utility to download that will do it faster and more reliably.
 

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hey,
i reformatted no the weekend and put win98 on. i installed win98 to C:\Win98, then i put XP on to C:\WINDOWS with the hope of being able to boot into either OS if necessary. i cant do that. when i go to the operating system menu, ony WinXP is there. my winXP installation was a "New Installation"

i have never done this b4, did i do something wrong or is there anyway i can fix this??

thanks
 

A:WinXP & Win98

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Can someone tell me if i can install winxp on a computer using win98 ?I would like to get the win98 back up and running,so i can give it to my kids to use.Also what all do i need to do this ?And is there a website where i can download winxp? This computer I'm on now doesn't have one,it came preinstalled with this computer.
 

A:Win98 to Winxp

First it is not recommed to install xp over windows 98 it is better to do a fresh install.

Second no no and no there is no legal way to download windows xp from web.

Third you cannot install or even should install windows xp from another computer becuase of WPA and because you are breaking the EULA.
 

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I have a Pentium II 350 Dell running Win98 w/ 96 MB RAM.
I am finally giving up on all other courses of action, and am going to re-format my hard drive, and then re-install Windows 98, and add my programs and then share/freeware apps, one by one.
But, should I reformat the drive and then do a fresh install of WinXP? Or should I do the fresh install of Win98, then upgrade to WinXP before I load any programs?
Thanks very much!!
Michelle [email protected]
 

A:Should I upgrade from Win98 to WinXP?

I'd format and install a clean copy on the system. However, I recommend, (strongly recommend) you get a faster computer with at least (LEAST) 256mb ram. At the very least get a PIII 700 or more with 384 or more ram. It makes a BIG difference.

Microsoft says you need:
PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended;
Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)
1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*
Super VGA (800 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
CD-ROM or DVD drive
Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
But they BS. If you wanna wait an hour to open a file, go ahead and follow their sys reqs. But on your pc, for now, i'd stick with win98.
 

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I have 2 PCs, 1 is a WinXP MCE, and the other in Win98 SE. The router is properly setup physically and the settings are correct. ICS is working fine, i get internet access for both machines, i can play MP games on both computers thru the LAN options.
The XP computer can see the folders on the Win98 machine thru My Network Places, but my problem is the 98 PC cant see the XP comp in Network Neighborhood. What IS shown in Network Neighborhood is the Network name, and the 98 PC, and its own shared folders, but nothing about the XP machine. I have disabled the Windows Firewall in XP, and set the C Drive to be shared. Under the LAN connection there is no option about the ICF, so i assume by disabling the Win Firewall that cuts that off too. Is there something im missing?
 

A:Networking WinXP MCE and Win98 SE

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Hello,
I currently have WinXP Home Edition installed, but due to a compatibilty error with a game I plan to install Win98 on a partition. I did a little serach on these forums and found numerous threads about doing this, but I thought it would be best if i asked myself, as I don't want to screw up my system (i've done that once to many times ).
I have also read a few things stating that you really need to start with Win98 installed first. In my case, this isn't an option. I am using the NTFS file system, not Fat32. Could someone outline some steps for how to setup a partition with Win98 and WinXP.
Do I need a special partition program to do this, or will WinXP and Win98 be able to handle it all themselves. Thanks.

ADDED: I only have 1 hard-drive by the way. I've been having a look through the Microsoft Knowledge base, but I haven't found a way to create a new Fat32 partition with Win98 on it and keep my NTFS WinXP partition as well. Please help. Thanks
 

A:WinXP and Win98 partition

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Hi..

I hope it is the right place to post this question...

I have a software installed on my old system (Windows 98) and I need to clown the software and move it to Windox xp prof.

How can I do it? Is there a program I can download that does that..

Thank you..
 

A:move app from win98 to winXp

The software needs to be reinstalled. It can't be copied.
 

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Hi, I hope I don't sound too stupid but this is my first VB6 program and I compiled it in WinXP but when I copied and ran the thing in Win98, some code won't do their job.

I made some "scripting.filesystemobject" calls mainly to copy files and check for folders, I also tried to read the contents of an "excel.workbook". The scripting portion seems to work most of the time (not always), but the "excel" portion just won't run.

