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Windows Vista/7 compatibility.


fedex1969

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I'm soon to be buying a new pc. My existing is running windows vista. If my new pc has windows 7, will it recognise files, photos, etc., saved in windows vista when I transfer them? Any advice much appreciated.

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chub_tor

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I think the simple answer is Yes. Windows 7 is a much more refined version of Vista and photos, documents etc. will be recognised after they are transferred but of course you will need to install the associated programmes.

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sharpamat

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chub-tor is correct the answer is yes http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/videos/transferring-files-and-settings-from-another-pc Here is how from the microsoft website

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fedex1969

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Many thanks guys. The wife would smack me into next week if I lose all the family photos. ;-/

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marvin42

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"The wife would smack me into next week if I lose all the family photos"

Do you have a back-up or are you just hoping that the HDD will never crash?

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fedex1969

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All taken care of. External HDD and good old compact disc.

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marvin42

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External HDD is fine - CDs and DVDs degrade over time (sometimes only a couple of years).

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