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Replacing computer/moving to new puter


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bamakodaker

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Hello,

I guess I'm either at or near the end of life with my computer - Compaq 5150 with WIN98.

I'm looking at building a new computer, or buying - which ever my wallet says I must do! I want to keep ALL the info on my HD/computer and transfer to the new computer which will have a newer OS - AND different word/document/imaging etc., programs. How can I transfer all the info AND use it on new computer? The current HD will also be transferred - and I kind of figure it will have to be reformatted/cleared before I can use it on new puter.

That's my thoughts. I appreciate ALL enlightenment sent my way!
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Set the new machine up then when it is running correctly, add the existing drive as a slave then transfer what you need to the new drive
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- - then just deal with any software problems that might come up? Like Microsofts Works trying to be read by new MS Word? Or wonderful old Intel webcam not working in XP? I know, I know - little problems by overall concern!
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