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Transfer your data over from the old hard drive to the new computer


The easiest way is to connect the old hard drive to an USB adapter case and make it an USB external hard drive. Connect this to the USB port on your new computer, the computer will see the external hard drive as an External storage device. You can then open the various folder on the hard drive and copy the files to your new computer.
You can delete all the unnecessary folders and files off the old hard drive and use it as a backup storage device.

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<p>The free trial software gives the user the ability to evaluate a program before they buy. If you have a free version on your computer and want it back, you can connect an external hard drive or flash drive to do. The process can relieve headaches, if your computer crashes or gets infected with viruses.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>1. Connect your external hard drive or flash drive to your computer via a USB port. Click the Start button and click on "Computer" option on the menu. Click on your external hard disk or flash drive icon in the menu. You can use this window.<br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Click the Start button and click "Search ". Enter the name of the test software that you store in the search bar and press Enter.<br /> <p>3. Transferring files to display in the search window on the external hard disk or flash drive. A small window with a progress bar will tell you how long does it take to transfer files appears.<br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Click on the My Computer icon on the Start button when the transmission is complete and right click on your hard disk or a flash image. Click the "Eject" option. Remove the USB cable from the USB port of your computer to your software.<br />

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How to transfer files from external hard drive to computer?


Hi there,

Connect the external hard drive to your computer using a USB cable. When you have done that, go to 'my computer', click open it. You would see your hard drive(C:\ ), and you would also see the external hard drive. Click open the external, go to the location of the files on your external, ie, they might be in a folder, right click the one you want to transfer, select copy, go to 'my documents' on yor pc, and paste.
If what you are copiying is quite many, select the first, then while holding down the control key, select the others, while still holding down CTRl, right click and select copy. Then paste in 'my documents'.

Hope this was helpful?
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How does a external hard drive work, and does it make my computer run better, I have purchased one but I am confused on how it works.


An external Hard drive is used to store information in any format. Ususally it is connected to USB, but it may happen that it is connected to either e-sata, which is the fastest or firewire.
when connector is inserted into the socket (USB, e-sata, firewire) Windows will automatically detect it. You can find your external Hard drive in My Computer, normally labeled removable drive. You can then double click it to access the information on the drive, or copy information to the drive. This means you can easily make a back up of all your files. Now if you so wish you can store it for backup purposes or you can use it to transfer information, contained on it, to another Computer/Laptop. An external Hard drive does not make your computer faster, but it does in a sense make your computer perform better,as it takes away the need for that data to be stored of your main boot hard drive. Therefore making virus scans on your PC run quicker and your PC has more space on it's main boot hard drive to perform tasks if it needs to.

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How to transfer files from my old HP Pavilion 8650C to Dell computer or seagate external hard drive?


With the drive plugged in, open My Computer. You should see an icon labeled something or another that relates to your external hard drive. If you cannot determine which it is, unplug the hard drive. One of the icons should vanish. When you plug it back in, open the drive that appears. In order to transfer files, simply find the ones which you wish to move on your computer (most likely in the My Documents folder), then copy and paste them into the hard drive. Tell me if you have any more issues, and vote if this helped!

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Transfer info from this computer to my new comp. things like Pictures Music.


Copy all your data from the old computer onto a blank CD, blank DVD, or onto a USB flash drive, or external hard drive. Then copy it to the new computer.

When both computers are in the same location, you can use an Ethernet cable to transfer information between machines. If you don’t have a hub, router, or switch, look for a crossover cable to complete the process.

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Copy the files you want from the old PC to some kind of removable media, i.e. CD, flash drive, etc. and copy them to the new one from the media you have chosen.

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How to transfer information from a computer that has a virus to a brand new computer


Transfer all the information you want in your new computer into a flash drive or an external hard drive.

Connect it to the new computer and right click on the drive where you can find an option to scan the drive for viruses. Choose that option and once the scan is done if there are any viruses then delete the files and transfer the rest into the system

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Memory transfer


You have several ways:

Pc transfer cable: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8136956&st=vista+transfer+cable&lp=2&type=product&cp=1&id=1158323064562

USB Flash Drive: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8281352&st=sandisk+flash+drive&type=product&id=1171672069828

External HDD: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8744727&st=external+hard+drive&lp=3&type=product&cp=1&id=1202648989640

The transfer cable is usually used when you buy a new computer and you just need to transfer a bunch of data from one computer to the next. It comes with simple software to easily transfer your data.

The USB Flash Drive is used when you only have a small amount of data to transfer. A lot of people use it as extra storage if they need to constantly use data from multiple computers or if they always want to have a particualr file handy.

An external Hard Drive is most commonly used for backing up data or when you need to transfer a lot of data but you won't be able to have both of them right next to each other.

And finally, if you don't want to deal with the hassle of any of these solutions, you can take it to a tech center like Best Buy's Geek Squad who can transfer the data for you.

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