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Can I transfer saved files from one CPU to Another?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by brokencpu, Nov 29, 2001.

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  1. brokencpu

    brokencpu Thread Starter

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    My CPU is almost dead. I am going to start using a new PC can I transfer all my files from my old PC to my new PC? If so how do I do this w/o saving every application on a 3 1/2 inch floppy, one by one?
     
  2. Rockn

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    Just put the old hard drive in the new PC as a slave drive. All your files will be there, but you will need to reinstall the apps on the new PC. How do you know your CPU is almost dead? If your drive is going bad I would backup to CD-R or another hard drive as soon as possible.
     
  3. slipe

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    Rockn’s suggestion is the best way if you have space and dual connector cable to install both HDs.

    If not you need either a null modem cable in either serial or parallel (parallel is faster), or you need to install network cards to connect the two. If you don’t have Gigs of data to transfer the parallel null modem cable setup should do fine. You can get the cables for well less than $10 online.

    http://www.vision.net.au/~timotsc/null/nullmodem.htm

    The 25 pin cables are parallel and the 9 pin are serial:
    http://www.connectworld.net/cgi-bin/cableusa/scan/sf=cat4/se=Modem/
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Hi brokencpu, welcome to TSG....

    I guess I would ask what you mean by the CPU being almost dead? The CPU would normally refer to the processor chip.....If your hard drive is almost dead, then you're in a whole different ballgame.
     
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