Or, you can purchase an USB flash drive (they're cheap nowdays!).
I've got a mess here. I'm so sorry.
I have a Macintosh G5 I use rarely, mostly for its Photoshop. I love the Mac and want to preserve it. I'd be all
Mac if I could.
My Main system is:
Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Service Pack 3
Dell XPS DXP051
Pentium D CPU 2.80GHz
2.79 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM
Got an older machine:
Dell OptiPlex GX260 Tower 2.2GHz 512MB XP Pro
I'd like to go back to, but it's OS is XP Pro while my current is XP Home. I wonder if there's a problem there. Have a wired Home Network; my wife's 8 yr. old computer running XP is incredibly slow. How it hasn't died is beyond me, and she just accepts it, while I want to get her my current PC and she'll be delighted when she notices the speed she'll have. Like to take back my Dell OptiPlex, as it's been refurbished, for my own use and give her the computer I'm now using. I've got on my PC programs I would like to transfer to the Dell OptiPlex, such as Kaspersky Anti-virus, the WS_FTP Pro just to name two. I'll have to manually install Photoshop and FrontPage, and others.
Also I don't want to transfer my Email Outlook Express to the Dell Optiplex, as my OE is not functioning properly. Oh, I can send and receive just fine. But for some reason I have nothing in the Address Book, although I do have rules that work in one or two cases but the rest comes straight into my Inbox.
I'm sorry I don't really know what I'm asking. I know how to save the email I want to keep and how to save my wife's email and favorites and mine too although she uses IE exclusively while my default browser is Firefox. I guess I'm looking for the simplest, least expensive way to go about this. I was attracted to your answer
USB flash drive
I might be able to afford also a wireless Home Network system, as the OptiPlex doesn't have a network interface card or a USB network interface installed. And I'm only concerned here with issues I have in transferring files from computer to computer.
There are others that weave a tangled web of confusion, such as my having an external hard drive with countless duplicate files (and probably duplicates on my PC too) I have to deal with in time. But I suspect that I'll find the answer to that in another post here at geeks to go!
I tend to make matters much harder than they are. So, again my apologies. And my gratitude for anyone who would take the time and interest in looking at my post and replying.
P.S. I'm pretty ignorant although all I've done in setting up our machines I've done myself (and don't know how I did it), but to go wireless this looks good from Amazon
, but what about the possible neccessity of having a USB wireless network adapter? We are with Comcast cable. And with the exception of Linda's old PC, the two others I mention might already have this wireless network adapter?
Edited by Robert Tracy, 27 February 2009 - 01:04 PM.