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Transfering data from an old computer to a new one

Can you tell me what cd to get to copy information onto so i can put it in a new computer?
(I'm helping a senior do this, not sure what her computer is but it's a 2007)

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That depends on how much is the size of files to be copied. in fact you dont need a CD to do it if you have an external hdisk enclosure that you can put the hdisk of the old PC. just place it in the enclosure with the proper cabling and then attach to the pc where you wanted to copy the files.

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