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    how to go about this ?

    I just got my moms ancient dell desktop comp in the mail, she has a new computer, but wants some old word documents off this one, I tried putting my dvd burner in this, but it is so old, it didnt even reconize it. im not about to spend any money on this comp, except to put more ram and install xubuntu on it. was wondering if there is a way to drag those word docs aross to the linux partition, then somehow get them onto a newer windoes machine to burn them onto a disk ? thanks for any suggestions on this.

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Chandigarh, India
    Linux support NTFS/FAT32 read/write access and you can copy/move contents of Windows Partitions to Linux easily. You have to mount partitions first.
    Boot up from LiveCD of any Linux distro, mount partitions and copy documents to USB stick or Linux partitions.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    thanks casper, so I can just do this right now, with a live c.d ? cool gonna do it tomorrow.

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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    DC is right. Just boot from a LiveCD (my preference is Knoppix) copy everything you need to save to a USB stick, and it's all gravy from there.

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    Linux Enthusiast Bemk's Avatar
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    Oosterhout-NB, Netherlands
    You might want to try a XUbuntu live CD, or even Puppy, as I thought it also had a LiveCD (not sure about that one though).

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