Tranfering data from one CPU to another



George
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
How do I transfer all the data on my HD in Win ME - to my new computer HD Win
XP ??? Do I need cables or any other equipment ???

Burbur
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
The easiest way is to just move the hard drive.

"George" <George@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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How do I transfer all the data on my HD in Win ME - to my new computer HD
Win
XP ??? Do I need cables or any other equipment ???

Jim Macklin
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Several ways this can be done...
If both computers have networks cards, all you need is a
crossover cable (or a hub/switch) to network them.
Or you can put the old drive in the new computer as a slave
and use the settings and transfer wizard to move the data.


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"George" <George@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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| How do I transfer all the data on my HD in Win ME - to my
new computer HD Win
| XP ??? Do I need cables or any other equipment ???

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
George <George@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>How do I transfer all the data on my HD in Win ME - to my new computer HD Win
>XP ??? Do I need cables or any other equipment ???

You need some way of physically getting the data from the old machine
to the new one. There are many ways of doing this, including:

- removing the hard drive from the old machine and temporarily
installing it as a second hard drive in the new machine.
- Using a CD or DVD burner in the old machine to save the data and
then taking the disk with the data to the new machine.
- Connecting the two computers with a data connection of some kind
(network, USB transfer cable, Parallel port transfer cable, serial
port transfer cable) plus appropriate software for the type of
connection and sending the data from the old computer to the new
computer.

You can also facilitate this work, regardless of which of these
transfer methods you use, by running the Files and Settings Transfer
Wizard that comes with Windows XP on the old computer to gather up
your data files and configuration settings and then again on the new
computer to import the files and settings.

See the article on using the Files And Settings Transfer Wizard by MVP
Gary Woodruff at http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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Tranfering data from one CPU to another