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Laptop mobo died, can't transfer files

Q: Laptop mobo died, can't transfer files

I am trying to get files off a HD from a laptop whose MB died.

I was able to get the laptop HD via USB slaved to another laptop. The problem I am having is transferring some files. I have a folder where none of the contents can be viewed or transferred. When I click on the properties of the folder, read only is checked. I uncheck it and hit apply but it doesn't allow me to save it. If I go back into properties read only is still checked. Any idea how to fix this so I can transfer the files?

If I mouse over any file, it says they are encrypted. If I right click a file and hit properties, then advanced it has files are encrypted to secure data box checked. I cannot uncheck it

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A: Laptop mobo died, can't transfer files

You can try this Microsoft Website
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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Ok, so whenever I try to turn on my computer the fans and lights turn on, then instantly turn off. This was doing it for a month now. Only one day it turned on, so I quickly got my files, but I missed the important ones and I need them.

First thing, why is it doing this? I don't know, is it motherboard or power supply?

Next thing, since i need my files immediately, how can I take my 180GB HDD, and plug it into my XP machine? I don't want to format it, or anything. I asked my friend and he told me I can just plug it in while using the XP HDD still in, but I need to use the SATA cable from my Vista machine (which doesn't turn on)

So how can I keep my HDD from my vista, attach the HDD to my XP machine, don't format and keep the files like a USB?

I don't want to spend money to get it fixed or to buy anything. I don't have a static bracelet thing, so if I touch my HDD and move to my other computer will I kill it?

A:Vista died, transfer files?

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I'm in a complete PANIC right now because this is my work computer and I don't know how to get my email now.

Here's the deal: My old laptop died. Deader than dead. Won't even boot. I'm on another laptop now and I need to know how I can set up another windows mail account and, most importantly, transfer all of my email, contacts, etc. from my old windows mail.

Please help! I can't lose my emails and contacts!!!!

I had my old computer backed up with carbonite.com and I **think** my mail should've been back up. I hope so. If not, am I screwed? I'm lost. Somebody help please.

A:HELP!!!! Laptop died. How do I transfer Windows Mail to my new laptop?

If you used Windows Mail, it is just a matter of setting that up on your work computer, which mail provider did you have set as default mail handler ?
For example, i use Windows Mail, but, i have comcast.net set as my default mail, so, i can go to Tools, accounts, and go through those tabs after the default mail is selected. So, without putting your whole email here, what comes after the @ in your email address, mine is @comcast.net.

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Hello everyone!

My name is Alex Boguszewski. I bought a laptop, specifically the Samsung QX410-J01. The Laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7, and I upgraded to Windows 8 on 10/26/2012. I bought the Windows 8 Pro product key, downloaded, and upgraded to Windows 8.

Just last week my laptops Motherboard failed and my computer would no longer start up. The HDD works just fine though so all my files are safe. I decided I wanted to build my own PC and I am simply waiting on my case to arrive.

My question is I want to use Windows 8 on my new PC. The problem I am facing is I do not know how I am going to install Windows on my new machine. I do not want to purchase a new install disk and license since I have already paid for the OS. I can only think of two options and I am not sure if either of them are right.

1. Plug in my laptops hard drive into the new desktop. Run Windows 8.1 on that and use the new Terabyte hard drive I bought as a second hard drive.

2. Somehow put Windows 8.1 on a flash drive and install it from the flash drive onto the new blank hard drive. Then use the product key that I had purchased to activate the OS onto the new hard drive!

I really do not want to have to purchase Windows again, but if I must I guess I will. I believe there has to be a way I doubt after being a loyal Microsoft customer, switching to Windows Phone recently, and buying an Xbox One, that Microsoft will just say "Too bad, buy it again".

Thanks for your help!
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A:Laptop MOBO failed, transfer W8.1 to new computer?

Couple of items to consider here:

-First off a laptop drive is generally built to be a little slower to conserve power BUT if you purchase a ssd for your desktop then the hard drive would be perfectly fine for generic storage. You will want to keep in mind as well the bay differences. Normally desktop bays are 3.5 and laptop hard drives are 2.5. So you will need to get some sort of adapter.

