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?