Switching information from PC to PC

By Doctor Gallop
Apr 21, 2014
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  1. I am using a very old and slow MPC computer running Windows XP.
    Someone gave me [out of pity] a 3 year old E-Machines computer running Windows 7. [beggars can't be choosy].
    Anyway, how can I safely get my data from my old PC to the newer one?
    I am not the sharpest tack in the box, so if you can tell me how to do it in simple terms, I sure would appreciate it.
    Thanks guys.
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,309   +326

    Someone else may have a better idea, but if you have a large enough flashdrive, save it all to that & transfer it.
    I don't know if you could use TeamViewer for that or not . :)
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    Flash drive is by far the simplest idea. Otherwise just get them both up and running, make sure they are on the same workgroup, turn on windows file sharing and share the directories with data on the XP machine. Browse to them with the 7 machine and drag and drop.

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