Need thumb drive that works in windows 98

1 computer is on windows 98  and has USB ports in back.

Other computer is new Windows XP.

I need a thumb drive that works on both.  I cannot find one that comes with a windows 98 driver.
Sizes doesn't matter.

I just need a drive that will work in windows 98 can you help?
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Buy any 512 Megs stick and format it in FAT, that should be read in 98 and later OS.
Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Windows 98 needs a driver for USB memory. There is a generic driver available on the Micorsoft Site that will work with a lot of USB pen/thumb drives;en-us;Q257751
This one has come up before and upgrading to Window 98 SE was suggested.
I also remember a link similar to what KCTS gave you.

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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
I've used USB keys from Bytestor on w98 in the past without a problem
also available from Amazon UK

they come with a driver on mini CD to install.

note, the key above is usb 1.1, not 2.0, but 2.0 may give problems on older machines.

Also, some BIOSes don't like USB keys - sometimes fixable with a bios update, sometimes not...
w98 SE as suggested is fairly essential , as the whole point of the Special Edition upgrade was to add USB support.  I would be surprised if you found one that would work with plain vanilla w98.

hth, Danny

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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
If you do get the BIOS problem, try a different mfr of key, as it can vary from key to key as to which work or not.
use this driver :
it works with all usb drives i'v seen on W98 SE
My Sans (Cruzer) 256 MB Thumb Drive works on a 98 SE box, but the 1 GB does not (go figure).
As far as 'formatting' goes, aren't they all "FAT"?
Someone help me out here.

you can format them FAT 32 or NTFS, as you desire
Chris BRetiredCommented:
FAT or FAT(32) only by default (XP). It can be done but is not recommended.

Chris B
Drives from Transcend generally do not require a driver on Win 98.
mrchaos101Author Commented:
Drives from Transcend generally do not require a driver on Win 98."

can you provide a link to a store?
did you try the driver i posted? works with all devices i'v seen
and usb devices DO require a driver for win98 (also for XP, but it is inbuilt)
try keep you drive in FAT 16 or FAT32 since Win98 does not support NTFS
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