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Cannot transfer files from Windows98 to XP


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Hello,

Please help.

I have two computers that I am trying to transfer information between-- a Windows 98 from my college days and a Windows XP for work.

The Windows 98 does not have internet access in my house, but the XP does-- I very recently (ie tonight) bought a Cruzer mini thumb drive to take files from the PC with the 98 OS to the XP, but Sandisk.com says that I need to download a driver from their website for the 98 version in order to get the thumb drive to work.

I have repeatedly attempted to download the 98 OS driver onto my XP so that I can format the thumb drive and use it on the 98 (which does not have internet and therefore cannot download the driver on its own) but whenever I try....the Sandisk website just tells me that I do not need the driver on my XP system. and refuses to let me install it...I KNOW this, but I need the driver in general.

Is there anyway to bypass this??? I'd really like to be able to transfer my files without having to go through the process of buying a burner for the older computer, especially when I just got what should be an easy fix.

Thank you for your help!
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Can you put the sandisk file from XP on to a disc then load that in the 98 PC
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Hi, thanks-- no I cannot put the sandisk file from XP on to a disc then load that in the 98 PC because sandisk will not let me download the correct driver for the 98 PC onto the XP machine.
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I just downloaded, (saved to hard drive), to XP from here,

http://www.sandisk.c...ivers-sdcz2.asp

let me know if you need the file and I will send it to you
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Hi again,

Thanks so much! I did as you suggested and had someone burn the file for me so that I could install it on the 98 OS. I'm transferring files right now!

Regards,

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Thank you for letting me know
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