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How do I move files from my Windows 98 PC?

Last response: in Windows XP
May 16, 2011 3:40:21 PM

Have been using a faithful Compaq Deskpro running on Windows 98 for years now. Daughter 'updated' me with Netbook running on XP but no built in CD drive (Guess I can plug one in if needs be). Have some useful excel documents I would like to transfer and maybe the odd Word doc. The Deskpro has not been connected to the internet. Thanks folks-Jake

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May 16, 2011 3:59:00 PM

Network the two computers with a crossover cable.

The two machines must be able to talk to each other in a way they both understand, so that means installing a protocol they can both use.

Win98 has NetBEUI but XP doesn't, but can.

You can download the NetBEUI protocol

The file is only 56K in size. It is a 'zip' file that will need to be extracted.

Installation instructions for NetBEUI protocol on Windows XP:

* copy nbf.sys into the %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ directory
* copy netnbf.inf into the %SYSTEMROOT%\INF\ directory
* open network connection properties and use "Install..." button to add NetBEUI protocol

When you go to transfer files, the folders in Win98 must be set for sharing.

If you need more detailed help on transferring files, come back and we can add more instructions.