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networking win98 w/ win2k

Q: networking win98 w/ win2k

I have 4 computers networked together through a router with DSL. All four can access the internet.
2 of the machines are win98se and 2 are win 2k. 3 of the computers can see each other and share files etc. 1 of the win98 machines can see all the computers but can only access the other win98se machine. when I try to access either one of the win2k machines it asks for a password. I checked all the settings and the settings are identical to the other win98se machine which can access the win2k machines. when I say all the settings, I checked network settings, password settings, tweakui settings, and installed windows components just to make sure I didn't leave out someting in the comunications section. I have set up networks before and this has me stumped. Just a note here I have installed all the service packs, and updates for all of the computers.

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A: networking win98 w/ win2k

You need to have an account on the 2K machines with the same name and password as is used to logon to the W98 machine. I suspect the other W98 machine already has the correct name/password combination.

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i have a win2kserver installed on one of my PC and a win98 client on the other .. now when i try to access the win2kserver
( \\server ) it asks me for this
resource : \\server\IPC$
password : __________

wht should i do i even tried to give the admin password here but its still not working . i cant get through .. ??
help me out ..

A:Win2K - win98 networking problem

It won't work with any password until an account is created for the windows 98 machine.

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I currently use Win98 as my OS. I want to switch to Win2K. I shopped the net for prices and found a great disparity between them. Several of the lower priced offerings had 'OEM' listed next to the WIN2K title. What does that mean to me?

A:Win98 to Win2K

OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer

This means that the OS has been modified by a PC maker to be specific to that PC (i.e. HP or Compaq). Most of these modifications are to screens and should not affect the ability of the OS to operate on a non-specific PC, but I would ask questions about compatability.

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My old computer has 2 hard drives and is running win2k pro. I am thinking of adding win98 for some older games. I know it will be complicated adding win98 after win2k pro. Can I just switch the primary drive in the BIOS and install win98. Then when I want to use win2k, just switching back the original order?

A:add win98 to win2k pro?

That will work, I've done that in the past. I actually had three drives, 2K, W98, and Linux on a single machine. I just changed the boot order and the right O/S booted up.

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i've set up a win98/win2k lan network. it works fine on the majority of machines exept 1 that cant be accessed from any of the win2k machines. but in general, i can access any of the machines from anywhere
it has nothing perticular about it! so i really don't understand

any ideas



A:accessing win98 from win2k

You would need to add a user account on the 2K system and enable sharing on the items you want shared.

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My computer is the following,

amd 550
128mb ram
tnt2 16mb graphics card
home use, no networking

I have win98 installed right now, and I am finding that its starting to give me the blue screen of death more and more. Can't decide if I should reinstall win98 (overtop existing system or clean install), or install win2k (overtop win98 or a clean install).

With my amd 550, is this fast enough for win2K, or will I notice it to be a bit slower when I run things such as games? If its gonna slow things down, I'II just stick with win98.

Any thoughts.............

A:Should I upgrade from win98 to win2k?

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I've got a Windows 98 comp in a LAN with a Win2k and everything works fine except for one thing. On the 2000 comp I can find the other computer and connect to it by d-clicking the icon of it, but when I d-click the icon for the 2000 comp on the Win98 computer I get an error message about sharing violation (something along those lines). This really isn't a big deal as I can still play games between the 2 computers by having the first part set up....just wondering why the 2nd part happens.

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A:{Solved} - Win98 - Win2k LAN


I am not sure, but it is probably a permissions problem.

Make sure that the username and password you use to logon to the Win98 machine is a username and password that is found on the Win2K machine.

Make sure that you have some shares on the Win2K machine, and that they do not have a $ in the name, and make sure that the shares allow anybody read permission, at least.


