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Maximus-Decim Native USB Drivers

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BenoitRen

There are already generic drivers for Win 95 OSR2x

See this link http://toastytech.com/files/cruzerwin95.html

You will need to know the PID & VID details of the device you wish to connect, to check if the device has been included & to modify the inf file if they havn't. I used an XP system for that (system manager, click on USB devices to expand them, right click your new device, properties, detail tab. I did a cut and paste to notepad so I knew I had all the detail and it was transferable to w95)

I saved my modified files to a floppy which I used as the driver disk, and now I can use various flash drives from 512MB to 8GB with no problems on a Win 95 OSR2 machine which has been updated with all the fixes on MDGx site. This machine is stable and has not let me down in the last 6 years this mod was added 6 months ago.

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BenoitRen

There are already generic drivers for Win 95 OSR2x

See this link http://toastytech.com/files/cruzerwin95.html

That's what I already use. Works great for flash sticks, but it doesn't seem to work for USB hard drives. Well, at least not correctly; it installs a USB Mass Storage Port, but the drive doesn't appear.

Thanks for the thought, though, and for the info on how to modify it for unrecognised flash sticks. Might come in handy in the future. :)

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BenoitRen

My USB 500GB HDD is not seen in W95 in fact it won't see a 40GB, I think it is due to 32GB size limit imposed in Win 95.

I use a GWC - USB to IDE converter with the above driver (http://www.gwctech.com/ebproductdetail.asp?id=20)

This allows me to use a 30GB HD as a mass storage device with no problems :yes: . This is an improvement on my 8GB HD bios limit :( .

The supplied GWC drivers allow a 120GB drive to be seen in W98SE on my version which is now 3 years old, I have yet to try the new drivers that are available to see if that has been improved. This is unlikely, as an unmodified W2000 is limited to 137GB but if the reg is patched it will happily see the larger harddrives with the converter without the installation of additional drivers. (My Win98SE does not like NUSB drivers by MD)

Anyone got a 750GB HD driver for windows 95????

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HAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHA Really time for an upgrade of your os m8!

Plus your in the wrong thread look down a fes threads for the "Enable48BitLBA | Break the 137Gb barrier!" thread you'll get better help in that thread.

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I have used a 320GB, single partition, FAT32, USB2 Hard Disk on a Windows 98SE system using just the NUSB update (didn't have the Enable48BitLBA update installed)

Worked without a hitch and I tested it beyond the 137GB barrier.

The disk (seagate ide 16MB buffer) came with NTFS pre-installed on it, so I had to use a neat program "swissknife 3.22" http://www.compuapps.com/download/Swissknife/swissknife.htm to create a large single FAT32 formatted partition.

I actually used the program on a WinXp box, but the program says it works in Win 95b/98/me/2000/XP/NT 4.0

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32GB size limit imposed in Win 95

What? That's WinXP's limit for FAT32. Anyway, USB HDDs don't use the same driver.

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Just to clarify, WinXp supports FAT32 hard disks bigger than 32GB... it just doesn't let you create (or format) them from within WinXP or from its bootcd.

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32GB size limit imposed in Win 95

What? That's WinXP's limit for FAT32. Anyway, USB HDDs don't use the same driver.

So what are the limits for IDE HDD size on Win95 ? Same as unpatched 98SE/ME ?

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SP1, SP1a and SP2 DOES allow that...

I have WinXp SP2 and I'm still limited to 32GB :blink:

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Eidenk

I wish.

Win 95 Retail FAT16 2GB same for NT4

Win 95 OSR2x FAT32 32GB

Win 98 Retail FAT32 64GB

Win 98 SE FAT32 127GB

Win ME FAT32 127GB (I assume, I never used it)

Win 2000 FAT32 32GB create only Can mount larger partitions

Win XP FAT32 32GB create only Can mount larger partitions

see other comments above

Theoretical limit 2TB and MS only got to 127GB (I know, this was also the limit of the disk tools) still I don't think they really tried.

BenoitRen

USB HD drivers are different, but we were talking retro fitting in W95OSR2 and how to get it to work. MD's files can't be used there.

Thanks Galahs for your information (I will try a fresh W98SE install this weekend and see if I can get it to work) and the link to swissknife - I had not heard off it.

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SP1, SP1a and SP2 DOES allow that...

I have WinXp SP2 and I'm still limited to 32GB :blink:

:o FAT32 my bad I wasn't thinking of FAT32...

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are you sure about 95b not supporting 32gb hdd im sure there was stuff about this before

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=&amp...st&p=540811

The truth: Windows 95 supports hard disks of up to 137 GB in size, except on systems with a Phoenix BIOS using BitShift translation.

btw you can have allmost 4gb fat16 partitions on nt4

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