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#1 Bezukhov

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:11 AM

I picked up a Compaq Presario 1255 running Win 98 for 10 whole dollars over the weekend. I tried to install a WNA1100 network adapter and was told that it does not recognize the OS. Does anyone know of a way to install it anyways? My philosophy is if it doesn't fit, force it to.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:19 AM

This might explain things :mellow:

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:18 PM

I saw that also. My hope was that someone, somewhere, figured out some way to make it work.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:30 PM

New stuff just wont work with older operating systems.
Much like this, you will be hard put to find a printer that will work with 98 anymore as well.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:19 AM

Amen to that, Mate.

That is the Price of Technolical Advances, other things become useless! So it should be, otherwise the World would just live in the Past, insteade of moving on with the World.

These old Systems were Wonderful in their Day, but now are just keep sakes from our Past that we all Love.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:28 AM

One more question, now that I have the attention of a few people. Sine this machine has a USB port it should be able to read any USB device, true? I replaced Windows 98 with the latest version of Damn Small Linux, and I'm still clinging to the faint hope that its the OS causing me grief, not the computer's hardware.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:00 PM

I would venture to say almost any USB device.

98 I know would have issues with large external drives or any external drive partitioned with NTFS.
Not familiar with Linux.

You might want to ask that question in the Linux Forum
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:50 PM

This maybe of some Help?
It is very interesting.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/263218

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:02 AM

Just do a google search for Windows 98 wireless card. There are tons of them that were made and are available on a popular auction site.

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