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Transfering Data From Computer with Windows XP to Computer with Windows 7

Q: Transfering Data From Computer with Windows XP to Computer with Windows 7

QuickBook 2006 Data backed on USB flash drive up from oldcomputer with Windows XP. I am trying to transfer from flash drive to newcomputer with Windows 7. Get error message QBB is not a valid win 32application. How can I get the data from the old computer to the new computer?I have already installed QuickBooks on the new computer.
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G860 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3982 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1799 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 460142 MB, Free - 404304 MB; D: Total - 16567 MB, Free - 2052 MB;
Motherboard: Foxconn, 2ABF
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated and Enabled

Preferred Solution: Transfering Data From Computer with Windows XP to Computer with Windows 7

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Transfering Data From Computer with Windows XP to Computer with Windows 7

I am trying to transfer from flash drive to newcomputer with Windows 7. Get error message QBB is not a valid win 32application.Click to expand...

How are you trying to "transfer." The normal way is to simply copy the desired files and then eventually delete them from the USB flash driver when sure that they are no longer needed.

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hello guys.
i need to transfer all my data on my laptop to another laptop,cause i want to format my windows and i don't have any dvd writer....
can u please tell me what do i need to do....
do i need any router???? or i can just transfer by using ethernet cable?
i tried using ethernet cable but could do so.... don'y know why..
pls guide me what should i do...

A:help regarding transfering data from one computer to another

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I currently have a Packard Bell computer and just purchased a new computer (HP). I want to transfer the files and programs from my old computer to my new computer. How can I do this?

A:Transfering Data From Old Computer To New Computer

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As I am new to this I will start off by saying hello - I have noticed a slowing down of my computer - taking longer to boot - and taking forever to go to a web page that normally takes only a few seconds - also Ive noticed that I have data transfer going on when there should not be anything going on, like I'm not updating anything , I checked to see if any of my programs were updating, there was no activity going on with them - I have an indicator the tells me how much data has been transfered - I basically had all known programs/apps shutdown because I had to leave and when came back about half an hour later the outgoing data counter was at 240,123,987 bytes transfered any help would be much appreciated



Windows Vista home basic
Acer Aspire 5050 3371
AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology MK 36 2.0 ghz, 512kb L2 Cache
1Meg Ram
32 bit operating system
Hitachi HTS541680J9SA00 ATA HDD
built in wireless LAN

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this is my first post I just bought my sister a computer and it has windows xp media center on it, my computer i have windows xp home addition i need to find out if i could take my windows and put it on her computer and put mine on hers with no problems. I want to be able to do it legaly were i can do updates. both computers are dells i have a deminsions 2400 and my sisters is a d3 10 thanks. oh yeah the reason i want to do this is i have an xbox 360 and it works with media center and my sister doesnt need it.

A:transfering windows xp to other computer

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Only way to do it legally is to purchase the software. The O.S. license are registered to the computer it is installed on so theres no way to swap them.

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I have a Dell Inspiron PC with XP with 1.6 ghz processing speed and 2.0 gig of memory. I am purchasing a new computer with windows 7 already on it. Obviously the hardware is changing - the new computer his a i7 or i3 with 6 gigs of ram. I have XP on my old Dell machine. Could I just create an image of my hard drive from my old Dell machine and save it to an external hard drive then, just load the image onto the new computer with windows 7? Or should I just make a backup of my old computer using any backup tool and then just restore the backup onto the new PC?
Would loading the image onto the new PC with Ghost or something be possible? Could I use any backup tool (like the one on XP) and restore my files with the backup tool on windows 7?
It would be just easy just to make an image from the old computer and just load it on the new one.
I don't want to have to reinstall all my programs again.
Thanks in advance,

A:Transfering files from XP onto another computer with windows 7

When Windows is installed on a computer it takes a snapshot off the hardware and loads drivers specific to that motherboard.
Since your new computer is different hardware and has an updated OS (Windows 7) restoring an image from a different computer with XP will first Wipe Windows 7 off replacing with XP and it will not boot XP because the hardware is different and the specific drivers are not loaded for that motherboard at install.
You will have the same problem if you use a backup program, as far as Programs are concerned. You can manually backup (copy and paste)your personal files, Documents, Pictures, Music, etc and save them to a USB HDD or DVD. and then restore them (copy and paste again) to the new computer. Any Programs would need to be reinstalled. As some programs may need to upgrade to 64 Bit.

