About to buy a new computer, how to transfer files?

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  1. AcuraTL

    AcuraTL Old Member

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    From my old computer's hard drive to my new computer? I have no idea, your answers would be greatly appreciated. My old computer is Windows 2000 and new one would be Windows XP Home. I just need to transfer all the digital photos mainly, about 6.0 GB.
     
  2. knightm3

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    One of the easiest ways would be to pull the hard drive from your 2000 machine and put it in your XP machine, and just do a Move. If you don't feel like cracking open the case, and both machines have Ethernet cards, buy a crossover cable, connect the two NIC's and xfer the information that way. If you have a hub/switch/router, the second option becomes a little easier.
     
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    AcuraTL Old Member

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    Yes, I do have a DSL router for ethernet cable. So basically, I can just buy a crossover cable and connect the two and start transferring files?
     
  4. crotchfruit

    crotchfruit Guest

    *cough*pr0n*cough*
     
  5. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Then aren't they already networked? Router to PC connections use straight through cables. Crossover is used for PC to PC with nothing in the middle. Put them both in the same workgroup. Log on with the same username and password on both machines, share the C drive or porn folder on the 2000 machine and drag and drop in Explorer.
     
  6. knightm3

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    He didn't have the new machine as of his last post.
     
  7. AcuraTL

    AcuraTL Old Member

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    I couldn't get the crossover cable to work. So what I did was copy whatever I needed onto CD-Rs and transferred the files that way. By the way, I bought the Sony PCV-RZ22G

    2.4GHz
    80GB
    512RAM
    DVD +/- R/RW 4X drive
    Gigapocket (record live TV and analog video)

    Paid $1349.99, plus $100 rebate from Sony. I think I got what I needed......
     
  8. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    You could of Ghost'd the drive or selected content..
     
  9. biomechanoid

    biomechanoid Guest

    take out CD drive:
    install new HD

    copy old HD onto new HD.

    remove new HD

    reinstall CD drive

    you now have a new HD with all your old HD's info.

    :bigthumb:
     

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