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Question: transfering data off my harddrive

hi guys

first time posting on here, hope iv posted this in the right area, apologies if not! basically my computer has stopped loading up windows, its takes me to the load up options screen (safe mode, last known config, start windows normally screen etc etc) and when i choose an option it just begins the reboot process again and again! iv tried using windows recovery off the XP cd using some methods iv found on various forums but to no avail.

basically iv resigned myself to having to reload windows from scratch but want to know how i go about (trying) to save all the files on my harddrive that im loathed to lose in the process! i have a second computer that i can use as a base but would appreciate some advice, detailed i fpossible, on how i go about getting the said files onto the second computer from the harddrive from my redundant computer

any help would be greatly appreciated

andy

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Our mother board died due to lightning, In replacing the motherboard, what kind of problems will I run into in trying to boot up after motherboard is replaced?
 

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Due to lightning?!! If you're mobo died due to that, I'm pretty sure some other stuff would have died also (like your CPU?)
 

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I need help in tranferring one harddrive to another one. My old one has a blue screen and I want some of my data off of it and someone told me I could do it this way. Any advice whether this is true or not. Please give me instruction on how to get this done...Thanks
 

Answer:Transfering data from one harddrive to another one

what you mean? when you boot up with the current hdd with the data on it, you get a blue error message? well if thats the case, all you have to do is set the drive to a slave or a cable select drive, put it into another computer (thats working) and then transfer the data to the other computer harddrive. once finished you can format and reinstall windows or whatever.

if the problem is worse you may like to have a look at a data recovery software package to get the data. hope it worrks :grinthumb
 

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hey everyone, my mom's computer isnt working correctly. it turns on but it doesnt boot up. nothing shows up on the monitor. she has very important files and links that are saved to her computer that she needs asap.

my first thought was maybe i could access her computer through the router that we share but other websites told me its impossible without remote connection. and we cannot setup connects or access her computer at the moment.

i would like to know if it would be a good idea to take her harddrive out and put it into another computer. id rather not put it into my computer (just in case something goes wrong) but my brother has a laptop and could we put her harddrive in his? just temporarily so we can get to those files.

is that the best idea? to transfer her harddrive? if so is it okay that its going into a laptop and not a desktop computer....
 

Answer:transfering harddrive (harddrive problem)

You're best bet it to get a 2.5 Adapter for laptop HDDs then you would take that adapter and connect it to a desktop CD-ROM IDE 2 channel 3.5 Ribbon cable goes into the adapter. There you could transfer files off that drive. That's how it's done in IT repair shop. Below cost $6.99.



can get it off here or try newegg or wherever you want go to a local store to get..
http://www.cablesonline.com/25hdmounkitw.html

It also looks like this various version of the adapter


They all work..
 

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hey everyone, my mom's computer isnt working correctly. it turns on but it doesnt boot up. nothing shows up on the monitor. she has very important files and links that are saved to her computer that she needs asap.

my first thought was maybe i could access her computer through the router that we share but other websites told me its impossible without remote connection. and we cannot setup connects or access her computer at the moment.

i would like to know if it would be a good idea to take her harddrive out and put it into another computer. id rather not put it into my computer (just in case something goes wrong) but my brother has a laptop and could we put her harddrive in his? just temporarily so we can get to those files.

is that the best idea? to transfer her harddrive? if so is it okay that its going into a laptop and not a desktop computer....
 

Answer:transfering harddrive !PLEASE HELP!

you can get a ide or sata to usb adaptor to plug her hard drive into a usb port on another computer. That way you can transfer her data to another computer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812156017
 

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i have a small 16gig harddrive with all my stuff on it but i have installed an 80gig harddrive .can i transfer all my stuff on to the 80gig harddrive which is the slave drive just now

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Yes,......... ideally via an image file of the 16Gb disk though where to keep it while you "restore" the image to your new HD is another problem.I would suggest you keep the 16 Gb disk as a primary and use the new HD as a huge store for all the data files which can be copied by normal means.If you transfer all your data files to the new one you will free a lot of space on the old 16Gb for the system to breathe more freely and can also store an image against the day when your 16Gb disk system screws up or the disk fails altogether.

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Ok i have windows xp service pack 2 on 2 hard drives.
My computer specs were
1.3 ghz
512+256 memory sticks
250 gig hard drive with windows xp service pace 2

My computer was working for a while. While it was in the shop i took the hard drive out trying to access someof the files
and the computer would reconize the harddrives but with both of them it would just go to a blank screen with a blanking _

The computer specs of one of them were
Hp pavilion xe734
600mhz Cpu
192memory

The other computer i tried was a computer with
200mhz cup
128 memory

Is there a way i can get my hard drive reconized on either of those machines, is it something with the boot records? could i change this?

The hard drives are both maxter and one came with maxblast 3 software



I need those files

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what are the file systems of the hard drives

ntsf, fat32?
fat 32 will have a problem with ntsf

post back

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I'm planning to transfer the RAM and HDD components between my older Asus G750JS to that of the Sager NP9377 i'm planning to purchase later on. Is it possible to do this?

My Asus G750JS uses 3 7200RPM SATA III drives (2x 1Terabyte - 1x 500gb) and utilizes two sticks of Dual-Channel 1600mhz DDR3 SODIMM ram.

Whereas the Sager NP9377 (as far as I can tell from the XoticPC upgrade section for the laptop) uses 7200RPM SATA II drives and has 1 stick of Dual-Channel 1600mhz DDR3 (does not say whether or not it's of the SODIMM variant) ram.

So would it be possible for me to transfer my older Asus's secondary and optical disk bay drive to that of the Sager? Along with one of the sticks of RAM regardless of it being of the SODIMM variant vs. the Sager which supports the non-sodimm variant?

Answer:Transfering RAM and Harddrive components between laptops.

Hard Drive you can. RAM you may not be able to.

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I have this WD My Passport external portable harddrive which I have used for a couple of years. I was writing something to the drive one day when the USB connection seems to be somewhat loose and the drive disconnected momentarily and reconnected itself but the file I was trying to write ended prematurely...

Now when I try to use the Seagate Harddrive test tool for windows and do a Short Generic test and the result failed.. I am fear it might have been caused by the disconnection and might eventually corrupt the entire drive... I try to run chkdsk but there aren't any errors detected it seems and files seems to be accessible as normal... Is there a way to fix the harddrive without losing data in the drive or confirm the drive is indeed failing?

Answer:Seagate Harddrive test tool fail but harddrive data seems intact

Run the most thorough and extensive test available with the WD hard drive utilities.

If it fails the thorough test, you may have a warranty claim.

Or the Seagate tool. Whatever you have. Your title is confusing.

