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winston flashdrive for windows 98

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by drvishident, Mar 29, 2008.

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  1. drvishident

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    how would a winston flash drive work with windows 98, how will and where will i get free download of the particular software
     
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    If your version is Windows 98se (rather than Win98fe), and it’s on an old machine, then you do not necessarily need to download the large USB 2 service pack detailed above - your motherboard’s onboard USB is most likely only capable of USB 1.1 anyway.

    The Generic driver detailed below (nusb23e.exe) is very small and works extremely well with Win98se. In my experience it will drive almost any flash device you care to throw at it. Frankly I prefer the way it works to the setup in XP as you don’t get that bleepin' wizard trying to second guess you every time.

    Here’s a few tips on how to set the driver up:

    Download the Win98se generic driver installer (to your desktop) from the following link:
    http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/drivers/nusb23e.exe

    (there is a later version here: http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/drivers/nusb33e.exe but the earlier one above is definitely more stable on my old 1200 Thunderbird Win98se box)

    Once downloaded, make sure you have nothing plugged into any USB socket, then:
    Double click on the nusb23e.exe icon and follow the installer instructions on the screen. Once the driver is installed, although not strictly necessary, it is best practice to shut down and re-start Windows. When fully re-started, plug in your USB flash device and the Windows ‘Add New Hardware’ wizard will open. The important steps in the wizard are:

    · ‘Search for Best Driver’ – click Next
    · On the resultant screen, leave all boxes unticked – click Next
    · Your new USB driver should be found at ‘C\Windows\inf\usbstor.inf’ - Click Next
    · Click Finish

    New device installation is a one off process (for each device) and once set up, the plugged in USB device will always be visible as a ‘Removable Disk’ in My Computer.
    RightClick on the icon and choose ‘explore’ to get to the contents of the device.
    When you've finished, don’t forget to move the nusb23e.exe installer from your desktop to somewhere safe (like your downloads folder) so that you do not accidentally try to install it again over the top of the one you just installed.

    Please note that these drivers are generic and as such may not work with all devices.
    Info Link for Win98se: http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/win98se-usb-mass-storage-drivers.php
     
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