Configure local network between windows 7 and windows 98

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by hvgvirry, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. hvgvirry

    hvgvirry MDL Novice

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    Please help me:

    I can not connect Windows 98 SE with Windows Seven
    in my home Network...

    With Windows Xp and Vista all work fine
    but when I try connecting with windows 98
    Windows Seven .. I can not do

    Windows Seven is connected and see the
    equipment and files from windows 98
    all ok, still here....

    and...

    Windows 98 sees seven machines in network environment,
    but can not connect or see the files

    "the network does not allows the request"


    Any solution to this problem?
     
  2. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    If you need to use an older-than-XP OS, use 2000.
     
  3. W0lfdale

    W0lfdale MDL Junior Member

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    I think you'd better access Win98 from Win7, not the other direction, as it's a hassle.

    PS: If you still need to access Win7 from Win98, I can provide you with the required steps.
     
  4. hvgvirry

    hvgvirry MDL Novice

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    Thanks !!

    I need access Win7 from Win98

    I need those required steps !!!

    And excuse me for wasting your time !
     
  5. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Sorry, somebody has to be the smart-aleck

    Step 1. Carry windows 98 computer outside to trash can.
    Step 2. Buy a new computer.

    :D
     
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  6. daraj

    daraj MDL Junior Member

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    Those are the steps? :D
     
  7. eaponte23

    eaponte23 MDL Member

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    Worked for me :)
     
  8. MrFerretKing

    MrFerretKing MDL Member

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    #8 MrFerretKing, Oct 23, 2009
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2009
    OK, OK, enough with the funny business children.

    hvgvirry,
    If you want to view,edit,delete files that reside on a Win7 box from a Win98 box, you will need to create a share on the Win7 box of whatever folder or drive you have in mind.
    The easiest way I did it was to add the Everyone group to the Share Permissions and NTFS Permissions tab of the newly created share, and give them full control.
    Or just read/execute if you do not want to delete over the network.

    In the Win98 box you cannot browse for the share via the network hood (I am working of the browsing issue) but you will have to either map it to a drive letter or just open it from the run command.
    i.e. \\Win7box\Porn


    Mfk
     
  9. hvgvirry

    hvgvirry MDL Novice

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    I want to do exactly that.
    Really connect a folder in Windows 7 as network drive in Windows 98



    I was try it but not work



    I can not map it to a drive letter, because W98 browse network
    buttom not allow to display the folder in Windows 7


    Of course, at the same time, if You try all this in the way
    Windows 7 to Windows 98 all works fine !

    and the problem is not present between Xp and W7

    Again, my apologies for the inconvenience of my questions !
     
  10. hvgvirry

    hvgvirry MDL Novice

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    Hummm....

    very funny !!!

    But I not have a penny !!!!

    Perhaps...

    you may want to finance the change ???
     
  11. MrFerretKing

    MrFerretKing MDL Member

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    You cannot use the Browse button or option inside Win98, it won't work going against a Win7 machine

    To map the Win7 share, you must right click Network Neighborhood, Map Network Drive, then manually type in the share path
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3792&stc=1&d=1256257680


    Mfk
     

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  12. hvgvirry

    hvgvirry MDL Novice

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    Ok !!

    I will try this tomorrow and then I will tell you how I was!
     
  13. SirSilentBob

    SirSilentBob MDL Senior Member

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    If you live in the US then Obama has your change! :D

    In all seriousness, I suspect this is something that M$ did to try and force people with Win98 boxes to upgrade/replace them.
     
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  14. hvgvirry

    hvgvirry MDL Novice

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    Unfortunately for you guys, I live in Argentina!

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D



    Absolutely agree with your opinion!
     
  15. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    no its not that it is the fact that 98 doesn't support most newer protocols for networking, let alone kerberos or NTLM auth. TCP/IP networking in 98 was shoddy at best. If you need to network 7 and 98 you might want to think about installing the IPX protocol on both boxes.
     
  16. microjunk

    microjunk MDL Novice

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    just a thought but did win98 support NTFS... I remember having to install this as an addon to use it when networking with XP.
     
  17. arnyc23

    arnyc23 MDL Novice

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    Any idea on sharing a USB printer, connected to a Win 7 PC, with a Win 98 PC ? I was trying to, using Win 98 Add Network Printer Wizard with no luck, despite the PCs can share files with each other, and the printer is set as Shared and Ready.
     
  18. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    #20 fdjc, Jun 17, 2010
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    Dude using Win98 on a network connected to the internet is like have unprotected sex with a hooker...
    Really upgrade to XP or at minimum 2000. I haven't read the entire thread but why do you even 98?

    Actually..what about using Linux Ubuntu?

    Lightweight and should cover the basics use pretty well.