running win98 se on my notebook didn’t match my needs very well (e.g. network throughput when using pscp was only about 40 kb/s). consequently i quickly replaced it by windows xp pro (downloaded from codezone.ch). using windows xp, pscp throughput is about the tenfold (~400 kb/s). i guess scp on linux would yield even better rates, but as i lack space i decided not to install linux on that box anymore.