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Old 02-25-2008, 05:38 AM
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Well I knew the day'd come and it's here. I've been nursing my old 'puter along since Nov. of 98 and it's time for a new one. I bought a Lexmark printer the other day at Sam's making sure that it supported Win 98. I got it home and tried to install it and couldn't get the cd to run. Ended up callin' tech support and getting some Indian mofogger half way around the world that didn't know if his azz was punched or bored. Amazing how fast that kind'a crap gets me cranked up. I got to reading all the junk that was inside the box and found out that the drivers for Win 98 were only available online until June 30 2007. (The story of my life.) Anyhow I've got a pile of info, music, pics, etc. that I will want to move to the new computer when I get it. What's the best way to accomplish this. I have a cd burner that I installed myself and I am somewhat savy having installed larger memory chips and an additional larger capcity hard drive too. Would I be better off just taking both units to a shop and having them do it? Any help appreciated.
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Jeff, it depends on how valuable your time is. If you have some free time, it would be worth your while to copy it over yourself. If you don't, then it would be more valuable to have someone else copy it over for you. Personally, I don't want others touching my stuff and I know how to do it, so for me, it's a not a decision.
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+1 on do it yourself ..the last time I upgraded they lost everything said the computer was locked up..It wasnt when I unpluged it..anyway if ya doit yourself you can do a little ata time..
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Personally, I don't want others touching my stuff and I know how to do it, so for me, it's a not a decision.
Fess up Shawn, you just don't want anyone seeing all your pr0n.
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Hey whats wrong with that Alan. A mans "pr0n" collection is a valuable asset!

hahahaha
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You can buy a portable hard drive that would plug into your USB port and copy everything on your old computers hard drive, p0rn and all. Then just put it in your new computer. You can buy the portable hard drives for less than $100.00. If you get one make sure it is bigger than your new comps. hard drive then make back ups and store it separately.
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Hey whats wrong with that Alan. A mans "pr0n" collection is a valuable asset!

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Nothing wrong with it, Shawn just isn't sharing with anyone apparently.
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Fess up Shawn, you just don't want anyone seeing all your pr0n.
Oh, man! You're killing me. Ain't nobody getting my collection, bud!!!
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You can buy a portable hard drive that would plug into your USB port and copy everything on your old computers hard drive, p0rn and all. Then just put it in your new computer. You can buy the portable hard drives for less than $100.00. If you get one make sure it is bigger than your new comps. hard drive then make back ups and store it separately.
BTW, that is very good advice and hopefully he has a USB driver that is compatible with Windows 98, since I believe that only Second Edition supported USB natively. Be aware that there may be some devices that will NOT work at all with Windows 98.
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you could just put the old drive in the new computer as a slave, or install it an external drive bay, then copy it over, Win98 would be FAT32 vs. NTFS on the new OSD, but you should still be able to copy docs, and music and pics etc.
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