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Old 03-17-2007, 12:32 PM   #1
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Hi i was just wondering, is it possible to transfer files from windows 98 to XP through a USB cable and vise versa?
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:40 PM   #2
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i know you can do it via a network, serial, paralell cable, etc. not sure about a usb cable. is there even a usb cable that connects 2 pc's?
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:42 PM   #3
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well i took a USB cable and plugged it into both computers LOL!

i would use my flash stick but windows 98 wouldn't let me install it

hmm.. maybe i could try it again another way lol.

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not sure where but somewhere i heard that you could i think it was on a google search or something.
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:10 PM   #4
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you need drivers for the usb stick in windows 98, google them.
hmm must be a special cable. ive just never seen one with a usb socket at each end.
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:12 PM   #5
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wow thats weird i thought they were the common ones. i got this usb cable with a 15 dollar digital camera ROFL

oh and i cannot get on the internet with my 98 because i have roadrunner and its a laptop and windows 98 doesn't support wireless
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:16 PM   #6
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http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/248 thers abvice3 there , i would just get a crossover cable , about 3 for 5m and at 100mb/s that is fast ,
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Default Re: windows 98 and xp

What type of files are you tring to transfer? Can you not network the 2 computers together, or have they not got NICs?
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:18 PM   #8
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a lot of things need to be installed manually in 98, thats why you usually get a cd with cameras and stuff. usually has 98 drivers on.
hmmm i got a wireless adapter working on 98 once. well not sure if i actually got the internet. im sure 98 supports wireless. it just doesnt have a built in wireless scanner (like wireless zero in xp). so just get a third party one.
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hmm... i wonder if i could connect the two computers using an eithernet cable i have an adapter for windows 98 and my xp computer has one built in.

ill try that lol
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hmm... i wonder if i could connect the two computers using an eithernet cable i have an adapter for windows 98 and my xp computer has one built in.

ill try that lol
THats exactly what Raffaz said. LOL
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hmm... i wonder if i could connect the two computers using an eithernet cable i have an adapter for windows 98 and my xp computer has one built in.

ill try that lol
you have to make sure it is a crossover cable , a normal network cable to link a router to a comp will not work
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darn windows 98 says it cant find some files on the 98 CD ill try again today LOL.
well for now im just using the other computer running windows xp because it has a floppy drive. im just saving some things on a floppy and going back and foruth between the two computers.
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darn windows 98 says it cant find some files on the 98 CD ill try again today LOL.
well for now im just using the other computer running windows xp because it has a floppy drive. im just saving some things on a floppy and going back and foruth between the two computers.
floppy , that is gonna take aages , hows about put the hard drive from the 98 computer inside the xp computer , theny you could access all of the files on the 98 hard drive
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well the xp computer is not the same laptop as the 98 so i can't do that lol
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well the xp computer is not the same laptop as the 98 so i can't do that lol
you can get a case to trn the laptop han external usb drive
maybe this would be better

also is the desktop sata and the laptop ide
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i think i might have gotton the eithernet adapter to work on my 98. but i don't have any eithernet plugs in my house in the wall but i have a few on the back of my wireless rouder. i plugged it into it and ran the Internet Connection Wizard but it still doesn't work. did i do something wrong?
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Just burn files to disc then transfer across or use a external hard drive - simple - jobs a good 'un!
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his 98 pc sounds s**t so i doubt it has a cd or dvd burner. its possible though. dont you have a usb socket in your router? i do on mine. the speeds slower but it should work on 98. not sure if ethernet does. im guessing it does some how
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What you could do is actually google "Windows 98 Unofficial Sp2". Comes with all updates and the USB sticks will be recognised. It's a good thing to do.
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What you could do is actually google "Windows 98 Unofficial Sp2". Comes with all updates and the USB sticks will be recognised. It's a good thing to do.
yeah i remember that now , i used it for a while on a 98 computer it worked wuite well only thing it had a prob with was an external dvd rw i had but i sorted it out , just had to install drivers off internet
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