Transferring between PCs

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Well I've got my hard drive. I take it that it's just a case of copying and pasting C: drive on to the hard drive? Is it that simple?? :?

Then when I get the new PC I connect it up and do the same with any files I want to transfer.

Edit: Just discovered it's not that simple. Help - HUNNYMONSTER, N1VLO, ANYONE!!!! :lol:
 
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What's the problem Pig Cat? I'd just connect up the hard drive and copy over the folders containing the stuff you want to keep (My Documents, My Pictures....etc.). No point in copying over your whole C: drive.
 
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Yellow Jim said:
What's the problem Pig Cat? I'd just connect up the hard drive and copy over the folders containing the stuff you want to keep (My Documents, My Pictures....etc.). No point in copying over your whole C: drive.
That's true. I think it didn't like me trying to copy the whole thing!
 
Once you've done this, i would think about partitioning your new hard drive and putting your 'My Documents' folder on the D: drive. This way, if windows implodes your data files will be safe-ish.

Of course, if your power supply blows your motherboard, frying your processor and RAM just before killing your hdd (well not yours, or mine - it was my sons...... 'Dad.....my computer won't start and there's smoke coming from the case!' ), you're knackered :roll:
 
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Sort all your pics and vids into one transferable folder, drag and drop to new disk. That should do it.

If you want to segment the drive I'd do that first.
 
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The computer you were looking at had two 1TB hard drives. If you went for this one in the end, then it's probably best to put your documents and stuff on the hard drive that doesn't contain the operating system. That way, if you need to reinstall Windows down the line you can just format the HD containing the operating system, leaving all your pics and stuff intact on the other one.
 
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get a program called freecommander it will help in the process...a dual pane filemanager

and still back up to external drive...
 
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n1vlo said:
get a program called freecommander it will help in the process...a dual pane filemanager

and still back up to external drive...
Hey just downloaded it. It looks good. Looks like the file manager when I used to go out to work. Reckon the 'professional' computers have it on them sometimes, but a Windows version. Thanks n1vlo!
 
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