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We have a number of Dell Optiplex PC's in our small office LAN. They're
all Pentium III's (either 450, 550 or 600MHz CPU's) and all have 128Mb RAM.
All are running Windows 98SE. They all have onboard LAN and onboard graphics

My question is this - If I double the RAM to 256Mb on these boxes, will they
be good enough to upgrade the O/S to Windows 2000 Pro? All we really use
them for is running a database program and browsing the internet. They'll
also have an anti-virus program running.
Cheers in advance.

James H

A:Upgrading from Win98 to Win2K on LAN?

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Hello all! Here are my questions. I have a Win98 laptop connecting to the internet via dialup. I want to be able to set up a vpn with my win2k server (not running AD). The server has RRAS enabled, I have already set up a user account that allows remote access, and the server is connected to the internet via dsl with a static IP. What else do I have to do to get this to work? Do I need to do any port mappings on the dsl router? If so, which ports must be mapped?
Please help!

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I'm trying to setup a printer on a Win2K laptop. The Printer is connected to a 98 PC and shared out.

When I try to setup the printer on the 2K laptop I get a message saying that the connection cannot be made because the 2K laptop cannot find the Win98 print server.

I can ping the 98 from the 2K without error.

Both the 98 and 2K belong to the same domain!

This is killing me as its a simple problem to resolve but I cannot - can anyone help me please?


A:Win98/Win2K Printing

Install the printer on the 2000 machine as a LOCAL printer. When the program asks for the port, create a new standard TCP/IP port (pointing to the Win98 system).

The problem you are having is that 2000 is trying to get the drivers for the printer from the Win98 machine (which, of course, doesn't have them).

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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?


A:Win98 and Win2K + WinXP P2P ????

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I've reinstalled Win2k workstation on a machine, simple network with just a win98 machine networking with the win2k machine. Everything is setup fine, card's can see each other and talk to each other in dos mode. TCP/IP is setup in windows properly but the machine's can't ping or see each other. I'm out of ideas, anybody got any ideas why this doesn't work?

A:Win2k with Win98 Issues

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I observed that sometimes one software( websites, games ...) showed differently in win2k and win98. In games, the intros in win98 had sometthing that did not show in win2k. In webssites, win98 showed a different page( introductory) than in win2k. Can someone explain explain it?

A:same software in win2k & win98

Windows 98 runs a graphical user interface (GUI) on top of DOS.

Windows 2000 Professional runs a GUI on top of the NT kernel.

The operating systems are very different. Many programs that run on Windows 98 will also run on Win2K since Win2K was designed with some backward compatibility in mind, but not many programs designed to run on Win2K will run on Windows 98 because the underlying operating systems are so different.

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I am really scared right now because I upgraded from Win98 to Win2000 and I understood the compatability issues, so I continued to install and I got to a point about "winnt32.exe on boot sector - press C to continue, I forgot the 2nd option, and E to exclude. Guess which one I chose? I clicked on E to exclude. I guess boot sector scared me so that's why I chose the E option. Was I incorrect in choosing that option?
In addition, now I want to uninstall Win2000 and go back to 98 - I can't seem to locate the Win2000 Folder anywhere on my hard drive. I see a folder called Winnt, but there is nothing in there for uninstalling. I put the Win2000 CD in and do not see anything about unintalling. On the CD it only has 5 options to choose from.

In addition, as it was installing, it looked like it was copying files into DOS because at the bottom of the screen I was actually seeing black text, but when Win2000 Professional starts, I get the Win2000 Professional screen, log-on etc.

In short, could someone please show me how to locate these files to uninstall or how to go into DOS to locate them. I looked in the Find Files or Folders, it listed two files for winnt32 and both are the same text document. One is located in C:\Windows and the second one is C:\Documents and Settings and my name.

Could someone please tell me what does this all mean.

Thanking you in advance.

Both text document reads the same as follows:

Detected 128 MBytes of memory.
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A:Scared - Upgraded Win98 to Win2K

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Okay, here is the deal, after that my computer has worked completley flawlessley in Win2K for several months it has now given up on me, I was writing a ATI Radeon driver comparsion but when I came to the last driver the comp said no, read on for a more technical explanation

As I said I was running benchmarks on my computer, both Direct3D and OpenGL testing ATI's drivers, but all of a sudden Direct3D refused to work!