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Hi folks, thanks for your time in reading this. A few weeks ago my desktop PC began to start playing up so I decided to back up everything on an external harddrive. Now basically the desktop is no more and I want to put everything that was on my desktop onto my laptop. Is this possible and if so could you walk me through what I need to do? Both PC's were/are on XP if that matters. Many thanks, Chris.

Answer:Transfering files from external harddrive 2 laptop

It depends on how you backed up your files.If you just did a straight copy of your 'My Documents' folders and files then just hook up your external harddrive to your laptop, navigate to the files and copy them to your laptop.If you used a backup program then tell us what it is and all the details.

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I am searching for a software program that will allow me to transfer my user programs and files to an external hard drive so that I can use them on my windows 7 professional system. Can you suggest a program? I consider myself a novice with limit computer skills.
Thank you
Maria

Answer:transfering files and programs to an external harddrive

and welcome to the Forum

Programs will have to be installed on the Win 7 pc . . the files can be copied to the external drive and transferred to the Win 7 pc

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hiya guys my c drive is now at capacity despite me getting rid of everything i can
so i bought a WD external haarddrive 250gb

and would like to move some programmes over to generate space , so far ive only been able to manage to copy them

ideally id like to move itunes over and all my music this would free up most of my disc space
i moved my itunes music folder over but was unable to move itunes so when i opened it up it transfered all my music back and i was back square one !

im a novice at thes stuff so any help would be fantastic thanks guys
 

Answer:Solved: transfering programmes to external harddrive

Firstly you don't want to transfer programs to an external drive nor can it be done by a simple copy and paste - you would need to uninstall them off the C drive and then install them specifying the external drive - but again its not recommended to install programs on an external drive, but you can transfer data such as documents and music.

The reason your copying is failing is because you need to move the files a specific way since Windows and all programs expect them to be in a specific place.

You can move the entire My Documents to the external drive and that would include the My Music folder since its a sub folder of My Documents. To do that click on Start and go to the My Documents and right click on it and select Properties. Then click on Move and select the new location for the documents folder. But be sure to create a folder on the external drive called My Documents before doing that and selecting that folder. But then you would need to have that drive connected and turned on any time you wanted to access anything in your My Documents.

Or you can just move the My Music folder but you need to use something like Tweakui to accomplish that. See here for how to: http://www.optimizingpc.com/optimize/tweakuixp.html

Or you could simply copy the music to the external drive and then delete and recreate your iTunes library so that library is being accessed from the external drive.
 

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My old computer stopped working, we bought a new one to upgrade, now i wanted all my music and everything i had from my old pc, so i put the harddrive from the old computer into a external harddrive, but because i was an administrator on my old PC when running XP, it constantly says i cannot move, or use any of the files from the harddrive, i have already went through properties and gained "full control" with my PC now, but this does nothing to help, it now says my pc is in control, yet i am still not able to move any of the files, folders, or anything over.

also tried using "Windows easy transfer" to see if that could help any, but that just says that access was denied in the end and that it was unable to move files.
does anyone know how to fix this problem? or any work arounds.

afew months back i read someone talking about using command prompt to do it, but i cant remember what they actually said.

thanks,
 

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so I got a new computer (HP quad core) and I yanked my old harddrive outa my old problematic computer and dropped it into my handy external "box" and I have been transferring precious photos and documents to my new one, it works ok but seems to keep making "explorer" and the computer hang up at times, I am transfering to my Buffalo external but it I did try my desktop to, it does some files very easily but with more than half it just shows the spinning circle for long periods of time and showing no signs of data moving...

anyone have a suggestion that might help speed this up or at least make the files transfer smoother? thanks in advance!!
 

Answer:problem:pulled harddrive outa old computer & transfering files to new one...

...seems to keep making "explorer"Click to expand...

Can you explain what you mean by this?
 

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Question: Transfering data

Hey guys!

I did the search on this topic, and found loads of info, but none that really cleared things up for me.

We need to transfer things from a HD on one pc to another pc. I saw that you can (possibly) get a wire to do this, but saw it called two different things (unless they WERE two different things!)

The 2 mentioned were a crossover wire or a ethernet cable.

A.- if I go to buy either of these things how do I know what to get?

B.- How do I know if I can use either of these? What jack does he have to have & how do I find out if he has it?

As usual you guys are GOLD! Thanks!!!! Lisa
 

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I have a brand new PC and have no clue to how to transfer all my data from my old PC to my new one, thank you in advance.

Answer:Transfering data help please

Click on Start> Help & Support> In Search Box Type Transfer Files> Click on Transfer Files & Settings from another computer.

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HiI am getting a new Pc and my son is having my old one what I would like to know is how to save all the data like internet explorer dial up etc.,I have a CD writer & Nero and was hoping to put the data on to cd's John S

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To save all your data you could copy fron HD to CD using 'backitup' (Nero) or Norton Ghost.if you do not have much actual data and you just want your configuration of IE dialup etc it would be quicker to make a note of the configuration and redo them on your new PC by hand as the new PC should have all the latest software !! and drivers on it that just need setting up.Dial up may require 'installing' if it is ADSL.

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My friend wishes to take information off one HDD and put it on another. He does not own a flash drive, but he wishes to keep his files intact. What is the best way to go about transferring the data from 1 HDD to another? Almost like a snapshot or something...
 

Answer:Transfering data from 1 HDD to another

THe best way is to install the new hard drive as a second (or 3rd) hard drive in his system and copy the data. This can also be done using a USB or eSata connected External enclosure. IF he is wishing to take installed programs along for the ride this will not work as they have to be run from the location they were originally installed on. But for document files, photos, music, and Video files, this will work.
 

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Trying to transfer data from computer to another. The old is a me2000 the new is an xp. The data from the old was downloaded to a cd, but when I try to open on new computer it states it is read only. What do I need to do to transfer info?

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Once the file is on your XP computer, right click it, choose properties from the menu, turn off the read only check box, click OK.You can select multiple files at a time to do this.When a file is written to a CD is becomes read only because the CD is read only, it maintains this setting when copied from the CD.

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Is there a way to transfer an internal hard drive from a desktop computer to a laptop??

My other computer died. But the hard drive should be fine. I want to back my laptop.
 

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Hi all,I have just purchased a new deck top complete with xp pro.My old Pc also has XP Pro on it and a my documents that takes up 35.4 GB.I wish to transfer the whole my doc's file to my new pc. can I do this simply by connecting a wire between the 2? My only other option is using an 8 GB flash pen to do it in stages.All advise gratefully received.RegardsGemma

Answer:Transfering Data From One PC To Another

Wow - that's a serious quantity of My Documents. Have a look at this taken from this PCA siteclick here

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i want to transfer data from one hdd to the other... i have a 15 gig with the os and apps on it then the 2nd 80 gig with all the other goods....can i partition the 80 then transfer all the stuff that was on the 15 to the 80 so i only use one hdd?