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I have a Windows 8.1 computer that has a virus. I pulled the hard drive out of the Windows 8.1 computer and hooked it up to my Windows 7 computer via a data transfer kit that hooks up USB. I booted my Windows 7 computer up into safe mode and took over ownership of all the folders and files on my Windows 8.1 hard drive. After I took over ownership I copied my user folder that had 200GB of data to my Windows 7 computer to store my data temporarily while I formatted the Windows 8.1 drive to get rid of the virus. After I formatted and reloaded windows 8.1 I pulled the hard drive out of the computer and  hooked the drive back up to my Windows 7 computer. I then cut and paste all of the data back to my Windows 8.1 hard drive. The data copied correctly no problem but when I put the Drive back into the Windows 8.1 computer I cannot see any of my data that I copied from my Windows 7 computer. Any help would be appreciated!

A:Problem Backing Up Data from Windows 8.1 Computer To Windows 7 Computer

HDDs/SSDBs have identifiers which are are recognized from the motherboard it is installed with.  Before moving a hdd/ssd to another motherboard you need to remove these, to do this you generalize the operating system by using sysprep from the command prompt.  This must be done before moving the HDD/SSD.
In the Elevated Command Prompt type in CD C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep, then press Enter.  Then use the command: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown, then press Enter.
If you do not do this prior to moving the drive you may only receive error messages.
Are the data that you can't read encrypted?

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This is the problem in which I'm currently in. I saved roughly about 15Gs worth of music and numerous pictures in my documents. Well since then I've changed the h.d, motherboard, and a few other things and installed a fresh copy of windows on the alternate h.d. well with the first h.d set as a slave and no means of going back to my original setup because i deleted most of everything on the h.d except a few folders it won't give me access to those folders. I'm wondering is there anyway of gaining access to those folder? I've tried creating an account with the original windows logon name and password but that didn't work. I'm assuming it's because of the drive letter or something as simple as that I simply do not know. This is frustrating because there are hundreds of pictures and I didn't make a backup of them and now i have no way of getting them off the h.d. Any help would be appreciative.

A:Solved: transfering data windows XP

You need to take ownership of the files . . see this:


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I bought a new Windows 10 computer (I had been using a Windows 7 computer for years.) and I did transfer a lot of the data on my older computer to my new computer but when I opened the Windows Fax and Scan program, I found that none of the data (documents) that I had scanned using my older computer transferred to my new computer. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do that? Thanks in advance for all and any suggestions.

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OK this problem has had me stumped for awile. My current harddrive has a genuine version of windows on it and im planning on upgrading to a sata raid setup. This would require a reformating of the drive im currently using and the new drive I have. The easy way to do it would just reformat and reinstall but I dont have a windows CD for this PC and I dont have any way of ataining a new one unless ofcourse I purchase one.

Ive been told that "in thoery" you can just copy the entire harddrive and everything on it to the new partition and if your lucky you wont have any problems. Im sceptical on how reliable this method really is and would apprieciate some other poeple ideas on what I should do. I have a external hardrive at my exposal and I dont have much funds on new software or hardware.

A:Transfering Windows Data To New Drive

Can you borrow an XP CD from someone? You can use any XP CD provided you have a valid product key. Some computer stores will sell you an XP CD for about 10USD provided you can prove you have a valid product key (which is probably on a sticker on the side of your case). You may have to take your case to the store as proof. Not all stores will do this for you so phone around first.

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I have window 7 home on my machine. I had a version of simply accounting that did not run on windows 7 so I install it on a vitual machine on windows 7. I have since bought a version that will run on windows 7 because I had some errors with my vitual machine witch will not run anymore. How do I get the data from the vitual machine. If I try to get it with windows explorer of windows 7 it does not see it.

A:Transfering data from a vitual machine to windows 7

Welcome to WSF.

You can share files between the guest and the host operating systems by enabling shared folders.

