Xp & 98 ???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DragonHeart, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. DragonHeart

    DragonHeart OSNN Addict


    Just a quick question not sure if i can do it but here goes, i run 3 pc's, a laptop and 2 desktops via a hub, all with win xp and all run fine on a lan, eg: file sharing etc.

    I have recently aquired a older pc with win 98 but it only has a floppy drive, but it has a lan. Is thier anyway i can connect this to my network ?? as i didnt create a network disk with the others, i just used the xp cd.

    Is thier a way for the older pc to load without having a keyboard or mouse plugged in, as i really just want to use it as a backup HD.

    Many Thx
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Sure. Plug it into the hub with the other PCs and set the workgroup names to be the same. Then enter the XP comptuer's username and password into the Client For Microsoft Networks for network access to the machine.