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Install HP890 driver on WinXP, as a print server for Win98

Q: Install HP890 driver on WinXP, as a print server for Win98

I've been having problems installing a driver for HP890 driver for Win98, on a networked WinXP, as an alternate driver. Where can I find other files, or another method (the original CD files don't seem to work), that'll install the alternate driver in my WinXP Professional?

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I have a print server running 2003 standard sp2, I have been looking for a way to allow helpdesk staff install and manage printers without logging into the server and without adding them to the admin group.

So I added them to the power users group and the print operators group, that worked fine they were able to UNC ( \\servername ) to the server and install printers, drivers, as well as uninstall drivers? printers ect????.
Now the problem??? this works great from an XP box, but when we try it from a windows 7 machine we get access denied. More specifically it acts like it is going to install the printer then when it comes to the driver installation part it fails ?Printer driver was not installed. Access is denied.?

No changes have been made to the permissions I can log into an XP machine with my profile and it works fine log out go to a Windows 7 machine use the same credentials and I get the above message access is denied. I am an admin of both machines on the windows 7 machine I have UAC turned off completely. Running XP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 pro both are 32 bit machines.

I should also add that I have made the necessary group policy changes to allow printer operators to Load/Unload device drivers and under the local policies/security options I ensured that the Prevent users from installing printer drivers was Disabled.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Windows 7 & 2003 Server Standard SP2 Unable to remotely install driver on print server

How do you enter the credentials on the Windows 7 machine? I've noticed that you have to use "domain\username" rather than just the username in some cases.

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I need a print driver for Win98 Epson Stylus Color ESC/P 2 inkjet printer.

Duh, looks like Microsoft dropped all support for Win98. Anyone know where I can find one for free. Used to be a good driver site around but I don't seem to have it bookmarked.

Something happened to my installed copy and printer won't print.


A:Print Driver Win98 Epson

Hi.....Have you tried ? I think that I saw them listed there for Windows 98.

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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Is there a way to fresh install WinXP with an upgrade CD without first installing Win98? Is there a file or something I can make available to the upgrade. It is very time consuming to first have to install 98, then follow up with XP.

A:Solved: Use WinXP upgrade CD w/out first install Win98

I may have stumbled across the answer in another thread. It led me to .

Am I understanding it right, that I should insert my Win98 CD in the drive just before I click to agree with the EULA and that will take care of my problem?

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

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

Thank you, HMSchmitter [email protected]

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

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

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

Merry Xmas to you also, and welcome to techspot.

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I pulled an old printer out of the closet to use on a new PC that I am building...just to have a printer connected to it. It doesn't work with the print driver provided with WinXP and Canon no longer supports it. Does anyone know where I might find a print driver for it. It prints test pages very nicely.

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I have windows7 home and want to use it with HP printer which only accepts XP print driver. What do I do?

A:Have XP print server but need driver for use with Win #7

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I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right forum, so my apologies in advance if it's in the wrong place.

I have 2 printers connected 2 a win98 Dell PC and have 2 XP Dell laptops that use the printers. I have had an HP laserjet 5MP and an HP color inkjet 1100 connected to it. The spool time to the 5MP has been normal. When I connected the HP 1100 a year ago, the spool time was very slow and it took a long time to get the print dialogue box to open, but I (ignorantly!) assumed it was the printer and since I don't use it often, just didn't deal with it. I just replaced the 5MP with a HP laserjet 2420 and it is slow, slow, slow to spool, to open a print menu, to open print properties, etc. When I turn print sharing off, it both printers print fine. I'm wondering if the win98 machine just doesn't have the processing speed necessary, but before I buy a print server or get an XP desktop to connect the printers to, thought I'd try to get some insight into the problem.

Thanks for any help!

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I have a small NT 4.0 network - an NT server and four Windows 98 workstations. In the 2 months since installation, it has been necessary several times to reinstall the printer driver for our HP Laserjet 2100 which is hooked to the server. When printing from any workstation prior to the reinstall, one row of trash will print on the top of a page.

The reinstall solves the problem, but 3 times in 2 months is a bit annoying. Any suggestions?

A:{Solved} - NT Server Print Driver Reinstall

Have you contacted HP to see if this is a known issue or if they might have a new driver that wouldn't do this?

