USB Keys on Windows 98
My friend Glenn has an old Pentium 2 running Windows 98SE and MYOB which he uses for accounting in his nursery business.
His accountant gave him a USB key to make backups of his MYOB database which the accountant required to do Glenn’s accounting.
When Glenn inserted the USB Key, nothing happened.
1) Windows 98 does not support U3 technology.
2) Windows 98 requires drivers for any other USB Keys. A problem given that many USB keys don’t come with drivers and people often discard them if they do.
Generic Drivers are available for USB Mass Storage Devices in Windows 98SE.
This also relates to
* USB Flash Drives (also known as Pen Drives, or Thumb Drives)
* Digital Photo and Video Cameras (that connect to the PC via USB)
* USB Hard Drives
* MP3 Players (including Apple iPod from v2.4)
* Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)
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