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how does a jump drive work?

by hopper1999 / April 2, 2006 10:28 AM PDT

i have an 866 compaq with a celeron prosser running m.s. win 98se and want to know how to use a jump drive with it?

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It's basically a stick of memory
by Ray Harinec / April 2, 2006 10:45 AM PDT

with an input via USB. You can "write" data to it just as if it were a floppy disk or similar. You can also delete the data and put new data on the drive.

They have them all the way up to 5 GB nowadays, starting from 64 MB.

They are also called key chain drives because they are small enough that they copuld hang on a key chain.

If you are using Win XP and then reading it on a system using Win XP, no new drivers needed. If at either end one is using Win 9X/ME, simply download and install the drivers from the jump drive mfr's website.

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by Scott Simontis / April 2, 2006 10:47 AM PDT

With Windows 98, you need to install the drivers for the drive before you can use it. It should have come with a CD. If not, check online. The latest versions of Windows do not need the drivers, the support is built in.

Once you have the drivers installed, it is as simple as plugging in the drive. Windows will recognize the drive, and assign it a letter. When you go to My Computer, you will see the drive listed as a removable drive. Simply drag the files to the drive, and when you are done, pull the drive out.

You can then plug it in to any computer, access the files, delete them, and add new ones.

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jump drive
by hopper1999 / April 3, 2006 7:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Simple

thank you that was what i needed a clear and simple how to use. again thank you

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Some come with programs on
by Ray Harinec / April 2, 2006 10:47 AM PDT

that provide for password protecting the data on the drive.

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from the source
by linkit / April 2, 2006 12:29 PM PDT

Lexar is a company that makes a brand of USB flash drives called ''JumpDrives.'' There are many companies that make USB flash drives.

JumpDrives with informatin links:

SanDisk is another company that makes popular USB flash drives.

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