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I have no experience with Novell and we have one novell server that has a shared printer. We need to update the printer driver and I am not sure how that is done.

Win 98 - Oki Data printer.



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Hi, new to forum, if there was a HI section i missed sorry.

Avin a nightmare with this Belkin print server, i have found and installed the supposed vista patch, but its pre-release, and dont work, the printer either chucks nothing out or if i make a TCP/IP port using the printer IP it dont stop printing.

Anyone out there know of a driver that does work, another forum suggested going back to "dont swear" WinXP and in fairness it does work fine on that OS.

Scratchin my head with this driver prob............

A:Vista driver for Belkin print server F1up0002

Hi pjfurry

Try this link:

Belkin United Kingdom : Support : F1UP0002 - All-In-One Printserver Software

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My com have one OS (WindowXP)
I want to use Multi Operting system WinXP and Win2K
After Install Win2000 Server the my WinXP cannot startp
It show message :
I think this problem about Master boot record error
but my win2K don't have any problem
Hope I have explained everything simply
Thanks for all ........

A:After install win2k server my winXP can not startup

You always install the older OS BEFORE the newer OS. In this case, Win2K first and then WinXP. Just an FYI.

Also, I'm afraid that your WinXP partition is toast.

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how can I install winxp pro sp2 on HCL GLOBAL LINE 2700 SO server? I'd integrated the drivers for raid but didn't work .... It shows setup didn't find a h.d.d. The h.d.d is a FUJITSU MAX3073RC SAS

These are the manuals for the server

A:how can I install winxp pro sp2 on HCL GLOBAL LINE 2700 SO server

Hi coolday,
It's probably best to stick to one website at a time helping you as it helps the volunteers.

Normally, servers come with their own build kit or startup disks. This comes with the RAID tools needed for installing the OS.

For example, HP servers use StartSMART. IBM use their own Build packs that can be downloaded from their website.

This HCL server, however, I can't seem to find any download page for them.
Where did you find the RAID drivers?

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My partner has bought a new Acer Aspire laptop with Windows 7 o/s. When I try to load the Belkin Wireless driver for the Print Server I get the message AddMonitor() failed: Error = 1805.
The driver works OK with XP and there (or will there be) an updated version that is compatible with Windows 7?


A:Where can I get Windows 7 Compatible Driver for Belkin Wireless Print Server F1UP0001

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How do you install 64 bit print drivers on a 32 bit 2003 server


We're rolling out Windows 7 64 Bit. We currently run 32 bit 2003 Server. I have been able to install about half of the 7 64 bit drivers, but am running into issues with others. The universal drivers do not work. We are running HP, Xerox and Dell printers. The error I am seeing is. 'The specified driver must be installed remotely from a x64 running Windows XP or Windows server 2003.' I cannot get it to work. Any ideas?


A:Install Windows 7 64 bit print drivers on a 32 bit 2003 server

This is a tutorial, and this is a discussion on the same thing.

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I tried to install video driver which have the following hardware id:

but after installing I noticed that the icons under display driver in device manager have an exclamation mark
when I tried to update the driver using windows wizard, I get the following message:
"The I/O operation has aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request"

please help me to solve this issue.

Thanks in advance

A:can not install video driver on winXP

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Alright, I give up. If you go into your Windows XP device manager and View > Show Hidden Devices, look under Network adapters. You'll see WAN Miniport drivers, probably several of them. Unfortunately, on one of my Windows XP Pro machines, I don't. They're not there. Now, they're just software drivers, so it should be quite easy... but how do I add them?

A:WinXP: Install WAN Miniport driver?

I think I've got it...

If anyone runs into this, here's how I fixed it, although not well tested yet:

I just exported related registry settings from a similar, but working computer. Specifically, those referring to the ndiswan and related drivers. It seems that the most important of those are in Local_Machine\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\MS_NDIS...

Then, I temporarily changed the permissions using regedt32 on the non-working computer so that I could modify the Root folder... And imported! With a restart, the missing devices are showing up.

