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Windows 98 Driver

by rinorw1 / December 4, 2010 12:11 AM PST

I have one computer Pentium II,
Windows 98
Intel MMX(TM) Technology
128MB RAM
I think this is motherboard AWARD pci pnp 686

I want to install just USB driver(universal serial bus controller)
because I do not have Windows 98 CD

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Re: windows 98 driver
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 4, 2010 12:19 AM PST
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I'm afraid you will have to find a Windows 98 SE (upgrade) CD somewhere. The good point: they aren't so very expensive at the moment, because not many people need them.

Kees

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hey
by rinorw1 / December 4, 2010 12:25 AM PST
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Ok ok but in my city this CD doesn't exist, isn't in market Happy

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Re: Windows 98
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 4, 2010 12:32 AM PST
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Let's try it another way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2010 8:32 AM PST
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What are you trying to accomplish?

One member was working very hard to get USB support to they could copy out their files. We were able to do that with other solutions such as a bootable CD or some USB HDD adapter.

Let's hear what's up.
Bob

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try eBay for Win 98 SE OS
by Sorenson01 / January 2, 2012 9:18 AM PST
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I got my Windows 98 Second Edition from eBay in Dec. 2007.

Has anyone else? I ask because I wonder if it is official. It looks official but I have often wondered if it is all there because I still have a lot of problems with my 98 Second Edition computer. It may not be OS related, but I am missing something in its' inability to function correctly.

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You may have to tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 3, 2012 5:36 AM PST

If you thought XP and newer versions were hard to install, these older OSes were slightly harder.

That is, today I'm encountering folk that never installed these early versions and they install the OS (a minor miracle in its self) and then they discover not much works. The lesson begins about drivers.
Bob

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Quite correct about the difficulty
by Sorenson01 / January 3, 2012 10:08 AM PST

I very much agree about the difficulty in installing older OS'es. I was raised on Win 98 and it has been left behind. I didn't know much so I went to school and took hardware support. That was more than 3 years ago and never finished because I got a better job which prevented me from finishing. Maybe someday.

But I didn't want to forget the harder way of installing Win 98 vs today's somewhat easier OS'es. So I set out to try and get it installed myself (Win 98 Second Edition) on my original Win 98 computer.

That's where I'm at currently. Still trying and very many problems. Unsure what might be hardware problems vs software incompatibilities. I'm basically lost.

The computer is working, but not very efficiently. So many dodges I have to take into account, in other words, one cannot run Win 98 SE as today's prime OS so I have to backtrack and use older browsers and such just to get it to function.

What I have decided to try and do is make that old computer non-Internet because it can't handle today's Internet. But even that is not turning out easy because I have elements of old Internet functionality already on it now-just to see if it is possible to get some Internet functionality out of it. But so far, only looking around the Internet, and some downloads, not much else.

I wish this were easier. lol.

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I took the easy out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 3, 2012 10:15 AM PST

I gifted any machine older than XP on Freecycle. Even Windows 2000 and older hit the road. While I retain a lot of knowledge from those days, I am going to be wrong more and more as what I knew fades from disuse.

Getting USB to work was indeed a miracle back then. Not only the rare Win98se but sometimes a patch, driver or script from the motherboard maker. Such is very hard to find today.

Good luck,
Bob

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Try downloading just those drivers
by Marianne C / May 18, 2012 9:27 AM PDT
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