How to enable USB drives in both Windows 98SE AND MS-DOS 7.1.

Curious Marc curiousmarc3 at
Thu Feb 8 00:27:03 CST 2018

Here you go: 

Networking between Win98 and Win7

On Windows 7, using regedit, set    
        “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel” to “1”
	You might need to create the new entry under \lsa as a REG_DWORD, set to 1

On the Win98 machine:
        You have to install the Active Directory Extension, part of
	the unofficial service pack 3 which you have to download
        It's the first option on the install. I installed just that.

Then from there it's regular stuff: put the machines on the same workgroup name, enable sharing of your folders, permissions, etc...
From Win7, the Win98 machine appears in the Network, just click on it to browse the shares

From Win98, Win7 is not accessible from the Network Neighborhood. You have to type
	directly the share address in an Explorer toolbar window like so
	I had to shorten my share names for this to work, long names did not work.

> On Feb 7, 2018, at 3:37 PM, Terry Stewart via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM, Curious Marc <curiousmarc3 at> wrote:
>> Thanks Terry, I need to get my DOS7.1/Win98 Dolch to speak USB, that will
>> be helpful, particularly the DOS portion. I got my Win98 networked to Win7,
>> it's not that hard *once you know* and works really well. You have to
>> change one entry in the Win7 registry and add one package from the
>> unofficial Win98 service pack. If I find my notes I'll post them here.
>> Marc
> Thanks Marc,
> I probably won't attempt networking again (I did once), as I don't have a
> crossover cable and it's very convenient just to use the flash drive.  It
> would be good to know how to do it though and I'm sure other would
> appreciate that info.
> Cheers
> Terry

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