Tivo Desktop for Win98

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by dfk70, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. dfk70

    dfk70 New Member

    Oct 23, 2003
    Sterling, VA


    I have set up a computer with Windows 98 to use as a file server at home. Can someone point me to a Tivo Desktop version that I can use?

  2. Carsten

    Carsten New Member

    Feb 4, 2007

    What on earth made you pick Windows 98 for a server?

    Heck, i didnt even know anyone was still using that garbage. I would recommend going to XP or Windows 2k/2k3/ or soon to be 2k8 for a server.

    I cant imagine you having any luck running 9x as a server...
  3. JaneiR36

    JaneiR36 New Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    I also need some help figuring this out. I did not know you could only install TiVo Desktop on XP or Vista. I also have Win 98. The nine year old computer works perfectly and just won't quit :) Surfing the Internet works fine, watching the occasional video works as well. I just can't justify a $300 upgrade (XP) or a >$1000 upgrade to buy a new computer. The only reasons have been Entertainment (listening to music online, other programs have insisted on XP as well), the TiVo, XM radio also wouldn't let me listen online without XP, and Windows Media past 9.0 cannot run on Win98. I even almost got the shaft because the "EasyGuider" program for installing my router would only run on Win98 SE and above, and I don't have even that. Good thing their customer service is awesome and took care of my install manually.

    Anyhoos. I still have Win98, is home networking truly impossible, then?

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