As far as copying over the license...generally no. There have been some rare situations where they have allowed it if you talk to Microsoft but the general consensus, is no, absolutely not. The license is supposed to be licensed to that piece of hardware and no other.

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What are problems to transfer my files from 4 year old 702X laptop to similar running windows 7 (bought through yourselves. EASY TRANSFER quoted within your software. Will someone send me an appropriate EMAIL reply with specification of new machine, price etc. How easy is it to connect  to broadband (as currently)
Still not convinced that I buy new dell. Possibly extend software for another year? hardware 4 year old!
I am considering what to do.
How long will windows 7 be supported?
prefer email to telephone support at present

A:New laptop ; transfer my files to it; easy transfer ;

Thank you for writing to us!
In this case we would suggest you to go online to the Dell website and configure the system at  your cost .
In terms of how long windows 7 will be support ? You will get support as long as the system is under warranty .
If the system is not under warranty you will still get support however it will be paid.

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Hi all,

Recently purchased a Y700 15isk
(i7 6700HQ (2.60 GHz) 8 GB Memory 1 TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4 GB GDDR)

The machine came with windows 10 and I partitioned the system and installed fresh copy of windows 7 and windows 10 (dual boot).

So over the weekend I decided to build overviews (via software) of my music collection. Since the laptop has 8 cores, it was building 8 at a time. So I imagine that the system was working full throttle. About 2 hours into the project, the laptop completely went out. Suspecting a heat issue, I checked the brick, it was hot but still was giving me a power reading via my ohm meter.

Plugged the brick back into the laptop and the lights on the front of the system did not turn on. Anyways pulled the battery from the laptop and did a discharge cycle and nothing.

I suspect my motherboard or cpu went toast! Seeing that I will be using this new laptop to dj professionally, obviously I am glad this happened at home.

Anyone have any thoughts on this? I can't believe that a new gaming laptop would fry while working all 8 cores. Fans also seemed to working while this was happening. In the power settings I also remember setting it "performance".

What are people using to stress test laptops? I will be sending this one in for repair and then stress test the one I get back.

A:New Lenovo Laptop Died While Rendering Files (All 8 Cores Being Used)

Laptops never has a good cooling system and always run hot.
The CPU has a temperature trigger that will shut down the computer to self protect.
As it also has a battery, I would say that is probably the internal power supply. When plug ed in, does the charging led goes on?

No reason to work on performance profile settings.
You can run on balance profile settings and adjust the minimum and maximum CPU clock. I suggest 20 & 100%. The clock then will automatically be set as necessary.

The i7 6700HQ has 4 cores and Hyper-Threading makes two tasks share one core, simulating 8 cores.

Hyper-Threading is only effective with high multitask programs, like Photoshop, Autocad, games etc, that split a complex task into multiple tasks.

Install a hardware monitor - https://www.hwinfo.com/

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Hi all,

Question is as per the subject line but the reason I ask is that although each laptop is visible to the other in Devices and Printers when I try to send a file from the Vista laptop to the Win 7 laptop I get a message failure message. On the Win 7 machine when I click the the bluetooth icon in the systray the option to 'Allow a Device to connect' is greyed-out and there is no alert that a device is trying to connect. A far as I can tell the bluetooth settings on both laptops are OK, adding a device was OK with the passwork handshake completed without problem.

Is this a driver issue, settings issue, or summat else?


A:Can I transfer files from Vista laptop to Win 7 laptop via bluetooth?

Quote: Originally Posted by kanangus

Hi all,

Question is as per the subject line but the reason I ask is that although each laptop is visible to the other in Devices and Printers when I try to send a file from the Vista laptop to the Win 7 laptop I get a message failure message. On the Win 7 machine when I click the the bluetooth icon in the systray the option to 'Allow a Device to connect' is greyed-out and there is no alert that a device is trying to connect. A far as I can tell the bluetooth settings on both laptops are OK, adding a device was OK with the passwork handshake completed without problem.

Is this a driver issue, settings issue, or summat else?


Couple of questions

Are you using "homegroup" for networking?

Is there no other way you can transfer like wifi (its faster)?

