Old to new??

  Keithrow 10:09 08 May 2005

My computer is being replaced and the old one given to another family member.
The old system runs 98SE and the new XP.
I had it in mind to transfer one of the hard drives in the old computer into the slave drive on the new. In this way manage to keep a record of my documents, old programs and downloads.
Will this work or am I being amazingly naive?
I also plan to use the old drive as a backup device.
Thanks in anticipation,

  Diodorus Siculus 10:12 08 May 2005

No problem for your documents and downloads; programs will need to be reinstalled though.

It is easy to fit a hard disk as slave - simply change the jumpers on it and install. Windows will recognise it.

  VoG II 10:12 08 May 2005

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  Keithrow 10:31 08 May 2005

for your speedy responses. All I need to find out about now is how to keep my mails and address book.

  Diodorus Siculus 10:34 08 May 2005

Address book : simply open it and choose file, export.

What format are your emails? I mean what email client do you use?

  Keithrow 11:55 08 May 2005

I use 'Outlook Express'. My problem is that all messages are kept on my computer, NTL Broadband, and not kept in a file in a remote computer as in Yahoo. If I choose export, where do I send the files?

  VoG II 12:19 08 May 2005
  Keithrow 12:26 08 May 2005

That looks as though it will do the trick. Thanks again Diodorus Siculus and VoG™ for your help.
Best wishes

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