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    vmv64k

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    How to Network Windows 7 and Windows 98

    Post by vmv64k on Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:52 am


    I tried this with Windows 98 SE and Windows 7 64 bit and it worked


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    Hurdles you might encounter:
    – Setting File sharing
    – Ethernet Adapter if you don’t have one installed in the Windows 98 machine, this will make it a challenge.
    – You might need to have your Windows 98 disk on hand especially for installing and configuring TCP/IP

    Now...
    In Windows 98



    -> On the desktop, right click ‘Network Neighborhood

    -> Click Properties

    -> Go to the ‘Identification’ tab

    -> Enter a WORKGROUP name



    -> Enter a ‘Computer name’:

    -> Click Apply and OK

    Now in Windows 7



    Changing Workgroup settings in Windows 7

    You should use this workgroup name also on Windows 7 machine.

    In Windows 7, click Start, right click Computer

     -  Click Properties
     Under ‘Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings’
     -   Click ‘Change settings
     -   Select the ‘Computer Name’ tab
     -   Next to ‘To rename this computer or change it’s domain or workgroup, click Change.

    Enter the WORKGROUP name we created in Windows 98.

    Make sure the workgroup name is the same as the one on the Windows 98 machine, you might be required to restart the machine for settings to be applied. Do so.

    Once Windows 7 has restarted, you are going to apply an IP address.

       -Click Start, click Network
       -Click Network and Sharing Center
       Under Control Panel Home
       -Click ‘Change Adapter Settings
       -Right click your Network adapter
       -Click Properties
       -Select TCI/IP 4
       -Click Properties
       -select ‘Use the following IP address’:



    Enter 192.168.0.1

    -Click OK

    -Click Apply and OK

    Ps. ( If it doesn't work... change with "Obtain an IP address automatically" )

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    Back to the Windows 98 machine

    -> On the desktop, right click ‘Network Neighborhood

    -> Click Properties

    -> Select the ‘Configuration’ tab

    -> Select TCP/IP

    (again, if it’s not listed, click Add and follow to wizard to install one, you should make sure you already have an Ethernet adapter installed or this will be a futile experience).



    -> Click Properties

    -> Select IP Address tab

    -> Select ‘Obtain an IP address automatically

    -> Click OK



    ->In the Primary Network Logon: box, select: Clients for Microsoft Networks

    -> Click File and Print Sharing



    -> Check ‘I want to be able to give others access to my files”

    You might be prompted to insert your Windows 98 CD and restart your computer (good luck with that).

    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

    Still in Windows 98,

    -> Open My Computer



    -> Right click the C: drive or wherever Windows 98 is installed

    -> Click ‘Sharing’

    -> Select ‘Shared As’

    -> Share Name, for example: ‘WIN98BKUP’

    If you don’t want to share the drive, you can individually share the folder if you want instead.

    -> Access Type: Full



    -> Give it a password just to be safe: call it: win98

    -> Confirm the password

    -> Click OK

    -> Click Apply and OK

    -> Restart the machine.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    You should now see both machines appear on each others Network:



    My Windows 7 machine even shows up in Windows 98



    In Windows 7, click Start,

    Click Network

    you should see the Windows 98 machine show up

    The C: drive that was shared appear as a folder

    Double click it, enter the password we created: win98

    Browse it and copy and paste over whatever files you need.


    That's all! Very Happy

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