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Transferring From 1 Computer To Another


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#1 rockinrick

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 03:02 PM

Hello!
I've searched "data recovery" in these forums, and I have a couple questions. I need to get the data from one windows xp computer transferred to another with xp. What is an "easy transfer cable", and how do I use it? I'm trying to transfer data for a veterinarian's office, and I don't want to screw up their data!

Please explain how to do this (in english!) as I'm not the brightest bulb in the drawer!

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 03:47 PM

try looking here
http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/itu/docs/migwizxp.pdf
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...november12.mspx

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 04:18 PM

Thanks for the reply caperdog!
I read the Microsoft page from the link you provided. Would it be better to taransfer an easy transfer cable?
If so, how can I do this?

Thanks for your patience,
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 10:48 PM

A special "transfer cable" is not really needed. Most people simply burn the files on a CD or DVD and then copy them them to the target computer.

What did you mean by the word "data" ? Document, pictures and audio files ? Your Desktop ? Your applications ?

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 06:15 AM

Which veterinary program are you using? My wife's veterinary office uses VHM for Windows and it's just a simple copy operation to save the data.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:55 AM

Thanks for the reply usasma!
They are using DVM Manager. I found out it's the only program I need to transfer. As for "data", I need to copy the program AND the customer files it contains. I know how to copy the program, but will the files be saved with it?
If not, how can I accomplish this?

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 12:13 PM

FYI a "transfer cable" is called a crossover or null cable
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:44 PM

In general most Windows programs can not be "transferred" by simply copying the files from one PC to another. They must be reinstalled on the new machine. The exceptions are called "in place" programs that do not get installed in the normal manner. They are able to run where ever their program files are placed. Large programs almost never are in-place programs. Utilities often are.

Most programs that use a database of any type usually allow the user to specify where the database files are to be stored. You could run through all the programs settings to try to determine if this location has been specified. These would be the user records that you want to save.

You could call the tech support of the company that wrote the software. They would certainly know the correct procedure.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:07 AM

I'm not familiar with DVM Manager, but if it's a program that you can copy, then likely it's a DOS based program that doesn't present the difficulties that Windows based programs have. If that's the case, the data should be contained in the copy (for example, VHM for Windows contains everything (nearly) in the VHMWin subdirectory of the root drive. But it will not work by just copying it over - it won't link to essential Windows files.

There may be some issues with the setup tho', so I'd experiment with it before actually starting to work with it. Have one of the folks (who usually enters data) work with it for a couple of hours. Alternatively, a call to the tech support for the problem will usually get you some more straightforward answers (I've gotten to know the VHMWin folks pretty well myself!) In short, don't erase anything, or even try moving from the old system to the new one without being sure you've got everything (data entry to reconstruct records is a nasty chore that no one likes!).

Good luck! :thumbsup:
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