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    I have Windows XP Home SP3 and I want to try to use a flash drive to back up some things. I was given a Lexar "Jump Drive, Twist Turn" 4 GB flash drive
    but there are no instructions as to how to use it, etc. Lexar doesn't have anything on its web site. Could someone tell me where I might get a decent users guide online, so I can print it, etc.?

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    In searching online this appears to be just a standard 4 GB flash drive. When you plug it into a USB port Windows should load whatever drivers it needs and give you the option to open it to view what's on it. You should not need any special instructions. This drive is available at many online stores for about $10.

    I am not positive about Win XP, but my former job used XP and the flash drives worked the same as on my Win 7 PCs.
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    Do not rely on flash drives for primary backup. They are notoriously unreliable for long term use. Seemingly at the drop of a pin, they will cease functioning.

    If the data is important to you, use CDs/DVDs or an external USB harddrive.

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