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Tranfer files from old PC to new one. W7

Tranfer files from old PC to new one. W7

Postby Chippychap » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:43 pm

Hi Guys, wish to transfer files from old PC to new one.
When searching for the answer it usually starts off saying log in as administrator on both machines.
with one monitor I do not know hot to unless I log in on old one and then sn*tch monitor and plug it into new one and log in there.
Only other way I can think of is to "borrow the hard drive and transfer files and then put HDD back into old PC
We are talking about 200Gb of music movies and anything from the old machine I wish to keep before wiping old HDD to sell the then redundant PC
Any ideas guys?
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Re: Tranfer files from old PC to new one. W7

Postby shreader » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:23 pm

Me, I'd use a external usb3.0 hdd.
Also the way I did my last move was put all the desktop folders onto a (desktop) folder, same for pictures,videos, music, etc. then just move the stuffed folders (easy to keep tract of where stuff goes that way).

Or one can just install a "storage" drive in their old PC -> move everything to that, then remove it & install it in the new PC, move the stuff to positions &/or just leave the music, misc. on that one.
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Re: Tranfer files from old PC to new one. W7

Postby Chippychap » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:32 am

Hi Shreader, haven't got an external drive.
All the stuff to be moved from old PC is ready packed to go in a 2nd drive.
I would just move the drive across permanently as it has only ever had stuff for bulk storage.
I'm only putting the drive back into old PC to help sell it afterwards.
Thank you for going through the process with me Shreader. ^*^
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