1986, LuxSoft has been undertaking fully confidential and professional disc
for over 25 years. We can convert
files from a
variety of older PC word processing programs including
First Choice (WP docs & databases only)
Professional Write (WP Docs only)
3.0, 4.0 etc
as supplied with Amstrad 1512 & 1640 PC's
.... whether supplied on 3½" or 5¼"
discs, CDs or as e-mailed Zips to suit modern PC & Mac software such as Microsoft Word, Works, Excel and Access.
We can accept
the following media & formats:
3.5" 720k 'double density' and 1.44mb 'high density' discs from all flavours of DOS compatible PC
compatible 5.25" 360k 'double density' and 1.2mb 'high density' discs.
Hard disc drives from defunct Amstrad PC's or IDE IBM compatibles
Files saved on
a CD, DVD or Pen Drive (USB Flash drive)
Compressed archives (eg
WinZip, Dos 6.2's MSBackup) on floppy, CD or by e-mail.
produced by the old Backup program bundled with DOS 3, 4 &
We can also accept
and 5¼" discs from some early CP/M computers and stand-alone Word
Processors - please ask.
Formats of the transferred files
We normally supply results
in the 3 most popular
Word Processor formats - MS Word 'Doc', 'Docx' & Rich Text 'Rtf' - so that they can be read not
only by MS Word
but also Open Office, MS Works, Lotus Word Pro and most Apple Macs. However, we can also convert files
on request to be suitable for Word Perfect, Windows
Write, MicroSoft Works 3 and Wordpad.
Where it is possible also
to convert them, databases & spreadsheets are supplied in either CSV or
Costs and Turnround
- Most of the
WP conversions mentioned above
Floppy discs - the
following charges are for ALL the files on each
disc irrespective of how many files there are but assume that the discs are
error-free (fully readable) -
- 1 disc is £15.00
- 2 - 3 is £10.00 each
- 4 - 5 is £9.00 each
- 6 - 10 is £8.00 each
- 11 - 15 it's £7.00 each
- 16 - 20 it's £6.00 each and
- 21 - 30 it's £5.00 each.
For files supplied on CD, old hard drives or via e-mailed Zipped archives,
price is £10 per megabyte (or part thereof) of uncompressed files but again there are
quantity discounts as above.
Masterfile PC Databases & Protext PC WP files
In view of the very
considerable extra work involved, these discs are charged on a sliding scale
according to the number of files to be converted:
The minimum charge is
per disc which covers the first two files on the disc, irrespective of
on a disc are £1.50 each
on a disc are £1.25 each
on a disc are £1.00
For over this number, please call or e-mail for a quote.
We do NOT
ask for payment in advance - you will be invoiced upon completion.
ever rising costs, we have had to introduce a minimum disc conversion order
£15 (excluding any P&P or data recovery charges)
All prices quoted include
e-mailing the results worldwide.
For results on CD, there is no extra charge
if the total conversion cost exceeds £35, otherwise the extra is £2.50 to
addresses in UK & Europe (incl Republic of Ireland) or £3.00 to outside
For results on a USB pen drive, these are free when conversion costs are
over £70 otherwise it's an extra £4.50
For overseas customers, £1
currently translates to approx $1.30 US or 1.20 Euros. Please note that we can ONLY
accept payments in Euros or Dollars as cash or via PayPal - bank transfers must be in £ Sterling
The conversion service is totally confidential and we aim to
send back the results within 3-5 working days. Our main aim though is quality rather than
speed so for large batches of discs or at
busy periods, it may be a little longer. Also our 'heritage' hardware and its
operator are not getting any younger !
to send and to Where ....
(1) By e-mail
quickest, cheapest and most secure way of sending us your files is by e-mail but
if there's more than 6 discs' worth (3 - 4mb), please contact us first at firstname.lastname@example.org
approx total size of files.
you are familiar with creating Zips, then please send the files in this
form. Otherwise, to avoid problems with files of the same name on different
discs or in different folders, please attach the files from each folder in
turn to separate e-mails which have the disc number in the Subject line.
you e-mail the files, please also attach a completed Conversion
Request Form or supply the requested information about you and your
(2) Data on Floppy Discs,
CDs, Old Hard Drives etc
here to print out the Conversion Request Form to give us your
details as well as how you would like the discs converted.
If possible, please make a copy of each of the discs you wish to be converted and send us the copies, not the originals.
Please clearly number
The Conversion Request Form
also gives advice on how to pack the discs and the postal address to
which they should be sent (as a mailing label). Please put your address
(or address label) on the back of the envelope.
Please do NOT send
any money at this stage. You will be invoiced on completion.
Unlike other companies, we do NOT ask for up-front payment but we
do ask for prompt settlement of the invoice. By sending us your
discs, you are deemed to have accepted the Terms
& Conditions of our service.
Post the package to
us. Please note that ....
Recorded or Special Delivery is encouraged for valuable
material or when disc copies cannot be made. To avoid missed
causing delay & inconvenience, please OK
this with us by phone or e-mail
BEFORE using these signed-for services.
Our postcode is not in the database used
by Royal Mail (this is Cornwall remember!) so manual entry
by a Post Office clerk may be necessary.
Packets posted within the UK are charged by size
and thickness as well as weight so even
just a single floppy must be sent as a "Large Letter". If
in doubt, post at a Post Office (if you can find one that's still
we then do .....
If we encounter any reading problems with the discs because they have become corrupted, we will
spend a total 40 mins trying to recover as much data as possible for you (as
per our Terms & Conditions). If the time needed exceeds this, we will contact you by telephone or e-mail to discuss options and the likely additional charges.
accord with your preferences and the volume of data involved, the
results are either e-mailed to you or sent by post on
CD or Pen Drive accompanied by an invoice and, where relevant, a comprehensive set of instructions about how to access
the files in your PC's word processor plus advice on editing & re-formatting the documents.
after receiving the results you still want your original discs
returned to you, this is done as soon as possible after your payment has been
other companies, we do NOT ask for payment in advance but we do ask for
prompt settlement of the invoice.