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How do I transfer files, documents and pictures from my windows 98se computer to a new windows vista computer

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Man connect them via lan cable make settings on the vista comp
it will recognise windows 98
and not otherwise
make u r vista computr server and the other client then only it will work
why bother all this borrow some thumb drives frm frnds and copy the files

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In addition to above, you could get an external hard drive, they are not expensive anymore and have loads of capacity ( 250Gb to 500 Gb ) this would enable you to dump entire contents of your hard drive as a backup !

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You could put your files/documents and pictures on to disc and tranfer them this way plus you wil always have copies if you ever have problems tnis is what i do

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