Question about Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop
There are three sets of items that you need to transfer.
It would be best to use an external USB drive and keep the data on the drive as a backup.
1. Settings (Internet favorites, desktop settings, cookies, address book, etc.)
2. Data (My Documents, and multimedia content)
It would be easy if the old computer was also a Dell; however, you can't simply "copy" to the new computer.
#1. Settings: There is a built-in utility called "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard". [Start] [All Programs] [Accessories] [System Tools] [Files and Settings Transfer Wizard]
#2. The transfer wizard has an option to copy "settings only", "Data Only", Settings and Data". Transfer only the settings and then transfer the data. It will go much smoother.
#3. Some programs are already on your new computer; however, unless the old computer was also a Dell, you will have to re-install most or all of your programs like MS Office, Printers, Scanners, Camera and Video applications, etc.
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Posted on Oct 08, 2009
Testimonial: "Great advice - thanks very much. Just need a bit more info on handling the transfer of non-standard programs."
There are numerous ways of doing this, and the simplicity and speed of the process is dependent on the equipment/hardware available. Methods are:
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Burn files to cd/dvd's
transfer them over a router network.
Can also do a usb to usb data transfer if none of the above are easily accessible.
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
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