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Old February 29th 20, 09:56 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_3_]
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(I've included a '98 'group.)

On Sat, 29 Feb 2020 at 13:29:38, Mark Lloyd wrote:
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IIRC, there were some difference related to USB support in 95 (as
opposed to 98/SE/ME).


Indeed. '95 just about had _some_ USB support (and I'm not even sure if
that had to be added from a floppy that came with USB-using devices).

Also, ME (the last DOS-based version) is very similar to SE, but does
come with a driver for USB storage devices so it's easier to use. The
help system is worse, but I never found Windows help to be that helpful
anyway.

For '98, you tended to need a driver for each device - including
different makes of memory stick. Someone did create a "universal" driver
for '98; the thing is, you had to have faith it would work, as you had
to _remove_ the individual drivers you'd installed. (I tried not doing,
as I was reluctant to remove a driver that was working, but that made a
huge mess that was difficult to fix.) I once built a system using
"Soporific's tenth anniversary of Windows 98" that incorporated it, and
it worked well (as did the entire system: "Soporific" had clearly put a
_lot_ of work into it). [There were several editions of the "'98
universal USB driver" (it may not have been called exactly that, but
similar).]

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Old March 1st 20, 01:45 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Axel Berger[_2_]
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"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote:
For '98, you tended to need a driver for each device - including
different makes of memory stick. Someone did create a "universal" driver
for '98; the thing is, you had to have faith it would work, as you had
to _remove_ the individual drivers you'd installed.


Yes. I had to do that for every new one until I happened on one variety
from Intenso that brought a standard driver with it. Since then I've
never had to install. And I didn't deinstall anything either.


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