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sk8ingchocobo

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Hi this is probably a huge longshot but my old computer which runs on Windows 98 has some important files on it which are larger than a floppy disk and I need to transfer them. My Old computer lacks a modem a USB port a CD rewriter and any spare ports to add a USB card to. I got out an assortment of cables I have and I found enough cables to connect my ipod to the keyboard port. My thought is that this is an input port and I won't be able to transfer data out through it, however if there is any way I could get the computer to recognise my ipod and be able to send stuff to it that would be amazing. It doesn't need to recognise it as an ipod just a mass storage device is there any way of making it work or not ? If not can anyone reccomend me an alternative to getting my information (about 2GB) onto my current computer ?
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ultimateslacker2

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You could always buy USB ports... (aka PCI card)

about 20-30 dollars.. pick one up but make sure its compatible with your OS
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peterm

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The 1st thing you have to do is download a usb driver 98 does not come with the ability to pick USB devices.
Generic driver
I have not used this so the choice is yours.
Scan the file 1st. I have done a scan with my anti virus and it comes up clean.
2nd Choice is to make your current drive a slave to your other computer.
This may be easier.

Cheers
Peterm

Edited by peterm, 18 December 2006 - 01:33 AM.

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dsenette

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My thought is that this is an input port and I won't be able to transfer data out through it

to my knowledge...this thought is correct...i DON"T think that you can get data to go out of a ps/2 port as if it were a usb port...i have never heard of this being done...and theoretically...if it were possible...there would be a device specially made to accomodate this

another idea is if both computers have a serial port...you could make a direct connection between the computers via a null modem (serial cable) and transfer files that way...or if just the 98 mahchine has a serial port you could get a serial to USB connector and go serial to usb (maybe)
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