Transferring files from 3.1 to xp.

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zoey

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#1
I heard the easist was is put the hdd in the xp machine as slave.
the old computer is a 386, are the hdd compatible? Can't I just put the word docs on the floppys? The only stuff to be saved on there are Word docs. I have never used 3.1 before so bear with me. There are about 200 docs on the 386.:eek:
 

rushm001

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#2
The HDD should be compatible as long as it is an IDE drive, I'd give it a shot if I were you.
Used to use 3.11 many moons ago (and windows 3.0!!) at school. OMG I can't believe how basic they were. I think windows 3.1 was the first windows operating system where you could have startup and shutdown sounds!!:D
 
Z

zoey

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#3
So what you're saying after I change drives, will 3.1 boot up? or will I just navigate to the files. will the power cable be the same?
I hate to be a pain in the a$$. thx
 

rushm001

In the beginning......
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#4
No, shouldn't do as long as your normal drive is set as master, and the old drive set as slave it should find your normal operating system first.
Originally posted by Bucky Badger
I hate to be a pain in the a$$. thx
No worries:p
 

X-Istence

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#7
Uhm, easiest: Put it in the old 386 if it still exists, then just copy the files to floppy, and then open em. I dont suggest trying to run Windows 3.1 on any other hardware, i tried it and it majorly screwed up.
 
Z

zoey

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#8
the hdd is still in the 386, I tried to copy to the floppy, when i click on the down arrow, to save, the floppy clicks a few times, stops and it reverts back to "c"
 
C

Comptech

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#11
X-Intnse, why would you put a new ten dollar drive in a twenty dollar machine? The other reply's were right, just slave that drive and copy to the main harddrive.If they are word docs, i have found that word XP will go back as far word for windows 2.0 and open them just fine.
 

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