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Win 98 Compatibility Problem

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I just installed the win98 upgrade and my system will not detect my networking hardware (Aviator Wireless Networking, made by WebGear) and WebGear refuses to give support for Win98 until September, needless to say I need my network back up before then.  It would take me pages to tell you all of the specifics so if you want more information about a specific part of my system just let me know.
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by:fshakir
ID: 1642326
The best thing to do is to partition your hard drive, leave win98 in one partition, and put win95 in the other using System Commander 4.0.  That way, you can use windows 95 with the web gear and enjoy win98 other times til september.  There is no way to get that network hardware detected, so you will have to use default hardware if you don't want to try the option I just mentioned.
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by:potsy
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The tech support says that there is a way to make the system work in Win98 if the settings are correct.  The problem is that they have been told that they can't support Windows 98 until they have undergone training.
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by:mixelogj
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have you got win 95 drivers for it ?if yes install them . they will work .
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by:potsy
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Yes I do have the Win95 drivers but they do not work.
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by:mixelogj
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that's very funny. anyway , did you try and search if win 98 has some drivers inside already ?
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by:potsy
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No, Win98 does not have any drivers for it.  I got a call from tech support a few days ago and they told me that the problem could be fixed by running the uninstall program (which in win98 doesn't delete the drivers from the controll panel) then deleteing the drivers from the controll panel and reinstalling the drivers.  Well, this didn't work on my system so I'm still searching for a solution.  

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I will be out of the country for a month and will not be able to respond to any comments.
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durcaj01 earned 100 total points
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You will need to install the REAL MODE drivers for the card. This will load the network before win98 loads. You cn have all the functionality of your network back but it will not support policies.
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