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Anonymous
May 22, 2005 11:24:02 PM

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After upgrading to Windows XP from 98SE most of my hardware including mouse,
printer and speakers no longer work. I have updated all necessary drivers
and have thoroughly checked the XP website for ANY assistance with no
success. Why would a different operating system affect a computer in this
way? Any suggestions?

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Anonymous
May 23, 2005 3:52:05 AM

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98SE uses the FAT32 file system,xp uses ntfs,have you converted to ntfs.
If not,go to run,type:cmd In cmd type:CONVERT C: /FS:ntfs This is not
reversable unless you reformat and reinstall 98,however,the downloads you're
getting,and all others for xp are in ntfs.

"MKDombrowski" wrote:

> After upgrading to Windows XP from 98SE most of my hardware including mouse,
> printer and speakers no longer work. I have updated all necessary drivers
> and have thoroughly checked the XP website for ANY assistance with no
> success. Why would a different operating system affect a computer in this
> way? Any suggestions?
>
Anonymous
May 23, 2005 10:27:32 AM

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XP runs just fine on FAT32, and this has nothing to do with the users
problem. There is no reason to convert to NTFS, nor will doing that fix
anything. Downloads are stored in whatever file format the system is using.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote in message
news:C10C3946-564E-4AB5-AF0B-E78FB12D3E12@microsoft.com...
> 98SE uses the FAT32 file system,xp uses ntfs,have you converted to ntfs.
> If not,go to run,type:cmd In cmd type:CONVERT C: /FS:ntfs This is not
> reversable unless you reformat and reinstall 98,however,the downloads
> you're
> getting,and all others for xp are in ntfs.
>
> "MKDombrowski" wrote:
>
>> After upgrading to Windows XP from 98SE most of my hardware including
>> mouse,
>> printer and speakers no longer work. I have updated all necessary
>> drivers
>> and have thoroughly checked the XP website for ANY assistance with no
>> success. Why would a different operating system affect a computer in
>> this
>> way? Any suggestions?
>>
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Anonymous
May 23, 2005 10:29:18 AM

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Hi,

Did you check the system for compatibility with WinXP before upgrading? Not
all hardware or combinations thereof will operate correctly.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"MKDombrowski" <MKDombrowski@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C46454F2-FDA3-46CD-AE75-AA1B8AA3F94E@microsoft.com...
> After upgrading to Windows XP from 98SE most of my hardware including
> mouse,
> printer and speakers no longer work. I have updated all necessary drivers
> and have thoroughly checked the XP website for ANY assistance with no
> success. Why would a different operating system affect a computer in this
> way? Any suggestions?
>
Anonymous
May 23, 2005 11:53:11 AM

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That is ridiculous.
The file system is a partition property and the file does not care what file
system it is on..

--
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"Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote in message
news:C10C3946-564E-4AB5-AF0B-E78FB12D3E12@microsoft.com...
> 98SE uses the FAT32 file system,xp uses ntfs,have you converted to ntfs.
> If not,go to run,type:cmd In cmd type:CONVERT C: /FS:ntfs This is not
> reversable unless you reformat and reinstall 98,however,the downloads
> you're
> getting,and all others for xp are in ntfs.
>
> "MKDombrowski" wrote:
>
>> After upgrading to Windows XP from 98SE most of my hardware including
>> mouse,
>> printer and speakers no longer work. I have updated all necessary
>> drivers
>> and have thoroughly checked the XP website for ANY assistance with no
>> success. Why would a different operating system affect a computer in
>> this
>> way? Any suggestions?
>>
Anonymous
May 23, 2005 12:07:37 PM

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"Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote in message
news:C10C3946-564E-4AB5-AF0B-E78FB12D3E12@microsoft.com...
> 98SE uses the FAT32 file system,xp uses ntfs,have you converted to ntfs.
> If not,go to run,type:cmd In cmd type:CONVERT C: /FS:ntfs This is not
> reversable unless you reformat and reinstall 98,however,the downloads
> you're
> getting,and all others for xp are in ntfs.
>
> "MKDombrowski" wrote:
>
>> After upgrading to Windows XP from 98SE most of my hardware including
>> mouse,
>> printer and speakers no longer work. I have updated all necessary
>> drivers
>> and have thoroughly checked the XP website for ANY assistance with no
>> success. Why would a different operating system affect a computer in
>> this
>> way? Any suggestions?


That is the most stupid and uninformed reply I have ever seen in this NG.

|8-(
Anonymous
May 23, 2005 1:32:05 PM

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On Sun, 22 May 2005 19:24:02 -0700, MKDombrowski wrote:

> After upgrading to Windows XP from 98SE most of my hardware including mouse,
> printer and speakers no longer work. I have updated all necessary drivers
> and have thoroughly checked the XP website for ANY assistance with no
> success. Why would a different operating system affect a computer in this
> way? Any suggestions?

Drivers come in different versions for different operating systems. In most
cases, the ones suitable for Win98 will not work in WinXP.

WinXP includes basic drivers for many but not all devices. For
full-featured drivers or for drivers not included in XP, check the hardware
manufacturer's website for XP drivers. If no XP drivers are available, the
Win2000 drivers are second choice and often work.

PS: Are you sure the speakers aren't working? Is it possible that the sound
card needs XP drivers instead?
--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
May 23, 2005 7:29:56 PM

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You may want to test by checking if the vendor has an XP driver and if not
that particular piece of hardware will not work on XP like older digital
cameras.

The older the hardware the less demand for the XP drivers so some vendors
have not updated the old drivers.

Check out the ads for rebates...

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"MKDombrowski" <MKDombrowski@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> After upgrading to Windows XP from 98SE most of my hardware including
> mouse,
> printer and speakers no longer work. I have updated all necessary drivers
> and have thoroughly checked the XP website for ANY assistance with no
> success. Why would a different operating system affect a computer in this
> way? Any suggestions?
>
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