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Transfering data from one desktop to another

I am switching from a Dell Dimension 4600 desktop to an XPS 530 desktop. How do I transfer the data from the Dimension to the XPS? Do I need any additional hardware or software to do the transfer? What is the easiest way to transfer data?
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If a slot is connector and the hard drive connector types are the same (otherwise you'd need an adapter), you could plug the hard drive from your Dimension in the XPS as a slave disk. This way you get the highest transfer speed.
You could then transfer the data to the primary disk of your XPS.
If you have a network (LAN) available, you could transfer your data that way. Another way is to transfer your data to an external hard-disk and then to the XPS. Of course you cannot transfer installed applications. Since they must be reinstalled on the new computer, you'll need the installer for each application.
For these methods of transferring you won't need any software. You can just use windows explorer.

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Sol 1 you can burn your data in dvd or cd
sol 2 you can transfer your data in thumb drive (pen drive)

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