My XP machine does not stay for more than 5 minutes, it shuts itself down and then gives me long beeps from the MB (which I THINK is from overheating)
So, I want to transfer all my settings (email, accounts, internet shortcuts, etc.) to my new machine. I want to take out my old HD, use and external USB/HD cable (new machine does not have an IDE port only SATA) and connect it to the new PC to do the easy transfer. Will the Easy trasnfer program work like this, with out it being installed on the old machine? Can Vist pick the files without the easy transfer software on the old drive?
The reason I want to know ahead of time is I don't have a USB/IDE device yet and don't want to buy one if it's not going to work.
My other option is to leave my old PC case open with a large external fan blowing in, use a cross over cable for a network connection and keep my fingers crossed that the old PC doesn't shut down 1/2 way through the operation.
Edited by usasma, 25 September 2008 - 06:05 PM.
added "s" to title in word "existing"