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is it possible to transfer files from a windows 95 machine (Packard Bell a950 twr) to a newer windows 7 machine? and how would i do it? easiest way please
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  1. BN91 said:
    is it possible to transfer files from a windows 95 machine (Packard Bell a950 twr) to a newer windows 7 machine? and how would i do it? easiest way please


    CD.
  2. but will there be any problems becuase the files are on old solftware...can i transfer it to a cd and then just put it on windows 7 and it will work even though there from differnt OS? ...nothing else to do or install?
  3. To expound on that:

    There may be ways of networking the two, or trying to the Win95 machine online with some file sharing thing...
    But assuming this is a one time transfer (and it should be - 15 year old disks), write the data to CDs (at the slowest speed possible), copy them into some new machine, and be done with it.
  4. BN91 said:
    but will there be any problems becuase the files are on old solftware...can i transfer it to a cd and then just put it on windows 7 and it will work even though there from differnt OS? ...nothing else to do or install?


    That depends entirely on what type of files they are.
  5. alrite thanks for your info. that sounds easy enough to do, but i wont risk it. i think ill call some professionals to do it for me since its for a business. i dont wanna mess anything up
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    BN91 said:
    alrite thanks for your info. that sounds easy enough to do, but i wont risk it. i think ill call some professionals to do it for me since its for a business. i dont wanna mess anything up


    The age of the file doesn't matter. I have things kicking around in this Win8 Pro machine from DOS days.
    What matters is what type of file, and do you have anything that can read them.

    A .txt file? No problem. Some obscure database file from 1995? Problematic.
  7. that helps alot more!!! i think they are just .txt files but ill double check and if its something im afraid of risking ill call for help...thanks again
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