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Old 29th Aug 2017, 8:09 pm   #21
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From Windows 8 onwards Microsoft did away with some types of software needed to run certain programs.
.NET Framework 1.1 was one. Software should happily run with 2 (which is included in 3.5 sp1) but I struck one program - an old version of Quickbooks - which tested for a specific version and wouldn't install. It worked ok if a comptuer had been upgraded. Horrible software anyway.
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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 10:06 am   #22
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Thanks OldCodger and Arjoll - I don't have room for another PC albeit a W2000.

I'd be interested in a W.98 USB driver for a memory stick. I tried one download years ago, but it refused to work! Do you know of a reliable source for the different w.98 versions that I can download onto a Zip100?
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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 2:54 pm   #23
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brenellic - if you're running a machine capable of W98, then perhaps you might think of a partition to take W2000. I've got an old IBM 600 designed for 98, that runs 2000 happily ,and apart from the eject problems, it handles USB
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From memory you need W98 second edition to use more than one USB port. I vaguely remember having to unplug the modem to use the printer back when I used 98.
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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 5:47 pm   #25
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I'd be interested in a W.98 USB driver for a memory stick. I tried one download years ago, but it refused to work! Do you know of a reliable source for the different w.98 versions that I can download onto a Zip100?
Have a look at: http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/usbmsd98.php I don't know about "reliable" but I've downloaded the 98se version and Malwarebytes didn't find anything wrong with it.

I'm pretty sure I've got one but finding it will be 'interesting.'
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 8:23 pm   #26
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From memory you need W98 second edition to use more than one USB port. I vaguely remember having to unplug the modem to use the printer back when I used 98.
I thought that Windows 98's support for USB was more-or-less complete at the root hub level, the main hassle was needing a third-party driver for mass storage. What you're describing sounds more like the marginal-to-none support for USB in Win95 OSR2.1.
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 10:31 pm   #27
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Definitely 98, although I did briefly use 95. It was a long time ago, and could have been a quirk of that computer.
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