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We have a Windows XP system on a 14 year old Dell computer.. We are desirous of transferring data from that system to a new computor. My husband purchased an Acomdata Hi-speed 2.0 external hard drive back in 2006 but has not used it. Is there any way to transfer the information from his internal hard drive to this external one?

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A) If your old computer has usb output on pc tower, u can connect your external drive & start copying your files.
B) If your old computer has only usb pins on motherboard; you may buy suitable adaptor to turn usb pins into usb output.
C) If there is no usb output on tower or usb pins on motherboard; you may buy ata hard drive case and assemble your old computer harddisk into it.

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If both your Dell and the hard drive have USB ports you may be able to download directly. Other wise you may purchase an external drive and load the data to that. The external drive almost certainly will connect by USB.

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This procedures assumes that your old XP is still working and connected to your home or office network. and your new Win 7 is also connected as well to your networkBoth of your system and computer must be connected to the same network, either in the office or home, because it is easier to transfer files in this way, effectively and efficiently, this is practical than using USB flash drive or any external disk, though the process is similar.

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The final screen will then show up indicating the process is complete. Confirm to see if the file you have chosen was actually transferred, then close all window, including the Easy Transfer Windows.

Restart your computer, please. Congratulations!

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My husband has a 14 year old Dell computer. He purchased an Acomdata external drive around 2007. He is desirous of transferring the data from the internal drive on his old computer to his Acomdata e


He should be able to do that , Doris. Although it may be a slow process. His external hard drive is equipped with USB version 2.0. If his old computer is version 1.0 it may take a while. The good news is that the two versions are compatible. you can read more about USB here. P.S. I've done this many times with my external drive.
USB Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

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