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how do I transfer my excel files from vista to my new computer

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how do I transfer my excel files from vista to my new computer Microsoft 8
Hello my name is***** look forward to assisting and am very sorry to hear that you are having this problem.
A usb stick should work what happened when you tried that?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

could not open any of the files. tried different ways but still cannot open

What happened when you tried to open them?
What version of Excel is on each computer?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I do not know what version is on my old computer, but this has the latest version. My old computer's screen has gone so I can't view anything

So none of the files are on the usb stick then? The old computer not showing anything on the screen can be caused by a few things and we would either need to get it working, or use an external enclosure with the drive to transfer anything.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the files are on the usb stick. but I cannot view them

Ok that is what I meant, what happens when you try to open them on the new computer?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

tells me to download an app? I have purchased the new Microsoft Office package but that does not help

Ok that normally means it is not yet associated with Excel.
Open Excel on the new computer as if you were going to create a new file and then click on file and open at the top left.

Point it to one of the files on the usb stick and it should open properly.
Once opened try opening one of the files directly from the stick to see if it is associated now.

If this did not work, please come back and let me know what happened when you tried it by clicking on reply to expert so we can continue.
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