Transferring files to disk

June 2, 2009 at 04:22:14
Specs: Windows 98SE

I have files on my old win98SE that I would like to download to my new Vista. I would like to do this by disk. How would that be done step-by-step.

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June 2, 2009 at 06:29:56

Step by step?

1. Copy files from the Win98 PC to a CD, DVD or thumbdrive.

2. insert CD, DVD or thumbdrive in Vista PC.

3. Copy files from CD, DVD or thumbdrive to Vista PC. Where you put the files is up to you.

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June 2, 2009 at 07:03:55

I have been trying to figure out how to copy from my old computer to a disk. Does my computer have this capability? I do appreciate your help. I can follow directions, but I am not computer literate.

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June 2, 2009 at 09:22:35

Is your 98 pc a manufactured unit like Dell, hp, compaq, etc? Or, an unbranded pc that was built locally?

Does it have USB ports? Can you make a cd with it?

Give as much info as possible. You might have a friend who is savvy enough to provide us some additional information?


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June 2, 2009 at 13:06:14

You should be able to open the C: drive in 'my computer' and browse to the files you want copied. Then open another 'my computer' window and open the drive you want the files copied to. Then just highlight and drag them with the mouse from the C: drive to the other drive.

If you want to burn them to a cd well, you know, run your Nero or Roxio and burn them to a cd in the normal manner.

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June 2, 2009 at 13:09:13

To put things on CD or DVD your machine has to have a CD or DVD drive (hardware) capable of burning. You also need a burning software (program) but how exactly you do it varies with the software in use.

Check around and see if you have Nero on there (which is a commonly used CD/DVD burning program). If you can find it then it is almost certain you can at least burn CD's.

We need a lot more info.

some other bloke...

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June 2, 2009 at 13:16:15

Mycomputer was made locally. It is a GenuineIntel, x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 1, 128.0MB RAM.

I have Nero 5. I walked through the steps of burning a cd and it responded as successful. When I placed to cd in my new computer, it showed it to be a blank cd. Through Windows I am only able to copy to a floppy, which does me no good. I was reading that the disks need to be formatted, maybe that is my problem.

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June 2, 2009 at 14:25:06

What type of CD were you using CD-R or CD-RW?

Were you using the Nero screen where you have to drag your files into it and then tell it to burn?

Sometimes machines are fussy about what brand of CD you use (strange but true) so you might do better if you can lay your hands on a different brand -but please answer my two questions first.


some other bloke...

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June 2, 2009 at 14:30:11

I am using CD-R.

Yes, I was using the drag method, which I'm not quite sure about. I realize it's probably me and not the procedure.

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June 2, 2009 at 14:56:25

If you put your burnt CD in your W98SE, can you then see the files on it if you look at the CD drive? That's one sure way to see if anything has happened at all. Almost any CD will work with the machine it was burnt on.

I'm a bit rusty on Nero 5 but I'm pretty sure I still have it on my old W98SE upstairs. From memory you drag all the files you want onto the blank screen then hit the red burn button at the top. It is usually fairly obvious if it is burning because you have to wait until it has finished. Make sure (first) that you are set to burn a data CD not an Audio CD.

I'm in the UK so it's bedtime now. If you are still stuck tomorrow I'll try and walk you through the procedure.

some other bloke...

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June 2, 2009 at 15:03:29

Thank-you Derek, get some rest.

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June 2, 2009 at 15:05:26

I've just edited my previous post so give it a quick re-read.


some other bloke...

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June 2, 2009 at 15:23:35

Thank-you everyone for your patience and so appreciated help. I have a computer savvy friend who is going to take care of this for me. This website is wonderful. Bye

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June 2, 2009 at 15:33:04

With Nero it may ask about allowing other files to be written to the cd. Uncheck that option. Sometimes when doing it that way the files won't be seen on another PC.

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June 4, 2009 at 05:25:21

Here is how I was able to transfer my files & folders:
I could not get my win98se to read blank cd-r disks, so I used a Verbatim thumbnail. I downloaded the driver from Verbatim's site under support on a cd-r disk on my new Vista. Checked the win98se option and downloaded at 4x speed. My old computer was able to read it and I was successful in transferring all my files and folders on the thumbnail. Maybe this might help someone else.

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June 4, 2009 at 05:27:51

Thumbnail? You mean thumb drive or flash drive.

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June 4, 2009 at 05:47:02

I mean flash drive.

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