XP to 10 Pro how to transfer files

redsponger

Distinguished
Oct 28, 2011
16
0
18,510
0
I have a Windows XP service pack 3 that I need to copy files to a Windows 10 pro. Every device I have or bought doesn't seem to be compatible with XP. Thought buying a SanDisk Ultra would allow me to copy files but the oldest platform is only Vista that it will allow. Is there anything out there that I can get to do this? Appreciate any suggestions. Thank you. Barbara
 

redsponger

Distinguished
Oct 28, 2011
16
0
18,510
0
I have 149 GB, bought a SanDisk Ultra flash drive, thinking it would do the trick, but when I ordered it online, it didn't note that it was only compatible with Vista and up. Is it possible that these products don't mention it might work with XP but thinking who still owns an XP?!
 

USAFRet

Titan
Moderator


It should probably work.
 
MERGED QUESTION
Question from redsponger : "How to transfer files from XP service pack 3 to Windows 10 Pro"



An XP-era system (both the OS and mainboard's BIOS) might not recognize newer technology, from certain drives to encrypted thumb drives, etc...

Do you have DVD-burning software on your XP system? (An older USB flash drive, formatted for FAT32 ahead of time might also be an option)
 

redsponger

Distinguished
Oct 28, 2011
16
0
18,510
0


 

redsponger

Distinguished
Oct 28, 2011
16
0
18,510
0
Yes I do have the software. Thanks much to mdd1963 and USAFRet for responding to my query. USAFRet you made me laugh at your pic re: backup!
 

Similar threads


ASK THE COMMUNITY