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#1 tweiss

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

An older computer which has been getting slower and slower now locks up after the start up and I have to turn off to restart. I have a back up used computer that I have been meaning to transfer all my stuff to, but I'm worried I've waited too long. Any suggestions on what I should do to try to get the current one up and running enough to make the transfer?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

You can simply remove the hard drive...slave it to the second machine...and transfer all data files for safekeeping, assuming that the hard drive has no problems.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:39 PM

Thank you Louis, but that may be well above my skill level. I wouldn't even know where to start!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

What are the system manufacturers and models...for these two systems, please?

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

The old machine is a Dell Opliplex GX270; the newer machine is a Dell Optiplex GX280. I didn't realize they were almost the same machines. The new machine is a leftover from my office after they upgraded. The tech said it's been wiped clean, but I'm assuming it still has Windows. Also, the old machine is the one hooked up to the router for the house. If I disconnect it, will I lose WiFI for my laptop?

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecenter/2007/04/23/how-to-slave-hard-drive/

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

<<If I disconnect it, will I lose WiFI for my laptop?>>

Disconnecting a system...is just like powering it down, turning it off. Settings are part of the installed O/S.

The router is the key to Internet access, it matters not how many systems use the same router or if one is disconnected/unavailable.

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