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Replace HD in Desktop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by npd132, Jan 11, 2004.

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  1. npd132

    npd132 Thread Starter

    Jul 28, 2003
    I have a P III 833 mhz Dell with 384 MB ram. My hard drive is starting to go out, and I want to replace it and transfer the data to the new HD. I have access to another P II 350mhz with 128 MB ram PC.

    With this set up, how can I transfer the data from the HD that's in the Dell right now to a new HD? I don't have an available expansion slot to put the new HD into the case. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am mainly concerned about moving my data files from Outlook.


  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    if both pc's have then you can join together via usb. http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/dccmain.htm

    i always used a network lan etc,

    do you have a CD writer, you could write the files here - NOTE outlook does not like readonly files and i have not been able to run from CD - but you could copy to new pc

    The outlook files all exist in a single files. so if you create an offline folder and copy all the files you want - you can then copy those and open on a different PC.

    if its outlook express heres and article on backup to another pc
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Or you can attach both drives in the DELL and copy the data from one disk to the other just like you would from folder to folder. Or you can use the software that comes with the new drive (which can also be downloaded from the hard drive manufacturer's site) to make a 100% copy of the olde drive to the new one. The easiest way would be to put the new drive in place of the CD drives for the copying process.

    For this you do not need to mount the drive, just make sure it doesn't move while the data's being copied of it.
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