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#1 ltdave

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:07 PM

im probably not in the right forum but i cant find where i want to go...

i just bought my wife a new laptop, to replace an older laptop...

NEW:
Dell Inspiron
i3 at 2.5ghz (i think)
Windows 7
4gb RAM
500gb HDD

OLD:
Dell Inspiron
Centrino at slowghz
Windows XPmedia center
1gb RAM
40gb HDD

my question is how can i move all of her stuff from the old computer to the new computer? do i need one of those usb-usb patch cords to transfer all of the files? ive got the printer disk (driver) and all of the other peripheral things we need but documents, photos and the like...

a buddy of mine too my laptop a couple of years ago and made a partition (C:\ for my OS, drivers and other programs) and D:\ for all of my 'storage' files. is this something thats relatively easy to do? my buddy is out of town, best buy wants $105 to transfer everything and i dont really trust them with our stuff. they dont inspire confidence, and ive never done it before...

thanks!

Edited by hamluis, 27 May 2011 - 03:54 PM.
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#2 killerx525

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 02:03 AM

You can buy this adapter to transfer your stuff over to the new laptop. You will need to take out the hard drive of the old laptop.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:56 AM

Get a USB flash drive. They are less than $20 for a 4-8 gig. Transfer pics/documents to that, put them on the new machine, plus you now have a thumb drive to keep backups of your pics/documents.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007960%20600000479&IsNodeId=1&name=8GB

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:23 AM

The USB might not be able to hold everything.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:52 AM

The USB might not be able to hold everything.


As far as transferring data from one system to another, that is a moot point. I can see it being a limit if you want to use one as backup storage for your pics/docs. You can spend $10 for a USB-USB transfer cord, that has limited usefulness, or blow the same/a little bit more on something that has many other uses.

EDIT: Make that $20 with shipping on a USB transfer cable. Too much for a one trick pony.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:40 PM

I suppose why not get a portable hard drive which as a larger capacity of space.

Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB USB

Edited by killerx525, 26 May 2011 - 04:44 PM.

>Michael 
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 04:05 PM

If both laptops connect to the internet Via Wireless you can copy the files over your network. To create a storage partition on your HDD you can follow this well written tutorial on how to use GParted Live. It will explain how to add a partition to your current drive so you can store pictures and other sensitive files on just in case the operating system should fail. If the computer you are replacing is showing signs of aging you may want to create a back up image of the Hard disc so you don't loose any files you may have forgotten to transfer. You can use a free program called Easeus Todo to create the back up image. You will need a place to store the image such as an external HDD or Several blank DVD's. Should you forget a file it will be forever saved in the back up image and it can be recovered through Easeus Todo.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 29 May 2011 - 04:12 PM.

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