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What can I take from my dead laptop to put in my new one that has my stuff on it


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#1 uptownassoc

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:04 PM

I have a Toshiba c655 laptop that quit working. It comes as no surprise because it's literally held together by duct tape. I'm almost positive that It's Windows 7 64 bit. It won't do anything so I can't check. I also have an HP 15 that's Windows 10 64 bit. Do I have to repair the Toshiba in order to be able to extract all of my pics, emails and other stuff or can I take the memory, the hard drive or anything else from one and use in the other? If not, how do I recover my info from the dead computer and be able to access it with the new one?



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:09 PM

assuming the hard drive is still good in the broken computer.....

 

remove the hard drive and connect it to the working computer with a usb cable.....

 

you will need to buy a hard drive enclosure


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 01:11 PM

About what am I looking to spend and do I leave the hard drive in the new computer?



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 01:49 PM

you can get a hard drive enclosure for about 20 bucks or less,



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 03:40 PM

Yeah the enclosure route is best option as hopefully the hard disk drive is okay.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:14 PM

I use this cable for data transfers at work.  Provided you just want to transfer the files off of the old drive to the new machine it should work just fine for you.  If you want to go the enclosure route, I picked up four of these for pulled mechanical drives.






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