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Transfer Data From Laptop to Desktop

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Deke40, Jun 6, 2003.

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  1. Deke40

    Deke40 Thread Starter

    Jun 27, 2002
    My old laptop is about to bite the dust and I am in the process of buying a new PC. It will come preloaded with XP. I will want to transfer my documents folder and some of my programs to the new one. Would one of the new flash keys be appropriate? Also would I be able to select the entire folder for transfer without breaking it down to individual files? I am only going to transfer about 65MBs. The flash key for this only cost $40. If I sound unsure,that is because I have never done anything like this.

    The way I understand this procedures is that my laptop will recognize the flash key as another drive.

    Any input would be appreciated.
  2. littlemar


    Jul 12, 2001
    Your documents can be transferred easily enough but as for the programs you will need to reinstall them on the new drive. Most don't transfer.

    I don't know much about the Flash Key but I'm sure someone will on board here and help you with that part.
  3. bowmar


    May 30, 2003
    I think you are talking about the USB hard drives (My own one holds 256mb), they are great for transferring smaller files.
    On a win '98 machine you have to install the driver and it then appears as a removable media device. Exactly like transferring files on a normal drive you drag-and-drop or cut-and_paste.
    Onto the XP machine you simply plug the usb drive in and it is recognised and installed by XP without any input from you.
    Then simply transfer the files back onto the new hard drive.
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