OpenGL works perfectly fine, but as soon as I try to start up a D3D game the program or computer either hangs or the game is totally unplayable, like Max Payne for example, the camera "locks of" from m.r Payne and just flies around as it likes...

Ok, I thought, I'll just reformat then, said and done, I formatted and reinstalled Win2K, only installing in this order: Win2K (obviously), VIA 4in1438(2)v(a) DirectX 8.1, and the ATI display drivers (after a while tried out several different versions with complete reinstalls of Win2K inbetween)

And the result was exactly the same as before, D3D didn't work but OpenGL did...

Ok I thought, nice to have a change from the hardware problems between the ATI 8500 and Epox 8KHA+ mobo I had a few months ago atleast, because this clearly has to be a software bug...

Then I tried WinXP, installed it just as Win2K with the same drivers, same story then...

Then I thought that it might be my DirectX install file that is corrupt so I used another one from a PC Gamer cd, same story...

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A:Direct3D Problems in Win2K, not in Win98

At first I would've said to try the SP2 for Win2K which solved many D3D problems but I don't see why it wouldn't work with WinXP.

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Any idea of how to uninstall win98...
I tried to upgrade my OS from win98 to win2k(chinese version) due to certain reasons, but it wouldnt let me, so i have chosen to reinstall it instead of upgrading. Now i ended up having 2 operatings system in my C: drive. I know it is alright to have 2 operating systems but i am facing hard disk space problem..can anyone help..

A:problem upgrade win98 to win2k

If you wanted to do a clean install of Windows 2000, you would have had to delete the partition that Windows 98 was on during the install. You have to make sure you confirm the partition deletion. Then recreated a new partition and format the drive.

Black Viper has a really nice tutorial on doing a clean install of windows 2000. Just as a warning this will remove everything from your hard drive, so backup before you do this.


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can i just install win2k over win98
or should I move all data and reformat hd

A:{Advice Offered} - win98-->win2k

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3 questions:

1. I read some online doc, it says we should install both win98 and win2k in fat32 system. It isn't clear but it implies that we should not install win2k in NTFS system. Is it true?

2. The same doc also implies that we still can use NTFS for win2k in partitions not having system files. Is that true also?

3. The last question is : Is it good to use both fat32 and NTFS in the dual boot?

NOTE: I tried and failed to dual boot win98/win2k with win98 in fat32 and win2k in NTFS. The win2k didn't even start.

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I installed a router and networked my 2 computer. I enabled file/printer sharing on both computers. I can access the win98 HD from the 2k machine but when I try to access the HD from the win2k to the win98 machine it asks me for a password. It tells me this in the box.

"You must supply a password to make this connection:

Resource: \\BACKROOM\IPC$"

Could someone help me please?

A:connecting from win98 to win2k prob

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I have two WIN2k computers, an ME laptop, and 2 WIN98 machines on a home network. One 2000 machine is seen by and sees all other computers. However, the other 2000 machine sees ONLY its 2000 brother and refuses to see the 98/ME machines. Security settings between the two 2000 machines appear identical. Ideas?

Part 2: the 98/ME computers see each other virtually instantaneously. Ditto the two 2000 machines. But it takes almost one full minute for the 98/ME machines to see the 2000 machine (and vice versa) for EACH level of subdirectory. Ideas.

Oh, all machines work just fine on the single broadband cable modem/router setup. Thanks for your help.

A:Win2k not talking to WIN98 on network

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I have a system where I have a 30 gig and a 10 gig, on my 30 is win2k with an active partition, and bootable, on the 10gig I have win98 with an active partition and is bootable whilst the 30 is offline... I have tried so hard to get them working so the boot select will allow me to boot into win98 but to no avail nutta... I put in the boot.ini a line c:\ = "Microsoft Windows 98" and when selected upon boot, this command retursns the error, i/o error on bootsec.dos ... so I had a look and I dont have a bootsec.dos file... can anyone help me from here on in ???