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WinXP Pro
AMD Socket 939 (AMD X2 4200)
2.5GB ram

So I was having problems with connecting to the internet so I decided to reinstall my drivers for my LAN device. The installation didnt seem to have worked successfullly (nForce utilities were not working) so I tried reinstalling the driver again. After installation completed, instead of saying "You must restart your computer now or later" all that came up was "1155: [Okay]"
Then I restarted the computer and now it does not load XP after BIOS initiations. Just kind of stalls with a black screen, but the computer does not reset or shut down, just stalls.
It gets passed the BIOS stuff but does not show any of the XP boot screens.
I looked it up a little and found
that for data recovery, and potentially making the drive bootable again?
I'm not sure what to do, any way to get the computer to boot windows again without any loss of data? And a correct procedure of reinstalling the LAN driver would be nice, as it didnt work as I expected (unusual)
Any and all help is appreciated, hopefully I can get my rig back up and running in no time!

A:WinXP doesnt Boot after Driver Install

Once it gets past the POST screen, press F8 a few times and see if you can get into Safemode.

If you can, then you could use System Restore to roll the config back before the drama.

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I have a HP LJ 2300d printer. I download the driver from HP, and it saves as a zip file. I click on the file and it prompts me to unzip, then down loands 31 files. None of these files say "Install" or "Setup", and nothing runs automatically.

Also, when I plug the printer into via USB, the computer doesn't identify the printer as new hardware to install.

How do I get this driver to install.

This is doing my head in.

A:Can't install print driver for HP LJ 2300D on Vista

usually you goto the hardware wizard and run the new hardware part , then when it finds your printer and asks for a driver you manaully point to it via the browse function (in the files you downloaded , thats what those files you downloaded are for , there should be instructions on the download site)

look for other versions of the same driver that end in .exe in the filename of the download

it maybe however that the printer utility isnt supported in Vista so you only have the printer drivers to install , that could be why thats the only download availabe

if it is and your stuck , come back and we can talk you through the process , its easy

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I am using an Asus P5W64-WS MB, XP Pro SP3, and an older 74GB WD Raptor. I've never really messed around with doing the "F6" installation of RAID drivers when installing XP. Instead I've always just selected the default in the BIOS where the SATA drive is treated like an IDE device and I did not have to install the drivers during OS installation. I currently see under a speed utility that my Raptor is giving transfer rates of 85MB per sec. maximum, 24 MB per sec minimum, and 73 MB per second average.

My question is this - what sort of improvements might I see if I did a clean install of XP Pro and configured the drive as an SATA drive using the F6 driver installation option during install?

Also, is it worth going to a RAID 0 configuration if I am going to do the SATA thing? I would be using the ICH7R controller for that.

Finally, what does the AHCI option allow, and is that used with the IDE or F6'd SATA driver installation?

Thanks for any help.

A:IDE vs. F6 SATA driver install on WinXP Pro & Speed Improvements?

The HardDrive is working off the same speed on PATA or Sata.
The F6 is usually used for Sata Drives that require extra drivers
The Raid 0 is not the safest idea, and in actual fact normally I would say, don't do Raid anything if you're unsure.
AHCI info found here:

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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 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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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 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 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;EN-US;q289022

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

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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-3820 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5844 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6550D, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940455 MB, Free - 854668 MB; H: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 177587 MB; I: Total - 7 MB, Free - 0 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, SX2370
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

This is my wife's computer. She plays online games and downloads others so I'm not sure of exactly all the software she has installed. Despite my cautions, I've had to occasionally remove a toolbar or reset the homepage on Firefox. I suspect she's downloaded from some questionable sites.

About a month or so ago, she let me known, after I discovered it for myself, that she has been having a problem where she gets this message at random intervals: "Windows has encountered a critical error and will automatically close in one minute. Please save your work."

In addition to NIS, I have also run Malwarebytes scans and did an online scan with Eset. They removed a few toolbars I didn't know were there and a couple of PUPs but found nothing major. I also ran Windows System File Checker which found and fixed a bunch of corrupted files. The error message and rebooting issue persists.