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my 3 month old Asus K8V SE Deluxe motherboard has died an hour ago.

I know its not my PSU cos i've tried it on another PC and it works fine.

I've also tried taking away componants to see if there causing the problem but there not.

Its deffo the motherboad but my question is. Will my other componants be harmed too?

Is my RAM, CPU, ect ok or would they have died when the mobo did???


A:Mobo has died...

arghhhhhhhhhh help meh!!! plz.

is my CPU, RAM... ect ect gone aswell or would they be ok???

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Hi listerines,

First post here, need help!

Left the room last night to watch TV. Came back, my desktop was off. Thought it was odd because even during an auto update, it just reboots.

Turned on the computer, immediately noticed everything but the hard drives spooled up and the HD light was stuck on solid. No sound at all coming from the HD's, no activity on the monitor. I have one 80gb HD with the OS (XP home) and another 80gb just for stuff, and they are cabled in series. I've had it that way for years. HD's are about 6 years old.

Opened the case, the motherboard chipset fan was still running as was the CPU fan, and everything appeared ok. Reset button doesn't appear to work but I don't think it has booted far enough to be activated yet, and I have to hold the power switch down for a few seconds to get it to shut back off. All this tells me there is still life somewhere in the system and it wasn't a complete meltdown.

Pulled the CPU, it looked fine - no signs of it being fried or anything (I know it still could be fried). Pulled one of the ram sticks, same result on start - switched with the other ram stick - same result. Pulled the floppy cable and the DVD cable, no change.

Finally, pulled the HD cable from the mobo (leaving power cables to HD's still attached), and that's when I finally can hear the HD's spooling up but the HD light is still stuck on. Still no activity on the monitor.

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A:I think my mobo or CPU died?

IF the hd cable is 80 wire 40 pin then disconnect the one on the Black connector (the end one) and connect that to the 'data' hd.

Boot up and see if you get a message about OS not found.

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hiya im sam and my computers not working right now

i have a Gigabyte GA-8VT880P Combo mobo (pentium 4)

i try to turn my pc on and the fans go and drives etc are fine, but I have no display on my monitor - no signal at all.

have tried swapping ram and gfx card and they dont make any difference - have also tried turning pc on with all the non essential stuff disconnected.

one thing that is happening is that while the pc is turned on the green and red LED's are both on. the red one is on solidly which is strange - I was wondering whether this is some kind of indicator to whats wrong.

any one have any ideas or tests i need to try?

A:Please help me - has my mobo died or something else?

This sounds like the motherboard. Have you recently made any changes?
Have you tried with everything removed except the PSU connections - no RAM no graphics no nothing (including front panel connectors)?
If you do this, start the system by shorting the two pins for the front panel power button and tell us if there are any beeps - no beeps at all is bad news.

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right my good ol rig .. was working fine and then the other day it just wouldnt give my monitor any signal
the monitor is good
i thought the gfx card was busted so i bought a new one but that made no difference
so i can only think its the mobo

i get no beeps on start up so i assume the mobo is broken

ive been trying to find a new mother board but being socket A althon 3200xp

its becomming quite hard to track a decent board

can anyone give me advice on where to buy a new skt A board that will support a 3200xp (400fsb)

thank you

please i want to get this rig back up and running again


A:HELP my mobo just died!

Do not automatically assume your MB is broken. Have you checked your Power Supply? You can do so with a PSU tester or drop in a spare one, if you have access to one.

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Well I have no idea what has happened...this morning I went to start my PC and it just kept reloading....would not go past the CPUID screen and just then reloads......I couldnt get to BIOS or recovery mode.

Could this mean that the MoBo or CPU has died?????

How can I check this?


P.S. This is just a last straw in a long line of problems

A:Has my MoBo died?

need more info

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I have a Dell PC from 2002 with usb port without a monitor, that I would like to transfer files from to my toshiba laptop. Both are xp.
I was wondering what kind of cable I need, and if it is possible to see the files in my pc, to edit them, since the monitor is gone?


A:Q-How to transfer files from PC to Laptop?