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Sure.

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If running Windows XP, use the File Transfer Wizard. Or remove the hard drive from PC #1 temporarily, hook it into PC #2 on the 2nd IDE channel and boot up PC #2. Then access drive D: (the drive from PC#1) and copy-n-paste or drag-n-drop the files you need. Be sure both PC's are disconnected completely from any power sources before opening 'em up and moving drives.

hopperdave2000
 

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My wife is getting a laptop computer. What cabling do I need to transfer her files from her desktop to her laptop. Also, I am getting a new desktop. Same question as above. My old desktop does not have a USB port. Hers does.

Thanks
 

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I recently built a new desktop and installed vista, I now want to transfer the data from the hard drive in the old pc (which has XP installed on it) to the hard drive in the new one. Once the media is transfered i wanted to clear the old drive and add it as a slave in the new machine can someone please explain the easiest way to ac hieve this? thanks
 

Answer:Transfering Data from old PC

First establish File Sharing on the new system. I would create a new target folder
eg C:\Old Files and share it r/w.

Map the Network Drive on your old system, then
Prove your working correctly using a single file from the old system and
drag-n-drop (right-click-HOLD and then drag) to COPY the file (not move).

Network COPY can get complicated when attempting to copy a folder like
My Documents which usually has many subfolders.

Suggest you COPY the subfolders one at a time to the shared Old Files\
 

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I recently had the opportunity to transfer over a terabyte of data onto a network attached storage device. I used windows explorer to transfer the data.

I found that once all the data was transferred that there was a discrepancy of about 8GB so I started looking through the file system and found that some directories in the source had more files than the same directory in the destination.

I am wondering if there is a more solid way to transfer that much data than using Windows Explorer.

Thanks in advance for any replies...

Answer:Transfering over 1TB of data?

For serious file transfer I use FastCopy. It gives you more control on what is going on and can verify that stuff was transferred correctly.

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How do I transfer files, folder, programs, etc., from my old laptop to my new laptop? How do I connect them?
Thanks,
Harold
 

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You can get a cross cable (network cable) if you have a network port and link them together . Make sure they are in the same workgroup and once that is done you would have to share out the files you want to move about and than you should be done.
 

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My parents have given me their old PC for my kids. Problem is that they have a lot of their photos still on there. The old PC does'nt have a CD Burner. Apart from putting 4 or 5 pics at a time onto a floppy and transfering the pics to my PC (which does have a Burner), is there any other way of doing this?

I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this so apologies if not.
 

Answer:Transfering data from one PC to another

You could try taking the hard drive out and hooking this up as a secondary slave drive in your PC that has the CD Burner. An alternative is if you have a driver for that CD burner to take that out and hook up to the old PC. There may be possibilities in linking the two PCs on a network between them.

What we would need to know is the specs of the old PC and the specs of the PC that you intend to use to transfer the data. This would help determine if the possibilities stated here are feasible and suggest others.

Finally, another possibility is to upload the files to a web hosting site and download from there but this may be time consuming and there may be security issues as well.
 

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I want toback up all my data on discs. This comp does not have a burner but another one in the house does. So I want to send all data over to it and burn it. I mean all my images, screensavers, programs, etc. Is there any easy way to do it or am I stuck sending each one, one at a time?

Answer:Transfering data

You can either plug the machines into eachother with an ethernet cable, or you can use your "workgroup" and setup shares on eachother if you are both behind a router. either way.

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I have purchased a new computer and I want to transfer all the files from the old computer to the new one. Is there a way to hook the two computers together to do this without a network?
 

Answer:Transfering data

One way would be to hook the old hard drive as a slave in the new computer and then transfer the files.
 

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I recently bought a 1tb harddrive to add to my 500gb hdd. I put windows 7 on this new harddrive. I was wondering if its possible to take just the files ana data off my 500gig harddrive, minus the operating system (vista) and transfer it my tb hdd (windows 7) or do I have to ghost the entire drive, os and all.

Answer:transfering data

Any ideas? Maybe Norton Ghost?

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I have removed the hard drive from my broken windows 7 laptop and am trying to transfer the data onto my new widows 10 laptop. the hard drive is visible on the new laptop but none of my files and picture and music seem to be on there. and the information that is I cannot get into. I desperately need the data. please can someone help as I have been trying to sort this out all day.
 

Answer:transfering data

what happens/error message

can you click on users folder ?
 

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Added another HD identical to the one in the computer. What's the best way to transfer data from one to the other? I don't want to transfer everything just certain files. I am not a computer Guru.
Windows XP Home, 160 gb seagate.

thanks, sdman
 

Answer:Transfering Data HD to HD

Windows Explorer, drag-n-drop is the simple way.
 

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Hello Major Geeks,

Since it is Christmas time, I was hoping to get a new HDD. I am getting a Western Digital 500gb Caviar Black. I was wondering (since I don't want to buy a new operating system) if I can transfer the data from my old HDD to the new one. I am using XP and am running on a Compaq Presario SR1630NX (the only parts that remain the same are the HDD and the case, though). And if so, can I use a cable that plugs into the Computer directly to the HDD. Many thanks in advance, and Merry Christmas!



Sincerely, WillfulZombie
 

Answer:Transfering HDD Data

If a desktop, you could connect it as a slave, then clone the original onto it.
 

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HI,This is something i want to do but not quite sure in how to it.
I have (2) HDD'S in my PC 1 has WINXP on it the other has WIN 7 on it.
The WIN7 OS is on a SSHD with a 1TB HDD it has 931GB of free space,the WINXP HDD is full with at about 150GB no free space and from what i have been able ascertain is i can partition the 1TB HDD and transfer the data on the WIXP HDD to the new HDD.
Will the WINXP OS go with the transfer to the new HDD or since they are both on the MOBO that i will not have to transfer the WINXP OS if it is even possible.
I hope this is not too confusing as how i explained it,thank you.
 

Answer:transfering data

Do you wish to preserve the XP installation?
 
or just copy the data?
 
or relocate the whole OS?

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I want to get a new hd and use the one i have now as a secondary. The question I have is can I just straight copy everything I have on the current hd to the new one (once formatted and all), take out the current one and the comp will run just fine? I really don't want to have to go thru a fresh install of the OS and lose boocoo software that I probably won't be able to re-aquire again.

