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transfering info from old PC to new pc

by dvae / September 6, 2010 11:04 PM PDT

I appreciate that I should have undertaken the following before setting up my new pc, but enthusiasm to get started with the new one proved too much!!.Simple question hope answer is as simple. I was considering shutting down new one and just reconnecting the old one to an external hard drive and the monitor.Having uncoupled them from new PC Powering up and transferring the info I want ie pictures onto the external HD. I can then recouple up to new PC whilst still switched off and then access when once again started. Just checking that I have not missed some "glaring error" which might arise? seems straight fortward , am I on right track?? Many thanks for advice Dave

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(NT) That's a great idea.
by Kees Bakker / September 7, 2010 8:53 AM PDT
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I agree, great idea.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 8, 2010 7:14 AM PDT

And if that external hard drive is a USB drive, then there is no need to shutdown before disconnecting or connecting.

Just use the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the Notification Area where the clock is to remove the USB drive and then plug it in to the old system whilst it is running.

Mark

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