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New Laptop...now What?


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#1 Hanna

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:26 PM

My husband bought me a new laptop for our anniversary (36th) and I am getting it all set up for use. I am lazy. Is there anyway to copy my address book to a CD and load it on the new computer so that I don't have to type in every email address? I guess I should add that it has Windows XP Home edition.

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Edited by Hanna, 27 January 2006 - 07:36 PM.


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#2 ZENER

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:43 PM

Wat mail application program are you using?

A rather naive way to do it is to send the contacts from the old ones thru mail and open it using the new laptop!! :thumbsup:

Another way is doing profiling....but i dn if you had profiling done in your previous laptop so i dare not advise you on it here.

The last method would be to do a copy and paste on a word doc. and transfer it to a USB device and import it to your new laptop!

Choose one!....its just a method of getting it around. :flowers:
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#3 Kruncher

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 12:10 AM

If your using the Windows Address Book, or Microsoft Outlooks Personal Address Book, check out my post here (at the bottom):
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...topic=39160&hl=

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 12:39 AM

Assuming you're talking about the Windows Address Book the easiest thing would be to Export the address book to a floppy or CD. Open the Address Book, click 'File' then 'Export' select 'Address Book(WAB)' and select the floppy drive or CDROM drive and name the file (keep the .wab ending). On the new computer insert the floppy or CD, open the address book click 'File' and then 'Import' select 'Address Book(WAB)' and locate the .wab file you just made. It should import all your address book entries.
Sometimes this method does not work for some reason, if not try Kruncher's method.

hth :thumbsup:

Edited by Rimmer, 28 January 2006 - 12:39 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2006 - 10:50 AM

Couldn't the user use the file and transfer wizard on the old computer?

Edited by MJB1066, 28 January 2006 - 11:03 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2006 - 11:36 PM

That's a good idea MJB1066. I've never used the Files and Settings Transfer wizard so I'd forgotten you could use it via floppy disks.

Hanna - See Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Files and settings Transfer wizard on the Windows XP system. This will let you make a floppy disk to capture all the personal settings from your old PC. I'm guessing that would include the Windows address book.
See XP Help or the microsoft website for "How to use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard with a wizard disk in Windows XP" for detailed instructions if required.

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#7 Hanna

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 01:31 PM

Thanks ya'll. Sorry I haven't replied. I have been sick! I had my daughter put them in the old way! LOL. But I am keeping all your answers for future reference! I am still trying to get used to the laptop. First I had sound, then I didn't, then my laptop couldn't connect to the wireless router, it has been a pain in the butt. I am still a little under the weather, but it seems to be working good now!

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:58 PM

Glad you got the problem fixed (if only by delegating it!). Hope your feeling well soon.
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#9 Hanna

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 12:44 PM

Thanks Rimmer, I am feeling better. I am still getting used to this new laptop, but at least I can get my fingers on the right keys now! LOL.




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