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amyk:

--- Quote from: Zoli on September 29, 2021, 05:42:23 am ---Attached is a win98(SE) USB mass storage driver; the original website isn't around anymore.
I've used on a few computers, it works. But as usual, use at your own risk.

--- End quote ---
Based on the filenames I believe that's just a slightly renamed version of the mass storage sample driver that MS provided in the 98SE DDK (source code):

https://ftp.zx.net.nz/pub/archive/ftp.microsoft.com/MISC/KB/en-us/257/751.HTM

...and astonishingly enough, the download link in the above article is still available.

james_s:
I was fortunate in that I could get a legit boxed copy of Win2k for $50 at the company store so that's what I did, pretty sure I even still have it. Now days though, it's so old I would just find a copy somewhere, it may not be technically legal but the police aren't going to come arrest you for pirating a 20 year old operating system.

Zoli:

--- Quote from: amyk on September 30, 2021, 01:43:11 am ---
--- Quote from: Zoli on September 29, 2021, 05:42:23 am ---Attached is a win98(SE) USB mass storage driver; the original website isn't around anymore.
And p've used on a few computers, it works. But as usual, use at your own risk.

--- End quote ---
Based on the filenames I believe that's just a slightly renamed version of the mass storage sample driver that MS provided in the 98SE DDK (source code):

https://ftp.zx.net.nz/pub/archive/ftp.microsoft.com/MISC/KB/en-us/257/751.HTM

...and astonishingly enough, the download link in the above article is still available.

--- End quote ---
From my bookmark collection, with the help of the wayback machine:
https://web.archive.org/web/20120117000654/http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/usbmsd98.php
That was the origin for my post; now I dare you to access the original UK link... :popcorn:
Anyway, the MS version looks POC(proof of concept; pun intended), unlike the UK original, which looks production to me.

Ian.M:
Those are the 3rd party 'Maximus Decim' native USB drivers originally released on the  msfn.org forums.  IIRC the last release was nusb36e.exe for Win98 SE.

They work well, subject to Win98 SE's filesystem size and type limitations, and I used them frequently up to about five years ago, when I retired my main Win98 machine.

bobcat2000:
There is no need for the drivers.  I am running Windows Me.  Hardware support is very good with the Acer (except for the video card).  The Acer has a Pentium D CPU.  Is there any faster PC I can use to run Windows Me?  I also have a Dell XPS 630 with a Core 2 Duo.  I think I tried Windows Me on the Dell before but it did not work.

Ah!  I know where I can get a legit copy of W2K.  I think I still have my MSDN subscription.  I can get a copy there.


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