I hope this is the correct forum to post this in.
About 2 months ago we had a bad lightning storm where I live, and my computer (a windows 98 first edition) was online at the time. Something happened during the storm, and the windows 98 can no longer get online. I've had the computer for 12 years.
So, I bought a new computer, a Compaq Presario with Windows 7 Home Premium edition. It's a 64bit system.
My old Windows 98 first edition is a 32 bit system, and has a CD-R drive, a removable ORB drive, and a floppy drive. I also have an external ZipCD (flash) drive for it with the software already installed but it won't work due to the fact that Windows 98 didn't support USB mass storage, i.e. no driver for it. It also has USB 1.1 installed.
My new computer (Windows 7) has a CD-RW drive. It's a 64 bit system. It has USB 2.0 installed.
I've been trying everything I can think of to try and get my files from my windows 98 transfered onto the windows 7, but everything I've tried has failed.
I have an HP pocket drive, and a Corsair thumb drive, but they won't work with the 98 either because of the lack of driver support in the windows 98 with regard to the USB mass storage driver.
So, my last hope is to try doing it with the Easy Transfer Cable.
If someone could please let me know what Easy Transfer Cable to use, that'd be great.
I need it to be compatible to transfer files From a Windows 98 First Edition 32 bit system with USB 1.1 -- TO -- a Windows 7 64bit system with USB 2.0
Is there any hope of finding an easy transfer cable that will work with these two systems? If not, does anyone have any ideas what else I could try?
I've been trying to solve this problem for two months now, and I'm getting a little frustrated with the whole mess.
Thanks in advance.