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Getting data off of an old computer...

by loweryforpresident / June 28, 2008 4:02 PM PDT

A friend of mine has to get some data off of an older computer at work, and he asked for my help.

The old computer is running Windows 95. It has a 3.5 floppy disk drive. Unfortunately, the files he needs are quite a bit bigger than 1.44 MB.

What is the easiest, most pain free way of transferring the data from the old computer to a new one?

Thank you...your help is most appreciated.

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by loweryforpresident / June 28, 2008 4:03 PM PDT

I forgot to mention that I think the newer computer is running Windows XP...Thanks.

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For me?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2008 10:43 PM PDT

I unplug the old hard disk then find the ide cable in the new machine and plug the old drive in there. Power to the drive and maybe have to use the ide from the DVD drive but I'm done in about 5 minutes.
Bob

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Connecting To A Network Will Do It..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 3:31 AM PDT

If the XP computer is on a home network with a router and IF the Windows 95 has an ethernet card, then it shouldn't be difficult to connect the W95 machine to the network and simply share the files.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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