old to new transfers
Posted 22 July 2006 - 12:54 AM
Posted 22 July 2006 - 03:25 AM
What you cannot do is transfer programs from the old drive to the new drive. Most programs need to be installed so it can put the right files where needed so windows can run the program. If you saved the exe files from downloaded programs you can transfer them then double click the exe to install it on the new drive. Programs installed from cd's will have to be installed from the cd's again.
Posted 22 July 2006 - 03:31 AM
1) If they are both XP you could network the two and transfer between them. This will require either a special type of LAN cable called a crossover cable and a bit of setting up in the software OR a router into which you connect both computers via normal LAN cables.
2) If you are comfortable with the insides of a computer you could put the old hard drive into the new computer (we'd have to check its compatibility first).
3) You can put the old HD into an external USB case and connect it to the new one that way
4) If the old one has a DVD or CD burner you could burn and transfer (slow and tedious if you have large amounts of data - but hey, you'll have a backup )
Give us some more info on your two computers and we can advise you from there.
EDIT: D'oh SRX you're too quick, I can't type that fast
Edited by digikiwi, 22 July 2006 - 03:33 AM.
Posted 22 July 2006 - 05:45 PM
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