Do external (USB) harddrives work on windows 98? All the specs I see mention Windows 98SE but not 98. What are the problems I might encounter hooking an external drive to 98? I know the format has to be FAT, but wonder if the driver for 98SE would let the drive work in 98. The computer is going soon but I need it a little longer.
Sorry I have been away from the computer. The computer has USB 1.1 so I know usb works wit hit. I am just wondering why external drive makers only mention 98 SE and not 98. If I need to install a driver for the external drive would the driver for 98 SE work on 98 or am I doomed. I can't really believe there is that big of a difference between 98 and 98 SE that a driver wouldn't work, but searchers on the internet didn't turn up any relevant results. Thanks
Well, all new drivers are written for SE only, so that is probably the reason why. Most drivers will work for both, but some will not. I think there is a possibility that USB may be one of them, but I am not sure.
FYI, It's been a year or so since I've had to support Win98, so I may be a little fuzzy.
Hello and thanks BUT I have a problem. I'm way over 80, handicapped and ride in an electric wheel chair. So, I can't go out and shop. The net I can do. I can turn my PC on and type a little, that's about my limit.