[kegswindows] Re: Win98-XP networking

  • From: Doug & Betty Pizac <pizac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kegswindows@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 09:20:48 -0600


        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
> 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
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> -----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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