I have Office2003 on my XP and Office2000 on the Win98 machine. I was thinking this shouldn't cause a problem since the Excel files are saved in the "Excel 97-2000" version.

Any thougths? Please

-- a really green VB programmer (James)
 

A:VB6 compiled in WinXP won't run in Win98

Not sure if this will work but i had a similar problem
some of your dll files will over write those in the windows 98
some of these are not compatable
what i did to solve this was copy the dll files in question this takes time to find the ones causing problems
and put them in a folder called system98 instead of using the XP dll from the system folder, then i compile my exe using these
this solved my problem
hope this helps
 

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Im am trying to connect my old Windows 98 desktop to the internet through my Sky broadband router ..

I have fitted an Ethernet port to the old pc's PCI slot, have downloaded the driver EN1207D-TX which i was informed it required to use.]
I tried to open an internet browser on it but page failed, also i think its powered by wannadoo as their logo is in the top right corner?

I have been experimenting with the settings trying all manner of differant variables but can't find the right settings.

Old OS: Windows 98 (not sure if FE or SE)
Packard Bell club?

New Os: Windows XP Professional
Packard Bell intel pentium D dual core

i have connected the 2 systems with a USB cable. Both systems are connected to my NetGear router on separate ports. I have tried all sorts.
i have installed the ethernet card/port and downloaded the driver for it (carried across via MP3 player used as a memory stick)
I carried over a network setup file from the network wizard on my xp to the 98 when i try to run it on the 98, after the restart i get -

Windows Networking
Your network adapter Accton EN1207(-TX) PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (0001) is not working properly. You may need to set it up again. For more information, see the Network Troubleshooter in Windows Help.

i tried the best i could to follow the 'trouble shooter' but its useless =/ (or i am w/e)
is there any help you could offer (not sure what information you need but please ask and i will supply)
 

A:Win98 and WinXP pro Net thru same router?

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Hiya peeps,

My brother in-law has a winXP puter, but it doesn't work very well because it only has 64mb memory. He's going to update the memory to 256mb after Christmas, but for the time being, he wants me to put win98 on it.
Can I install win98, on the puter without losing the winXP? or will I have to do a clean install, and format harddrive.

Gill
 

A:Can I install win98 over winXP

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I have a pc running Windows 98 that will not startup. Instead of wasting time with repairs I purchased a new desktop running Windows XP.

Is it feasible for me to salvage files from the Win98 drive if I install it as a slave inside the new desktop? What problems might I encounter?

Please advise...any help will be much appreciated.

Regards.

Cj
 

A:Win98 HD switch out into WinXp

hi,

ive done it loads of times and never hit any problems as long as you set it to slave all should be fine in my experience.

Cheers
 

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Hi, if I have an old pentium 4 1.5Ghz pc with 196mb of sd ram would it be better off with windows XP or windows 98.

 

A:old pentium 4 - win98 or winXP

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Hi there,

Situation is:

3 boxes: one WinXP Pro, one Win2K Pro, and one Win98 (not SE). No server.

Router: SMC, D-Link (2 models), Linksys, Belkin (only one at a time, though ) to cable modem.

Problem: Win98 doesn't see any other comp than itself. WinXP or Win2K can't see Win98.

Std IP config on all NICs: Automatic IP, DHCP enabled, NetBIOS over TCP/IP, etc...

Same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.x.x), same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses (auto).

Same workgroup name (No leading/trailing spaces)

All firewalls OFF.

Registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x: DONE

Same username and password (none) on each.

Internet access: YES for all 3 (ping, browser, etc...)

Ping the other computer's IP address:
- YES, all 3 for WinXP & Win2K
- YES, all 3 for Win98 but only with NetBEUI installed

Ping the other computers by name:
- YES, WinXP & Win2K do see each other
- NO, Win98 can't only ping itself

NET VIEW reports:
- Win98: Win98 as the only server
- WinXP & Win2K: WinXP & Win2K as available servers (no Win98)

No share accessible on Win98 from either Win2K or WinXP (using UNC with IP address).

Can't say, since Windoze 98 (not SE) doesn't accept UNC with IP.

According to experts on this forum (no names ) Windoze 98 can be used with XP or 2K. What am I missing then?

TIA.
 

