How to enable USB drives in both Windows 98SE AND MS-DOS 7.1.

Curious Marc curiousmarc3 at
Wed Feb 7 14:28:49 CST 2018

Thanks Terry, I need to get my DOS7.1/Win98 Dolch to speak USB, that will be helpful, particularly the DOS portion. I got my Win98 networked to Win7, it's not that hard *once you know* and works really well. You have to change one entry in the Win7 registry and add one package from the unofficial Win98 service pack. If I find my notes I'll post them here.

> On Feb 6, 2018, at 11:58 AM, Terry Stewart via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> The title might suggest to topic is not vintage, but the reason I did this
> myself was to facilitate classic computer disk imaging.
> I’ve recently given USB drive capability to the MS-DOS 7.1 environment in a
> Windows 98SE computer I use for the purpose above. It was a bit of work
> configuring the machine to ensure both the MS-DOS drivers and the Windows
> 98SE drivers co-existed peacefully.
> I'm no  Windows 98 guru (or MS-DOS guru for that matter) so it may not be
> the most efficient or elegant of solutions.   However, it worked for me. That
> being the case I thought I’d document what I did.
> Hopefully the article will be useful to others who might want to do this.
> Terry (Tez)

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