Windows 98 toWindows 7 transfer data

February 20, 2011 at 05:56:45
Specs: Windows 98/7
My PC is Windows 98 and I can not access the internet with it anymore. I would like to transfer files from it to my Lap Top that has Windows 7. Can't find a Flash Drive or a Data Transfer Cable that is Windows 98 compatible. Can't access internet to download drivers on the Win 98 PC. What to do!!!?

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February 20, 2011 at 06:29:07
1) Remove the hard drive

2) Purchase an IDE Enclosure, something like this

3) Install hard drive in the enclosure

4) Plug in the USB Cables from Enclosure to Laptop

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February 20, 2011 at 10:20:34
There are unofficial universal drivers for flash drives, etc for use with Windows 98. You need to check whether you have 98 original (4.10.1998) or Second Edition (4.10.2222).

See this thread at MSFN.

Link to the update (98 SE ONLY!)

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February 20, 2011 at 11:42:25
If you're having problems getting on the internet with 98 the problem is not with 98. But if you don't want to fix whatever the problem is you can also burn the files to a cd, if the 98 machine has a burner.

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February 20, 2011 at 13:16:17
Flash drives can even work on Windows 95 (version B from 1996 or later) with this driver:

USB Flash Drive driver for Windows 95 OSR/2.1

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February 20, 2011 at 13:37:13
I had quite a surprise with my ole W98SE. For a recent birthday I was given an 8GB Flash Drive. I thought I would be in for real trouble getting it to work on the W98 because in the past I had grubbed around getting drivers for smaller flash drives.

Anyhow I popped it in and in a mindless moment let W98SE search the net for drivers. To my amazement MS (of all people) popped up with a generic driver, I said yes and it worked immediately. All my smaller flash drives still worked fine with various drivers I had installed.

So, give it a shot, you might be lucky too.

Ooops, sorry, you can't get on the net. Well, it is an option if you can get it on there somehow, even briefly. You could try Opera 10.63 browser, which is OK on W98.
I'll leave my post as it stands for others.

Yet another method is to make a Linux Live CD on another computer - I use Puppy Linux. This doesn't use the HDD or Windows and works a flash drive just fine. You can access your HDD, then drag and drop onto the flash drive. If you go this way I can help further but it's not difficult.

We all live on the same ball.

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