A:Dual Booting Win2k & Win98

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I have a Peer-to-Peer workgroup network setup at home (NO domain). My Windows2000pro machine can access the 98 machines fine but the 98 machines cannot access the Windows2000 machines. It will prompt me with a dialog box with some path to that PC and need password.

What do I need to do? Do I need to give permission since Win2k is build in a NT environment. If so, how can I do this.

Thanks in advance.

A:Win2K unable to access Win98 machines

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I recently upgraded from Win98 to Win2K Pro. The upgrade went very smoothly, except for loosing access to the files on my ZIP disks. My guess is that this is a file format issue, but I can't seem to get around it.

My Win98 installation was a FAT16 file format. I upgraded to NTFS with Win2K. I can access the drive itself, and the Tools disk that came with the drive originally is readible, but my other two disks are not. I don't want to loose the contents of those disks. Any suggetions???

A:Win98 to Win2K upgrade affects ZIP drive

The file format on the hard drive has nothing to do with the file format on the Zip disks. When was the last time you accessed the disks that no longer work? Sometimes Zip disks just go bad.

You should check your drive for the "Click Of Death" problem. Download the utility at this web site.


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Trying to get win98 to join a win2000 server domain. Logon at the win98 client, get a message that a domain controler can not be found. However win98 can see and open files from the server.
In network neighborhood win98 is still in a work group.

I also have an XP pro machine that connects to the domain with no problems.

A:Join win98 to win2k server domain

Goto the TCP/IP settings in Network Neighbourhood. Click the DNS tab. Have you entered the settings for your DNS server?

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Okay, just got and installed a new Western Digital 30G Harddrive. Attempted a clean install of Windows 2000, and got an error saying it couldn't install bootloader and setup could not continue. Tried Windows98SE and at the beginning of install, where it should have run scandisk, it said something like "This version of scandisk is compatible with msdos version blahblahblah, then something about a disk compression utility that was installed on my harddrive. To my knowledge, there's NOTHING installed on my harddrive. I've lowlevel formatted, fdisked, formatted, etc.etc. and nothing changes. I'm pretty sure whatever disk compression utility it's talking about is the same thing causing the error with Win2K. Any ideas what this is and how to fix it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA.

P.S., The harddrive is ultraATA100, the bios found and detected it by itself. (By that I mean I didn't have to use the EZBIOS that came with it.)

A:Harddrive Error During Win98 / Win2K Install

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Hi, I recently attempted to upgrade from win98 to win2k. Installation seemed to go ok. Note that I did not select to use NTFS. After installation, first boot asked me to reset administrator password. no problems so far. Then I was presented with the usual windows login screen. I entered the password, and it begins to load windows with the "loading personal settings" message. However, then it immediately displays the "saving settings" and dumps me back to the login screen. Safe mode has same behavior, only slower. Note that the password is correct. Typing an incorrect password gives the usual wrong password behavior.

There is a similar thread to this called "Loading Settings...Saving Settings Startup Problem" but is directed at windows XP. I tried the suggestion there of copying userinit.exe to wsaupdater.exe but it was not sucessful. Appreciate any help!

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My floppy drive is not showing up in Win2K. I can reboot to Win98 and it is there. So, I don't think it's hardware related. It used to work in Win2K, but now it's not. I have done several changes to this PC, but none that should affect the floppy drive. I changed some network settings, installed a new printer, installed a new video card. It could have stopped working before all that - I don't use it much. Let me know if anyone has seen this before in Win2K. It's probably some setting or something simple wrong.



A:{Resolved} - No floppy drive in Win2K, but one in Win98.

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What I have read so far is that my new windows 7 systems (either 64 or 32 bit, I have both) will not allow me access to my existing network of two windows 98 systems, one win2000k system, and one windows XP system.

