Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:58 PM
ok, my problem is i have an old pc, that i've never got round to copying its files to my current pc.
below is just some info and random stuff to do with it, below the --------- line is the main question and info
i dug the old one out the loft and started trying to mess around setting it up. that's where things went bad lol.
first of all, i'd forgotten my password, (clever me : D) but i managed to get that using ophtcrack, so i think - all good!
the computer logs in, then wham, cant use my mouse, try 2-3 different mice (all wireless) then buy a cheap wired usb optical one, and its just refusing to accept there's a mouse plugged in (i booted the computer up using ubuntu off the disc but the pcs specs arnt enough to run / install ubuntu, but i can use the mouse on there). so i figured i'll just plug my external hdd in and move software about for mice and stuff. ANOTHER problem.
i plug it in, and then a message comes up to do with trying to run a hi speed usb device (but i cant click on it to see what else it says) in the bottom right where "new hardware found" usually pops up.
so basically, im struggling to get a mouse working, it seems even if i did i wouldnt be able to back up to my external hdd anyway (and i dont think it even has a dvd writer)
so im at a loss as to how to back the files up, (i think i have about 5-10gb worth of stuff to get off it) . My thought is to take the hdd out of my old pc and put it in my new pc (i know id have to use a ribbon cable instead of the sata cables on my new pc) and do it that way. but i done this before on another pc and the hdd locked windows and said i had to ring up microsoft,
but this copy of windows is oem so i dont think i can just ring them to unlock it?
my question is: how do i move my old computers hdd to my new computer, so i can transfer documents and files from the old hdd to the new one?
i hope this is enough info, if it isnt i can give more details if you need them
thanks for your time