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How to transfer files between WinXP PC and Win98 PC

Q: How to transfer files between WinXP PC and Win98 PC

Is there software included with WinXP that will allow files on a Win98 machine to be transferred to the XP machine? Thanks

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A: How to transfer files between WinXP PC and Win98 PC

fgs said:

Is there software included with WinXP that will allow files on a Win98 machine to be transferred to the XP machine? ThanksClick to expand...

Yes, you can use the file transfer wizard to move the files from almost any windows box to an XP system using a crossover cable between the two systems.

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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?
 

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Hello, what i did was get a new comp with Win Xp, and put teh old HD in an external enclosure to transfer teh files from it to the new comp. Pictures and stuff. The old HD was win98 and still has Win 98 on it. When I plugged it into the XP comp, it said device recognized and installed and ready to use, however, I cant find the HD anywhere on my computer.

is this a file compatibility problem between FAT32 and NTFS, or is something else going on?

Thanks.

I just found out I can see it in device manager and it says it is working fine.

A:transfering files from win98 HD to winXP comp

Shouldn't be a file compatibility problem at all as XP supports both file systems.

Have a look in your Disk Manager for the HDD:

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
diskmgmt.msc
- Click OK

Report back on what is listed please :-)

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Ok.. let me see if I can explain this.

My network is setup like this: the DSL is connected to a router (routerA). This router (routerA) is connected to a WinXP system (system1) (pretty much running as a file server) and, through cat-5 cables, to two other routers (routerB and routerC). One of these routers (routerB) is connected to two iMacs and a WinXP system (system2). The other router (routerC) is connected to a WInXP system (system3) running as MediaCenterPC and, wirelessly, to a Win98 laptop (system4).

Ok, now I can view, access and edit any shared file on any of the WinXP systems. The problem comes in when you try to access or edit certain files (mainly RARs and PDFs) stored on the WinXP system3 from the Win98 laptop. From the laptop, I can see all of the shared files, but if I click on certain RAR or PDF files on system3, I get "cannot open" errors. And it doesn't happen on all of them. Some open just fine. And the ones that don't open, open just fine from any other system.

I hope that I have explained this ok. Any help will be great!
 

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Hi,

I had tp transfer my master Sata HD to my new computer as a slave, but as a lot of my files were saved under my user account folder (c:/documents and settings/[account name]), I can no longer access the folder. The HD works fine, but whenever I try to enter that folder, a pop-up appears saving "access denied...". I understand that this problem is due to the fact that I now have a new username etc on the new pc, as I am using a different master HD now. I have tried to rename my user account on this new pc to the same that was on the old computer, in the hope to be able to enter the folder. I still know my password etc for the old HD account if that makes any difference.

I use winXP SP2 and use SATA HD's...

Please help.

Yasser
 

A:Transfer of old Sata HD to new comp - problem accessing files on winXP

This should help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

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Greetings,

My laptop has been totalled (dont ask) I have the HDD pulled and in a USB case.

I was running i7 64 bit with Win 7 Home Prem 64b

My older machine I am not certain but pretty sure isnt new enough to run Windows 7 64 it has win xp home whatever it may run win 7 but i dont feel like buying it for that machine if it runs it wont run much shopping for a machine but not in a hurry

1) can i download and run Windows Live mail on that computer with WinXP?

2) will i be able to load my email files to that machine with that Win Live Mail?

the XP machine is a Dell Optiplex GX620 (which will be running again after i run to the PC store and get a new power supply tomorrow)

(By the way I have another win 7 machine which this email is written with its my wife's and we can't live with one computer between us)

thanks so much

A:W7 64b Windows Live Mail transfer files to an older WinXP machine?

Hello j45

1) Yes
2) Yes

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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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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
 

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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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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 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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Hi I was wondering how I can transfer my files from my old computer win98 to my new one xp home. I remember makingsome sort of cable years ago that use to allow windows to talk to each other or maybe my memory is failing. I have no network card in the old computer and don't want to spend several hours burning cd's. ]

thanks

daVid
 

A:file transfer win98 to xp

There are several ways.

One possibility since you don't want to make a network connection is to simply take out the hard drive from your old computer and temporarily connect it in the new one. Then transfer as much as you need to.
 

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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)
 

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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?
 

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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.

 

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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.
 

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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
 

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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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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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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
 

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Can anybody offer any advice on a problem Im having with a win98 machine, while transferring files to and from the server (win2000). The 98 machine just freezes up, it seems to transfer a small amount of data ok, but then it gets to a point and just locks up. Were not talking about massive amounts of data here, maybe a few Meg. I cant even get out of it with ctrl alt delete I have to reboot every time. Could it be something to do with the amount of data the server will allow over the network to this specific machine? Because I have other PCs set up and theyre all fine. If so how do change the settings for that?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers
 

A:win98 file transfer freeze

the reason i'm trying to network this machine is to access fairly sizeable databases on the server, although the problem it seems isnt only occuring when transfering data to and from the server its happening with every Pc on the network, so i guess it points to a problem inherent with the 98 machine.Network card?virus?

i really am struggling, any suggestions would really be appreciated.

thanks again
 

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So my thinkpad 560 got infected with some virus and explorer would not start anymore. Tried every imaginable solution, and nothing.