My existing network, which I have had for many years, and works great (allows any of my PC's to see the hard drives of any and all of my other pc's), and it is not feasable for me to upgrade all of these existing PC's to windows 7.

Surely, some windows guru's have come up with a work-around for windows 7 that will allow it to see the drives to an existing network - no? That would seem like a very worthwhile project.

My network is hardwired to an ATT router connected via DSL. It does have wireless capability, which I don't use except when getting onto the internet with a laptop sometimes at this home facility (I rarely do this).

If nobody here has come across a workaround for this problem of windows 7 not allowing access to prior windows systems networks, then I am about to give it up - my fall back option is to downgrade my new windows 7 sysems to windows XP so that I can join my existing network. What a shame, but I need access to all my exisitng hard drives.

A:Sharing a new Win7 PC with existing winXP, win2k, and win98 network

Since no one`s posted.

Complete Guide to Networking Windows 7 with XP and Vista

How to Let Windows 7 PCs Recognize Windows XP Home PCs on a Network - dummies

Windows 7 can not connect to Windows 2000 share Microsoft Windows 7 FAQ | DSLReports, ISP Information

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I just got a new Dell 8200 with XP. This replaced an old Gateway with Win98 FE on it. I also have a Compaq 4000 PC also with Win 98 FE. The Compaq and the old Gateway were connected thru a crossover cable/NIC cards and were talking to each other as a local MS network before I got the Dell.

Both of these old machines accessed the internet independent of each other (only one at a time were running Internet) to a single dial up ISP.

With this new Dell I still want to keep this arrangement (no need to share an ISP dial up line at the same time).

Tried to run the Network Wizard on XP--got to the point where I loaded in the software on the floppy from the XT to the Compaq

Tried to get this little Network going under XP. Been unsuccessful.

I think the Dell XP is recognizing the connection to the Compaq--it sends packets to it but gets none back. Meanwhile on the Compaq it does not recognize the Dell at all under Network Neighborhoods after I did the floppy install.

When I boot up the Compaq I get the normal Windows networking logon screen but under XP I do not get this window.

Is this right?

What I am confused about is the XP selections available in the Wizard where it ask if you want to share an ISP. I took that option in order to get the floppy created.

Any ideas as to what may be wrong? Do I have to upgrade the Compaq to XP to get this to work?

As always thanks for any help.

So somehow I think I am not configured under Compaq.

A:Networking Two PC's Under XP/Win98 FE

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Trying to network a winME laptop w/ a win98 desktop computer. They are not communicating w/ea other.
Is there a conflict w/ ME & 98?

A:networking ME & win98

I take it your using nic's, are you using a crossover cable or a hub/switch/router.

Do the nic's have a green light on the back of them

What protocols have you installed and configured.

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I have a home network of three machines, call them A, B and C.
A and B are running Windows 98 and C is running NT4 Sp6. The network is 10BaseTx serviced by a 4port Netgear hub. All of the computers are working fine, except A is unable to access C. C is visible in Network Neighborhood but if I select it an error pops up that reads:

C is not accessible
No permission to access resource

I can't find anything that is set differently for B, but B can access C perfectly. The funny thing is that this morning I tried to access C again, in order to write down the exact error message for this posting, and a different box popped up that read something like:

You must enter a password in order to access this resource

So I entered a password there, making sure that it was the same as the passwords in the User Manager on C, and up popped C's drives! Everything was working fine, I could access all the drives perfectly. But, when I next rebooted A I was back to "No permission to access resource".

What am I doing wrong? I've checked all of the settings I can find and nothing seems to be different between A and B, so I assume the problem must be with NT's settings. Where should I be looking?


A:Networking Nt4 with Win98

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I posted my question to the wrong topic (win98). So, i'm hoping that someone here can help.

I have two PCs, both are 100MHz 64MB RAM, win98 o/s. My primary computer has run out of hard drive space.

i have dsl, and just connected a 4 port router to my computers. i'm not sure how to network my computers together so i can utilize the disk space (and periphials) on my second computer.