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Me and a friend of mine connected our pc's via TCP/IP. We used a router, and it works fine (games, applications, everything works). Now we want to connect our pc's via IPX protocol. We've tried, but it didn't work for some reason. Do we only need to do something with Windows, or do we need to disconnect the router and connect the computers directly ? Also, what do we need to reconfigure ? (My pc has Win98, his has WinXP).
 

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Hi, can someone lend me a hand in networking both a win98 machine to a winXp Pro one?

This is the current setup.
One router, one cable modem.
Both systems are connected to the router, and I would like to get the win98 os to see and have access to the winxp system.

hmm..?
Stuff that might help.
-The router is a d-link.
-I can't ping the win98 machien, it's ip or name.
-I can ping the router and the localhost.
-I haven't really set anything up manually. But did use the network setup wizard on both winXP and win98.
-I will want to add a printer to the network, but that can be done after I get both OS's to work with eachother.

Can anyone lend me a hand with this?
I've gone through the forums and have found quite a bit, but alot of it is beyond me and I need some guidance.

Thank you.
 

A:networking win98 and winxp

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is the procedure the same when you install winxp when you reformat? any help would be appreciated.

A:Changing Os From Win98 To Winxp

This should be a good article for you. Includes screenshot! Upgrading to Windows XP from Windows 9x/Me

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Hi,

I feel so stupid!

I am trying to get a Win98 PC to print to a HP Deskjet 920C which is connected via USB to a WinXP PC...

Doesnt sound too difficult, except I cannot get the 98 Machine to see the XP one. I can ping the 98 one from the XP one but not vice versa. I have checked the following:

1. Both machines are on the same workgroup
2. Same subnet
3. Same IP Range
4. Sharename is correct
5. Tried swapping cat5 cables between wallports and the result is exactly the same.
6. Printer is switched on
7. Machines can both access the internet so im guessing the patch leads and NIC's are ok

Can anyone think of anything I might have missed? Its driving me crackers lol

Thanks in advance,
Stuart
 

A:Help networking Win98 to WinXP

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unable to get past initial stage of upgrade. i get a fatal error after it tells me it can't copy mfc32 to my machine.
 

A:Upgrade from win98 to winxp

You might look at this site.
http://www.windowsreinstall.com/indexwinxp.htm
 

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When attempting to access anything (printer, file or directory) over my network (that is, attempting to acess something on a computer running windows 98 from a computer running windows xp) it is extremely slow to load. This also applies when trying to print on a network printer - the software crashes for about 2 minutes then prints.

What is the problem? I am going to reformat soon anyway - will this help?
 

A:WinXP - Win98 Networking

This may be related to a problem that's been known for years with 2K and XP.

Delete the following key from the Registry (after saving)

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameS
pace\{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

Eric Pircher sorted this - apparently Win2k spends ages looking for
"scheduled tasks" on other computers when you browse them thru' Network Neighborhood
 

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trying to get my win98 to print to winxp through network. the printer is connected to winxp, and is shared by another winxp computer via network. The printer is a HP Photosmart 7700 series. any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi I have two computers, one running XP Pro SP2, and the other win98SE, my question is how can/do I network them together through my D-Link Router??? I guess I need some step by step instructions, because I cant figure it out. Let me know if any other info is needed, all help is greatly appreciated
 

A:Help with Networking WinXP & win98 through Router

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yes i would like to know the process to create a dual boot with win98se and winxp home if someone would could tell me the process i would be very gratefull Thanks Lon
 

A:win98/winxp dual boot

Here's a link that was provided by JToast in a previous thread.

here is a step by step... Click to expand...

http://www.escotal.com/dual.html
 

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I have downloaded all of the Win98 screen savers and cannot seem to run them in the "test" mode on XP. I have not installed them...I am waiting until I get an answer before doing that. I am particularly interested in the "Mystery" screen saver. Some of them WILL operate in the "test" mode but not "Mystery". Is there a way to solve this and if so....(DUH!)...how?
Thank you!

A:Running Win98 Screensavers In WinXP

Screensavers should be pretty much OS independent. Well, as long as it's some version of MS Windows. I would check DirectX and OpenGL.

First, I'd run dxdiag. You can do that by going to Start -> Run. Then, type "dxdiag" (without the quotes) in the field and press enter. Once dxdiag loads, select the Display tab and run the 2 tests on that page. If they pass, you DirectX should be fine. If not, you'll want to download it and install it again. Don't try to uninstall DirectX. Just run the setup after downloading it.

