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#1 rita51

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 11:54 AM

Just got a new computer. :flowers: I have my older one (about 4 years old) in the family room and hooked up my new one in my bedroom. I got the wireless router all hooked up but now I need to get my e-mail and other files to the new computer. How do I do this? Do I have to copy everything to a CD and then load it to the new one? :thumbsup: Both are Windows XP.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:10 PM

Just create a home network...and transfer files...is one way.

It would be faster to just temporarily connect the hard drives from the old system...to the new system...and move the files.

No need at all to use CDs/DVDs.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:28 PM

Easy for you to say! :flowers: I'm still getting used to CD instead of floppys. As for connecting the hd temp or otherwise, is just out of my league. :thumbsup:
What do you mean "create a home network"?

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:53 PM

Setting up a Windows XP home network - http://www.geekgirls.com/windowsxp_home_network.htm

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:28 PM

Thanks Louis, will check it out.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:25 PM

Easiest wa for me would be to take the hard drive out of the old computer and use it as a caddy (i think thats the right term) - you turn it into an external hard drive - and then plug it into the new computer and drag and drop (copy and paste) from old to new computer.

- Well thats how I'd do it

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 09:26 PM

Rita51
Windows XP has a "files and settings transfer" program that will do it all for you over the network. Its not quite as simple as some make it out to seem but it works very well even to the point of setting your desktop up the same way on the new computer.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...november12.mspx
That link should help with making the switch.




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