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Transferring info

By PUGGERS06
Mar 20, 2009
  1. How do I transfer info from one hard drive to another?

    My pc went down and got a new one. I would like to know how to transfer my old drive to my new. My motherboard went in my old and it was time for a new one anyways. I know people that would do this but I don't really have the time. Any advice? Also does anyone know where I can find update drivers for a dot matrix printer model Panasonic KX-P2123. Thanks.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "I know people that would do this but I don't really have the time"...

    If you don't have the time, it must not be that important
     
  3. PUGGERS06

    PUGGERS06 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't have the time to sit and wait for someone else to do it when I could have already done it.
     
  4. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 498

    Is your pc a laptop or a desktop? If it's a desktop, you can just pull out the HD and stick it into a free slot on the new computer. As for the drivers for the dot matrix printer ... www.google.com .... you can usually find anything you need on there :)

    Spyder_1386 :)
     
  5. PUGGERS06

    PUGGERS06 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's a desktop and I was told since my old pc was so old that the old drive wouldn't fit. My old pc is around 7 yrs old.
     
  6. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 498

    You could always transfer your data onto a memory stick (flash disk, pen stick) and then copy it to your new computer? I can't remember if USB2 was out in 2002 ... if only USB1 was available at that stage you might have to wait a while for everything to copy lol. Writing to CD or DVD is another option?

    Spyder_1386 :)
     
  7. X DarthMonkey X

    X DarthMonkey X TS Rookie Posts: 76

    Do you have any specific specs for the old drive and the new computer? Model numbers would be great, we might be able to just drop the old drive in the new PC after all.

    I have an inkling that some retail sales guy just told you that to make his life a bit easier, not thinking about what was actually best for the customer.
     
  8. PUGGERS06

    PUGGERS06 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The mother board is fried.
     
  9. PUGGERS06

    PUGGERS06 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    old pc is a HP a410e. New one is Dell inspiron 530 w/ intel core2 duo.
     
  10. X DarthMonkey X

    X DarthMonkey X TS Rookie Posts: 76

    You were not misled by whoever told you that your old drive won't work in the new computer.

    However, you can still go to your local electronics store and drop $15-20 on an external IDE Housing, which will turn your old drive into an external USB drive.
     
  11. PUGGERS06

    PUGGERS06 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the info.
     
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