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A:Wife's Computer Periodically Reboots & Can't Install Print Driver

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Long time lurker and first time poster.  I've scoured the web and tried virtually every way to fix this short of in place re-install of the OS.  Does anyone have any ideas to overcome my issue?  TIA.
OS: Win 7 Home Premium x64 on Gateway NV79 laptop
Printers:  HP Officejet 4500 g510g-m, Adobe PDF, stock MS Imagewriter
How it started: I think after I closed the lid to sleep, computer didn't shut down properly
Major issues:  Print Spooler stops, can't print, can't install printer, when I connect printer and spooler stops
Error log code ids in order of firing: init print process 511 (0xc1) localspl.dll, routing print spool 503 (0xc1), init print spool 808 (oxc1, context 115) localspl.dll
Attempts at fixing:  
-Scanned for virus and malware with a number of tools (nada)
-Restored to earlier date - unfortunately I was on vacation for two weeks when I believe this happened. 
-Made sure Spool svc set to Auto and dependencies (RPC) ok - all good
-Deleted files under system32/spool/printers and /drivers (nada)
-deleted Printers from Control Panel - Printers
- Deleting subkeys relating to printers in registry ../Print/Environments and ../Print Monitor (backed up first)
-Uninstall Printer software (had to use HP Enterprise removal solution, regular uninstaller wouldn't work)
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A:Print spool stops, can't install driver, tried many solutions. any ideas?

Try running the System Update Readiness Tool then SFCFix and upload CheckSUR.log (windows\logs\cbs) and sfcfix.txt

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I just bought a new laptop for someone and it has Windows 7 on it. But I ask to have Window XP installed overtop it since he's not used to Windows 7 and the transition would be too much for him (they couldn't just have Windows XP by itself because the hardware doesn't support it).

I seem to be having a problem installing the driver for his printer now, and I think it has something to do with the dual layers of operating systems.

Let me explain:

While inside Windows XP, I try to install the driver (I've made absolutely sure it's the right one) and I get to a stage where it tells me:

Step 1: plug the USB cable into the computer and the printer.
Step 2: Turn on the printer.
Step 3: Wait for the installation to continue.

Step 3 never happens. It just sits idle forever. I know it's responding to the printer because every time I turn it on/off, I get that "ding-dong" sound from the computer (also whenever I plug/unplug the cable when the printer is on).

After a few trials without success, I tried installing it on Windows 7. It worked.

I figure probably what happened was that upon turning on the printer, it was able to inform Windows 7 of its presence (because Windows 7 is the de facto OS), but this information failed to be relayed to the virtual Windows XP running on top of it.

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A:Solved: running virtual WinXP on Win7 and can't install printer driver

I am going to assume you mean you installed XP Mode in Windows 7.

This document explains how to get the printer working in XP Mode.

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


A:old pentium 4 - win98 or winXP

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Hi, 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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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 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.

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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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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 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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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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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, 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.

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

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

Thank you.

A:networking win98 and winxp

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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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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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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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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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Hi People..

We are just rolling Win7 out as we update machines. so far we have a dozen or so HP's (not my choice)with Win7. We are using Win2003 server as our File and Print.

The printer causing issues is a RICOH Aficio MP using the latest C5000 PCL 5c driver.

Our issue is on every cold boot on *most* machines first print of the day we get

Error Message: "Do you trust this printer? Windows needs to download and install a software driver from the\\servername computer to print to PRINTERNAME. Proceed only if you trust the\\servername computer and the network, and then restart the print job."

You add the driver, everytime, but makes no difference. Everything works fine for the day, if you hibernate the laptops and bring back to life, its fine.. but its only on a cold boot.

Anyone got clues, it seems to be very common when googling, but no real solutions.

A:Ricoh C5000 PCL5 Print driver wants to install after every cold boot.

NOTE: By default Power Users do NOT have the ability to install network or local printers. The following procedure will allow this.

1. Open Group Policies – Click Start, Run and type gpedit.msc Press Enter or

Click Start and type edit group policy

Press Enter to select

2. Under Computer Configuration select
Windows Settings
Security Settings
Local Policies
User Rights Assignments

3. Highlight Load and unload device drivers and double click it to open

4. Add Domain\Domain Users

5. Click OK to close the Load and unload device drivers Properties window

6. Again under Computer Configuration select
Administrative Templates

7. Highlight Point and Print Restrictions and select Disable

8. Close Group Policies

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

A:Win98 update using full oem WinXP

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

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

A:file transfer from Win98 to WinXp

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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
I think that covers it. Good Luck!

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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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This was an upgrade, not a clean install. After the upgrade everything works but the system tools such as defrag, checkdisk and diskclean. Tried to reinstall through the add/remove programs without success. Can anyone give me some suggestions on what else to try? Thanks!