Use a thumb drive for this task and check the add below: NoI am not advertising

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it is all USB transferring and dependable also, just transfer the data and you are all set.

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The motherboard on my old dell Inspiron 6000 died and I've ordered a new Inspiron 15. But there are still a lot of files on the old HD that I still need.

What's the easiest way to transfer them to the new laptop, given that I'm not very tech savvy? Thanks.

A:How to transfer files from old HD to new laptop

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My laptop died and I removed the hard drive.

I hooked the hard drive up to my new laptop via a SATA/IDE cable.

I can see the old hard drive in the E drive and it appears that all the contents are there by the size of the hard drive (same as when I had it in the old laptop) but I can only see, actually view, a very small percentage of the drive.

My goal: I want to transfer all old music, word documents and photos from old laptop into new laptop.

My issue: I can't see most of the files or I don't seem to have total access.

The ingredients being used:

Old lap top was a hp pavillion ze4500 with about 27 gig fuijitsu hard drive

New laptop is hp with 80 gig hard drive

Both systems are running XP.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

A:Transfer files from old laptop

and welcome to the Forum

You may have to take ownership of the files first: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

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Windows 7 PC and Windows 7 laptop.

I have a PC with Windows 7 OS. I have recently purchased one laptop with Windows 7 OS.
Now I want to copy large amount of User Data from PC to Laptop. Is there any easy way
of copying from PC to laptop? Presently I am transferring user data using a pendrive of 4GB.

A:Transfer files from PC to Laptop

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I just got a laptop and i need to transfer some movies and a lot of gigs of family photos to the laptop. I was thinking it would work like plug-n-play, where i would plug in one end of the ethernet cable i have for my dsl modem, to the laptop and the other end to the desktop, and id have a connection, but that didnt work so i try to setupo a connection but its confusing me because at the end of the wizard it says i need to create a network setup cd (but i can write the network setup cd to a blank cd-RW but only to a floppy and my laptop doesnt have floppy input argh!!!!!!!!!!!) and plus i lost my windows setup cd. Is there a step by step tutorial online or can someone help me with the problem? And i dont want to spend money on a router because i dont need to connect to the net, just to transfer files...

A:Just got a laptop and i need to transfer files!!! help

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I was installing my 8800gts yesterday and after having a few issues with detecting my Raid array i finally figured out that I had accidentally unplugged the power to one of the hdd's. Anyways, I plugged that back in along with my gts and powered on. It worked fine initially and made into bios, where my mobo was able to detect my raid array. Assuming myself done with tinkering, I closed my case up (put the side on), and at about the instant I put it into place, my computer lost power and died, and would not power up again. At first I thought maybe I jostled some power connection, but this doesn't seem to be the case. When I plug in the power cord and turn on the PSU, everything flashes on and off for a splitsecond, including my CPU fan and gts, but this has happened for as long as I've had the computer. I tested the PSU and that still works fine, and so does the CPU. I'm pretty sure the RAM isn't the issue, and it definitely isn't the card. I thought the power button might have gotten disconnected but I don't think that's it either. I'm pretty sure my mobo just died flat out, I just wanted some way to confirm this before I go out and buy a new one.
Oh, and also when I plug in the power cord and turn on the PSU the little green light on the mobo turns on.

A:I think my mobo fried/died, how can i tell

The Motherboard is probably dead. This happened to me once. Back when I didnt know like anything about computers like 2 years ago, somehow i forgot my power was on (Dont ask), and I unplugged a HD Power Cable and like everything died. You could try all the other hardware in different PC's to troubleshoot the problem.

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Okay so I just got home from school. Quickly, I turned on my PC and I heard beeps coming from my system unit. After searching online, It suggested me to take out my RAM one by one. I have 16GB of RAM(Corsair Vengeance 4x4) after troubleshooting I took off 2 of them on the left side of my CPU and my PC booted up normally. When I turned off my PC and inserted one of the 2 sticks I took off, it booted up normally but the problem is, my PC said it only has 8 GB of RAM whilst I already inserted 3 of them (that makes 12 GB) I thought it died so I took it off again and inserted the other piece. Unfortunately, my PC keeps telling me I only have 8 GB of RAM. So now I'm not sure if it's a RAM problem (2 sticks died? Really?) or the MoBo's RAM socket. Enlighten me please, thanks!

