So the old laptop kinda crapped out and i may have it up and running soon but I hadn't back where i am stuck is data.
So I picked up an external case and took apart the old laptop (I think the power port is bad and ordered a new one but won't have that for at least a few days) and tossed the 2.5" drive in the case and hooked it up to the new laptop I just bought today.
i got all my old family pictures etc off of it fine. but I have a program I use to create invoices and keep track of sales tax etc (I have a really small business I do on the side). And I just don't want to lose all that stuff. I want to keep using that program on the new laptop seamlessly.
I imported all the files but and even installed a new copy of the program (it's cheap software called Bookkeeper) and when I open it, all my data is gone. I was kinda hoping it would just be there but I knew it was a long shot.
So I thought about trying to clone the old drive but the old laptop is windows 8 HP Pavilion and the new one is a Lenovo ideapad 320 with windows 10 so I imagine the drives will not let that work.
So is there a way to import the data from the old drive to make everything still be there?
Once I have the old comp up and running (assuming it's only the power port) I can do an up to date back up with the back up feature I guess and then try to restore it.
Any input would be appreciated as I am not computer savvy at all.
Edited by hamluis, 05 June 2018 - 04:10 PM.
Moved from System Bldg to Backup/Imaging - Hamluis.