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File Transfer Help Sought

Discussion in 'Computers' started by EdHoch, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. EdHoch

    EdHoch Stunt Coordinator

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    Ed Hochstatter
    Greetings,

    Recently purchased a new PC to replace my 6 year old HP Pavilion and am wondering how best to transfer files and applications (email, Quicken, Turbotax, etc) from the old PC to the new.

    The old PC has a 3.5 in floppy and a (Read only) CD-Rom drive. The new one has a 3.5 and a writable CD-DVD Rom.

    I have heard about packages with software and a two headed USB port cord which allows for transfer without using a bunch of floppies. However, I don't know how well they work, or how expensive they are.

    Any advice? Or should I just buy a pack of 3.5 in floppies and go from there.

    Thanks in advance!

    Ed
     
  2. John*Jones

    John*Jones Stunt Coordinator

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    If you don't have that much info, floppies are fine. I usually just take the harddrive from the old pc and install it as a slave in the new pc. Usually windows will recognize it and assign it a drive letter (ex. D[​IMG] and you can access it from windows explorer.

    You'll have to re-install all of your applications, so the original install cds are needed.

    Cheers,

    John
     

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