I have an old computer with Windows 95 – can I download data from it to my new computer which has Windows 7 by using Plugable USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Adapter (Prolific PL2303HX Chipset) [nine pin to USB?]
Hi R Green,
Thanks for posting your question here! While it’s likely possible to transfer your old data over a serial connection from your Windows 95 machine to the Windows 7 system, there are other ways to try first.
Here’s a couple of options:
- Probably the easiest if available, would be to get the Windows 95 and the Windows 7 machine on a local network. Then you could either:
-share a folder, here’s how:
-or with internet-
-use a cloud service like dropbox or adrive
- Keep in mind I haven’t tried any of these web based services with Win 95, so I can’t guarantee they’ll be compatible but even email could attachments could work if the volume of data is not excessive.
- Otherwise, if the network is not an option, you could remove the drive from the computer and use an external hard drive dock or enclosure to connect the drive to the Windows 7 machine through USB.
It’s most likely an IDE drive, but to be sure, remove the drive and search on the make and model.
Here’s an example of a cable that works with a wide range of drives.
Let me know how it goes, and if I can be of any further assistance.