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Win98 and Win2K + WinXP P2P ????

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

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?


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

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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 successfully installed win98se / win2k / winxp (in that order) and had them all functioning properly using the windows boot loader. Well at least for a while. Today I tried to boot into win2k and it loaded to the point where it displayed my desktop wallpaper. It did not load the tasbar or start menu, and ctrl+alt+del did nothing. After a few minutes, it played the sound it plays when it loads up, and started flashing repeatedly the messages "Loading your configuration" and "Saving your configuration" or somesuch. It would not stop playing the sound and flashing those messages until I reset the machine. I then attempted to boot into XP, which ran chkdsk and said it "fixed" something in my win2k partition.

Any ideas what this could be and how I might fix it?

A:win98se/win2k/winxp multiboot will not fully load win2k anymore

Don't exactly know what the problem is but you could try doing a repair install using the win2k CD. All your files and stuff won't be affected but to be safe backup your files first.

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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 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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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.

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'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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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 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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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!

A:Win98 to Win2K vpn across internet

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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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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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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).

courtney sends....

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I'm having a heck of a time getting three systems to network consistently.

Previously I had a WinXP Pro desktop cabled to a Win2k Pro laptop and was able to get them to see each other over the connection but was never able to get the laptop to share the desktops internet connection, (DSL).

I've installed a wireless network and added another laptop running WinXP Home. All three systems can see the internet connection on the router.

None of these systems can see each other on the network. I get a message saying MSHOME is not accessible.

I don't believe there are any technical problems here, (although I will stand corrected if need be), just my lack of understanding of how networking these OS's works.

I need a good tutorial on networking that covers this mix of OS's. Can anyone help direct me to such a site?

Thanks ...weeG

A:Networking WinXP Pro, WinXP Home and Win2k Pro

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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


A:win98 to winxp

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

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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 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??


A:WinXP & Win98

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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?

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 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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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.


A:Can I install win98 over winXP

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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).

A:Connecting Win98 w/ WinXP via IPX

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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.



A:Win98 HD switch out into WinXp


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.


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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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