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Seagate Backup Plus - how to

by fatearthworm / May 22, 2014 7:03 AM PDT

I 'd like to "move" my files from the old computer to the new..The old is Win XP, the new - 8.1....both are AMD, but the old is 0.5 GB RAM and the new - 16 times as much..
Pray tell, how can I do this ?
I have the Seagate 1TB external hard drive.

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Why use their software at all?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2014 7:21 AM PDT

It's some drive letter so you copy your files to the external drive. Now you can copy it from there to your new machine.

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No computer geek am I
by fatearthworm / May 23, 2014 12:19 AM PDT

I do not know if its necessary to be one, I fact, I do not know what a "geek" is.
Nevertheless, I have the old unit ON , with the Seagate connected...if anything is happening, I have no indicator on the monitor screen, of course.
I appreciate the help..
This process seems to be too simple and easy to be true..

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So far I've yet to find it to be automatic.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2014 12:24 AM PDT
In reply to: No computer geek am I

But copying your files should be a basic skill. That is, how else would you be able to use a Windows PC?

There are tutorials on YouTube on how to copy files and folders from one place to another so let's find one to start.


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Any of these...
by Willy / May 23, 2014 1:45 AM PDT

The basic method is to use the copy from old directory/folder and after you install on the new PC at the same folder/directory. BUT, you must install the s/w first at the new PC. The other method is you use the Seagate provided s/w, create whatever file(s) as you need and then gain using the Seagate s/w apply those file(s) ---->source-->destination.

The windoze method also has "file wizard transfer" which when you connect the two PCs together using some bridge cable or ethernet(ad hoc network) and see what you want and get it or wholesale transfer. All this info I have supplied is available by googling so you can see the method.

Id Seagate, you can whole "image" the partiton and then you see when you connect the ext. HD to the new HD, get what you want.

Remember, more than anything is using Seagate s/w it has the manual/docs to read. Its pretty simple overall. Seagate provides the Acronics s/w and its pretty decent.

tada -----Willy Happy

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