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I need to put some documents from my old laptop (Windows Vists) onto my new Chromebook. Not sure if I can do this, or how to go about it. Is there a particular flash drive that the Chrome OS requires? Will Chrome translate from Works to Google Docs?
 

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Thanks for your response. I have hope :) Now my question is, how do I get my PC Vista docs uploaded to my Chromebook if I don't use a flash drive? Can I attach them to email and send them to my google mail? And I've been trying to send a document from google mail to google docs with NO success at all. As you can see, I probably bit off more than I was ready for when I made this purchase--not techy enough to figure it all out--but I really love my chromebook and I'm determined to make it work for me.
 

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Yay! Got it! So cool. Converted my files to.rtf and they uploaded beautifully. Thanks so much. Your comment about thinking "put my things on the web" really helped me figure out the whole concept.

Now, one more thing. I'm using my Chromebook in my office. I'm in an old restored farmhouse--thick walls--and I'm upstairs and diagonally opposite from the router on the main computer downstairs, so the signal is weak. Talked to a tech guy at a well-known store, and he recommended a NetGear range extender, which seemed like a really good idea. However, I can't get it to connect with my Chromebook and I'm wondering if there's anything you can suggest to help me----again!
 

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Ok, after closer examination of the specs on the box, Chrome OS is NOT listed. That's probably the problem. However, I will take it back to the store and see if we can figure out anything else. Again, thanks so much for your help.
 

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Russ, I now have my range extender working with my Chromebook. Set it up here at home and finally figured out what to do. The instructions are probably crystal clear to someone more knowledeable than I am. It would have helped me a lot if the instructions had been more detailed and aimed at newbies like me. Anyway, it's working just great, so when I go back to work I'll try again, now that I know what to do. Thanks again for your help--couldn't have done it without you :)

ChromeJoe, I appreciate your help, too. I'm learning every day! I didn't have to enter a WEP key, since that was already on the laptop I use in my office. I don't know how well it's going to work in the office, but here at home it's perfect. If I have trouble at work, I'll take a look at the Apple Airport Pro--thanks so much!
 
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