A:Problem after upgrade from win98 to winXP...

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


A:[Resolved] Networking Win98 to WinXP

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

A:printing from win98 to winxp hp 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

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

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Hi All,

Today I somehow managed to break a clients network.

The network is a peer to peer - win98 & winxp through a hub.

The XP machine has an ADSL modem connected to it via USB that is on
( It was all working fine until I installed a Firewall on the 98 machine and then un-installed it when things did not work ! )

If I let the network card set up the connection using DHCP, it gives the XP machine an address in the range but has the Exclamation mark against it saying it has limited connectivity. ( I manually entered this range for the 98 machine with no joy )

If I manually set the XP machine to and the 98 to, they can ping each other, but I can't see either shared drive when browsing from either end.

The network name is WORKGROUP on both machines.

This all happened because I installed an firewall on the 98 machine, then took it off, but something has changed, but it is not obvious what is wrong.

Anyone with any thought I would really appreciate it. I have remote access to the XP machine but not the 98 - so it is a bit frustrating getting the guy at the other end to be my eyes on the 98 machine !!!

Really desperate - Thanks...

A:Win98 & winXP network is broken...

Well, since you've fooled around with the XP machine's configuration and the W98, you'll probably have to configure both of them.

For the XP machine, let's reset the TCP/IP stack.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

Take a look at this Microsoft ICS (Internet Connection Sharing tutorial to get ICS configured again on the XP machine.

Finally, for the W98 machine, make sure automatic IP addressing is setup. Then on the W98 machine, run this Automated WINSOCK Fix all Windows Versions to repair any damage that the firewall may have caused.

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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 went through the whole process of downloading it, but when I checked again for updates, it was still there. Did I mention that my mouse froze up halfway through the format? This isn't a great machine, but for what I was using it for, I hope I can resolve this! I'm not a wiz by any means, but I think this error code that I received in the beginning is the culpret.

Any suggestions?

A:Trouble installing WinXP over Win98

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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!)
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:



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

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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 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.


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

Yup, that's perfectly possible. I've a guide up here on dual booting;
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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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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how is THAT for a descriptive subject? (HINT HINT). anyways, i have a network of my WinXP machine, my Win98 machine, and my brother's WinXP machine. transfers between both XP Pro machines are nice and fast, however, once i try to transfer between either of the XP boxes with the Win98 box, major difference. it took 1.5 minutes to xfer a 600mb file between XP boxes, but __12__ minutes between XP and 98. any suggestions?

all xp drives are fat32, and the drive in the 98 machine is brand new @ 5400 rpms. thanks for any insight!


A:*SLOW* LAN transfers between Win98/WinXP Pro

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

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

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

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


A:Cannot see share on Win98 machine from Winxp

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

A:Dual boot WinXP+Win98

Check out this thread: it may help you. It sounds as if you have the same plan as me

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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 connected the two computers with a serial cable

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

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

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

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

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A:Direct connect Winxp to Win98

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Hello Everyone,

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

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


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

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

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

4: Assigned a subnet mask of to this computer

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

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

7: Left WORKGROUP as the default workgroup for this PC

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

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

A:Networking a Win98 and WinXP system

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

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

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

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

A:win98/winxp dual boot

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

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

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

A:Moving Favorites from WIN98 to WINXP

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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


ipconfig /all

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

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


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

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

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i have a lexmark x75 that was printing fine on an old windows 98 machine...
then nothing...kept on saying "no communication" restart your pc or check usb or power
the printer on and off...bla bla bla!!!

i have reinstalled the usb drivers
i have downloaded new drivers from driverguide installed and the same problem
when i plug in the usb cable it does come up in device manager as "usb printer"
but i plugged it into my win98 virtual machine at home and it came up as "all in one" found new hardware...this seems more like what i want...

so the cable isnt at fault

can anybody jog there memory back to win98 for me please...
i need to have something to work with at 9am tomorrow morning...

A:lexmark x75 wont print in win98


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I am trying to print to an Apple Laserwriter Pro 630 connected to my PC (AMD-K62 400 with Win 98) via LPT1 using the local printer setting - without success. Although the printer is connected to the same Ethernet hub as the PC, I couldn't install the network driver because I couldn't find the printer on the network.

