David... YOU and your group are FANTASTIC!!!!!!! Thanks for the zip file. My computers are now talking to each other. ...Doug Pizac David C Abernathy wrote: > > Go to http://www.onecomputerguy.com/software/xp_netbeui.zip and download > this zip file. It contains a bat file that will copy the files in the > correct folders. > For more information go to > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301041&sd=tech > > SUMMARY > Microsoft has discontinued support for the NetBIOS Extended User Interface > (NetBEUI) network protocol in Windows XP. However, it is understandable that > migration to another network protocol, such as TCP/IP may involve > significant time in planning and testing. Therefore, for those who plan to > migrate your system environment to Windows XP by obtaining the full, > retail-released version of Windows XP, the NetBEUI protocol can be found on > the Windows XP CD-ROM under the Valueadd folder. > > This article describes the process for manually installing the unsupported > NetBEUI protocol on a computer that is running Windows XP. The NetBEUI files > must be manually copied from the Windows XP CD-ROM before NetBEUI will show > up in the list of installable network protocols. > > back to the top > > Install NetBEUI on Windows XP > The files necessary for installing the NetBEUI protocol on Windows XP are > Netnbf.inf and Nbf.sys. Complete the following steps to install NetBEUI: > Insert your Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive and then locate the > Valueadd\MSFT\Net\NetBEUI folder. > Copy Nbf.sys to the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\Drivers directory. > Copy Netnbf.inf to the %SYSTEMROOT%\Inf hidden directory. > > NOTE: To make a hidden folder viewable, follow these steps: > Click Start, click Run, type Explorer, and then press ENTER. > Click Tools, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab. > Under Advanced Settings, click Show hidden files and folders under the > Hidden files and folders Folder. > Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections. > Right-click the adapter you want to add NetBEUI to, and then click > Properties. > On the General tab, click Install. > Click Protocol, and then click Add. > Click to select NetBEUI Protocol from the list and then click OK. > Restart your computer if you receive a message to do so to complete the > installation. > The NetBEUI protocol is now be installed and working. > > NOTE: %SYSTEMROOT% is a Windows environment variable that identifies the > directory where Windows XP is installed (for example, C:\Windows). To view > the value associated with %SYSTEMROOT%, in addition to other environment > variables, at a command prompt, type set, and then press ENTER. > > Note After following the steps earlier in this article, you can use NetBEUI > on LAN connections. However, you will not be able to use NetBEUI on a Remote > Access Service (RAS) connection. RAS connections cannot use NetBeui. > > For additional information about NetBEUI in Windows XP, click the following > article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: > 306059 The NetBEUI protocol is not available in Windows XP > > Thanks, > David C Abernathy > DaveA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Email disclaimers > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- > This message represents the official view of the voices in my head. > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- > http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dcabernathy > == All outgoing and incoming mail is scanned by Norton AntiVirus 2004 == > > -----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?