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Connect HTC Touch Diamond to Windows 98?

Postby mpg187 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:07 am

I have a laptop that has Windows 98 that I haven't touched in a few years. I wanna be able to connect my phone and:

  1. Access files on it
  2. Get online using my phone's 3G connection

I was thinking of putting XP on but then I realized that that's not an option because this computer only has 56 MB of RAM (It has a processor that's 600 MHz which is more than the Pentium I's I had, but they had more RAM). Can it be done in Windows 98?

I hear Windows ME was the first OS to have generic USB drivers (Like 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7 do) and I think this computer could support it because looking at the COA* on it and the "Designed for ME sticker" it appears it originally had ME on it anyways.

I have the ActiveSync installer on my phone, but can't access the internal storage.

Should I keep 98 or upgrade to ME? Is there a USB Driver for 98 and will Active Sync work (on computers running XP/Vista/7 I was able to use tethering after I installed Active Sync/WMDC, probably because that also installed the RNDIS driver as well). Will it work on ME?

* Funny this laptop has gotta be around 10 years old and the COA on it is in better condition than the one on my year old laptop, M$ must be getting cheap in making them...
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Re: Connect HTC Touch Diamond to Windows 98?

Postby SV Pocket PC » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:32 am

If you believe the ActiveSync 4.5 system requirements, you'll need at least Windows 2000 or XP. I don't know whether it will work on anything older or not.

Getting the ActiveSync installer to your old laptop should be easy, though. Just E-mail or FTP it and download it on the old laptop or connect your phone to a newer PC, copy it to the newer PC and share files with the old PC.


P.S. I thought Windows 98 SE was when decent USB support was added, but I don't know if that included "generic" support.
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