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How do I copy all the emails and files from the computer to my new laptop

Hi,
Please if I buy a new laptop. how do I transfer all files addresses email documents ect on to the new lap top so that they both have the same data on them.
Do I need a profesional to do it or a new piece of soft ware, I know I need a wireless router.
I will be on windows xp and I live in Spain by the way.
Im gratefull for any info.
Many thanks
Sandie

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  • sandraann Mar 16, 2008

    thankyou Im still not sure do you need a memory stick to transfer pictures ect??

  • sandraann Mar 16, 2008

    The computer is a compaq , and I want to buy a dell D420 Lap top or similar model. also do I need to sign up and pay for a new ISP or can I just use it from the host computer.

    Thanks for everyones help its much appreciated.

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Well...file transfer is built into all new windows boxes. and you can get xp on your new laptop too.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 16, 2008

    nope..no memory stick needed. ethernet cable does the trick, In fact, there are some kits just for this purpose..can you mention the two computer models you have in mind?

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