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A newsletter reader wrote recently to ask advice on a problem that many people face. She wrote:
As a result of your comments and others, I am considering an upgrade to my system. I have two choices.
- A new Windows system. I am presently using Windows XP on my old computer.
- A new Macintosh system to replace the old Windows XP system.
Whichever choice I make, I have to get my Master Genealogist data out of my old system into my new system. My question is how do I do that??? My present system will only output to 3.5 disks, and they are not used anymore by the newer systems. Any help would be appreciated.
There are two or three possible answers to these questions.
Another method is to purchase an external CD-reader/writer for the old computer. Then you can copy the files from the old computer onto CD and move them to the new system. However, this also can be a bit tedious, and who wants to spend money on the old computer anyway?
In fact, there several possible answers that are cheaper, faster, and almost always simpler.
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