I installed the printer driver that came with the Win 98 disk. I also tried the Win 95 driver available on the Apple website, along with the Adobe PostScript 4.2 driver that came with it - all with no success.

When a print job is sent to the printer, it prints 17 pages of what looks like PostScript commands and error messages. Among those messages, some promissing ones include "this job can print only on a PostScript Level 2 or 3 printer" - our printer is PostScript Level 2. Also, the printout says we require more memory (we have 8 mb RAM in the printer). It also suggests "in the PostScript dialog box, click optimize for portability". (attempted with no success). It also recommends "in the device options dialog box, make sure the available printer memory is accu...." - the print runs off the page at this point.

If anyone understands PostScript, I can provide them with specific information from the 17 page printout upon request.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much!

A:Apple Laserwriter Pro 630 won't print with Win98

I am a little lost here. Are you connected to LPT1 or a hub with this printer? I didn't think an Apple printer could connect to an IBM printer port. If you did connect it to LPT1, what kind of cable did you use?

Ok, scratch that. Just looked around for the printer and found this:

So, it does have a parallel port on it. This page says that it has PCL emulation. How about trying that? Install in windows as a HP LaserJet Series II printer. Don't know if you need to tell the printer you are making this change - most are autodetect these days, but if it is older you may need to change it manually.

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On this comp I formatted the hd then installed win98 and updated with winxp pro sp2 supdate. What sort of problems could I encounter. I have had a couple of little glitches but nothing major.


A:Solved: Win98-update To Winxp Pro Sp2 - Problems?

Are you sure the PC hardware is compatible with Windows XP?

If you are unsure, see:

Also I don't recommend an upgrade because it carries over old problems. You can use the Windows XP Upgade CD without installing Windows 98 first. I would delete all partitions and format the drive then install Windows XP. The install will ask you to insert an older version of Windows, but it will not install it.

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I have two computers, one windows 98se and one windows xp, and I'm having trouble getting the windows xp machine to list itself in Network Neighborhood. When I click View workgroup computers it returns the message "The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available".

The Windows 98se machine lists itself in network neighborhood. Norton Internet security is disabled. The windows 98se machine can browse the internet, but not the xp machine.

The windows XP machine is connected to the internet with a dlink 300 adsl modem connected to a NIC. Another NIC was added to connect it to the 98se machine. It worked once or twice, but after a reboot failed to work (but the internet on the 98 machine worked, so it's not the cable or connection). This created links on the xp machine to the 98 machine, which still work. I just need the xp machine to list itself therefore listing itself on the 98 machine.
Otherwise I can't share the printers and files. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Trouble connecting winxp and win98 machines

Install NETBEUI protocol on all systems, you'll be browsing in an instant. You'll have to get the files for XP off the CD in the VALUEADD directory and then you can install it for XP.

XP and 2K were designed for DNS name resolution, and since you don't have a local DNS server, and the default browsing mechanisms without DNS are spotty for these systems, it's not all that reliable. NETBEUI normally overcomes that issue.

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I installed a hard drive with Win98 installed on it from an older PC in my eMachines w2686, running WinXp. I would like to know how to choose which OS I want to boot. I am new to this kind of thing, so please be detailed and most of all, patient. Thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Dual Boot WinXP and Win98 on two harddrives

it won't work
try install win98 again with the hdd conected to the new sistem
Is better to install first win98 on the active partition (cand next install winxp on other partition
After that when boot you'll see a dialog for choosing between operating systems
You can edit the file boot.ini (located in c:\) to set up you default system to boot

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I have a small office network that includes 3 win98 machines and one portable winxp home machine. everything works well, except for file and printer sharing of the xp, and of the other machines from it. it only connects to the internet, but the win98 machines can see only each other for sharing purposes, and the xp machine can only see itself(they do have the same workgroup name, though).
The network specifications are the following:
An Alcatel ADSL modem, connected to a ZyXel router, connected to the hub, that connects to all 4 machines.
I did all of these connections "by the book" using the home network wizard, setup disks, etc., and it never pointed any problem during the process.
There's also mcafee firewall installed on those machines, but since i tried to solve this out, it's completely disabled.
Any idea how can I make the sharing work?


