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can't transfer files between windows xp and 98


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WheelerGirl1

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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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gerryf

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must be missing something, what happens when you clcik on this link?


cruzer mini family_98SE.zip

copy to a floppy and install on win98
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peterm

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Does your old & new computer both have network cards?
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WheelerGirl1

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Thanks Gerry and Peter-- a friend burned the zip file onto a disk, as you suggested, and I took it home and was able to install the driver onto my desktop. I'm actually transferring files as I write this post!

Thanks again, you're great.

WheelerGirl1
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if you have network cards you can transfer without all the back and forth
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