Answer:transfering data from old hd to new

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Originally posted by jaknlisa619
I want to get a new hd and use the one i have now as a secondary. The question I have is can I just straight copy everything I have on the current hd to the new one (once formatted and all), take out the current one and the comp will run just fine? I really don't want to have to go thru a fresh install of the OS and lose boocoo software that I probably won't be able to re-aquire again.




No, you can't just copy your OS system files over to the new HDD. In order for your new HDD to boot up to the OS, the boot sector needs the necessary information in order to know where to locate your OS files.

You need to use a tool like Norton Ghost; Drive Image or similar appc. in order to make a perfect clone onto the new HDD.

Once you've cloned it, make sure you have the correct jumper settings when installing the hdd.

EDIT: good god my grammar was p*ss poor... i've cleared it for ya a bit. Hope i didnt' confuse you too much.

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i know this guy getting a new comp, his old is running xp and the new is vista biz 64. Whats the best [free] way to transfer just about everything on the old pc to the new one? I mean programs, files, etc. thanks
 

Answer:transfering data from one pc to another?

Programs will need to be re-installed, simple as that. This is prefered anyway, since it is a new machine, with a new OS and a new OS platform as well. As for his files, just use an external USB drive to back up anything important, and then you can add it back to his new system. If he has a home network, you could copy the data across to the new system, once it is set up, applications installed, etc.
 

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I've just bought a new PC (still unopened in its box!) and I am deleting stuff from my old one.My problem is I have lots of photo's stored on my old PC and I want to keep them. I don't have a re-writer on my old PC,how can I transfer all my pic's to my new PC?

Answer:Transfering data from old to new PC - How?

1. Pen drive (flash drive)2. connect old HDD as slave into new PC 3. buy external drive case and fit old HDD plug into usb port on new pc and copy

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Well I have made the leap from my XP Pro 32bit PC and ordered a shiny new W7 Pro 64bit unit - at a price. Now comes the fun of transferring as much as I can as simply as possible. Given that I have few days before it arrives I thought I would get prepared as far as possible.
I found this Windows Easy Transfer software which looks as though it should do the job but I wanted to confirm that it will work from 32bit to 64bit as it isn't exactly clear on that part of the subject. I recognise that I am unlikely to find something that will transfer programs from one to the other.
There must be many who have already been through this trauma who came give a bit of advice and much is needed and welcome.
Many thanks in anticipation.

Answer:New PC - Transfering Data

Yes it will work - XP to all versions of Windows 7. Easy to follow instructions here with pictures to guide you all the way. enter link description here

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What is the best way to transfer data from a desktop to a laptop. i assume it would be by USB, but I seem to remember somewhere (could be wrong!) that the cable had to have some "electronics" to make the transfer safe! Any opinions?

Answer:Transfering data

Depending on how much data needs transferring it could be as simple as using a USB memory stick.

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What is the best way to transfer data from a desktop to a laptop. Via usb I suspect, but have also read you need the correct cable. with a little bit of electronics to make sure of correct transfer! Any opinions?

Answer:Transfering data

The easiest way is by usb stick.Or you could burn a cd.

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Hi there (muggings here again)
Both my wife and I have the same make and model laptop (sad I know but they were on offer yrs ago) unfortunatly my wife had an accident with hers and it fell onto the floor. I noticed that one of the lid hinges had broken but I tried to fix it so that it would open/close. I tried to power it up but nothing, so I swapped the hard drives over and her's worked fine in mine so I know that that is ok, unfortunatly upon powering hers up with my drive in I noticed the screen was very dim and thats is what needs fixing.
What I would like to know is of a free (if poss)way of transferring all the wifes data from her hard drive onto an external one so that we can use mine and she can access her files until we get a new one for her in a few weeks time.
Any help greatly appreciated as usual.
Many thanks in advance Ian

Answer:data transfering

If machine is booting but screen is dead / dim
you could try connecting machine to external monitor (flat screen TV) use Fn+ F key with blue square to switch to external monitor.
It's possible it could be just a loose connection to the screen / invertor or backlight failed.
Hard drive can be fitted into a caddy see here and connected to your machine.
However to access the files you may need to take permission so what op system are you using Vista?

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I just recently bought a used computer to replace the one I had which died on me. For some reason, my old harddrive isn't being recognized as the main hard drive when I remove the new one and plug my old one in. Both harddrives are recognized when I have my old one plugged up with the extra power and IDE cable, so I was wondering if it is possible to copy the contents of my old drive to the new one and have it where it transfers all of my installed software over without having to reinstall everything?
 

Answer:Harddrive to harddrive data transfer?

So what you tried to do is get WinXP to boot after it was installed on a different computer. This usually does not work well unless the Motherboard onthe new computer is almost identical to the old one. At the very least you would want to uninstall all drivers that were istalled as part of the old motherboard then do a repair installation of Windows XP. Then again if your installation of Windows is an OEM version of Windows it is not legal to use it on a second computer even if the second computer is a replacement for the first. If this is a retail copy of Windows then you can do it. You would need also the drivers for the new system.. As far as transfering installed programs from one hard drive to another and have them work properly if at all, it is not likely that you will succeed in doing so as installed programs make changes to the registry so that windows will know where to go look for the files to operate these programs. Just transferring the programs will not make the changes needed to your registry that an installation would make.
 

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Good day. How are you? I'd like to know how i can transfer data from cassette (those old walkman tapes) to my computer so i can burn the data on CD. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Step by step instructions would be really cool for a guy like me.
 

Answer:Transfering data from cassette

First you need to hook up a tape player to your computer. Run the output from a cassette player (I have tape monitor out on mine that works well) to line-in on your sound card. You might need a cable like this http://www.weisd.com/store2/CABAUD-1200-06.html.

Then install Audacity, a freeware audio recorder/editor and set it up to record from line-in.
 

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I am having trouble sending a document I scanned to my program Open office. The document automatically go's to Windows media and I cannot add text to it. Is there a control that I can use to send it to the program I want? I am running windows 7
With my old 2000 pro I would send the data to the program Word and I could add text to the document. Do I need to purchase a Word program?
handy man
 

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hey,i am using windows 7 ultimate and have tried many times to make a home network but nothing works,i have tried using windows help for how to make a home network but nothing works.i would really appreciate if someone could help me out and describe the process step by step of how to share data between my computer and another using any os (xp,vista,7).thnx
i have lynksys wrt54g2
 

Answer:transfering data wirelessly

One, have you configured your Linksys already? I mean the SSID or Broadcast Name was already set to something you know like "Home WiFi" and if you do, did you already set some security settings (if you want to make the network private) like WEP/WPA/WPA2? if you do, then all you need now are wireless adapters (if your computer doesn't have one just like a laptop has one built-in).

