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Data transfer I just bought a new Lenovo T 61P. I want to copy my files, folders and settings to my new computer from a Dell computer. Both have XP as the operating system. How do I connect the two computers when the new Lenovo does not have the 9 pin serial connector pin? Also, what are the steps I need to go through to do the transfer.

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What I suggest you do is use the file transfer wizaed that is built n in WinXP OS's. From you old Dell go to start>Accs>System tools> file and Transfer wizard.....follow the prompts and save the file to your desktop. After the coolection and creation of the UMT2 folder copy it to a flash drive or use a cross cable between your old and new laptop and share the folder in th network s you can access it directly from your new laptop. Copy he whole folder to the desktop of your new Laptop. Run the same wizard on your new laptop.

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