How to find Authentication key for pre-loaded XP Professional

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Hello,

I am about to buy a new laptop with Windows 7.

I have 'my life' on the old computer and can't risk losing anything. Is it going to be possible to save my work on (MS Word) to memory sticks and uploading them on windows 7 or am I being naieve?

XP Professional came pre-loaded on my old machine so I don't have the disc nor authentication code, which I suspect I may need at some point.

Hope you can help.

Johnny H



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Hi johnny H,

You can copy all your Microsoft Word Document files to a USB Pen Drive and then can transfer to your Windows 7 computer.

The Operating System that comes pre-loaded on the machines is OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Version of the Operating System. This disc and Product Key is specific for One Machine or might work with other computers as well if permitted by the OEM. Kindly contact the laptop company support for help with the Original Operating System Discs.

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Hi Zohaib,

Thank you for that. I'm a lot happier now that I know that I won;t lose everything.

Somebody did suggest that my old files would not be able to be read on the new laptop but you seem confident. I guess what I need to do is take a memory stick to the store and ask them to demonstrate it.

Many thanks,

Kind regards,

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Hi Johnny H,

It's easy, please check the below mentioned link and you can find the steps on how to copy files to a USB Drive or External Hard Drive:

http://www.bc.edu/offices/help/essentials/backup/usb-externalhd.html

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