However, I'm not quite sure how to do it so you might want to have a look in the WSF tutorials, go to Google or wait for one of our VM experts to come up with a solution.

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Hi, I believe this is the right place to post about this.

I'm currently making some back-ups for my data (e.g. Photos, Music, etc) like that. And for some reason, when I try to copy certain files same errors seem to pop up which never happened last time I back-uped my stuff which was about 1 month ago or so.

These are the following errors:

While I was transfering/copying photo folders, it got stuck when it was copying 1 jpg image. An error message popped up saying "Data error. (CRC) Error". I cannot really type the rest since it's in Japanese but same error occured while trasferring/copying music.

I really cannot afford to lose some of the data, and I have just deleted my back-ups to re-update my back-ups. Are there any way of fixing this error and what exactly is causing this problem? Is it some kind of HDD problem?

Best regards,
Maverick, The True.

P.S. Recently, from 2 days ago or so, it's taking extremely long to load Windows XP when starting up about 1, 3 minutes. Maybe because my external hdd was plugged in but nothing like this happened before.

A:Errors while transfering data from PC (w/ Windows XP) to External HDD.

The photos the computer didn't allow me to copy couldn't be opened but the music with same problem was able to play on WinAmp. Did not try with other players.

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I am currently using two computers with Windows XP installed. I often backup & restore Quickbooks Pro 2007 between the two computers to keep each updated. My question is: I am planning on purchasing a new computer with Windows Vista Premium installed to replace one of the computers. Can I backup and restore back & forth between computers then, one with Xp & one with Vista? Thanks

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It seems that windows 10 does not support Easy Transfer.  I need help in getting the correct method to transfer files from my win 7 computer to the new win 10 computer.    Thanks in advance.

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I am trying to transfer the program MagicInfo from a machine I believe is about to crash over to a different computer. Both computers run Windows 7. The old computer says it runs Windows 7 under properties, but the display looks like it is pre Windows XP, with
the grey taskbar. I called MagicInfo tech support and they told me I needed to change the formatting of the USB in order to get the program to transfer. In all formats except NFTS, I could not get anything to back up to the flash drive and had to copy the
files from the C drive. In the NFTS format, I can get it to back up directly to the flash drive, but when I bring it to the other machine, the restore wizard still cannot find a backup to restore from. I am not sure how to proceed from here, and I have to
get this done soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Enabled Sharing on the USB and tried to get it to work via the network. Found it in the network and it says Windows does not detect any files to restore from. Is it even possible to restore this program in this way? 


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Hi, I am a whistle blower living in the US. I've leaked a lot of information about the ethical violations going on in my company, it's legal, but could be very dangerous for me. In case this seems familiar, I agreed to have my friend post this because I didn't have an established account. But since he edited my words for privacy purposes I fear the issue was miscommunicated.

I have had very sensitive files on my windows computer, before I started using Tails (via a usb on that same computer) and while I've destroyed that hard drive, I still use the same windows license and motherboard. I was going to get a new license and and motherboard in case windows had logged info about that file (which I'll admit is unlikely in the extreme). I've also realized that Tails does not wipe video memory (https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/index.en.html and https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/53560) and that this can be detected by the Windows operating system and ?hypothetically? logged by Microsoft (who can collect whatever they want).

For the record I am not a paranoid nut, and I (if I had to guess) I would bet that (video memory or file collection) is not feasible in the least. But what fact(s) conclusively prove this? My question was and still is ?How can anyone be certain what Microsoft does or does not log/collect about the computer on which windows is installed??

A better way to word it would be: ?How does Windows send data to Microso... Read more

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Hello - I have a laptop that crashed over the weekend. I need to do a restore on the computer but before I do I need to get the documents and pictures off of the drive. I've taken the drive out of the laptop and plugged it into my Windows 7 desktop using an external USB bay. I hear the computer detect the drive but it will never show up as a drive. If I look in Computer Management it shows up in there. Can anyone tell me the best way to get the data off please? Thank you

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The quickest and easiest way I can tell you that would work, would be to use Hiren's Boot CD, the link is below. You can boot to "Mini-XP" and it will give you a full Explorer that you can use to move files off the drive to a safe place, just connect a USB drive to the system and you can copy all of your important Data to the external drive.

