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Transfering data to a new computer

The motherboard on my eMachine T2682 crashed and computer will not start. How do I transfer the data from the hard drinve on the dead computer to the new computer. Looking to buy an HP Pavillion a1600n.
Thanks

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Answered numerous times

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Try doing a search of the forums, and you should turn up more info than you ever wanted on the subject.

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transferring data

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The motherboard on my old computer, an e.machine T2825 (running xp) burned out. How can I retrieve my files & folders from the old one and transfer to the my new HP pavillion 3800 which is running Vista.
Thanks, M.B.

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Many answers. Here's one.

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Put your old hard disk in an USB HARD DISK ENCLOSURE and then plug that into your new machine.

Bob

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I second Bob's recommendation.

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You could also install the old HDD in the new system as a second HDD ... the USB external case costs a few bucks but is a little easier and reusable thereafter.

VAPCMD

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