FYI: this is my board's picture for reference

(the left side being the top part)

A:Not sure if RAM died or MoBo problem

Insert all RAM chips into the motherboard, and follow this.

Run a minimum of 8 consecutive passes, preferably overnight, or until errors occur using MemTest86+.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Hey Fam,

Trying to help out a friend who's tech helper has messed everything up. They use to have email accounts hosted through their website developers on wordpress. They had someone come along to help them with their transfer to wix because their websites need constant updating and they want to be able to do it themselves. When the transfer occured they recreated their email addresses via wix and since then the emails haven't come through.

They use gsuite to access their emails and since they run their own company they've always had a bunch of email addresses forwarding into the accounts but all of the forwards have died as well. And when I log directly into any of the email addresses you can see that the emails worked sporatically for about a week after transfer and since then nothing is coming through.

I have access to all their old cpanels and all of their email accounts but I don't know enough to diagnose the problem. When I log into the cpanel I can see all the email addresses listed there but I feel like they shouldn't be if they're now hosted with wix. But I don't want to touch anything futher and make bigger problems until I get some better ideas as to what I should fix.

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I was wondering if it was possible to transfer the files/settings from my PC to my laptop, i.e. I would basically like to copy the exact profile I have on my PC to my laptop.

My PC is HP running Windows Home Premium 32bit and my laptop is Dell running Windows Home Premium 64bit.



A:Is it possible to transfer the files/settings from my PC to my laptop?

I would drag the User folder contents to external and then import them by opening the folder, on Organize tab Select All, then drag the group to the corresponding User folder on target machine.

This avoids importing user settings (hidden AppData) files which can be a corruption path. Best to start new with fresh settings.

Some use Windows Easy Transfer but I would not mess with it as it's cumbersome and can fail. Much easier to just click and drag.

If you have the same version and want to apply a backup image to the target machine, you'd need to boot Paragon Adaptive restore CD to adjust it to the new hardware. I'd use the Acronis premium image program which comes free with any WD or Seagate HD in the mix, or free Macrium - Image your system.

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I just got a router today and its installed and i can go on the ent wirelessly with my laptop but i gigs and gigs werth of movies and family photos on my desktop pc that i need on my laptop but i dont know how to transfer them. I know that the router is needed because ive asked a few times on many forums about the best way to transfer files between laptop and pc and they all sed a router.

But i dont know how to do it! I need to know how to transfer existing files off my desktop to my laptop.

Also i have a printer and scanner hooked up to my desktop and my dad wants to have the photos that he scans go str8 to his laptop and the phtos he chooses on his laptop to print on the printer. How can it be done?

A:Need to transfer files between pc and laptop-have router

Here's a decent tutorial to get you networked. Come back if you run into troubles: http://www.wown.info/j_helmig/guide.htm

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How do I transfer files from my desktop using Windows XP to my new [to me] laptop running Win 98SE?:

A:Transfer files from desktop to laptop

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I have a Dell Latitude D600 and am getting a Toshiba Satellite. I don't know if it matters, but the Dell has XP home, all service packs and the Toshiba has Windows 7. I need to transfer my files from the Dell to the Toshiba. Is there some sort of utility or wizard that I can use to get all my files from the Dell to the Toshiba?

A:[SOLVED] Transfer files from one laptop to another

and welcome to the Forum

If you have a network, that is the easiest way . . connect both to the network, enable file sharing and drag and drop. Otherwise, any external media ( Flash, external drive, CD, DVD ) will work fine

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Hi all,

I got a new laptop for Christmas and set up a new router which is working fine but now I can't access the laptop via the desktop. When I click on the laptop icon on the desktop network area windows asks for a username and password which I never set up and have no idea what the are. So can anyone direct me to a step by step guide to set up my network properly so I can transfer files back and forth.

Also the desktop is vista 32 bit and the laptop is windows 7 64 bit, can I still set up the network?

Thanks in advance.

