win xp to win 98 drivers

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  1. Diallo B

    Diallo B Screenwriter

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    folks,

    summary:

    i have an end user that just bought a new computer with xp on it. however they have programs that can only run on 98 or ME. i attempted to use the compatibility program with no success. so, i am going to wipe the hard drive and make a win xp partition and a win 98se partition.

    problem:

    there is no way for me to track down win 98 drivers for this current computer as they probably do not exist.

    query:

    is it possible to use win xp drivers on the win 98 partition???
     
  2. WayneO

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    It really depends on the piece of hardware and the driver, but I would think there are many new drivers that would. Don't think anyone can give a definitive answer, you'll just have to experiment.
     
  3. D. Scott MacDonald

    D. Scott MacDonald Supporting Actor

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    It depends on the driver. If you are talking about display drivers, there is absolutely no way. If it's a driver based on WDM, there is a chance that it could work (although I'm not sure how many new WDM drivers are thoroughly tested on Windows 98).
     
  4. Diallo B

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    well i am going to experiment this weekend and see what happens. i'll report back.
     
  5. Tekara

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    I wouldn't be so sure about not finding those drivers. . . I have an old laptop which I can only run windows 95 on due to the small amount of ram on it. I get my drivers from http://www.driverguide.com they keep a repository of archaic drivers for older OS's.
     

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