Windows 98SE & XP hard drive advice

  yzfr6 11:01 19 Feb 2006

Wonder if anyone can help my father-in-law runs a business ,his shop computer running XP is used for accounts & online shop which can only be used by one person at a time, he's got a spare pc at home running 98SE which he wants to use for accounts,is there any way to transfer the accounts from the xp hard drive to the 98SE hard drive any advice would be great

  johnnyrocker 11:08 19 Feb 2006



  Harpur 11:08 19 Feb 2006

it can be quite easy to do. you need to buy a transfer program such as "transfer my pc" which comes along with the necessary cabling to alow you to do this. it costs about £39.00

  Harpur 11:10 19 Feb 2006

meant to add you need to install it on both computers and then use the cabling to connect them

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:19 19 Feb 2006

Does he want to take the 98 PC to work? or work from home?

Work from home use a USB pen drive to copy the accounts.

Work at the shop on the PC, if both PCs have a network card/port then network together with a crossover cable.

you can use a transfer program however using floppies is or can be a problem If the XP PC is NTFS system then win98se will never be able to read it simply win 98se installed on an old PC will be in the Fat32 format you also need to check if the processor and the motherboard are compatible with XP how big the Hard drive is on the old PC all factors which control what you can do You could install XP business on the old PC using Fat32 a relatively cheap upgrade program if the above have been answered correctly Then it is easy Check with microsoft helpdesk worth 5 minutes

  yzfr6 11:29 19 Feb 2006

he wants to use it at work, thanks for the advice i didnt want to lose his accounts !

  beynac 11:30 19 Feb 2006

What software does he use for the accounts? This would need to be installed on the W98 computer (is it compatible?). The actual transfer of the accounts files would be a simple matter of burning them to a CD or using a USB pen drive, as Fruit Bat /\0/\ suggested.

The licensing situation would need to be looked at if he intends to have the accounts software running on both machines. There would then need to be synchronisation between the computers.

  yzfr6 11:40 19 Feb 2006

not sure about the software will look into that thanks again

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