Assuming you have wireless adapters, you just have to switch it on (if it has a switch just like one of the VAIO series), then go to the Network and Sharing Center, click "Connect to a network" and let it look for wireless networks within range. Now, to help things speed up, if you have configured the router with your own SSID / Broadcast Name, just select it from the list and enter necessary security credentials when prompted.
 

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I'm buying a new laptop monday and am wondering what's the easiest way to transfer my bookmarks to the new one, in non technical terms please.

Answer:Transfering data to new computer

Click on FILE - IMPORT & EXPORT

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I have this old p3 800MHz Dell. I have recenly upgraded my other computer to this one i have here in my specs. With the old parts of the previous I wanted to through together a system using the info on the dell's 20gig harddrive.

I want to copy/mirror/ghost (not familiar with this) the files on the Dell's old harddrive onto this 80 gig harddrive and use it with my better parts. Is this possible? I don't want to reinstall everything because then i will have to go through all that mess AND activate things again and XP home might not let me use my cd key again.

Help me please!

Answer:Help keeping/transfering data

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=...e+Search&meta=

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My computer freezes (completely, nothing works, need to restart) whenever want to transfer data from the pc to an external harddrive or Flashdrive. As time goes on it gets worse, now I just need to plug in the external harddrive and a minute later it freezes. What can I do? I have defragmented, cleaned up the registry, optimized the pc with system mechanic and still nothing. The pc is working efficiently, except with external memory devices.

HELP

Answer:PC Freezing when transfering data

What external hard drive are you using? Does it only freeze when you transfer files or does it freeze just from having the drive plugged in?

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Hi,

thanks for all the help. You guys are the best.

My old computer is:

IBM Thinkpad 365XD with windows 98

No USB ports.

I have an external 3.5 floppy drive which can't connect to my new computer.

New computer:

toshiba satellite C650D windows 7
I bought a prolific USB to Serial adapter and added a mini gender changer to connect to old computer.

I have (through much trial and error) gotten both computers to accept the driver install and in device manager they are both looking like the computers have excepted the port connection.

the old is on port 5 and the new is on port 3.

What I can't do is actually transfer files. Or at this point have no clue what to do next. I thought some extra drive would show up or some sort of tranfer software would start like when you download pictures from a camera or something.

On the new computer I go into devices and printers and it says that the prolific USB to Serial Port is unspecified.

I really don't know what else to tell you. I hope you can help. The old computer is really on its last legs and want the files before it crashes for good. I am now constantly having to reset the time and date for the computer (not windows) and it has been saying there is registry errors in windows when I first start. When I reboot everything is fine.

Thanks.
 

Answer:transfering data from old laptop to new

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HI,I have been trying to transfer data&files from a WD PASSPORT X-TERNAL HDD,but the data that i got off it was what i put on it in last few days that came off new HDD with WIN 7 installed on it.
The X-TERNAL HDD has about 60GB of data on that for some reason i can not access i installed WINDOWS EASY TRANSFER on to both of the HDD'S that i have in my PC right now and that is supposed to help with transferring data from PC to another PC but that would not even work.
The other way i thought about doing is to old HDD out of the PC i am using right now put it into the other E521 but transfer cable down load WINDOWS EASY TRANSFER program and see if that even would work but that way of doing it could have a few down sides to it i have in the past some of the problems with PC'S are usually simple&stupid,thank you

Answer:Transfering data off x-ternal hdd

Not sure I follow your explanation, but I don't see why you would need to use Easy Transfer to move data from an external drive to a PC.

I'm guessing there is something missing from your explanation. Otherwise, I'd just drag the files from the external to the destination drive.

Easy Transfer is not a highly polished tool anyway.

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Is it possible? I want to archive a few tapes.
 

Answer:Transfering VHS data to digital?

Yes

You will need a USB Video Bus , some video software, & lots of patience
 

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Another odd problem.

When transferring data to a external harddrive I'm having a problem. I'm using a HP external harddrive hooking it up to one of my newer laptops. It is 2.0 usb compliant. When I try to transfer, say 2gigs of data it takes forever. When I try it with a seagate external harddrive and another machine with around 8gigs of data it takes maybe an hour.

Can anyone enlighten me on what could be causing this problem and how to fix it?
 

Answer:Transfering data problem.... help.

What are harddrive rpm?
 

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I have a doubt, i need to transfer some big files from my laptop to my desktop i had a cat 6 cable but when i connected them the computers don't seem to identify each other, i've checked the networking properties and everything looks good;firewall is disable i enable the netbios and still the problem. Am i missing something? please if you know let me know thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Transfering data using cat 6

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Hi Guys,

I have formed a network connection between an xp desktop and an xp laptop through a parallel direct link. I have set up a connection as the laptop being the host and the desktop the client. I log on to the laptop with the desktop successfully. I set both c: drives to share. However, i cannot find the other computers files on either the host or client. When i ask to look for workgroup computers the host just finds itself and the client says that mshome is not available to that user. Both computers are set to mshome and both users have administrator privilages. Why can i not access my host c: drive through the client and why can they not find each other in network places?

If you have any answers to this question or an easier way to transfer large filea please let me know.

Milo
 

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Hi. I'm a serious noob when it comes to computers, and I really need help. I just got a new computer, and want to transfer all of the data from my old drive onto the new one, obviously, but I'm having a lot of trouble with it.

I bought a USB 2.0 enclosure for the old drive, and when I plug it into the new computer, everything seems to work fine, where it recognizes the interface and the drive connected to it, but the drive does not "mount" (if that's the right term) to the "My Computer" screen, and I don't know how else to access it.

A couple of things I think might be the trouble are that the old drive was set up with XP and it has the whole "Cable Select" thing with it, whereas the new computer has Vista and, to the best of my knowledge, no cable select.

Can anyone help me out? Do I need to use a special "Cable Select" cable to plug my old drive into the USB enclosure? Or do I have to transfer my files to an XP computer or something?

Thanks.
 

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hello guys.
i need to transfer all my data on my laptop to another laptop,cause i want to format my windows and i don't have any dvd writer....
can u please tell me what do i need to do....
do i need any router???? or i can just transfer by using ethernet cable?
i tried using ethernet cable but could do so.... don'y know why..
pls guide me what should i do...
thanks
 

Answer:help regarding transfering data from one computer to another

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Allright, so I don't know if this actually falls into networking, but I think it does.

I am working with a TGA (Thermogravimetric Analyzer) from back in the 1970s. It transfers data to a really old Texas Instruments computer from back in the day, then proceeds to print the data. What I am looking to do is to transfer the data from the TI computer to a new computer and open the data in excel. Is there some way I can do this? If so...how? Thank you for any help you can provide. This has had me thinking for some time now.
 

