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    Grrrrrr help please peeps

    Chaps - small problem at work, you advice would be appreciated.

    My colleague has a dinosaur laptop running Windows 98, there is a 270meg file that he is trying to retrieve off it, now apparently Win 98 doesn't support USB.

    This morning he walks in with a USB pen-drive with drivers that apparently work with Windows 98/ Windows 98SE, so I plug it in, add new hardware, get it too look for the driver CD, and predictably it doesn't work

    Is there a way for a Win 98 O/S to recognise USB ? Because I thought only Win 98SE supported USB.

    Failing that, how the hell do we get this file off ? (no network card either btw)

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    why didn't I think of that.. doh !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skii
    now apparently Win 98 doesn't support USB.
    definitely not true - I've still got a Dell PII running 98 & since day 1 it has run USB.

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    Win 98 supports USB all right.

    However... unlike XP - which has built-in support for USB... you have to install USB drivers for whatever device it is you're using separately

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    Yep win 98 works with USB. Hell even late versions of windows 95 worked with USB.

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