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Zippity
06-08-2010, 11:44 AM
Am about to buy a new laptop.

Current laptop has XP - the new one Windows 7

How do I move current emails and other data from old to new?

Can I use an Ethernet cable between both directly, or via my router?

I guess that it is safest to load all programmes from disc, ie Office

All helpful suggestions appreciated :)

Nomad
06-08-2010, 11:52 AM
I use MS Outlook, so I use the import/export function.

For Firefox I use a similar method.
IE favourites I just copy that folder manually across.
My Documents and other files, I just drag and drop.

I use a USB stick or put the lappie HD in a USB enclosure, LAN works too but you need to place 2 beside each other .. You can use the router (wired or wireless too), but wireless (G) can be v slow.

Trev
06-08-2010, 12:45 PM
USB stick is pretty good. You can buy a 4gb one for about $30.
:)

GreacherTech
06-08-2010, 01:21 PM
Yeah you can xfer files/folders over the wireless network, but when I did this it took 1.5 hours to xfer 8gb of data...

gary67
06-08-2010, 05:54 PM
crossover network cable between the 2 and then you can use windows easy transfer or whatever its called

wainuitech
07-08-2010, 11:40 AM
I just use a portable HDD, transfer to that from the old PC, then transfer back to the new PC. You can also do it over a LAN, but wired , NOT wireless its painfully slowwwwwww.


I guess that it is safest to load all programmes from disc, ie Office You cant transfer programs, they need to be reinstalled.

Zippity
07-08-2010, 12:55 PM
I just use a portable HDD, transfer to that from the old PC, then transfer back to the new PC. You can also do it over a LAN, but wired , NOT wireless its painfully slowwwwwww.

You cant transfer programs, they need to be reinstalled.

Sorry, that's what I meant.

Can I transfer data by connecting both laptops to my wireless router by using network cables?

gary67
07-08-2010, 12:59 PM
yes you can