transfer files DOS to Windows 7

October 16, 2011 at 12:00:00
Specs: Windows 7, 3.00
I have Husqvarna Viking embroidery files in my old DOS computer that I wish to transfer to my Windows 7 laptop. The laptop has a 64 bit operating system. The files transfer to a card that is then used in my #1+ machine.

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#1
October 16, 2011 at 23:03:52
You'll likely find your old software does not run Windows 7 and I suspect the software upgrade is pricey. The files themselves can be copied over, but I doubt very much they will run.

Are these the program files or data files?


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#2
October 16, 2011 at 23:22:35
run dos program in W7
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You may have to start afresh, see if there is anything here that helps.

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#3
October 17, 2011 at 07:43:03

they are data files

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#4
October 17, 2011 at 10:08:32
To transfer data files only just copy/paste then onto a common drive or a removable drive that both computers can use, and repeat to the other computer. The files themselves are the easy part, it is only the programs that would be the problem. If the files are in a format that is not understood by programs on the new machine, then you may not be able to open them without the program or another to convert them to a more common format (Openoffice is good for this and free for most office (text, spreadsheet, some database, etc) formats).

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#5
October 17, 2011 at 14:08:06
There may not be an easy way to transfer files.

Usually one uses some media like a cd-r or usb or floppy to move files. I suspect that you can't do that because of age of old dos system.

I used to use a microsoft thing called interlnk/intersrv. It is compatible with file transfer wizard in windows 7 I believe. It takes some fooling with. Needs a special serial or parallel cable to transfer data but it works good when it works.

Some can get like a modem to connect between the two.

Can use an ethernet cable if the dos has a dos nic card.

Can take the old hard drive out and put in an external IDE to usb enclosure maybe. (if the drive isn't too old) This may be the best way for a newbie to try.


If the old dos is a newish system you can use a linux disk like puppy linux to move files via usb flash drive. Even if you have to boot to puppy and move data to a cloud storage like hotmail or gmail storage. Even send it to yourself in an email may work.

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#6
October 17, 2011 at 20:25:33
To expand on Jefro's possibility of it being an older machine, you can even purchase a floppy drive for the newer computer really cheaply and Windows 7 will recognize it, and that may be another option.If your motherboard does not have this legacy connector, I believe you can also get one as an external USB drive.

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