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    I have an old computer with a 1 gig harddrive that I use well for word processing. I want to put in a larger 20 gig harddrive but I'm afraid of losing all
    my old data trying to transfer it.
    Is this realitively easy or am I asking for
    trouble? Thanks, your techno peasant

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    Word processor documents and data files are generally small in comparison with many other files.
    Most will fit on floppies so you can copy them.
    If they are larger than a floppy can take you can use a file splitter of winzip, both which will split a large file over several floppys that can be restored on any computer.
    Also with old computers some old bios chips will not allow large drives to be installed.
    If this system can take two drives you could add the 20 gig as a secondary drive. All that is needed it to alter a switch on the side or back of the drive to slave and attach it to the spare connection on the lead that the 1 gig drive is connected.
    Again I would check first to see if you system can take a drive larger than 2 gig