Vista and W98se files

  prima12 09:34 15 Jul 2007

I am considering buying a new PC with Vista Home Premium installed. I have a lot of files that I have saved from my W98, will Vista still be able to read these? P.

  sunny staines 09:54 15 Jul 2007

its not the files its the programs that open them if they are ms office files, office installed in vista will still open them.

  prima12 10:03 15 Jul 2007

My main concern is that I don't know how Vista works and I have a lot of photographs on my existing external hard drive. I would like to know if they would still be accessable through Vista without having to alter them in any way for Vista to read them. P.

  sunny staines 10:13 15 Jul 2007

they should open ok what format are they saved as?

  prima12 10:16 15 Jul 2007

As far as I know the standard that W98 sets, I haven't changed them. P.

  prima12 10:18 15 Jul 2007

Sorry ,they are Jpeg I presume, straight from the camera card. P.

  Kate B 11:26 15 Jul 2007

Yes, you'll be able to see them in Vista, which comes with a nice app called Photo Gallery.

  prima12 11:32 15 Jul 2007

Thanks all. P.

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