Transfering files from a Gateway desktop

Dell INSPIRON 1501
July 20, 2009 at 12:52:44
Specs: Microsoft Windows 98, 1.795 GHz / 893 MB
I have a Gateway desktop computer that I bought in 1998. It has a GenuineIntel Pentium Processor with Intel MMX Technology and is equipped with Windows 98. I have various files on this Gateway that I would like to transfer to my Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. The Dell has an AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56, 1.79GHz, 896 MB of RAM and is equipped with Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3. I have a flash drive that works fine in the Dell but when I put it into the Gateway’s USB port and try to install it the Gateway says; “The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28). So I guess this flash drive needs a driver. The Gateway does not have internet access. In short; does anyone know how I can get these files from the Gateway to the Dell? Is there a cable that I can buy that I can hook into the USB ports of these computers to transfer the files? Thanks in advance for any help.

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#1
July 20, 2009 at 13:12:16
I have a USB flash drive that works fine in XP.
In your case, the drivers in that drive do not work in 98.

There is a problem with using newer hardware in an older OS.
The hardware makers do not want have drivers for the older OS.

I suggest using an older type of media, like a floppy disk.


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#2
July 20, 2009 at 13:19:50
" Is there a cable that I can buy that I can hook into the USB ports of these computers to transfer the files?"

Check this:
http://www.usb-ware.com/usb-2-usb-d...


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#3
July 20, 2009 at 13:42:28
You may want to try the "generic" mass storage USB drivers available here:

http://www.technical-assistance.co....

Just make sure to get the correct version (Win98/Win98SE) for your machine...


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