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File Transferring

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#1 Cm5016


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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:09 AM

Hey Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone had an easy, and relatively free, way to transfer files from my Vista computer to a HD, then back to my computer upgraded to windows 7. I recently had a virus, and I am pretty sure that its clear, but I want to wipe the computer to guarentee that its virus free [ and to possibly speed it up].

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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#2 pip22


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Posted 25 March 2011 - 03:45 PM

Depends how much data you need to transfer. If it's only a relatively small amount you can transfer them to DVD then transfer them to your PC from DVD.
If it's a large amount you should buy an external USB hard drive & transfer your files to that. Disconnect the external drive, install Windows 7 then plug the external drive back in.

In any case, you should always have a backup of your files saved to a different drive even if you aren't installing a new OS.
Having your files on just one drive is just asking for trouble since any number of things could happen which would destroy them such as malware or total drive failure (all hard drives fail sooner or later). Always keep your files backed up to a different drive or to DVD discs.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:09 PM

Be careful that none of the files you copy are infected.

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