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Transfer data to new PC

By JDJD
Aug 6, 2010
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  1. Hey Guys,

    I'm getting a new PC today.

    I was wondering how I would go about transferring all my files from my old computer to the new one. Is it just a matter of hooking up the two pcs with a usb? Will my new computer recognize the new pc just like it would an external hardrive?

    Any other new advice for the new PC would be more than appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    Which OS? Which files do you want to transfer? Do you have a home network?
     
  3. JDJD

    JDJD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Windows 7

    Basically I want to get my mp3 files from my old pc to my new pc. I thought I would just be able to use a usb but I need another cable.
     
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    I've seen Computer to computer USB's, they look fine, you should go ahead and try it.
    Else, i'd go with what I think JMMD is thinking, and share them over the home network.
     
  6. JDJD

    JDJD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thanks a lot for your feedback guys. I'm not really into the whole home networking thing so ill just goe with the usb.
     
  7. princealway

    princealway TS Rookie

    I know the one method to transfer the data to new P.C The USB transfer. USB ports and devices are increasingly popular, so users can transfer files from one computer to another computer using a variety of USB options. Or you may try this one also Data Networks. If you have a network configuration or plan on creating a network, you should definitely consider transferring and sharing of data files on the local network. This is the fastest way to transfer files between computers, and once setup you will continue to share files.
     
  8. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    A PL-25A1 Hi-Speed USB Easy Transfer Cable might do the job in conjunction with Windows
    Easy Transfer
    program, as suggested by LookingAround.

    http://www.prolific.com.tw/support/files/\IO Cable\PL-25A1\Manual\um_pl25A1_v1.1.pdf
     
  9. JDJD

    JDJD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Ok thanks guys.
     
  10. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

  11. JDJD

    JDJD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Hey thanks a lot for the link ravi.

    I'm going to Fry's today to pick up a cable. I can figure it out from there and i will ask the guys over at the store for input.

    Actually, I was also considering trying to hook up a home wireless network.

    Can I hook up a wireless home network with a pc that has Windows 7 and one that has Windows XP?
     
     
  12. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    Yes.
     
  13. hughva

    hughva TS Rookie Posts: 309

  14. JDJD

    JDJD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thanks Again 4 All The Help Guys.
     
  15. JDJD

    JDJD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Ok one more thing guys. I went to check out Windows 7 transfer cables and they are outrageously overpriced. I'm totally going to try the network transfer. I just have one more question and it might be the simplest one.

    How do I find out if my Dell 4550 running Windows XP is 32 bit or 64 bit?

    It asks this on the windows easy transfer page.

    It's been a while since I've had that computer so I have no idea.
     
  16. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

  17. JDJD

    JDJD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thanks A Lot Lookin.
     


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