Answer:transfering data from aged to new

You're going to have to tell us a lot more. What kind of linkage between the analyzer and the TI? I'm going to guess a serial link. Also, what form it the data in? It's obviously possible, but I suspect you may have to write some sort of front-end application to pre-process the data into something like CSV (comma delimted files) to read into Excel.
 

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Hi,  I just bought a new harddrive for my computer.  I am going to remove the one in their now and replace it with the new one. I was wondering how I can take all my files and info from my first harddrive and tranfer it over to the new harddrive.  I want this tranfer to include everything, even the OS.Any help would be nice.  Thank you

Answer:Transfering Data Between Harddrives

Partition Commander from vcom.  http://www.v-com.com/product/Partition_Commander_Home.htmlwill do a sector by sector *censored* copy and even expand the partition for you automagically.  You have to purchase it though.I have also used a product called diskcopy from Partition Magic to do the same thing, costs more though, if it is still available.Even though both of these cost money, they save me, many many times the costs in time and frustration.Alternately you could reinstall your OS and programs on your new drive and copy the data files from your old to new drive.Gary

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Another odd problem.

When transferring data to a external harddrive I'm having a problem. I'm using a HP external harddrive hooking it up to one of my newer laptops. It is 2.0 usb compliant. When I try to transfer, say 2gigs of data it takes forever. When I try it with a seagate external harddrive and another machine with around 8gigs of data it takes maybe an hour.

Can anyone enlighten me on what could be causing this problem and how to fix it?

Answer:Transfering data problem.... help.

Assuming you're running XP/Vista:
There might be something up with the laptop's USB drivers; go the Device Manager and see if there are any devices under yellow question marks.

If you don't know how to do that, press windows key+pause/break, go to Devices and the Device Manager will be there.

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I have bought a laptop and wish to transfer all my files and settings to it. How do I do this without buying software to help?

Answer:Transfering data & settings to a new pc

Not possible to transfer programs individually and transferring a clone probably won't work because of the differences in hardware between PC and laptop. Files like docs, spreadsheets, tunes could be transferred via CD or DVD or memory stick or ext usb hard drive

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I have a number of spreadsheets originally created in Microsoft Office v5.0. These spreadsheets have now been saved to floppy disk. (Operating system Windows NT4).

I now have a new pc which runs Microsoft Works v7.0 (the operating system is Windows XP Pro).

For some reason, the spreadsheets from Office version 5.0 will not open on my new pc.

We have also tried installing Excell V. 7.0 separately but this hasn't worked.

We have tried opening the spreadsheets on our home pc as well but on each occasion we get the following message:

FILE FORMAT IS NOT VALID.

Can anyone suggest what we might be doing wrong or how to overcome this problem?

Many thanks

Keith
 

Answer:Transfering spreadsheet data

If you can get to your old system, or any system, to open the files, then save it in .csv format (Comma Separated Values).

Every spreadsheet program (that I can think of) can open .csv files.
You will lose any formatting but that is preferable to not being able to open the file at all, isn't it?
 

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Hi 1. Is the a way to have a web page and excel spread opened at the same time on the same screen?. 2.I would like to Be able to get information from the web page and post it to the spread sheet while both are opened. I don't know if it can be done. I thought I would ask. Thank You

Answer:Transfering data from internet to excel

If you have both opened with sized windows you could potentially have excel using 1/2 the screen and the web browser using the other half. Transfer from one to the other you can manually copy/paste info across unless the content is protected from copy/paste or an image form where numbers are actually an image vs ascii.Anything like this for large amounts of data, you either would program a keyboard/mouse macro to run through redundant process such as using jitbit Macro recorder or another macro creation software or you can write a C# program for example that parses a website for information and passes that information such as comma delimited to a CSV file to be opened in excel later as a raw data import.

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HI

I have a new Laptop running windows 7 and and desktop running XP both 64 bit. Ive managed to set up a wireless network, both connect to the internet via my router and both can access each others shared files. (that should have been the hard part).

The problem is i need to transfer about 100gb of data from the desktop to the laptop and to do it wirelessly over my network will take ages.

Ive got a network cable and have connected the two together. Now my problem is how do i get the laptop to see the desktop via the cable and not via the wireless connection so that i can transfer the data quickly.

Im sure im missing something simply but have been banging my head against a brick wall for a fe hours.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Cameron
 

Answer:Transfering data from Desktop to Laptop - help!!

When you say you connected them together, did you just connect one computer to the other, or are you going through your router?

be easier to connect both to your router. you would do it the same way with the wired connection as you would wireless.
 

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Hi all,

We have got 2 servers (old & new) under a domain. It was decided that some of the data & ACL from old server should be transfered to a new server. Both are on Win 2000 and has been setted up and up and running. Old server (ServerA) has a drive with 6 partations and a cople of Map Drives on it. Server has a drive with two partations (C & D).

To be honest, I don't know how to transfer data & ACL's and file permissions in tact to a new server (ServerB). I was advised to use NTBackup and when I looked around I found that xcopy and robocopy are available for the job.

We are a school and are on Folder Redirection environment. Also ACLs are server based rather than domain based so I also want to make sure that there is no problems when staff & pulpils come back and access to their files, even though both servers have different name.

Since the whole thing is completely beyond me, I would really appreciate if someone can help/guide/advise me through this.

Thanks in advances
 

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Hi,

I recently got windows 7 and installed it onto an empty hard drive in my pc.
I now have my old hard drive with vista on and my new hard drive with windows 7 on.

The only problem is i have hundreds of programs and updates etc on my old hard drive that i really want to use with windows 7 on my new hard drive.

Does anyone know how i can transfer over all the programs and data from my old hard drive to my new hard drive? I tryed just copying the files over but i dont have the registry settings on my new hard drive with windows 7, so none of the programs work.

Any help with this problem would be great thanks.

Answer:Help Transfering data from old hard drive to new one.

Sorry but for 99% of programs a reinstall is required

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Hi, I sent my laptop in for repair to fix the cracked screen, they then said the hard drive was nackered and I needed a new one. The guy then said that they could transfer the data from my laptop's hard drive to the new one so I'm not losing anything.

Going by this I'm assuming that it is possible to transfer laptop hard drive data to another. I have an external hard drive and I have an ordinary PC. So my question is how can I transfer my laptops hard drive data over to one of these (or even to another laptop)? I think I may be able to restore the hard drive trough the recovery discs but of course I would lose everything.

Some more info that may be of help; my laptop just loads but doesn't actually start so I can't do anything on the laptop itself. My laptop was running windows 7 which I manually installed through the disc Sony sent me, my PC is vista. I'm not sure what else you may need to know but feel freeto ask if you think it will help.

