Importing Win98 OE inbox

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I would like to import the inbox contents of a Win98 machine to a new WinXPHome OE machine.

    The Win98 machine does not have a cdburner, and I cannot config my flash key to work on it, it will not show up. So I am thinking maybe crossover cable and, as a last resort, slave the HD to the new machine.

    I would like to know where the inbox contents are located on the HD (in case I need to slave the drive), and if possible how to config the two network cards for the crossover cable to work. If the crossover cable setup works, I will use the import feature in the XPHomeOE and see if that works.

    Thanks in advance,

    Heeter
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Heeter my brother,

    In regards to OE data, this should give you all the info you need...

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;270670

    And in regards to crossover, no hardware configuration changes should be necessary, pending the cards are auto-sensing.

    Could you plug the 98 box into the network, and share the resources?
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    D, My brother,

    This is a client's machine at her house that is being replaced by the XPHome machine. It is not at my place. It's a stand alone machine.

    Thanks for the links, Bud.

    Heeter
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Gotcha.

    Crossover cable would be easiest, but have you checked your vendor to see if a driver is available for your jump drive? Or is that not your problem?

    This may sound silly, but if you end up slaving, be sure to verify jumpers. I have made that mistake more than once and beat my head into a wall before I figured it out :s

    Best of luck!