Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

New computer


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 rabbit67

rabbit67

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Toronto
  • Local time:10:40 PM

Posted 16 January 2010 - 11:34 AM

I am awaiting my new computer any day. How do I transfer items from my current computer without using falshdrives for each item. Can I connect both computers without going through a network setup?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 garmanma

garmanma

    Computer Masochist


  • Members
  • 27,809 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:10:40 PM

Posted 16 January 2010 - 12:36 PM

Can I connect both computers without going through a network setup?

You would need a special RJ45 cable called a cross-over [or Null] cable
It looks like a regular network cable only the wires are twisted differently
Mark
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

#3 geekvolcano

geekvolcano

  • Members
  • 7 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:40 PM

Posted 16 January 2010 - 01:15 PM

I am awaiting my new computer any day. How do I transfer items from my current computer without using falshdrives for each item. Can I connect both computers without going through a network setup?


It completely depends on how much stuff you have to transfer, but it sounds like you just want to transfer some documents, pictures, etc. Put the stuff into folders, right click on them and hit sendto compressed folder. Then just email yourself the .zip and extract it.

I usually back up all of my data online anyway, so you might want to look into one of the online backup services out there.

#4 rabbit67

rabbit67
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Toronto
  • Local time:10:40 PM

Posted 16 January 2010 - 11:32 PM

Thanks for the info

#5 ReviverSoft

ReviverSoft

    Happy to help!


  • Members
  • 1,552 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere on this planet...
  • Local time:07:40 PM

Posted 18 January 2010 - 06:42 AM

A crossover cable

OR

You could just take the HD out of the old PC and connect it (as a slave drive) to the new one. Boot up the new PC and simply copy/paste your data from one drive to another.
ReviverSoft - Happy to help!

#6 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,541 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:08:40 PM

Posted 18 January 2010 - 11:22 AM

The copy/paste method is what I would tend to use, especially since you can just use the original drive as storage for backups, etc. after you delete the Windows folder (because it will serve no purpose).

Can be accomplished by direct connection of hard drive (if desktop) or by using a USB 2.0 enclosure or cable (if laptop).

Just for the record...transfers only apply to data files, not programs installed.

Direct connection to the new system will also provide the fastest transfer speeds/times.

Louis

#7 boxaccounts

boxaccounts

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:40 PM

Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:00 AM

I like the idea, cool!
I am proud of the runescape accounts




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users