> I have a nine year old computer with Windows 98. Frustrated because
> tech people locally can't find a way to transfer data to my new laptop
> with Vista. The old computer has some windows files, excel files and
> money files I would like to transfer along with my Outlook Express
> address book. I'm not a techno person so need help. Any ideas?
I don't know why the local tech people can't transfer your data but
since you didn't tell us the reason they gave you, I can't guess. I
don't know what you mean by "windows files", but here are some ideas as
to how to get your data:
1. If this is Win98 Second Edition (and therefore supports USB) and the
machine has USB ports, use a USB thumb drive. Copy the files onto the
thumb drive and from there onto your laptop.
2. If USB isn't available, pull the old hard drive and put it in a USB
drive enclosure. Attach this to your laptop and copy the files to your
user directory on the laptop.
3. If the old computer has a CD-RW drive (it wouldn't have come with one
but perhaps you added one later), burn the files to CD-R (*not* to
CD-RW) and transfer the files that way.
Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User