Laptop conundrum

  JoE. 18:45 02 May 2009
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Hi, my sister has just got a new laptop for her birthday, and had previously using a seriously old one for all her casual work (stories etc), and now wants to transfer it onto the new one.

However, the old laptop has a floppy drive, a cd drive that isnt appearing, usb ports, but no internet connection to download any drivers, a phone jack, a printer connection, and a couple of card slots, with a printer card and a D-Link DFE 660 card in. I have no idea how to transfer the files. Do you?

  VoG II 18:52 02 May 2009

If the new one is running XP this may help click here

  JoE. 18:55 02 May 2009

Sorry, the new one is running Vista basic, the old 98.

  VoG II 19:00 02 May 2009

In that case click here

  Clapton is God 19:02 02 May 2009

"now wants to transfer it onto the new one"

I assume that by "it" you mean she wants to transfer her files (Word, Excel, etc) onto the new laptop.

If both laptops have USB ports why can't she copy her files onto a USB pen drive and transfer them to the new machine that way?

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