A:network can't share winxp resources with win98

Install NETBEUI on all the machines and you'll probably be set. Here's the Microsoft instructions for XP, it's not as easy as W98 or W2K.;en-us;301041

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Is it possible to use/remove my old win98se hard drive from a dell dimension and use it as an external hard drive on a new dell laptop?

I an trying to have access to all my old win98 applications and files (many of which will not be compatible with winxp pro per the MS compatibilty review), without keeping the actual win98 PC tower, etc.

A:Keeping win98 apps for use on winxp laptop

Yes, if you buy a USB enclosure and install the drive there, you will be able to access it. Whether or not the Applications will work or not is another story, and will be on a case by case basis!

"General" data files, images, text, etc, should not be a problem.

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

A:Solved: Removal of Win98 from WinXP drive.

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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?


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:
- Click OK

Report back on what is listed please :-)

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but I keep seeing MS warning me that I need to have XP installed last. Problem is I already have it installed and dont wanna lose all my files just to have a dual boot system.

Now I have 2 seperate hard drives, If I install Win98 on the other HD, will I bypass whatever issue ms is warning about?

Oh yea, The hd with WinXP on it is NTFS.

A:I want to multiple boot Win98 with WinXP already installed....

I think that only applies if the 2 Operating Systems are on seperate partitions of the same hard drive.

If you want them to be on different drives I think you will need a third party boot manager.

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im running windows XP but due to compatibility problems i need win 98 se... is it possible to install win 98 on a win XP system without reformating? (and keeping winXP) ive heard its possible to install both OS on the same partition except you have to start with win 98 and move back to win XP... so can you do it the other way around?


A:[Solved] installing win98 on a winXP system

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I installed WinXP over Win98se and it went very well. Since I am happy with XP, do I need to keep Win98? Would it be wise to delete it and get some extra space back? Thanks.

A:Solved: Deleting Win98 after WinXP upgrade??

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I have a home network behind a router/switch and 3 machines running Win 98. For local messaging, I have been using the Winpopoup program that comes with Win 95 and 98 without problems. I have now added a fourth machine, this one with Windows XP. There is no similar, simple text only, program with Win XP that I can find, However, if I send a message using Winpopup from a Win98 machine, the WinXP machine receives it in a "Windows Messenger" window - but I can't figure out how to send from the Win XP machine. I don't wand to set up a Microsoft .NET account (which is what XP keep directing me to when I search XP for information). Is there a way to run the old Winpopup program on XP (And if so, how can I install it?)?

A:Winpopoup on local Win98 and WinXP network

Microsoft does not to appear to offer one for XP but you could use a third party version, such as Bassline WinPopUp 3.27. Here's a link to download a copy:

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I had winxp working on this computer months ago. I got a nasty virus and I had to wipe the HD clear. I have tried so many times to reinstall xp pro back on that pc but for some damn reason It keeps crashing.

It crashes when its done the installation and about to load up the desktop for the first time. I get a :

Not enough virtual memory

error and the thing restarts and keeps doing this loop until I cancel the installation. Can anyone help me?

I have asked so many people and it amazes me that noone knows how to get around this.

A:Upgrading from win98 to winxp pro... error - not enough virtual memory??

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I have hard time dealing with creating a network with Win8.1 as a primary home computer/file server and two gaming computers on Win98 and WinXP. All of them connected via simple 4-port lan switch with internet cable incuded. Win8 and WinXP machines can see internet connection but not each other. I am not really good at networking so any help is welcome.

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I have created a multiple boot system on an older computer that I have.
I fdisked the drive into six partitions as follows:

C: MS Dos
D: Windows ME
E: Windows NT
F: Windows 2000
G: Windows XP
I: DATA Storage

All the systems show up in my Windows Boot Manager (except DOS - I use a boot disk to get to that partition) Since I loaded Windows 2000 I am having a problem with Windows NT. I get the following message when trying to boot into the Win NT partition:

Windows NT could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I can boot into ALL other partitions with no problems.
Miscrosoft addresses the problem here:
Here is a copy of my boot.ini - can anyone please help me get the problem fixed, so I can boot to windows NT.

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(5)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINNT="Windows NT Server Version 4.00"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINNT="Windows NT Server Version 4.00 [VGA mode]" /basevideo /sos
C:\="Microsoft Windows ME"

Thanks so much,

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