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Windows 7: Easy Transfer Cable Questions

22 Jul 2010   #11
Debg

Windows 7 & Windows 98 First Edition
 
 

[QUOTE=derekimo;856950]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Debg View Post
Sounds like you've got a bit of a dilemma, If you could give us the specs on the

windows 98 computer we could probably talk you through taking the hard drive

out, if you really don't want to go that route, how about using cd's to transfer

your data, not the best way to go about it, but at least it would work, how much

data are you trying to move?
Yep. It's a pain in the butt all right. sheesh, is it ever.

I posted the specs on the 98 a few posts up.

I had thought of doing it with CDs too, but the 98 just has a CD-R drive on it and you can't copy files to that. Thus, my problem trying to find a way to use an external drive that supports windows 98 that could be used to copy the files from the 98 to the windows 7.

I really appreciate all the help you guys are providing. Thanks so much for being so nice.


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22 Jul 2010   #12
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

[QUOTE=Debg;856977]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Debg View Post
Sounds like you've got a bit of a dilemma, If you could give us the specs on the

windows 98 computer we could probably talk you through taking the hard drive

out, if you really don't want to go that route, how about using cd's to transfer

your data, not the best way to go about it, but at least it would work, how much

data are you trying to move?
Yep. It's a pain in the butt all right. sheesh, is it ever.

I posted the specs on the 98 a few posts up.

I had thought of doing it with CDs too, but the 98 just has a CD-R drive on it and you can't copy files to that. Thus, my problem trying to find a way to use an external drive that supports windows 98 that could be used to copy the files from the 98 to the windows 7.

I really appreciate all the help you guys are providing. Thanks so much for being so nice.
Have you tried using CD's? The R in CD-R is for recordable,

CD-R - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here's another cable you might want to look at, google search found it,

6' USB 2.0 DirectLink Driverless Data Transfer Cable (Clear) -Transfer Files Between Two PCs or Notebooks via USB Ports!

As for your programs, you'll have to re-install them on the new machine, you can't

just transfer them over.
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22 Jul 2010   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

A NIC is a network interface card, aka an ethernet card, which it sounds like your Win98 computer doesn't have at all, so scratch that idea. I'm also guessing, that when you say the old computer has a CD-R drive, you mean just a CD-ROM reader. That isn't going to help either.

It sounds like your modem blew out in the storm too, so even some online storage solutions aren't going to help. Would it be possible to replace the modem, and then use something like DropBox or Skydrive to backup your data, and then copy it down to your new computer?
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22 Jul 2010   #14
Debg

Windows 7 & Windows 98 First Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Have you tried using CD's? The R in CD-R is for recordable,

CD-R - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here's another cable you might want to look at, google search found it,

6' USB 2.0 DirectLink Driverless Data Transfer Cable (Clear) -Transfer Files Between Two PCs or Notebooks via USB Ports!

As for your programs, you'll have to re-install them on the new machine, you can't

just transfer them over.
Thank you SOOOOOOOO much!!!

Yeah, I had tried using CDs but it wouldn't let me copy a file -- kept saying "write permission denied"

The cable/CD you linked to will work. I am SOOOO happy right now. I can't THANK you enough.

Yeah, I know that my programs would have to be re-installed. What I meant by "copy over" was I would need to copy the .EXE files over. I have programs that I've purchased and still have the original install EXE for them. I'd simply copy those over to the windows 7 and then install them from the EXE files.

The programs that I'll be doing that with are all compatible with Win XP, so they should work with Windows 7 too.

Wow. You guys are so nice. I'm so glad I found this place.

I will probably be back later on in the week with a few questions about getting the windows 7 online -- haven't installed AOL on it yet.

I know tons of stuff about web programming but ZERO about backend computer programming.

If any of you ever need help with PHP/MySQL, JS, Java, or Perl ... I'd be more than happy to help.
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22 Jul 2010   #15
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome,

I hope that does the trick for you, please keep us posted and we'll be here to help with

anything else you might need.

Good luck with your transfer.
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22 Jul 2010   #16
Debg

Windows 7 & Windows 98 First Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
A NIC is a network interface card, aka an ethernet card, which it sounds like your Win98 computer doesn't have at all, so scratch that idea. I'm also guessing, that when you say the old computer has a CD-R drive, you mean just a CD-ROM reader. That isn't going to help either.

It sounds like your modem blew out in the storm too, so even some online storage solutions aren't going to help. Would it be possible to replace the modem, and then use something like DropBox or Skydrive to backup your data, and then copy it down to your new computer?
Yeah, it's a CD-ROM reader. It won't "record" anything, or let me write/copy-paste any files to a blank CD.

Yeah, I think the modem is what went too. Even so, I am so happy with the Windows 7. I really LOVE it, even if moving the files from the old computer has turned out to be a pain in the butt.

I have no idea what DropBox or SkyDrive is?

I think the program/cable that derekimo suggested will work.

If all else fails, we do have a Windows 98SE install disk and I could put that on the Windows 98. But, I'm not sure if that might create additional problems which I don't need. LOL.

But thanks so much. You guys are just so nice.
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22 Jul 2010   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Debg View Post
I have no idea what DropBox or SkyDrive is?
Both are programs that let you store/sync data to an online storage facility, so the data is retrievable from another computer. Dropbox gives you 2 GB free, while SkyDrive, from Microsoft, gives you 25 GB, but you are limited to each file being 50 MB or less. Given the size of your old hard drive, you might be okay with the 2 GB option from DropBox. I figured you could get a new modem, upload your important data, then move the modem to your new computer, and download it.
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22 Jul 2010   #18
Debg

Windows 7 & Windows 98 First Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
You're welcome,

I hope that does the trick for you, please keep us posted and we'll be here to help with

anything else you might need.

Good luck with your transfer.
Thanks! I just bought the software through their website and it'll be here in about 6 days.

As soon as it gets here I'll install it, transfer my files, and then update this thread to let you know how it went.

I'm hoping it'll be a smooth process.

@DeaconFrost, thanks for the info about that.

Yeah, I didn't want to have to try a new modem because I wouldn't even know where the stuff goes for any of that.

If it could still get online, I could have just uploaded my files to my website. I have a server with over 300gig of space on it. My website takes up less than 500mb.

You guys have been so overly helpful, and I'm so thankful I found this place.
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29 Jul 2010   #19
Debg

Windows 7 & Windows 98 First Edition
 
 

Just an update ...

The cable arrived in today's mail and I've already installed the driver on the windows 98 computer. Hooked up the cable, turned them both on (windows 98 & windows 7) and was able to move files from the windows 98 to the windows 7 w/o any problems.

Thanks so much for all of the help you guys have provided. I hope this thread helps someone else that may be facing the same problems I had.
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29 Jul 2010   #20
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

That's Great to hear and you're welcome!

Well since you were nice enough to post back with your sucess I'm sure it will help, Thank you!
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