[kegswindows] Re: Win98-XP networking

  • From: Doug & Betty Pizac <pizac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ddodge@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 30 May 2004 22:45:57 -0600

David (or anyone)...

        Thanks! But now I'm only half way there. 

        I added the NETBUEI protocol to my Win98 machine without a hitch.
However, the XP machine didn't come with a CD. The hard drive is
partitioned into C and D drives. The small D drive is a system recovery
copy. CompUSA had a pre-Memorial Day sale -- a Compaq Presario 2.7 mhz
for $245. I didn't know there wasn't a CD until I opened the box.

        If I find a friend who is running XP-Home and has a CD, will I be able
to pull the needed files off it even though the software serial numbers
won't match?

...Doug Pizac

David Dodge wrote:
> 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?

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