To get XP to talk to Win9x, on a peer to peer network, you need both systems to have the NETBUEI network protocol loaded on both systems. XP also has a firewall that must be disabled for file and printer sharing to work. NETBUEI should be on the XP-Home CD in a support folder or a network folder. //David Dodge// -----Original Message----- From: kegswindows-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kegswindows-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Doug & Betty Pizac Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 7:28 PM To: kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [kegswindows] Win98-XP networking Anyone... I finally took the plunge. I bought a new computer that came loaded with XP home edition. I'm running Win98 on my other machine. (I'm still using Win98 because I have a film scanner that won't work on XP. Nikon didn't make an upgraded driver; their solution was for me to spend $2,000 for a new scanner. Ha!) Here's my problem, I can't get XP to recognize the Win98 machine which has my laserjet connected to it. I also want to transfer files. I ran the XP network wizard and it had me create a floppy to run on the other machine. However, Win98 doesn't recognize the file as a valid 32-bit application. What can I do? I could buy a printer hub for my network, but that wouldn't solve sharing files. ..Doug Pizac P.S. Another query is about Win98's "show desktop" icon on the taskbar. There isn't one with XP, that I can find. Is there a keystroke I can use or some other method to create the icon?