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can XP access files in 98SE, vice versa

By jankchu ·
I have 3 PCs in a simple LAN using Win98SE. If I were to upgrade 1 PC to WinXP, will I still be able to access files (documents, saved gamefiles, etc.) from the 2 other PCs? and vice versa? Can I still play multiplayer games in a mixed WinXP-Win98SELAN?

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can XP access files in 98SE, vice versa

by Still_learning In reply to can XP access files in 98 ...

As far as accessing files (documents), yes you still will be able to do this. I think the biggest problem that you will encounter is software incompatibilities (current software not working properly under WinXP). As long as you do a full system backup before starting, you will always be able to return to your original configuration if it does not work out for you. Hope this helps.

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by TheChas In reply to can XP access files in 98 ...

On your LAN, you will have no problems.

If you set up the machines for dual boot, keep all partitions that you want to access locally from W98 as fat 32. W98 cannot access local ntsf partitions.

The games are more of a problem. If the game works fine in compatability mode on the XP machine, then there should be no problem. If you need to install a patch for the game to run in XP, and the patch makes the game unstable in W98, then you will have problems.

Check the FAQ sections on thegame mfg web site, or the major gaming sites for compatability tips and info.

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