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  1. Charna

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    My wife and I are retired and are just begining to learn and enjoy personal computers. We were unfortunately introduced to PCs in those heady days when corporations purchased and plunked new expensive IMB machines on everyone's desk and expected you to someone become proficient with no formal training provided. So we learned that which was necessary to do our basic work and very little more. It is only now that we are able to find the time to experiment and learn as we progress in this environment.
    My question involves the purchase of a new notebook computer. My wife's old one eventually lost the screen view due to either a monitor failure or video card failure (or so we were told). Since we planned to purchase a new machine anyway. we did just that and she is quite happy with the machine. The only problem we've encountered is that there are some photos saved on the old machine (it works except for nothing coming up on the screen) and we would like to know if there is some easy way for us to copy or move them onto the new maching -- remembering that we are not yet technically conversant.
     
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    Truthfully, I'd buy a USB external case and mount the old machine's drive in it. It'll allow you to recover the photos, and it will be a nice convenient backup drive. If you had a backup drive now, we wouldn't be having this conversation. :)

    Since everything is running except the screen, you can connect a CRT or LCD display to the laptop and operate it long enough to backup the photos. Then remove the drive and use it for backup. :D
     
  3. Charna

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    Thenk you John Will. We used your second option and hooked up a monitor, then transferred the files needed to a memory stick and onto the new PC. Will also take your advice and set up the old hard drive as a bck up. Thanks, again.
     
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    You're welcome. :)

    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the upper right of the screen.© :)
     
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