Mainly because this laptop cannot communicate witht he outside world. No cd-rom and the external floppy drive is broken.

So what I did is that I took out the hard disk, and put a spare one i had laying around with win98 on it.

Booted up, all fine, try to dialup, error.
Turns out the pcmcia controller thing is missing a driver to be able to use any pcmcia devices. Oh no.

I then remembered i have an old HP 320LX windows CE 1.0 thing laying somewhere in the basement. Ran downstairs, found the device, and got back upstairs.

Connected the power plug, quickly ran thruh the initial setup, connected the pcmcia modem in the HPC, got connected to the inet, googled the missing socketsv.vxd file and downloaded a copy onto the HPC's memory.

Started infrared on the windows98 computer, said searching for a device.
Selected the file on the HPC, file->send, and a windows opens up 'locating infrared devices' and it just sits there.

Windows 98 lappy shows Handheld_PC as device in range but does not receive the file.

Tried the other way around, sending a file to the HPC, but win98 shows error make sure the other device has infrared enabled. while the hpc shows waiting for infrared devce to send file sometihng.

Basically win98 recognizes the lil HPC, but will not receive the damn file. grrr.
Any thing I can do?
 

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On a win98 box I need to export all the files (the emails) from a particular outlook express acount to another folder, preferably My Documents. Then i need to send My Documents from the 98 across a LAN to my WinXP box.

I have not the faintest how to do this. My friend mentioned NetBios( maybe?), which i'm assuming is a file-transfer protocol for machines on a LAN. I'm really new at all this, so assume nothing. If anyone could be of help with explanations, links, etc. I would love you and your kin. Or if you prefer i would leave you alone.

But i could use some advice. Getting files out of outlook express in win98, across a lan to winXP.
 

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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 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?
 

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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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Hi, I'm going to get win/xp and I have win/98 currently on my comp. I was wondering If I have to get all the drivers and stuff for my mobo. It's a MSI K7n2g. I ask this because I heard that when you install win/xp it installs all the necessary things for the mobo. last time i did this my friend said that he would get me the cd-key and I never got it. This time I'm going to have a cd-key.
If I do need the drivers and all that other stuff.. uhh can somebody list what I need and where I can find it. I don't really know what to get for the mobo. Last time I couldn't get online so.. uh yeah.

Plz help me.
 

A:Win98 to Winxp - mobo and drivers?

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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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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
 

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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Didn't see this issue anywhere else and not even certain this is the right forum but giving it a shot:

Have an HP inkjet connected to a PC running WinXP Home Edition. File and Print sharing is on. 3 other machines in the office run WinXP and can see the shared files and print to the shared HP printer.

One machine is running Win98 SE and sees the shared files but not the shared HP printer. How can I get the Win98 machines to see and print to the shared HP printer?

I know the obvious answer is load WinXP on the last machine but right now $$ isn't available.

Greatly appreciate any solution. Thanks.
 

A:WinXP, Win98, and sharing a printer

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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

I've replaced the RJ-45 ends twice, careful to wire both ends exactly the same.

I've ruled out everything, connecting the computer to my home network with a different cable where it works fine, so I now know it is the cable. I am wondering if I may be having these problems because I did not cut the cable down (100') at the end, where there is probably 10-15' left, rolled in a small coil behind the computer. I laid the cable above a dropped ceiling and it runs next to some flourescent lighting fixtures. Would any of this be cause for the connection not to work?

Thanks again for your time and help.
 

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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 purchased this D-link router (DI-704) from a friend. have a win98 and winxp (main pc) connected correctly for internet access. i also have zonealarm pro w/ permission from each pc's ip address. i'm able to ping each ip address. i have symantec pcanywhere program. what i want to do is have remote control of my win98 pc from my winxp pc. how am i able to do that. when i try it w/ pcanywhere and click on my win98 from "remote" it gives me a message of " unable to attach to specific device". but i can get access to the shared win98 folders. how can i get remote control of my win98 pc? any ideas? i appreciate it.
 

A:remote control of win98 via winxp

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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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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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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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Let me explain my situation.
I was running win98se and decided to upgrade to winXP.
Ever since upgrading, I would get an error window that would say "Windows File Protection...". I would put the winXP cd in, cd-rom would run, it would get the files it needed and go away.
I normally leave my computer on all the time, so it was the next day when I installed the "directcd" update from roxio.com for my Iomega CD-RW drive to be compat. w/winxp. After installing, I had to reboot, and that's where the real problem started.
It will boot in dos up to the startup menu (Normal, Last known good, Safe Mode, etc). I tried all of them, each took me as far as the very next screen, where the bottom slotted bar becomes solid. It finishes at the far right, and stops.
That's as far as she goes!
I've tried booting up to the winxp cd, and reinstalling, but it doesn't give me the option of "upgrade" anymore. It wants to do a fresh install, and wants me to choose a partition. Problem is, I have all of my hard drive partitioned on one partition (FAT32), and I don't want to loose the info on the drive if winxp decides it wants to eat it for lunch.

There is a folder named windows.000 now, and I'm assuming that winxp created this.

At this point, I can't boot up in windows at all.
Does anyone know how I can uninstall winxp back to win98 so I can save my files on cd-rom, then come back and reformat, and do a full install of winxp?
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A:win98 to winXP upgrade issues

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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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