You probably could also use WinPE or WinRE, I am not sure if those have a working File Explorer.

The only other thing you could do would be to take the drive out and stick it into another system where you can copy the files off.

There may also be a version of Linux that can mount NTFS volumes so you can move files that way, if someone has a link to an easy Linux that can be used like that please post it.

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I just finished a new computer for my wife for her work. The old computer has a Windows 7 PRO 64 upgrade installation from XP on it. I bought an OEM version of the same W 7 PRO 64 with SP1 to install on the new computer. I need to know the easiest way to move her files from the old computer to the new one, but I would like a clean install of the operating system if possible. The new computer has 2 SATA 3 drives, the old one is using the older SATA drives. Can I just move a drive over with all here files on it and have the new system find it? Or do I need to hook the 2 together and pick and choose the files she needs to transfer?
Thanks in advance for the help.

A:New coputer with Windows 7 PRO 64 moving data from old computer.

The upgrade license can migrate to the new build providing there is a retail copy of XP or Vista to qualify for its use - neither need to be installed first, just leave the key blank during install and afterwards do the quick registry workaround in Option 3 of Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version.

Otherwise the easiest way to make sure everything gets transferred is laid out in the same steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. If you'll stick with the tools and methods given you'll get and keep a perfect install.

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I have had this problem many times before, when i hook up xbox and play xbox live our internet connection gets messed up and doesnt work. I set a restore point before i played the last time and when the internet stopped working i restored it to the point and it started working again on our main computer where the router is, but my computer in my room which is wireless is not working anymore. I formatted my hard drive on that computer hoping that it would fix the problem but it didnt. I have tried to get it working and have had no luck. The connection says that it is good but the internet does not work at all. It says "Cannot Find Server" when i try to get on internet explorer. The main computer is sending information but mine is not receiving the info.

Help me please

A:Main Computer Sending data but wireless computer not receiving data or internet

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

I have some video files that helped me....wmv
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you are welcome to them..I just need a place to Upload them to...

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I need to retrieve data and files and a program from an unbootable Packard Bell computer with Windows 98.

When booting and get to desktop I recieve error message that Windows has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.

I have read some solutions with similar situations but with newer computers and newer versions of Windows.

I think I need a USB external hard drive enclosure

to retrieve the data.

Is this product what I need??? and Does this product come with instructions and or can somebody please instruct me on how to do it..


A:Solved: Retrieving Data from unbootable computer windows 98

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I am planning to purchase a new computer that runs Windows 7. The e-mail program in my old computer is Outlook2000. My e-mail provider is Earthlink.

I need to import all of my contacts and e-mail files from the old computer into Windows Live Mail on the new computer (I think that this is the current e-mail program supported by Microsoft). I also need to be sure that my existing Earthlink e-mail address will be the one that people will contact me on my new computer.

Is all this possible and how difficult will it be to do it myself?


A:import Outlook 2000 Data into Windows 7 Computer

Hi Don, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You should read this article on Microsoft Help & How To: Import your e-mail, contacts, and calendar into Windows Live Mail


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My Sony Vaio (windows 7) died last night, after I dropped it in my garage getting out of the car. I removed the hard drive and installed it in an external case. I have it connected to my work laptop (dell windows 7) and I do hear the tone when I plug in the USB that tells me the computer noticed a new device. However, I do not see the drive available in explorer so I can copy my files.

After reading other posts I tried a few things with no success.

When I go into device manager I see "generic external USB device", and I have tried uninstall / scan for hardware changes. After a few minutes it changes back to "generic external USB device" so no good.

I go into disk management and I don't see the external drive at all.

What should I do next? Not an IT guy, just hoping I can recover my files. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Computer Died... trying to recover data from drive, windows won't show

Update: I went back into disk management and I do see "Disk 1" now, but when I attempt to initialize I get the dialog box and it asks me for the partition style. No mater which option (MBR or GPT) I choose I get "Virtual Disk Manager - Incorrect Function" as an error message.

