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I am trying to get some photos off an old computer running Windows 98. I have no CD burner only a couple of USB slots in the back. However when I put a USB Key in the back it does not recognise the key. I have tried downloading a couple of windows 98 drivers but had no luck in getting them to work with this key. The key is a busbi 2gb. Is there a download that works well. Any other advice would be welcome. Lester

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You have absolutely right, the USB drives are no plug and play for win98. The fist idea is to try with these drivers:
Busbi drivers case1, Busbi drivers case 2, General use win 98.
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Ok the file system on windows 98 is called FAT, the file system on newer cmputers is called NTFS, It is forward compatibility but not backword. You need to put in a USB flash Drive also called a thumb drive or stick drive into the win98 machine and check for harware changes using these suggestion.


1. insert the flash drive into usb port
2. right click on "My Computer" > Manage - The Computer Management window popsup.
3. Select Disk Management
4. Locate your Flash Drive at the bottom where it starts with "Disk 0" which is your Hard Drive.
5. Your Flash Drive should say something like "Disk 1, removable", to the right it should have a blue line which means it's a primary partition.
6. If it has a Black line, then it means that the Flash Drive has not been partitioned. To fix this do this:
7. Right click on the black line. It should give you an option to partion it.
8. Go ahead and partition it to FAT or NTFS which ever option you can get or want.
9. Once it is finished, then you will be able to read and write from the Flash Drive.

Let me know if it does not work or if you are having problems.

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