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How to transfer data from Win7pc to Win10 pc & CrossWire Cbl

I am a senior and looking for detailed step by step instructions

"How to Transfer Data
from......... Win 7 (old laptop---HP Pavilion dv6-6175c... 1 TB Storage) ............ Win 10 (new HP notebook--HP 17-ca0006ca... 1 TB Storage)

...................................using ...... Cross wired Ethernet Cable"...

Past 6 days, I have asked this question on 2 different non-CNET forums... Instead of getting assistance for "how to", I spent first 3 days answering questions as to "why" I have decided to go Cross wired Cable route, after that no suggestions offered to date. 2 days ago, Went to another forum, no response at all.....
**Please CNET** HELP...

FYI, Reason for "Cross Wired" Cable
I was given several recommended methods that require purchases, eg. external hard drive, transfer data cable, etc. However, I live in rural Winter Canada, nearest computer store is 2 hour drive, which I do not make during the winter season. And the only way I can access internet is via cell phone hotspot, with limited s--l--o--w speed data. Thus, want to do this transfer of data the "old fashioned way", with what I have --- cross wired ethernet cable and plenty of time.
**Please Note**
I have over 600 gb to transfer from Win 7 laptop to win 10 laptop has 1 TB storage...
(mostly photos of multigenerational photos collected for family reunion & book)

Help needed to:
Sorry, if I sound frustrated....but tommorrow will mark a week, looking for someone to walk me through each step, or suggest a link that explains every step. "how to" get my photos & documents transferred from old to new laptop using cross over cable.

I have searched online for guide, but instructions make assumptions that user has knowledge eg. setup homegroup network...what's that??.... pinging IP...huh?

I am a senior, and need every step "spelled out".
..... *** Please can you help***...

Any suggestions, or how to links, welcomed.

Thank you in advance
~ gem
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In reply to: How to transfer data from Win7pc to Win10 pc & CrossWire Cbl seems a good start.

Three notes:
- The 2 computers need to have the same 'workgroup' (not necessarily ABC, there's nothing wrong with the standard WORKGROUP, I think), but a different name (not necessarily A and B, there's nothing wrong with calling them WIN7 and WIN10.
- To share data in a network it's best to have the same userid with the same password on both PC's.
- For the copy you can either (1) login to the WIN7 and connect to WIN10 and then copy from c: to the drive letter the WIN10 gets, or (2) login to WIN10 and then copy from the drive letter the WIN7 gets to the c:. You need to enable file sharing on the computer you're not logged into to, with the right permissions (write in case 1, or read in case 2).

Although here I do it by connecting both PC's via an Ethernet switch, the direct cable should work also.
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OMG I appreciate your prompt response!! I won't be home till this eveng to check out the link. Will keep u posted as to progress.

!!..Thank U...!!

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Thank you for the link... Took a couple tries, as the first time I pinged, indicated destination unreachable. Started over & repeated steps, and ping confirmed reached the other laptop.

Re your 3 notes:
1. Under Network on each laptop, both Laptops are displayed.

2. I do not understand how to setup same user ID & password on both laptops. IN fact, when my new laptop starts and gets to login screen, it now shows up with 2 same id, but only one recognizes the password. Also, my preference is to bypass the login screen on Win 10 laptop. I followed one suggestion I googled but it only worked for one start up, back to logging on. Any suggestions?

3. I do not understand how to copy... sorry I need more detailed simplistic steps.

~ gemm

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In Windows 10, just as in Windows 7. you can use the Config Panel to create (or delete) users and change passwords for other users.
So it's easy to create the same user with the same password in Windows 10 as you use on Windows 7. There is no need for you to login with it in Windows 10, but when you connect via the network it is used.

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Is config panel...control panel?

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(NT) Yes, sorry, control panel.

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If you can't get this networking and crossover cable to function consider using an usb stick.

It will be slower going back and forth between machines but it should be easy to do.

You should be able to mail order one and have it within a week or your neighbor may have one you can borrow.

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