If DirectX is fine, then download and install OpenGL.

Here are the links:

DirectX:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en

OpenGL:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en

BTW, I assume you're a Simple Minds fan. Same here.

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Ok, here is what I tried, and where the problem happens.

I have an onboard network card, a SIS900. I have a Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter(LNE100TX v4).

I am using the onboard card to be directly connected to the internet, from my cable modem.

The computer with windows 98 (connected to the Linksys) is turned on. My computer (with the network cards and internet) is also on, and working with the internet. I go through the " Set up a home or small office network" process I can click on from the "Network Connections" in the Control Pannel.
- I chose: "This computer connects directly to the internet. The other computers on my network connect to the Internet through this computer."

The main problem: My computer does not "see" the Windows98 computer hooked up to the Linksys network card. I know this because when looking in the Network Connetions window I see a red X over the Linksys card picture. Also, on the back of the card the 2 lights, the light that shows a connection, and the light that shows data transfer are both off.

Is there a way to network a Windows XP Pro and a Windows 98 SE (both with full Windows Updates) to each other as a way the Windows XP computer can provide internet to the WIndows 98 SE?
 

A:Networking two computer, winxp/win98?

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My daughter just got a WINXP machine and would like to transfer her internet favorites from her old WIN98 computer. Can this be done, and are there problems with two different file systems?
 

A:Moving Favorites from WIN98 to WINXP

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My system in running on WinXP. I want to install Win98 in another Fat32 partition without uninstalling WinXP. In doing so, the system is freezing in a few steps. Is there a way of installing Win98 on a system which already has WinXP. Pl help.
( I know it works the other way, ie installing Win98 and then WinXP, but I do not want to do the entire exercise again).
 

A:Dual boot WinXP+Win98

Check out this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/t99591/s2240327e12ed0e611fa35e972f544fdf.html it may help you. It sounds as if you have the same plan as me
 

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Does anyone have knowledge regarding the performance improvements in WINXP versus Win98 (not SE) in using a USB connection to a wireless network? I just installed a Wi-Fi USB connection to a local ISP. I am currently using win98 and have not installed SE. My bandwidth test show that I am only getting about 55 kps. A dial-up to MSN I get about 21.5 kps.

My readings suggest that USB support in WIMXP is superior but by what factor? I do not want to install WINXP and still only gain a little on my communicaion rate.

Any ideas???
 

A:USB Wireless Support - Win98 vs WinXP

The changes in Windows support of USB aren't performance improvements as such. They relate to the recognition and configuration of devices, driver support, etc. USB 1.0 has a max transfer rate of 12 Megabits/second, USB 2.0 has a max transfer rate of 480 Megabits/second. There is native support for USB 2.0 in XP. Upgrading OS will not make any difference to your transfer rate.

All that being said, it is more likely that your problem is wireless transmission transmission errors or a hardware problem in your Wi-Fi USB device.
 

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Hi, I am fiddling with my moms PCs. At the moment she has 2 PCs, one dinosaur with Win 98 and one with XP (She also has a Toshiba notebook with Win95, an Acer notebook with Vista and a Samsung netbook... My mom is 66...). She loves some of the programs on the Win98 desktop, which is why she is keeping the Win98 configuration. She claims, that when making birthday cards (her hobby), she can only get the perfect margins on the Win98 PC and no other printer can print on thick paper (according to her)... So she'd kill me if I made it stop working :)

Question: Can i just download and install the Win98 drivers for the PC components of the WinXP PC and then just remove the whole HDD from the Win98 PC, move it into the WinXP PC and connect it, and will it work then? I can just put the LPT1 card from the Win98 into the WinXP PC as well, right?

Thanks for helping me with this silly issue. I would just have dumped the old one... but mums... You get the idea...

A:[SOLVED] Can I move a HDD with Win98 into WinXP PC?

If you transfer the drive you would be able to access the data on it. You would not normally be able to run applications on it. All applications except for some simple ones, or those designed to be portable, will need to be installed on the XP computer.

If you are moving devices you would have to obtain XP drivers. Win98 drivers are unlikely to work.

