Win98 Networking Question

Mar 5, 2009

I'm wondering if anyone has successfully networked a win98 machine to Windows 7?

I'm looking at purchasing some PCs w/Windows 7 for a small business that presently has primarily XP Pro machines except for 2 PCs that run win98. The 98 boxes run proprietary software that controls production machines in the shop and they cannot be upgraded. They do however need access to files that would live on the Windows 7 machines.

If anyone has tried this (or would like to just for kicks) and could provide feedback on:

a) it is possible

b) what extra steps would be required to get this working

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