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Copy programs and data from p.c. to laptop

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  1. Athena12

    Athena12 Thread Starter

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    I'm going to sound really stupid here, but I have ME (six years and counting) and sometimes (often?) am completely 'brain dead' and unable to think logically (or even at all). Today is one of those days...

    I want to copy some programs (e.g. AVG internet security) and files/documents from my p.c. to my Acer laptop. I know I should be able to do this with an interface cable, but don't seem to have one with the right end connections.

    I guess I should be using one with flat connections either end but I don't have one and can't seem to find anything suitable on the net. Can anyone advise me exactly what I should be looking for - and, as importantly what I should ask/search for?

    Just to explain - shall be using my laptop as only source of IT and communication (am also deafened, so use email exclusively) as p.c. is going into storage for 5 weeks due to house move.

    Apologies again for appearing such a dunce!
     
  2. 1002richards

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    Hi,
    I don't think you can just move programs by cut & paste like you can with docs & photos - you need to do a fresh install. This site will help you with some more widely used progs.

    http://ninite.com/

    Sorry I can't help with the cable question.

    Richard
     
  3. Athena12

    Athena12 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for that piece of info Richard. I was hoping to pick up the AVG software from the pc as the disk I have is a year or two old; never mind, will install that and visit their site for updates.

    Am now using a stick to move docs across, but moving Outlook emails is making my eyes water a bit. No doubt it's a good learning curve for me.

    Thanks again for your help/advice.

    Cheers.
    Catherine
     
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