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Hi, I bought a usb data link cable in Maplins today and I cant get it to work. The computer says it cant install the softwear. I want to transfer my contacts and pictures from windows xp to a new laptop that has vista. I explained this to the guy in the shop and he said that the usb cable was what i needed. Can you help? Carol.

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