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Transfering Info To Another Computer

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#1 BoomerD


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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:55 PM

I bought a new laptop last week and would like to transfer some files from my old desktop to the new laptop. I tried my Memorex memory stick but the old computer wouldnt let me run it. My old pc is a 2000 dell with the W98 upgrade. Do I need to put some kind of program on the old pc to use a portable memory device? I mostly want to get about 350 songs off the old pc. What would be an easy and inexpensive way of doing this? My computer skills are moderate.


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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:24 PM

Hi BoomerD and welcome to BleepingC :thumbsup:

You can take the Hard Drive out of the PC and buy an enclosure to put it in. Then plug the USB from the enclosure, into your laptop and take the data off. It will act as a removable drive on the other computer.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:34 PM

Home network...crossover cables...


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Posted 13 December 2007 - 01:37 PM

Most memory sticks have Win98 drivers available on their websites, under support or downloads.

Download the drivers onto a floppy and install them on the Win98 machine. The memory stick should then work fine.


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Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:11 PM

hamluis idea is good or

If the new PC is XP you can use the ...Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in Windows XP

If you're not networked, you can use a null modem serial cable, available at electronic stores or stores that carry computer supplies. The cable plugs into a serial port (also called a COM port) on each computer. Most computers will have nine–pin serial ports so be sure to get a nine–pin cable and one long enough to reach both computers.
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