Many thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Transfering hard drive data

Sorry to bump but I've sorted this now, didn't realise Sony vaio recovery came with a "rescue data" option. Very handy I must say!
 

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I have a 1.5 tb WD external desktop hd that is nearly full that will not open in my pc any more.

For some reason it's getting hung up.

It shows up in the computer menu with a drive letter but has no other info, like file size or free space remaining...in disk management, it gets hung up on connecting to virtual disk forever.

I've tried it on another pc running Windows XP and the same thing happens, but fortunately WD hd opens up on my friends mac book.

My question is how do I transfer all the data from the WD hd to the new Seagate external hd I just bought from a mac book?

Both external hd's are pc preformatted(I did nothing), but surprisingly, the WD hd works on the mac book.

I'm not sure if my friend's mac book has some driver that allows it to open the WD hd or if it already was pc and mac compatible.

Can i create separate partitions to make it compatible with both mac and pc?

Since the WD hd doesn't open on my pc, I have to do this from my friend's mac book.

Answer:transfering data from one external hd to another but won't open in pc

Try a Linux distro. That maybe easier for you. Here is one suggestion (don't get confused by the title of the tutorial):

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

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Friends,
How can I transfer 400GB Data from my older HDDs to new HDD in windows XP. Or you suggest something else? Can't use Ghost as all partitions are NTFS. Pls. advise.

Answer:Transfering 400GB DATA Between HDDs in XP

What do you mean you can't use Ghost because of NTFS?

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OK this problem has had me stumped for awile. My current harddrive has a genuine version of windows on it and im planning on upgrading to a sata raid setup. This would require a reformating of the drive im currently using and the new drive I have. The easy way to do it would just reformat and reinstall but I dont have a windows CD for this PC and I dont have any way of ataining a new one unless ofcourse I purchase one.

Ive been told that "in thoery" you can just copy the entire harddrive and everything on it to the new partition and if your lucky you wont have any problems. Im sceptical on how reliable this method really is and would apprieciate some other poeple ideas on what I should do. I have a external hardrive at my exposal and I dont have much funds on new software or hardware.

Answer:Transfering Windows Data To New Drive

Can you borrow an XP CD from someone? You can use any XP CD provided you have a valid product key. Some computer stores will sell you an XP CD for about 10USD provided you can prove you have a valid product key (which is probably on a sticker on the side of your case). You may have to take your case to the store as proof. Not all stores will do this for you so phone around first.

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Hi,
I have san disk cruzer mini 2GB pen drive. I am using it on Win XP home edition. When I try to copy dat to or from pen drive , I find it taks too much time to copy data to and from pen drive. recently , i was copying MS-Office 2003 to my pen drive and even in 50 minutes , it could not copy it. When copying it shows, 119 minutes left 208 minutes left and so on. What could be wrong with my drive? Should i format it or am i missing some driver ? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
 

Answer:Pen drive slow in transfering data

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Hi 1. Is the a way to have a web page and excel spread opened at the same time on the same screen?. 2.I would like to Be able to get information from the web page and post it to the spread sheet while both are opened. I don't know if it can be done. I thought I would ask. Thank You

Answer:Transfering data from internet to excel

If you have both opened with sized windows you could potentially have excel using 1/2 the screen and the web browser using the other half. Transfer from one to the other you can manually copy/paste info across unless the content is protected from copy/paste or an image form where numbers are actually an image vs ascii.Anything like this for large amounts of data, you either would program a keyboard/mouse macro to run through redundant process such as using jitbit Macro recorder or another macro creation software or you can write a C# program for example that parses a website for information and passes that information such as comma delimited to a CSV file to be opened in excel later as a raw data import.

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I bought a new Windows 10 computer (I had been using a Windows 7 computer for years.) and I did transfer a lot of the data on my older computer to my new computer but when I opened the Windows Fax and Scan program, I found that none of the data (documents) that I had scanned using my older computer transferred to my new computer. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do that? Thanks in advance for all and any suggestions.
 

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Im cant seem to figure out how to transfer my apps from my window lumia 520 phone to my micro sd card, Im still stuck at the first step

Answer:transfering data to my micro sd card

In Storage Sense you choose Phone, then apps & games, then you choose the app and a menu appears that gives you a choice between move to SD card or remove. If you have WP 8.1 of course...

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Hello everyone. I recently got a 160GB Maxtor 7200RPM hard drive.

In my system currently, I have 3 physical drives:

Maxtor 13GB 7200RPM (C: Windows Drive)
Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM (D: Programs & Music)
Maxtor 80GB 7200ROM (G: Video & Music)

Here's what I'd like to do. I'd like to put all of the contents from the 80GB (G drive) to the new 160GB. All of the contents from the 40GB (D drive) to the 80GB (G drive). And finally all the contents from the 13GB to the 40GB (D drive).

My plan was then to take the 13GB out and use it in my FreeBSD box.

I need to make sure though that when I transfer my data, that none of it gets lost, and all programs/software still works...which I guess would mean making sure that the 40GB became the "C" drive, the 80GB became the "D" drive, and the 160GB became the "G" drive.

How can I do this?

Thanks

-Mark
 

Answer:Transfering Data From Hard Drives

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Hello everyone, I have a dual purpose question. first of all I have an IBM thinkpad 600e I have upgraded the ram to 256meg. I am wanting to load my laptop with windows XP or WIN 2000 (not very sure it will hold XP) I want to know if there is a way to load dual copies of the OS, one of which is currently being used on my desktop, to my laptop without having to do something illegal.
Second part upon getting the program loaded is there a way to save or load all of the programs as they were on the prior OS without having to to install one by one, or is it maybe possible to keep key settings for programs that require a reg key that you have lost the original key to. Hope this isnt too complicated but in my past posts you guys have proven yourselves to be friggin geniuses so im confident that you will understand.
thanks in advance
 

Answer:HELP WITH LOADING NEW OS & TRANSFERING PROGRAM DATA

Reinstalling the os will wipe the installed programs. They will have to be reinstalled one by one. If you don't have the cd keys you can try searching through the registry or contact the vendor and see if they can give you one.

As to the windows 2K question, Not positive on that one. I have heard it said that you can do one laptop and one desktop per license but I strongly doubt for single users. I suspect thats a corporate licensing thing.
 

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Hi, I recently just got a new SSD to replace what I'm thinking is a failed hard drive in my laptop. What is the best way to transfer my data to my new SSD? It's a laptop, so I'm not if I should be approaching this any different as compared to a regular desktop PC. The hard drive isn't completely failed, my laptop just blue screens once every few hours (but it can also range to a matter of few minutes after starting up my PC, like when I tried to transfer some files), and it seems to be the hard drive problem. I've already backed up my most IMPORTANT files to a USB, but there are some still there. So how should I be doing this? Thanks.
 