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Data Execution Prevention- Microsoft WindowsTo help protect your computer, Windows has closed the programName: Run a DLL as an appPublisher: Microsoft Corporationim getting this error msg when im trying to select windows XP theme like this right now my current theme is windows classic. even when im trying to select new thems then also its not taking and showing the same theme windows classic.so please help me in this

A:Data Execution Prevention, To Help Protect Your Computer, Windows Has Closed The Program

It sounds like you might want to do a few scans for viruseshttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/875351I'd suggest one of these free online scans to ensure that you're not infected:(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)http://housecall.trendmicro.comhttp://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removalhttp://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.htmlhttp://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtmlhttp://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asphttp://onlinescan.avast.com/http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspxhttp://www.eset.com/onlinescan/<links compiled on 02/14/2008>

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Due to a rash of problems which this site has been helping me to deal with, I finally purchased a new computer for my home office. My old computer was an HP Pavillion with a Celeron chip and Windows 98 operating system. My new computer is another HP Pavillion but with an AMD 3200+ chip and a Windows XP operating system.

Since I had my old computer for about 5-6 years, there is a ton of stuff I need to transfer to my new one. Primarily, I need to transfer my MS Office Documents and AutoCad drawings. On the advice of the sales rep at Best Buy, where I purchased my new computer, I purchased Norton's "Ghost" software to accomplish this task.

I have opened the box only to read the manual at this time.

My concern is by reading the manual, it appears to me that this software will copy one drive to another but not individual components of a source drive to a receiving drive. I do NOT want to transfer the entire contents, just my business applications for the MS Office files, my AutoCad files and my extensive (150+) catalogued listing of bookmarked manufacturers websites in my old Explorer.

Also, will this program try to copy over the Windows 98? I obviously do not want it on my new computer.

Is this software appropriate for this task or is there other software out there that is more suited?

Or do I have to do it the "old-fashioned" way by reinstalling all of my existing software on my new machine and transfering via disk or email all of my files. This c... Read more

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I got a new HP today and as soon as I got it home, it boots up and then the error message "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." and it wont go beyond that, I click OK and it boots up again with the same message. Please Respond!

A:Why does my computer display "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the...

Do you have any usb devices connected to it or any media inserted such as CDs? If so, disconnect them and try again.

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I just replaced my old Windows 8 computer and want to give the old one to my son. Once I'm done transferring everything over and deleting all my programs and data how do remove my Microsoft account? I want all my info off so he can setup his own account.

A:Transfering Win 8 Computer

Hello Winuser,

If you like, you could create a new administrator Microsoft account for him, sign in to it, then delete your account on the PC.

User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

User Account - Delete - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Is it a royal PITA to transfer Win7 to another computer? I have OEM Win7 64 and want to put it on a new build. Older computer will get Ubuntu installed. Would I have to call microsoft to do this? thanks.

A:Transfering to another computer


OEM installations are tied to the original motherboard of the computer that they were installed on, so cannot be moved to a different computer.

There have been cases where, after a PC with an OEM installation died, people have pleaded with MS who have reactivated the OEM for a different computer - my understanding is the success of this is a bit of a lottery.


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I just built my wife a new computer and would like to know how to download the E Mail addresses from the old computer and transfer them to the new one? Also I would love to be able to do the same thing with My Documents.

A:Transfering to new Computer

What email client are you using? . . You can use a flash drive to move the documents and email addresses. If they are on the same network, you can copy across the network also

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I have a older dell that is not working to well it willn't download all the time.I just bought a new dell and tryed to transfer from one to the other ,it looks like it is working right but after hours of trying nothing. I used the same setup last time all went well but not this time. My question is what other way can I transfer? The old computer don't have a burner any help would be most helpful. thanks splice

A:transfering from old to new computer

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I have a sony DVD handycam.How do I save the DVD to my computer.My camera has no usb

A:Transfering my camcorder DVD to my computer

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Ok i have windows xp service pack 2 on 2 hard drives.
My computer specs were
1.3 ghz
512+256 memory sticks
250 gig hard drive with windows xp service pace 2

My computer was working for a while. While it was in the shop i took the hard drive out trying to access someof the files
and the computer would reconize the harddrives but with both of them it would just go to a blank screen with a blanking _

The computer specs of one of them were
Hp pavilion xe734
600mhz Cpu

The other computer i tried was a computer with
200mhz cup
128 memory

Is there a way i can get my hard drive reconized on either of those machines, is it something with the boot records? could i change this?