I still want to continue to use my primary computer, but use the secondary one for extra disk space for my primary.
(I hope i'm not being too redundant).

when i try to network my computers, i get a dropdown menu for NT only.

what do i do, or am doing wrong? i haven't been able to set up my network at all yet.


A:Networking w/ win98

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Hereís a slightly different spin on what seems to be a fairly common theme. I am a complete networking rookie, so please bear with me if this has been covered before. (I have searched past posts - no joy)

Iím trying to set up a home network between a desktop PC running Win98 SE, and a laptop running WinXPpro. I have installed a wireless router (Linksys) to share a DSL internet connection, and that all seems to work fine. Each machine has access to the internet, but they cannot see each other.

Hereís what I canít seem to get past. In order to get the internet access to work, I have to let TCP/IP obtain an IP address automatically. But most of the suggestions for file sharing involve manually assigning an IP address to each computer. So must I choose between file sharing and internet access? Is there no way to have both simultaneously?

(BTW, even when I assign the IP addresses manually, the computers still can't see each other)

One possible problem is that in the Win98 desktop, each time I change any of the Network properties, the computer asks me to insert my Win98SE installation disk. I do that, but then get error messages saying that certain files cannot be located on the disk. That canít be good.

Is there something blazingly obvious that Iím missing here? T.I.A.

A:Networking Win98 & WinXPpro

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Asked this question under networking but no answers.

I have a small office network of two XP (home) and three Win98s. Been working fine for years but fear
that there was a breach of some sort. Cleared problems found in Hijackthis.

Upon startup the Win98's are asking for password when user name displays. Previously I used no password.
I've tried changing under administrator in XP (which is the server) with no help. Problem appears to be with the server, since all the 98's haave the password issue.

any ideas? This is really putting me behind.


A:Networking Of Xp & Win98 Failed

Here is a link to fixes for various operating systems. You might find your solution there.

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I'm looking to run a network between two computers, HP Pavilion, running WinME & a Compaq Presario running Win98. I've run a network between two WinME systems, and I'm hoping that this network will run as smoothly.
Is there anything I should know before I attempt this endeavour?


A:networking WinME & Win98

No real difference between me and 98, should be the same as 98 and 98

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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,

A:Help networking Win98 to WinXP

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Just wondering if anyone could give me a brief overview of how I would go about networking two computers, both running Windows 98, together.

And if it's not a brief process, then let me know that too!

A:Direct Networking in Win98

It's easier to read it try this article

Several ways to do it depending on what you want, just file sharing, internet connection sharing, etc.

Hardware wise anywhere from 3 ethernet adapters or two with a hub/switch/or router.

Once again, depends on your needs.

Post back with any additional questions.

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to make a long story short I had internet connection sharing working on two comps, and the one that was connected to the cable modem got jacked up. On top of that my ISP just updated the system in the area adding to the confusion

Linksys nic = connected to cable modem
D-Link = connected to my hub
netgear 8 port hub

other computer connected to the hub as well

so anyways, i take net connection sharing completely off my computer. I get my cable modem settings right on the linksys. Then i check out my network and it's not seeing my other comp. Both comps have file&print sharing connected, and both are in the same workgroup.

i've tried everything i know(including checking all the connections), and the two computers just will not see each other.

A:trouble Win98 networking

did you check for client for microsoft networks
in network properties.

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I'm wondering if anyone has successfully networked a win98 machine to Windows 7?

I'm looking at purchasing some PCs w/Windows 7 for a small business that presently has primarily XP Pro machines except for 2 PCs that run win98. The 98 boxes run proprietary software that controls production machines in the shop and they cannot be upgraded. They do however need access to files that would live on the Windows 7 machines.

If anyone has tried this (or would like to just for kicks) and could provide feedback on:
a) it is possible
b) what extra steps would be required to get this working

Thanks for any information you can provide!

