File / Print Sharing Between Windows Vista and 98

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Mark, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    I am looking into getting Windows Vista on a new laptop. I still have a
    Windows 98 machine (which does fine and is not in need of upgrading!) on my
    home network. Is it possible to share files and printers between Windows
    Vista and 98? I have previously had no problem accessing the Windows 98
    machine from Windows 2000, but had trouble from XP (I have ended up using the
    command line to map drives from XP, since the GUI methods don't seem to
    work!) I have also found that for 98 to access files on 2000 requires that
    the user logged in on 98 matches a user on the 2000 machine, which has not
    been a problem. It seems that accessing files between 98 and XP is more
    difficult than between 98 and 2000. Will things still work between 98 and
    Vista, or will it be even more difficult?

    Thanks,
    Mark.
     
    Mark, Mar 16, 2007
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  2. Try to install DSClient on the Win98. This link may have more details,

    Networking between Vista and w98
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=523

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    I am looking into getting Windows Vista on a new laptop. I still have a
    Windows 98 machine (which does fine and is not in need of upgrading!) on my
    home network. Is it possible to share files and printers between Windows
    Vista and 98? I have previously had no problem accessing the Windows 98
    machine from Windows 2000, but had trouble from XP (I have ended up using the
    command line to map drives from XP, since the GUI methods don't seem to
    work!) I have also found that for 98 to access files on 2000 requires that
    the user logged in on 98 matches a user on the 2000 machine, which has not
    been a problem. It seems that accessing files between 98 and XP is more
    difficult than between 98 and 2000. Will things still work between 98 and
    Vista, or will it be even more difficult?

    Thanks,
    Mark.
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Mar 17, 2007
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  3. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Thanks. I've got hold of a copy of Vista (through MSDN Academic Alliance), so
    will try this and let you know if it works. Looks promising though.

    Mark.
     
    Mark, Mar 18, 2007
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  4. Mark

    Kashmir Guest

    I have a ( pretty old) notebook with 98se and a vista pc.
    From vista i can share files. But from 98 there is a strange problem. I can
    browse through the folders ( its very very slow, it worked with xp and 98se
    much better), but when i try to open a music file or copy and paste something
    it hangs off, and after about 2 min the message appears :

    then i followed the advices of Robert L. installed and activated ntmlv2 on
    98, then set on vista ntmlv1 in the registry and so on...., but nothing
    changes...only the acces from vista to 98 works now better.

    whats wrong?

    greetz from germany [ I'm not liable for grammatical defects :p]
     
    Kashmir, Apr 14, 2007
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  5. Mark

    Kashmir Guest

    with "from vista i can share files" i meaned I can open shared files of 98se
    with vista
     
    Kashmir, Apr 14, 2007
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  6. Mark

    Kashmir Guest

    with "from vista i can share files" i meanded i can open shared files of 98
    with vista
     
    Kashmir, Apr 14, 2007
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  7. Mark

    Mark Bourne Guest

    I haven't had time to try connecting 98 and Vista myself yet, but what
    is the message you get? It doesn't seem to have appeared in your post.

    Music files can be quite large. Can you copy smaller files (for example,
    a small text file), or does the same happen regardless of the file size?

    Mark.
     
    Mark Bourne, Apr 15, 2007
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  8. Mark

    Kashmir Guest

    oh man....
    now i neither see vista on 98 nor 98 on vista...why it is so difficult to
    create a network on windows machines? so i can´t give you the error message
    it sucks
     
    Kashmir, Apr 16, 2007
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  9. Mark

    Kashmir Guest

    but xp pc's i can see on 98. and sharing works fine with them
     
    Kashmir, Apr 16, 2007
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  10. Mark

    Kashmir Guest

    i've found the problem: pc tools wasn´t configured correct. now the computer
    see each other.
    if there is no solution the get the PCs work toghter, which operating
    systems work with windows vista?
    i should not need high hardware requirements, because the notebook has 233
    mHz and 64 mB. and i have only an usb cd-drive which don't notice the Bios,
    so i must install it by an different way, but how? putting the install files
    to the harddisk and than open them with dos??
     
    Kashmir, Apr 22, 2007
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  11. Mark

    Eiram Guest

    Thank you Robert! The HowToNetworking web site gave me all the information I
    needed to correct my printer issues. It was Norton blocking my wireless
    computer from accessing my locally attached printer on my other computer!
    Allowing the IP address in norton was the answer for me! Thank you so very
    much -
     
    Eiram, Aug 24, 2007
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