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Need precise instructions on how to use a flash drive on a HP laptop with windows xp Please keep it simple as i am an old goat between 85 and dead and a computer klutz. thank you Don

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Ok it's pretty simple really. It may be easier if I just call you considering the situation. Would that be ok? If so please reply with your phone number and I will call.


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