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Hello Everyone,

I'm helping a friend set up a small home network between two computers. One of his computers has Windows 98 "Classic" Edition and a Linksys NIC while the other has Windows XP SP2 with an on-board NIC that seems to be working properly.

The problem is that, while the two PC's actually see each other on the network (I can drill down through the "My Network Places" area to each PC), no other communication can occur between them. No pings, no tracerts, nothing. I'm wondering if I've done something wrong in the setup so I thought I'd post the steps I took on each PC here and ask if someone could be kind enough to troubleshoot this for me:

ON THE WINDOWS 98 CLASSIC PC:

1: Installed NIC hardware and software drivers. The drivers say they will work with any version of Windows from 95 up.

2: Made sure that NetBUI was installed for the NIC I just installed.

3: Assigned a static IP address of 192.168.1.10 to this NIC on this computer.

4: Assigned a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 to this computer

5: Did not define a default gateway for this computer since it will not require internet access.

6: Assigned this computer the name "Harold" in the IDENTIFICATION section of the setup

7: Left WORKGROUP as the default workgroup for this PC

8: Made sure that "Client for Microsoft Networks" is the default login client for this computer.

9: Setup a share to share the entire C: with the network and named this sh... Read more

A:Networking a Win98 and WinXP system

You didn't say anything about cabling (crossover ethernet?), but since they "see each other," I guess you must be something there. "No pings" indicates bad cabling, bad NIC(s) or Firewalls doing their job. First, make sure that ping 127.0.0.1 works, then disable all firewalls until you get it working.

By the way, I think NetBIOS, not the old NetBUI, is something you want installed.

Side question: is Win 98 Classic the original, not Second Edition?
 

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HOW CAN I UPGRADE MY WIN98se TO WINXP USING THE FULL WIN XP INSTALL VERSION w/o HAVING TO FORMAT MY DRIVE AND REINSTALL EVERYTHING (at least a 2-day process)? while watching tech tv a while back, they were talking about how to do an upgrade of windows using the fulll install version of winXP, not the upgrade version... i am upgrading some hardware and can get the full version of xp pro for the same price as the upgrade...... anyway, i can't find anything about this on the tech tv site and all attempts to get a reply from contacting them have failed... any help would be appreciated!!
 

A:Win98 update using full oem WinXP

I believe this can be done by installing xp on the same drive and leaving the existing partitoon format in place. Do not select format during the install and you should be good but you will have xp running as a fat 32 partition which is second to ntfs but it will still work.
 

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) I connected the two computers with a serial cable

2) I ran the direct connection (wizard) on the windows 98 machine, setting it to be the host and to listen on COM1. It waits patiently for the connection to be established.

3) I ran the new connection wizard on the XP machine. I selected the "advanced connection" option for connecting two machines directly using a Serial cable, and I set the XP machine to be the guest so that it "dials in" to the 98 machine. It says the connection was created OK and puts an icon for it on my desktop.

4) I run the connection icon on my XP desktop, it prompts me for a user name and password. I leave them blank and click "connect". It connects, and puts an icon in my notification tray saying "connected at 19kbps". On the host machine (Win 98) the "waiting to connect" dialog changes to "now connected". Both computers now show data transferring across the network connection.

Unfortunately, now that my connection is established, I can't find the remote computer anywhere on the XP machine. There's nothing new in "my computer" nor in "my network places" and when I click on the connection itself, all I get is the data transfer status. How can I go from this network connection to browsing the files on the windows 98 machine from the XP machine?

I have "file and printer sharing" installed on both machines with it enabled on both machines and the roo... Read more

A:Direct connect Winxp to Win98

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Hi All
I have five computers linked together through a netgear ADSL wireless router to form a workgroup called Archbell
Computer1- running win95 cable connection
Computer2 - running winME cable connection
Computer3 - running win98SE wireless connection
Computer4 - running win98SE cable connection
Computer5 - running winxp professional cable connection

all computers have shared folders and all can be seen by each other except the winxp computer cannot open the shared folders on the win98se cable machine it comes up with the following fault
\\computer69 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of the server to find out if you have access permissions.
The parameter is incorrect

If I try and run the command \\Computer69 I get the network path was not found.
I can see the shares on the XP machine from the win98 one ok.
the firewall on the xp machine has been disabled and zone alarm disabled on the win98 machine.
Thanks in advance

Steve
 

A:Cannot see share on Win98 machine from Winxp

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Im having a bit of a problem... I would like to connect to a Win98 machine with my WinXP machine and Vice Versa... Is there a way I can do it... I can connect Win2000 and WinXP together but I just can seem to get Win98 to do the same...