The hard drives are both maxter and one came with maxblast 3 software

I need those files

A:Transfering harddrive to a old computer

what are the file systems of the hard drives

ntsf, fat32?
fat 32 will have a problem with ntsf

post back

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Another stupid question from me

I just got a new laptop because my old one had a hardware problem that was completely unsolvable. Now, I have to upload all my files (about 20GB) from my desktop computer to my laptop using just a 4GB thumb drive and transfering 3 1/2 GB at a time.

Question is, how can I be sure my stuff on my desktop is completely clean? Would just a scan with Malwarebytes do on the desktop before throwing stuff on the thumb? I ask because my sister used my desktop over the week for some ridiculous MySpace game (that she just had to do, almost like a junkie needing a fix. Who uses Myspace anymore?) and she disabled Firefox Adblock and NoScript just 'cuz and I found some tracking cookies that wouldn't of been there if she didn't disable things.

Also, is there a faster way to do this than with a small thumb drive without buying a larger thumb drive or external drive? The desktop runs XP and the Laptop runs 7. It'll take at least two hours to move all this and make several trips back and forth with the thumb.

A:Transfering stuff from one computer to other

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I purchased a new computer and want to transfer files from old drive to new drive. I put the old drive in the new machine as a slave drive.

If I have the same windows(XP Home) on slave and host drive and want to transfer files from my old drive(slave) to host drive(host), can I just transfer ALL files from slave to host, overwriting existing windows and application files?

Thanks for any help!

A:Transfering Files to New Computer

If all you want is to have all the information on your original drive moved to your new drive, then you want to use some software that will "ghost" the information over. This will mean that all of your original Windows settings and programs will remain as they have, but now reside on the new drive.

I have used a free utility from Seagate called DiskWizard 2002 which makes everything easy as pie. It is made for Seagate drives, but should work for any standard IDE hard drive. It did for my 2 Quantum drives. The program is about 7 MBs to download, but is well worth it. It provides step-by-step instructions for everything, and even when it shuts down, it first gives you the opportunity to print out the specific instructions first, so you don't have to rely on your memory to do everything properly.

Good Luck, and come back if you have any more questions concerning this.

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Dear All,
Can someone explan in Laymans terms, how i would transfer my Bookmarks from Yahoo on one computer to Yahoo on a new Computer. Step by Step PLEASE.

Thanks so much

A:Transfering Bookmarks from one Computer to the next


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I recently bought a new computer and was wondering how I can tranfer some of my old information and MP3's from my old computer to my new one?
The Mp3's are the biggest concern ,My new computer has a cd writer.

A:Transfering info to new computer

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I've had some very bad luck: My Hp pavilion windows xp got zapped by lightening ( ) and it killed the motherboard. So I got a new hardrive (a crappy emachine windows xp HE) and put the old hardrive into the new one. I now have all of my important documents, favorites etc. But I had some important email address on Outlook Express (I'm now convinced its the most cumbersome email program ever made) and I can't recover the address book. I've tried to import the files from the the old hard drive disk drive. I've searched and come up with nothing. Does any one have any suggestions. I probably didn't do the transfer right, theres probably a better and easier way to have done it. Idk. I am sooo not tech savvy, but I'm trying Mod Edit - Moved to a more appropriate forum - Leurgy

A:Transfering old hardrive to new computer

Search the old Hard Drive for addrbook.wab. Thats the Outlook Express address book. You can copy that file and paste it somewhere on your C: drive. Double click on it and it will open.

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I have bought a new computer and would like to transfer my files from one to the other. both have windows xp home

A:transfering files from one computer to a new one

The easiest way with large amounts of data to transfer is to plug your old HD into the new computer. When you boot the computer it will show as a separate drive and you can transfer at the speed of the slowest HD.

If you are disposing of the old computer I would put the old drive permanently in the new computer. There is usually space provided for it and you can often use a cable from the old computer.

