Transferring data from old computer to new computer
I have an old Compaq computer that only handles discs (floppy?), not CD's or DVD's and I want to remove some documents and some movies my kids made and put them on my new HP computer that has Vista, but no floppy capabilities. Is there some way to transfer this info? The old computer won't allow downloading onto a memory stick. I think it has Windows 98, and my new computer has Vista. I'm not very computer literate, obviously.I'd hate to lose all the date on the old computer, but don't want to keep it laying around the house forever.
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Re: Transferring data from old computer to new computer
If its connected to the internet email the files to yourself and then save to your new computer. If its not online, you could try taking out the hard drive, make it a slave in your new computer and moving the data from one drive to the other then take it out and good to go.
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If no startup or back up discs exist, then the best way to install windows is to use a full install disc set of windows 7 home premium if the computer has enough memory and processor speed.
One can purchase the full install discs off of Ebay.com or directly from Microsoft.com.
I've found that using the full install discs is less of a hassle than using the upgrade discs which require that some partial image of Windows be on the hard drive, before proceeding with the installation.
Otherwise, one could put the old disc drive in, and burn startup or backup discs using the DVD burner, if so equipped.
If you are speaking of a 3.5 floppy, you won't find one on the newer systems. 3.5 Floppys are out of date and are rarely put into new sytems. If you have data that you would like to retrieve from some old floppy disks, you will need to go to a computer store ie: Bestbuy or CompUSA and get an external USB Floppy drive. Then you can save them to your hard drive and then burn them to a CD or DVD.
Insert a removable disk, means to place in the appropriate drive one of the the following: a. floppy diskette (Usually a 1.4 meg floppy disk) Rapidly becoming obsolete b. CD disc c. DVD disc d. Blu-ray disc e. Thumb drives
Removable Disk Also known as removable storage and removable media, a removable disk is a type of media that enables a user to easily move data between computers without having to open their computer. Hope this helps!
? leave more detail but you can either use a cd/rw or dvd rw disc. plug in camera to computers usb and then put a blank cd in your disc drive use your favorite cd writing software and you want to make " data disc or slide show" either one should suit you