A:Can't transfer files from laptop to desktop

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my laptop wont boot into windows and i need to get files off it, how can i do so?

for example make my pc view it as a harddrive? if that can be done


A:dead laptop... need to transfer files

you can remove the laptop hdd and use an adapter to connect it to a desktop (if u dont have another laptop to use)...

....but make sure that the laptop is DEAD!.....most cases just need a recovery console to fix the system files.

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I need to transfer files between a laptop and desktop (A one-off task). Will a simple cable with a USB at each end do ... or do I also some sort of software in addition to the cable ..or even a special data cable?


A:How do I transfer files between laptop and desktop?

USB won't do (unless special software, and maybe also special cables are used), but either a firewire, or RG45 network cable would be best (there are other options also). Other things you could do are to copy the files to a disk or external drive, then transfer to the desktop. Email is another option.

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It was a bad day. Looks like I have a dead mobo (selling off my parts over at Anandtech foums if anyone's interested), and I want to find out what the best and least painful way to get back up and running again. Obviously win 7 isn't going to like being moved over to the new hardware. IIRC XP simply gave a black screen and a "repair install" had to be done after significant changes.

Ill keep the drive structure intact initially if needed, I have 2 HDDs, the drives are partitioned into Linux and other ntfs drives.

What I'd like to do is get everything moved to a RAID setup in the new build once I get the OS working again.

What's the best way to accomplish this with Win 7? Get it running on the same HDDs initially and then migrate it over to a RAID setup?

A:Motherboard died, building new system, best way to transfer OS?


You are better off configuring the RAID first via the new Mobo and then installing the OS on the RAID Logical Drive. Once installed copy your stuff across.

I am presuming you are going to be usind different drives as a re-install will wipe the data.

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My father have a HP Laptop with XP, and I have a XP desktop, now here's my problem, I mean, our problem.

Sometimes, when my father wants to do things on my desktop, he sends his files to my desktop through E-mail, and sometimes its large and it takes time to upload and download (we only use a dial-up modem, that's why), and when it's eating so much time, he's getting disappointed, specially when he's going to a meeting or something else. Now, are there other ways on transfering files from a laptop to a desktop or vise versa (except through e-mail, coz as I said, we only use a dial-up)?

oh, before I forget, his laptop doesn't have a floppy drive.



A:ways to transfer files from laptop to desktop?

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I'm not sure what I need to do so I hope I am asking this the right way?

I am moving and wont have access to my desktop for roughly 4 months.

I will have a laptop with windows 7 (desktop is also running 7) and also have an external Hard Drive with plenty of space (1T I think?) that I use to back up my desktop (doing it with system images).

What would be the best way to get all my files onto my laptop and then get them back to my desktop when I set it up down the road.

I am mostly interested in Outlook Express and My Documents but I think it's time I learn how to sync everything. I have an iPad as well (I'm just a little technologically challenged)


A:How Would I Sync Laptop and Desktop or Transfer Files?

Use Macrium Reflect or something similar [I do not recommend Windows built-in backup & restore for this particular operation] to make a full image of your Data partition onto your trusted external media. Then restore that image onto your laptop. Make a full image of your laptop's data partition every week or so onto your trusted external media. When you get back home, simply restore your newest latest laptop's Data partition from your external media onto your desktop. I knowe nothing about Outlook, others will have to help you with that one.

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My brother smashed my laptop and broke the monitor/display form the laptop base (the keyboard and all the hardware). I can turn on the broken laptop just fine but I have no monitor to use it with. I got a new working laptop. Can I transfer the files from my old broken laptop to my new laptop? I can not afford to fix my old laptop back.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8072 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 464 GB (433 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0J3C2F
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Is there a safe and/or simple way to transfer files from a laptop using Windows Vista to a desktop using Windows 10?

A:Transfer Files from laptop to desktop computer

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Hi, I want to use the restore CD's on my laptop, win2000, but I'd like to save both data files and installed software and drivers. Is it possible if I can transfer to an external hard drive? Or, can I only save the data files? How can I save the software and drivers? Thanks! Lela

A:Transfer Laptop Files/Software B4 Restore

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How do I transfer all my ipod files to the new computer without saving to a cd first? My old computer is awful, and cannot use it to save files. I have Itunes CD, so can I just plug ipod in and transfer from ipod to new computer??