You might have to buy a two connecter ATA cable if the new computer doesn&#8217;t have a serial ATA HD and you don&#8217;t have dual optical drives. They are cheap. You have to make the old drive the slave in that case. If you don&#8217;t still have the instructions for setting the jumpers you can download them from the manufacturer&#8217;s site.

The next easiest way is to get a special serial or parallel cable with the pins arranged so the computer thinks it is getting input from a modem. These are called &#8220;null modem&#8221; cables. If you want to go that route look up instructions for null modem cable transfer in Google. The cables are cheap if you look around. Parallel is faster than serial but they are both glacial compared to direct HD to HD transfer. But you don&#8217;t have to open the case and worry about jumpers.

The next handiest is with a CDRW if your old computer has a burner. That might be the easiest if you aren&#8217;t wanting to transfer 20 or so gigs of information.

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We got a new computer and put our old one downstairs, and it is still used, but is really really slow. My question is...is there a way I can download a video on my new computer, then transfer it to my computer downstairs?Old computer - Windows 98 SENew computer - Windows Media CenterI have a weird setup though and I hope I can explain it....Thanks.

A:Transfering Files From New To Old Computer

Why two routers?

Are the computers networked? If so, and you can access the drive on the old computer, just copy the file to its drive in the proper folder.

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I have a lenovo laptop G50 that has lenovo powerdvd10 player. I recently had a VHS home video transferred to dvd. it plays ok doesn't seem to have defined chapters. I am totally lost on how to put it on my computer and edit it so I can post on facebook or other places. It's a musical video with down time of just jawing so needs 2 songs placed on computer and ability to post places

I have no idea where to start so be patient

thanks Ron

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Is it possible to transfer PSP8 and AS from my old computer to the new one? If so, I would appreciate any information you might offer.

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A:Transfering Mini DV To computer??

Do not use the USB port--use the Firewire port----if your computer has a firewire port. Turn on the the VTR section of your camcorder, open up Windows Moviemaker and go to the capture module---Thats the gist of it.

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Got a new computer for my wife on christmas. A dell with windows xp. I want to transfer some files from her old computer with windows 2000. Plug her hard drive into the ribbon cable inside the dell and do the master and slave thing? Or are there easy and or other ways to do this. Thanks Hope I have enough information-first post.

A:Transfering Files From One Computer To Another

It depends on how many files you want to transfer, and what their sizes are...

When i transfered files from my old box to my new box, i just used a USB thumb drive and ran back and forth between the 2 computers in the same room. I was lucky enough to not have any file above 512mb, so it was fairly simple to just transfer them using that medium. Took me all of 20 minutes with no hardware modifications or mishaps.

Other possibilities are Floppy Discs, Cd's (if you have a CD burner in the old box), FTP sites (where you upload the files to the internet so that they are able to be downloaded to another computer), or e-mailing files to yourself.

However, if you still want to go with the hard-drive slaving thing, you're gonna have to ask someone else.... i have no clue how to go about that, as i try to keep it as simple as possible.

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Hello, My computer runs fine almost all the time, exept when transferring files from my internal HD to one of my external HDs. It worked fine up until recently, and it is not all the time. I have ran all my anti-virus, and anti-spyware. It is just very puzzling to me. If anyone can help. Please let me know!!!!!!

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How would I go about connecting two separate desktop PC and then transferring the data from one to the other. Both have windows XP on them. If someone can tell me where to find the info, it would be deeply appreciated.
Can they be connected with a serial cable, CAT5, USB or other cable without setting up a whole network?

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Will be getting new computer soon (vista)
What's nessesary to transfer documents and Photos and favorites from the old computer? (Windows XP) ??
Do I need to have a special program installed?
I'll need some sort of cable between both computers? ? yes?

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How is the correct way to transfer all your favorites from old computer to new on and keeping them in the same order and displaying them the same? I got another computer and when I try to transfer my favorites to the new one the are all jumbled up. No way to id what they are. Should I make a folder "favorites" then copy from old computer to new one and paste it? Trying to do it with a flash drive.

A:Transfering my favorites properly to new computer

Welcome to the forum what browser are we talking about?

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