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Transfer Computer Info From Xp Home To Xp Business

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#1 Duxbutt


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Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:29 PM

HI All, I am new to the board and I am what you would call computerly challenged. I have pictures and stuff on my computer that I want to transfer to a new computer. I am going to stay with XP and am having to buy XP business. Can I transfer from the old computer with XP home to the new computer that will have XP Business? Is this possible to do with a USB cable? Thanks All, I need all the help I can get. Have agreat Day, Dan

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#2 Monty007


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Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:34 PM

Hi Dan, you can transfer all your documents to the new PC inculding docs, pics, email ect. But not your old PC system, you will have to format the new PC install XP and programs and then transfer all your docs over to your user profile. Here is a link for you to have a look at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s.../bott_fstw.mspx

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:00 PM

You can transfer data files...from one hard drive to another...either by connecting HD A to System B...or by just networking the two systems.

This does not include installed programs or an installed operating system...but it does apply to all graphics, video, music and other data files which exist on any system.


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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:21 PM

To answer your other question on the cable, if you decide to go that route. You can use a usb, network or even older series or parallel cable. The important thing is to get the proper kind. They are referred to as a Null or Cross-Over cable. They look like the regular cable only the internal wiring is different

Edited by garmanma, 14 February 2008 - 06:25 PM.

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