A:just bought new laptop-how do u transfer ipod files to a new pc

w2k or xp http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/29657

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I have my files backup on external hard drive. I need to transfer two of them to lap top both systems are Windows 7. How do I copy from external hard drive to laptop to get the data to the right program files on laptop. I have already installed the programs on the laptop. Thank you.

A:transfer files from external harddrive to laptop

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A friend of my wife at work bought a new laptop. She has an old computer, I don';t know what operating system yet (haven't talked with her) She wants to copy a bunch of files and e-mails from the old computer to the new laptop. What is the easiest way to do that? I have not worked with laptop much. Lets say she has windows 98 on the old computer. What would be the easiest way to do it for her?

A:Old Computer windows ?? to New Laptop transfer files, can someone help?

You'd start by telling us what types of files and what email client is in use on the old and the new systems. There may be a conversion involved...

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As the title says, my Acer laptop died on me.
I have ordered a new laptop which is an HP.

If I transfer my existing hard drive with win 8.1 and all my programmes installed from the Acer to the HP, what problems will I encounter, and are they surmountable.

Thanks in advance for any input.

A:My computer died - question about transfer of hard drive.

If your new PC was also an Acer with the same type of CPU, you might get away with a HD swap, But since the new one is an HP with probably a totally different CPU, you're stuck with using the new PC with the HD that came with it.

There are several different ways, that your old HD can be connected to your new PC, via a USB cable, so that you can access and copy all the files from the old HD to the new one. Programs themselves cannot be copied, but you have to be installed from the original media.

Almost any decent Computer Shop can hook up your old HD to their own computer, access all your data files and burn them to a DVD for you.
I do that quite often for my own customers. As long as they give me the old PC, I don't even charge for the data recovery service.

Good Luck!

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Hi all.. I am hoping someone can help me. I am trying to put a program with some JAR and TAR files on my phone. I have connected my phone which is an LG env3 to my laptop (with windows 7) via bluetooth.. It connects fine and I can even send pictures files from my laptop to my phone... but when I try to transfer a JAR file I am getting different error messages.. First I click on send to phone from my laptop, then I attach the file and click on the LG phone and it says copying but then says "request could not be honored." So then I clicked on the phone and then choose a folder like music or pictures and I got the message "incorrect permission" Can anyone tell me what I need to do to fix this? are some phones just not compatible with the JAR files? Do I need to change the JAR files to a different type of file? It is a java enabled phone so I dont see why it wont work... Anyway I appreciate any advice if any of you have any. Thanks!!


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I am using a ribbon cable with a pcmcia card that connects to my working laptop on one end and a connector on the other end that connects to my failing hard drive. When I view the contents of the failing hard drive, I see the folders, but cannot access the files that the folders contain. How can I obtain access to them and transfer them to my good hard drive/laptop?

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I'd like to upgrade my Toshiba laptop's HDD from it's current 160-GB to 320-GB or larger.

My question is.... given the nature of laptop SATA hard drives and Windows Vista, what is the easiest way for me to transfer my programs / settings / files / etc. from the 160 to the new 320 ?

Or, do I have to go in and manually reload all of my programs and redo all of my custom settings ?

Thanks in Advance


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My laptop died and I removed the hard drive.
I hooked the hard drive up to my new laptop via a SATA/IDE cable.
I can see the old hard drive in the E drive and it appears that all the contents are there by the size of the hard drive (same as when I had it in the old laptop) but I can only see, actually view, a very small percentage of the drive.
My goal: I want to transfer all old music, word documents and photos from old laptop into new laptop.
My issue: I can't see most of the files or I don't seem to have total access.
The ingredients being used:
Old lap top was a hp pavillion ze4500 with about 27 gig fuijitsu hard drive
New laptop is hp with 80 gig hard drive
Both systems are running XP.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

A:Transfer files from removed laptop hard drive

It might be a simple matter of taking ownership of the files on the old drive.

