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August 20, 2013 4:31:47 PM

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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a c 629 $ Windows 7
August 20, 2013 4:35:36 PM

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.
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August 20, 2013 4:42:20 PM

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?
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a c 629 $ Windows 7
August 20, 2013 4:43:11 PM

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.
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August 20, 2013 4:44:16 PM

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.
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August 20, 2013 4:50:32 PM

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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a c 629 $ Windows 7
August 20, 2013 4:58:47 PM

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.
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August 20, 2013 5:32:34 PM

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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