USB Flash Windows 98 First

Hewlett-packard / Hpe-270f
October 27, 2017 at 11:52:36
Specs: Windows 7 Professional, i7 2.8 Ghz
I have an old Compaq with Windows 98 First Edition. I have seen drivers for Flash Drives for 98 Second Edition. Is there a driver for the First Edition? 4.10.1998 ? I need someway to transfer files from my main desktop to this desktop and I do not want 98 SE I want the first. Ignore the specs at top. This is a Compaq Presario 5150 amd k62 350 Mhz 128 MB Ram if it really matters.

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#1
October 27, 2017 at 12:08:49
http://www.technical-assistance.co....

Make sure it's the 1st edition that you download.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
October 27, 2017 at 13:33:45
Download? It's the Original Compaq Restore CD believe it or not. Can you even download Windows 98?

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#3
October 27, 2017 at 14:32:45
I refer to the links on the page. Maybe this link will be a little more self-explanatory:

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

Under the section "Download"...

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#4
October 27, 2017 at 17:32:06
Do you have a CD/DVD burner? Or how about just removing the HDD & temporarily slaving it to another system?

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#5
October 28, 2017 at 04:02:22
Struggling along with a 20-year old operating system is frankly ridiculous in my opinion.

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#6
October 28, 2017 at 10:28:57
I'd suspect he's not really "slaving along", but merely trying to retrieve data from an older system...

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#7
October 28, 2017 at 21:29:49
You may be able to use a cross over network cable if you have Network connections on both machines.

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#8
October 28, 2017 at 22:36:26
I wonder if this applies to my situation.

I have a Dell notebook computer made in 1998. It has the
original version USB port. Essentially USB 1.0. The computer
had Windows 95 C on it, but I replaced it with Windows 98 SE.
Would the drivers linked to above work with the USB 1.0 port?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#9
October 29, 2017 at 07:51:39
Jeff

Flash drives were not in existence 20 years ago. So, even if you could get the USB port working, about all you could use it for would be hardware that doesn't need dedicated drivers, or has Win98SE drivers available. Printers and scanners are useless without accompanying software.


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#10
October 29, 2017 at 13:49:36
"Would the drivers linked to above work with the USB 1.0 port?

Never tried it (but don't think it would matter) with a 1.0 port but they do work with a 1.1 port. As stated on the site, they are "generic USB Mass Storage Device" drivers, so they should work with flash drives, CF card readers and so on. Remember that there may be some issues with reading drives above 2GB (FAT16/FAT32-related), but I know I've had them read 4/8GB flash drives (FAT32) with the Win98SE drivers.

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#11
October 29, 2017 at 16:17:35
You would have to install USB drivers for the motherboard plus install drivers for the USB flash drive. Or upgrade to WinME which had built-in USB support.

"Windows ME is the only operating system in the Windows 9x series that includes generic drivers for USB mass storage devices and USB printers. Support for FireWire SBP-2 scanners and storage devices is also improved."

http://dictionnaire.sensagent.lepar...

"Microsoft driver support for both USB printers, and for USB mass-storage device class is not available for Windows 98; support for both was introduced in Windows 2000; however generic third party free drivers are available today for USB MSC devices."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windo...


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#12
October 29, 2017 at 17:41:00
Thanks for all the replies. I am going to be playing around with this old computer soon maybe this week I will fire it up some.


"Phill22 Struggling along with a 20-year old operating system is frankly ridiculous in my opinion."

I am sorry you feel that way. There are still a few of us who like to tinker around with old computers. And I happen to be one of them. My plans are to have it set up to play old games on real hardware not some VM. In my opinion I feel the same about VM's. It's just a do as you want thing. Feel free to check out my video's I have made on tinkering around with it.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo...

Someone asked if I had a CD-Writer the answer is yes I do.

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#13
November 3, 2017 at 09:56:05
Phil22
This is the Win 9x forum so isn't it quite likely that folk visiting it will be wanting to work on old kit?

Same applies to Vista and Win 31.

There are even folk who fix vintage cars.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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