Answer:Transfering Data to New Hard Drive

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I have a Vista system. Recently something is transfering large amounts of data when I'm not downloading or uploading anything. How to find application responsible for it? I scanned the system with Malwarebytes, AVG antivirus. I also have Comodo firewall installed.

Answer:Finding application transfering data

Did the Task manager show anything?

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When i'm trying to copy some data to my readynas then after a few MB win7 pulls the plug on itself. no network connection avalible anymore. When i reboot everything is O.K. again. Does anyone know a solution?

Answer:Network connection gives up when transfering data to NAS

I had the same issue with one of the USB HDD, it could be a hardware issue either the port or the actual NAS itself.

Is it happening on another machine or another OS?

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This is the problem in which I'm currently in. I saved roughly about 15Gs worth of music and numerous pictures in my documents. Well since then I've changed the h.d, motherboard, and a few other things and installed a fresh copy of windows on the alternate h.d. well with the first h.d set as a slave and no means of going back to my original setup because i deleted most of everything on the h.d except a few folders it won't give me access to those folders. I'm wondering is there anyway of gaining access to those folder? I've tried creating an account with the original windows logon name and password but that didn't work. I'm assuming it's because of the drive letter or something as simple as that I simply do not know. This is frustrating because there are hundreds of pictures and I didn't make a backup of them and now i have no way of getting them off the h.d. Any help would be appreciative.
 

Answer:Solved: transfering data windows XP

You need to take ownership of the files . . see this:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&sd=tech
 

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I have finally accepted and stepped into the 64 bit world. I use my computer as a digital audio workstation. (recording studio) The main software is Cubase. I have to move about 1 terabyte of audio files from the old machine: Dell Vostro 400 w/dual duo core, 4GB memory, 2 - 500GB HDD to the new (refurbished) machine: Dell Precision T3600 w/Xeon E5-1620 3.6 GHz, 32 GB memory, 256 MB SSD, 1TB SSD, someshit video card. I reserved space (free for a few months) on Google Cloud and it has taken almost two days to upload 100 GB of files. Perhaps a USB HDD would be quicker and if it has some halfway decent specs, I could use it for samples later. Am I missing something obvious? FTP? I have bandwidth. I could use some suggestions. Thank you.
 

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I have just recently tried to transfer Adobe Photoshop CS from my Laptop to my desktop. I was running xp pro on my laptop and am running Vista on new. However I can see the program on the new PC but am unable to open it. When I start transfering from my old PC i use the advanced option as I dont want everything moving across. All I select is Adobe and nothing else. Am I missing some critical item or am I going wrong completly. I have tried it twice but to no avail. Can anybody help tks

Answer:Transfering data with BELKIN Cable

You can't transfer programs in that way, they have to be installed from their disks.

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I have a failing hard drive that is 40 gig and need to transfer the OS and all data to my other hard drive that is 250 gig, I have a few things saved on the 250 gig but can back this up on cds. I would like to know how to go about this process without screwing anything up. I know about changeing the jumpers around on the hard drives themselves, but im not sure how to reformat the drive into the required partitions and actually getting the data over to it.

Answer:Transfering Data From One Hard Drive To Another

The quickest way would be to create an image of the failing drive using Symantec Ghost or Acronis. Then after backing up your data from the 250 gig drive, install the drive as the master and copy the image you created to the new drive provided you have somewhere to store the image you create other than the new drive. This will overwrite the new drive with the proper formatting and you will have the OS working as it did before only on a bigger drive.

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heloo...
i use win7...my broadband 3connect product of Huawei connected but no data transfering..this occurs after uninstalling my other broadband...my 3connect broadband shows this messages when getting connected: "software activation has made '732' unsuccessful attempts over 'WWAN' bearer type. the software will be blocked for 'WWAN' connections after '268' more failed attempts. contact your system administrator for more information."
it also happen to my wireless...
i had checked the ip and its ok...actualy the hardware work properly when i looked at device manager..

Answer:broadband n wireless not data transfering

Welcome to TSF,

Can you provide us an ipconfig /all output for review? Instructions can be found from this Sticky.

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How do I transfer the data from my old C: drive to the C: drive of a new computer? My son says that not all files will be tranfered, there are hidden files that will not be automatically be transfered. He also says that software can be purchased to help with this job. Any ideas?

Answer:transfering C: drive data from old computer to new

Depends what files you mean.  There are 3 general classifications:  Operating System files (Windows files), Applications files (Program files such as MS Office), Data files (Word documents, Excel files, photos).  When you say Data, I assume you mean only the 3rd classification.  If, yes, they can copied in a number of different way, depends on how many and large they are.  You can copy them to a floppy disk, CD, or network the 2 computers and copy from one to the other.

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hey

i need data off an old pc which was windows 98 word97
so i put it in my comp (xp. office suite 8) i want to access files from old harddrive but wheni click word it says data might be currupt? plz help
 

Answer:old harddrive. need data off it. put as slave. cant access data

iLLegaL89 said:

hey

i need data off an old pc which was windows 98 word97
so i put it in my comp (xp. office suite 8) i want to access files from old harddrive but wheni click word it says data might be currupt? plz helpClick to expand...

Well, generally all the office suits are backward compatible...so there's should not be any problem. Can you open that word file(s) on the old PC (World 97 as u mentioned?) If it is so, you might have some problem with this new PC office suit.
Try, making copy of the old files in old PC using save as or may be you can convert doc files (if you don't have some hi level formating) to rtf files. That can be opened in Wordpad comes with every Windows OS.
This might help, i guess..
- Nirav
 

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I want to know how to transfer data from my computer down stairs to the one upstairs. They are connected to the same router.
 

Answer:Transfering data through Local-area network

can you see the other computer on the network?
 

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I have window 7 home on my machine. I had a version of simply accounting that did not run on windows 7 so I install it on a vitual machine on windows 7. I have since bought a version that will run on windows 7 because I had some errors with my vitual machine witch will not run anymore. How do I get the data from the vitual machine. If I try to get it with windows explorer of windows 7 it does not see it.
Thanks

Answer:Transfering data from a vitual machine to windows 7

Welcome to WSF.

You can share files between the guest and the host operating systems by enabling shared folders.

However, I'm not quite sure how to do it so you might want to have a look in the WSF tutorials, go to Google or wait for one of our VM experts to come up with a solution.

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which one is faster on transfering data? a laptop DVD Rom VS a USB 2.0 harddrive?


more over, my laptop DVD rom is combo, since it shouldn't be IDE....what is its interface to the laptop?

Answer:Comparing the speed of transfering data on 2 devices!!

USB2.0 hd is faster

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