Did microsoft ever make sp1 and such for windows 98?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by flyhigh427, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. flyhigh427

    flyhigh427 MDL Novice

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    hi i was wondering if its possable to make windows 98 run the xp sp1 ,2,3 ?

    or how do u make win 98 load these new drivers ?
     
  2. datcat

    datcat MDL Member

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    #2 datcat, Oct 31, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
    What about SPs?
    -Updates are OS fixes that M$ publish, on the 2nd tuesday every month, on "patch-tuesday".
    -After a long range of updates M$ select them together in an SP.
    -SPs, Service Packs, are major collections of updates that M$ publish.
    -SPs are cumulative so "the last SP+all critical M$ Updates after that" is enough to install in order to have your OS up-to-date (unless you are, like me, stuck with wxpmce driverCDs that are not accepted by wxp SP3)
    -SPs are OS specific and can NOT be used else where

    If you upgrade to w2k you:
    -gain system stablilty!
    -maintain system speed!
    -will be able to use older as well as newer applications!
    -can install the latest SP4 + all critical updates thereafter!
    -then your system will be up-to-date!

    Hint:
    Comodo AntiVirus v2.0.17.58 Beta
    COMODO Firewall Pro v2.4.18.184

    are free and good performing with w2k!
     
  3. flyhigh427

    flyhigh427 MDL Novice

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    w2k thanks
     
  4. flyhigh427

    flyhigh427 MDL Novice

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    @datcat and anyone else that can help
    in w2k i cant load certain drivers because w2k needs inf files
    how do i write an info file to load xp drivers or is there a way?
    thanks
     
  5. datcat

    datcat MDL Member

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    #5 datcat, Nov 2, 2008
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    Hi!

    My guess is that w2k senses that you still do not have all needed device drivers for all your connected devices. INF files are parts of a device driver...

    You need to find w2k device drivers, not w95/98/Me- and not wxp device drivers.
    (w2k drivers usually run in wxp BUT w95/98/Me device drivers will NOT run in w2k)

    I dont quite understand your problem yet so my answer will be of general nature:

    -Each OS need to speak to devices (graphic-, fax cards etc.) using drivers.
    -Each device must have a set of drivers for each OS it can be installed with.

    Your task is to find w2k-device drivers for your new OS (w2k).

    How to find device drivers?
    You find w2k-device drivers:
    -on old hardware install disks/CDs (look here 1st)
    -point 3. DriverPacks, from my recent Post, if you are lucky! (look here 2nd)
    -google each device homepage and download device drivers from there (can be tricky to find if very old hardware, if manufacturer went out of business for example. Look here 3rd)
    -online device driver scanning services (usually not free)

    Each device driver usually include a readme file where install instructions are found.
    It is a tedious work to get each and every needed one together BUT, once you succeed
    -w2k will reward you with a very fast and stable performance!

    -Was this of any help for you? :):eek:
    -POST HERE, LET US KNOW how it went!
    ...
     
  6. flyhigh427

    flyhigh427 MDL Novice

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    helped alot thanks