How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

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I had my motherboard go out on me a while ago. Filed an RMA, got a new one and fired everything up. Weirdly, my computer's appeared to not recognize any of the devices (I had to re-download all of the drivers despite not losing my HD). Ever since then, everything's been slightly sluggish in Explorer. Button clicks can have up to a second or two of lag. If I hit the start button and start typing to look for something, it takes a full 1-2 seconds for any of my text to start showing up.

This is on a i5 2300k with 4GB of DDR2 RAM. There's a GTX460 in there too. I built the PC myself (and have built PCs in the past) and I'm just not sure why this is all happening. I checked my CPU temps and they're hovering at mid 30's Celsius at idle.

I have reinstalled all the drivers and everything's still sluggish. What do I have left to do?

A:Computer's old mobo died, installed new one, sluggish performance.

Did this issue happen right after the driver installs?

Please list the make and model numbers of every part in your PC; including your PSU.

Next see if this can help: Is your PC running slow...?

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may i know how to transfer data or file through lan frpm laptop(window 7) to laptop(xp).

A:how to transfer files through lan from laptop to laptop

You connect to a provided share on the destination laptop and then copy your file to it.

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I have a HP laptop and connect it to my desktop through Bluetooth. But it takes lot of time to transfer files especially pictures. Can someone tell me how to boost it?

A:Laptop takes lots of time to transfer files through Bluetooth

Taken from this WikiPedia article:

Bluetooth Core Specification Version 2.1 + EDR is fully backward compatible with 1.2, and was adopted by the Bluetooth SIG on July 26, 2007. It supports theoretical data transfer speeds of up to 3 Mbit/s.Click to expand...

That explains why it's so slow.

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Hi, I've got 2 HDs total of 260GB as RAID 0 for C drive. (SATA)

Last night, my motherboard went crazy and I realised that it requires a replacement. I didn't get any deadly blue screen or anything but it just restarted while i was running WOW. I tried to restart and my screen doesn't display anything, just beep sounds during POST (5 times in consecutive)... and discovered that its time to replace the board (ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe)

My harddrives are, as aforementioned, RAID 0 configured with onboard Sil3114CT176 raid controller. If I change the mother board with something different, the raid won't be recognised, i heard (unless the new raid controller is the exactly same with my previous one).

Question1. Is there anyway (let alone the screen display problem) to backup the data in C drive? I mean by all possible means...

If it was a single disk then, I would have just take the hard drive out and the problem is solved... but I am scared if I change the motherboard or use different RAID controller, it would destory the array and therefore lose all the data...

Question2. If I purchase a PCI raid controller (Sil3114, not onboard crap) and install it on the new mobo, will it recognise my raid array?

Question3. Will Sil3112 instead of sil3114, recognise my raid array?

I thank you for any help in advance. Cheers!

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The Problem: My computer had been running very slowly for a long time and now in the past few months it has done this: the date will randomly reset back to October 14, 2010 (a date earlier than i even bought this laptop). I of course correct the date & time, but within a day it's changed its time to some off hour. Also, in the past few weeks it's had an additional symptom: upon startup it will say something about a new dell system detect thing available..it's never given his massage before now, and the message just doesn't look quite right.
What I want to do but need help with..I wish to transfer my files (this includes mostly music and picture files, and a few other word or pdf documents) to a clean computer. I don't know how to safely do so, though. I don't have the option of a cd or dvd or external hard drive. My /only/ option is a USB stick or online transfer site, transferring it all little by little. I don't know how I got this virus or malware or whatever it is, though. I don't want to infect the clean computer by transferring these files, so I have no clue how to do this. I'm not a computer wiz, but if it's explained to me I can usually figure out how to do whatever it is pretty easily. I currently have the latest AVG Free version installed, if that matters. Is there some way i can check these files before transferring them? Here's what I have to work with:
an infected Dell Inspiron Duo running Windows 7 (no place for discs besides usb ports)
a clean... Read more

A:Badly Infected Laptop, Need to Transfer Files to Clean Computer and Wipe It

I've done complete computer scans on the infected computer and everything just turns up fine, it shows no infections which is bull, so I have no clue where the thing is & I don't know how to scan individual files before transferring or anything.

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