Thanks!
 

A:[Resolved] Networking Win98 to WinXP

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I have two computers networked together using a Fujitsu modem and a IPAQ router. No problem. My husband is going to use the WIN 98 and I want to transfer all my school files and miscellaneous stuff to the WinXP. They sit on desks next to each other. An employee at Best Buy told me all I would need is an Ethernet crossover cable. If I get one, what do I do with it to accomplish this task?
 

A:file transfer from Win98 to WinXp

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I am trying to network (with internet access) two computers, one with WinXP and the other with Win98 SE. I had to contact the ISP, which provides DSL, because there is a static IP address. Once I had that information, the first computer with WinXP connected (hard-wired) with no problems.

Adding the second one, with Win98, is another story. I originally used a wireless D-Link router (DI 524), and a wireless adapter (DWL-G510) which I didn't learned until later was not originally manufactured to support Win98. I was able to download the appropriate driver from D-Link, however, and got the second computer up and running using a wireless connection. Since then though, the person who uses this computer has been complaining of freeze-ups and blue screens.

I then ran a cable (about 100 feet) to the second computer and attempted to connect it to the router using port 2. After resetting the DSL modem, the router, and rebooting both computers, I got nothing. The second computer (Win98SE) cannot "see" the router, nor does the light for that port (2) light up on the router.

Do I have to enter a static IP address for the Win98 computer? What do I use then as subnet mask and default gateway?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Network problem w/WinXP and Win98 SE

Is this 98 or 98SE? I havent seen any wireless adapter that supports 98 first edition so far.
You do need to add the subnet mask and default gateway, your ISP should provide you with that information.

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I really hope someone can help! My brother in law gave me his old computer for the kids. It's a HP and running on 98. There were alot of problems with the system, so I decided to put XP on it, hoping to resolve some of the issues. I started out using the setup floppy disks for WinXP, but received an error:

File\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded
Error code is 7
set up cannot continue

At this point, I should have done more checking, but instead tried to load XP anyway. It went all the way through the format, and even let me download the service pack, kind of....it went through the whole process of downloading it, but when I checked again for updates, it was still there. Did I mention that my mouse froze up halfway through the format? This isn't a great machine, but for what I was using it for, I hope I can resolve this! I'm not a wiz by any means, but I think this error code that I received in the beginning is the culpret.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Trouble installing WinXP over Win98

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In a five PC home network 3 pcs are running win98 and two are running winXP.

When the XP pcs are off i can see the 3 win98se pcs in Network Neihborhood. As soon as either or both of the WinXP pcs are on, i cannot see my win98 pcs. They all disappear, but i can communicate with them if i go through explorer and type the name and folder i want to access manually. In addition i cannot connect to a shared printer connected to one of the XP machines, but i can connect to the printer connected to one of the win98 machines.

I only have full control of the win98 machines. The two XP machines belong to my brother and sister and the only thing i can do is just unplug them from the hub.

Thanks for any advice given.
 

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I can't for the life of get my WIN98 machine to connect to the internet with my WINxp machine playing host over a wireless network. I am using a Linksys router with a cable modem connection. The WIN98 machine says it is connected to the network workgroup HOME but cannot find the internet. I do not know what else to try. Is it in the TCP/IP set up? I thought I had tried everything there too but I just need any advice. I have messed with off and on for a month now. I downloaded network magic but can't get it installed on the older machine. The most frustrating part is I actually had another computer connected at one time with the same configuration but can't get this one to go. ANy ideas?
 

A:Wireless networking from WIN98 to WINXP

go ontothe both PC and post an IPCONFIG /ALL for both lets see whats there
also model of router

there are two ways to do that

FOR THE XP PC
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ONE -

start
run
cmd
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

OR
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TWO -
Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

Now for the 98 machine
instead of CMD - COMMAND should work
in fact you should see DOS prompt in progams
IPCONFIG should work on the 98 PC
butwe may need to try winipcfg
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/support/winipcfg.htm

post back results - then we can start looking at all the setups
 

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