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Transfer from Windows XP 2001 to Windows 7 Home Prmium

by Bobhu / September 6, 2010 6:41 AM PDT

I have a old Gateway Pentium 4 CPU 1500Mhz 896 MB ram with Windows XP Home Edition & a new HP Pavilion p6540f AMD Phenom ll 830 8GB ram 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium.
In the old CPU MS Word has "fur" in it that I can't erase.
In the old CPU MS Works has the calendar missing.
I have both files that are good on a flash drive.
Can I install both files (without the programs) on my new HP & not corrupt it?

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What is it that you're afraid of corrupting?
by Steven Haninger / September 6, 2010 8:05 PM PDT

The new PC or the files? I don't know what you mean by MS Word has "fur" you can't erase. Is this some sort of typo in a file that's been created? You cannot transfer programs from on PC to another from a flash drive but you can copy files quite easily. Unless they are virus infected, they aren't a problem. However, you cannot read them without a proper application installed that recognizes their format.

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Should work, but try it
by Willy / September 7, 2010 1:37 AM PDT

Besides a flash drive, burn to a CD/DVD and save those files as 1st order of business.

The new Word and old Word are compatible but there maybe some variance. The new Word will accept the old Word docs. but you need to convert and/or re-edit them if some comntrol chars. pop-up or similar. If your plan is to install the old Word/Works into the new system, well that's usually not recommended, but they will install. At least try the already installed plain Word(default) of new system with the old files. As for any possible corruption, I don't see that happening, unless you excluded some detail. If you have embedded controls like "itialized lettering", etc., or anything that makes the wording stand-out this is where some control may become visible.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Should work but try it
by Bobhu / September 10, 2010 12:07 AM PDT

It worked, Thanks Willy

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Transfer from Windows XP 2001 to Windows,7 Home premimun
by Bobhu / September 10, 2010 12:12 AM PDT

It Worked, Thanks Steve

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