Transfer data by using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizardhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX011886...aspx?mode=print
Floppy drive or other removable media
The drop-down list shows all available removable devices that are installed on the computer, including floppy disk drives, high-capacity floppy disk drives, and USB flash memory keydrives. If you choose this option, make sure that the new computer has the same type of drive available.
Other removable media should encompass the cd drives - burn it to a cd and try it.
By the way, you can buy a floppy drive for less than twenty dollars either online or from a local store like Circuit City oor Bestbuy.
Compusa has one for 14.99
If you have a local computer warehouse type store it may be even less.
If that doesn't work, there are three other ways to transfer files between computers.
You can network them using a router, or you can connect them directly with a serial cable (called a null modem- described in the MS article). You can also physically remove the hard drive from the old computer and install it in the new one as a slave drive, and in that case, they do not have to be networked. If you physically install the old drive as a slave in the new computer be sure to set the jumpers on both hard drives accordingly. There will be a diagram of the jumper settings on the drives which is also available from support at whatever manufacturer made the drives. If you install it as a slave drive, try the transfer wizard to move the files from one drive to the other on the same computer - it might work.
If you network them you can move the files by opening two "Windows Explorer" windows on the new computer, adjusting the width so you can see both, navigate the first to wherever you want to move your files to, and navigate the other one to the networked computer's drive, and then to the particular files you want copied to the new drive and then just drag them from one window to the other.
If you can get the transfer files wizard going on both it will be easier because you will not have to manually find all the files and move them.
By the way, now is the time to call support at the manufacturer whose new computer you bought and demand that they send you a restore disk and
an operating system disk for your computer. If they try to tell you that Microsoft prohibits them from doing that, they are lying to you. If so, demand to speak to a supervisor, their supervisor or continue up the ladder until you reach someone who will accommodate your demand.
You will eventually need these disks to repair or reload Windows, and you have the right to have them. If you wait until a year or so goes by, they will try to charge you for them.
Edited by Enthusiast, 17 March 2006 - 05:51 PM.