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Bypassing the setup procedure for a peripheral.

by ENRIQUESTEFANINI / February 27, 2010 9:03 AM PST

Hi:
I have a PCI Ethernet adapter and its bundled soft. Following the user's guide instructions I go nowhere. But the soft in question is exactly this:
NETRTS5.CAT ;this is not a plain ascii text file
NETRTS5.INF ;ascii file
RTL8139.SYS ;the driver

And that's all. My o.s. is w98. I could always place the driver in /windows/system32/drivers. But where do I place the .cat and .inf? I think the reply to this post requires the specific knowledge of ms w98.
Thanks for reading and regards.

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Just one idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2010 9:10 AM PST

Right click on the .inf and hopefully there is an install option.

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Is the card specifically supported for Win 98?
by Edward ODaniel / February 27, 2010 12:29 PM PST

Unless it is an older card many will not have Win 98 drivers available and newer OS version drivers will not work.

Check the manufacturer's web site to see if they have Win 98 drivers available.

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