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Files & Settings Transfer Question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mleaton, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. mleaton

    mleaton Thread Starter

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    Hello

    I've never used the files and settings transfer wizard before and had a few questions.

    1) If you use this wizard, does it erase the files and settings from the computer you are taking them from? We are still planning to use the old computer, but would like to transfer the files and settings that are on it to the new computer. I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I truly don't know.

    2) Can you collect the files and settings onto one of those portable USB drives and transfer them that way? I have one of the 125MB portable Lexar jump drives and it would save me from having to buy a special cable just to do the transfer. Both computers have the XP operating system. Or would it be better to transfer the files and settings onto floppy or cd?

    Have a great day!

    Kindest regards,
    Melissa
     
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    1) If you use this wizard, does it erase the files and settings from the computer you are taking them from? We are still planning to use the old computer, but would like to transfer the files and settings that are on it to the new computer. I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I truly don't know.

    ANSWER IS NO it only copy the settings it those not delated then

    2) Can you collect the files and settings onto one of those portable USB drives and transfer them that way? I have one of the 125MB portable Lexar jump drives and it would save me from having to buy a special cable just to do the transfer. Both computers have the XP operating system. Or would it be better to transfer the files and settings onto floppy or cd?

    ANSWER IS yes you can
     
  3. mleaton

    mleaton Thread Starter

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    Thanks so much.

    I wanted to be sure before I took this step.

    Have a great one!
    Melissa
     
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