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W98 USB mass media driver

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Jim Yanik, Apr 3, 2007.

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  1. Jim Yanik

    Jim Yanik Guest

    anyone have a link to a driver for a USB flash drive that works on W98 non-
    SE? I bought one and it turns out that W98 1st edition(FE) does not have
    the drivers and the manufacturer does not support W98FE.

    that's AFTER CompUSA's web site said it worked with "W98/SE",which I took
    to be W98 *and* SE,as other similar items on the site said "W98SE only."
    (no "slash")

    Otherwise,I would not have bought it.
     
  2. Henry Kiefer

    Henry Kiefer Guest

    | anyone have a link to a driver for a USB flash drive that works on W98 non-
    | SE? I bought one and it turns out that W98 1st edition(FE) does not have
    | the drivers and the manufacturer does not support W98FE.
    |
    | that's AFTER CompUSA's web site said it worked with "W98/SE",which I took
    | to be W98 *and* SE,as other similar items on the site said "W98SE only."
    | (no "slash")
    |
    | Otherwise,I would not have bought it.

    It's confusing but here is the background:

    Win98 comes in various variants!
    Win98 first edition doesn't support USB but you can load a USB package for it at Microsoft. Don't ask me about the exact name!
    Even if your PC support in hardware USB, you cannot use it!

    Win98 second edition (i.e. Win98SE) had the USB support already built-in.
    Here you need the USB hardware on the motherboard too ;-)

    With Win98SE you have a good change that you can install your "USB flash drive" driver w/o problems.

    BTW: WinME doesn't need a extra mass storage driver if you use USB drives.
    AND WinME supports additionally to the old one a newer USB driver API. So sometimes devices will work with WinME and newer only!

    regards -
    Henry
     
  3. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Well, i could always send you an OEM version of Win98SE...
     
  4. Jim Yanik

    Jim Yanik Guest

    I might take you up on that.How much do you want for it?
     
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