A:win98 networking question?

Go here, (join if you have to) and pose a question to Microsoft directly. You may be lucky and get a reply answer posting. they may still have a copy of Windows98 to test - I have long lost my copy ..

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I'm trying to get a windows 98 machine to access shared drives on my new Vista machine on my home network but am having no luck. I got the XP machine to access Vista by creating and ID/pwd the same on Vista and XP. I did the same on Win98 but even with the ID having the same password as it does on Vista, when I click on the Vista machine in Network Neighbourhood, it only asks for a password (doesn't let me enter an ID), and no matter what password I type in for the IDs I have on the Vista machine it says invalid.

Any way to get a win98 machine to access shared drives on a Vista?

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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)


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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ok i used to have as network working between win98 to winMe but then i got winME for bothe and then on one pc winMe kept crashing so i went back to win98 on it but5 now i cant get my network to work anymore. i deleted the help you gave before i was wondering if you could send it again so that i can get my network working again. thanks for the help and patience.

A:networking winMe to win98

I used the Search option on this forum and found your name in many threads. I recommend you try it to find the information you need.

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I have 5 win98 computers on a network with public ip's connected to a hub which is connected to dsl. I've added a new XP Home computer also with a public address, but i cannot browse the network on XP, I can connect to the win98 shares using the UNC name in the run box. On the 98 machines I see the same workgroup twice, one contains all win98 machines and the other has the the XP Home by itself. SAME WORKGROUP SHOWING TWO TIMES why is this??? Connecting to the internet is not a problem.


A:Networking XP Home and Win98


This particular answer costs me $35, MS Tech Support, 7hrs of Support. And after getting to the second twice (different days), IT Worked! : )

On the XP System change the "DhcpNodeType" to "4" (Mixed).

Probably currently set at "2".

This setting is located in the registry key:

1. For W2K/XP, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\Parameters

2. Change the "DhcpNodeType" parameter to "4".

3. Restart the XP system.

4. Check your entry by running "Start" Run" "CMD"

Type "ipconfig /all", Node Type displayed at top group should state "mixed".

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I installed my network cards to my 2 gateway 450 mhz, with win 98 os pcs, i put the tcp/ip, netbeui, isx programs into the network settings, and i have a cable modem, i put the settings for the cable modem from my computer to the hub to my other computer. I got two computers A and B. A is my computer, B is my dad's. A is the main computer that has the cable modem, hub connected to it. I used the same settings from A to B. One thing is that the cable modem works on B but the network doesnt. I get error message saying "\\(name of comp) is not accessible
No Error information is available"

What's weird is that i can find A from computer B on the find computer menu. But i cant open A from B. i can open B from A. Can someone help me solve this solution please, thanks.

A:win98 networking problem

Moving to networking

See this site for a guide, may help you out

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I have two pc's one had windows 98se installed and the other one has windows 2000 pro. I have installed the enternet cards. When I do a serch from the w2k pc it sees the win98 pc. but when I click on it reads "Network path not found".
So I'm guessing that it is seeing it but it can't talk to it.
In the 98 pc when I click on the entire network it reads "network not accessable".
Any ideas?

A:Networking win98 and 2000

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OK, this is really frustrating me. i set the network up in early August and it worked fine - file sharing and 'net sharing. Towards the end of the month, the file sharing stopped working (the computers couldn't "see" each other), but the 'net connection was fine, so i didn't bother doing anything since we don't really use the file sharing. Then a couple weeks ago, the 'net sharing stopped working. i used the network wizard on both machines again, and the 'net connection worked again (but again, no file sharing). Now, the 'net connection has again stopped working. Running the wizard does nothing.

i've looked at different threads and asked a friend of mine for some help to no avail. i bought a new crossover cable which didn't help. i've looked at the IPs and that doesn't seem to work, but i may not be looking at them right. i've also installed the Netbeiu protocol.

Any ideas?

A:Networking Win98 to XP with Crossover

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