get my pictures from old pc windows 98 to dell laptop

July 28, 2012 at 06:21:14
Specs: Windows Vista
how can i connect my old pc windows 98 to dell laptop w vista home. the simple way ?ha ha

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#1
July 28, 2012 at 07:29:10
Does it have a network card? Modem? USB port? Parallel port? CD-R or any device that you could connect it to the internet? With the little info you provided, it's impossible to determine much...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
July 28, 2012 at 10:24:48
Purchase a USB Caddy for the W98's Hard Drive, Vista will be able to read the drive.

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#3
July 28, 2012 at 17:13:00
Is the W98 working?

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#4
July 29, 2012 at 12:28:13
Windows 98 is working. The cd doesn't copy or burn. Ive tried the usb scan disc and can't download the driver. I don't have the proper cord to connect them together but am looking for one, I think a usb is the one I need? thanks Linda

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#5
July 29, 2012 at 12:56:48
If the CD drive can read disks, one way around it is to create a Linux Live CD on another computer. I use Puppy Linux for this sort of thing. You have to create the disk using the Image burning feature on whatever software is installed - most burning software has this, including Nero.

Once you have a Linux CD you have to power-on the W98 with the Linux CD in the drive. You will probably first have to go into BIOS to esure that the CD drive is seen ahead of the C driver (otherwise it will still boot to W98).

When you have Linux running from the CD you just drag and drop your important files from the HD onto a Flash Drive using the icons on the bottom left of the desktop (linux has the USB driver incorporated). Note that Linux from a CD does not change anything on Win 98. Without the CD in the drive it will boot back to W98 as before.

If you want to go this way I suggest you use Puppy Linux 4.3.1 on the list here:
http://www.puppylinuxfaq.org/first-...
"pup-431.iso" is quite adequate for what you want to do and, unlike later versions, saves nothing on the HD.

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#6
July 29, 2012 at 15:39:40
"Ive tried the usb scan disc and can't download the driver."

Not certain what you mean by that, but if it (the Win98 machine) has a USB port, then generic storage drivers may be all you need:

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

Make sure you select the correct version of Win98 the machine has (First Edition or SE). You might also want to stick to a USB device which is 2GB or less; there are sometimes problems with very large flash-drives. Also, when you are working with the files, the rule is copy, not move. Should something go wrong during a move, the file(s) may be irreparably lost.

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#7
July 29, 2012 at 17:24:18
Yes, although Puppy Linux is a definite way forward I agree with T-R-A above. I have several Flash Drives and have managed to make all of them work on W98SE without difficulty. There are generic drivers around and in one case even W98 found a driver for me (much to my surprise after all these years with no MS support).

Err...I assume you mean "SanDisk".

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