Anyone know how to transfer Info from one computer to Another?


#1

I want to transfer a crap load of stuff from an old desktop to a new desktop; Is there any way of doing this other than putting a crap load of things on CD and downloading it into the other computer?


#2

Zip it up and upload it to Filefront. Or if you have an Ipod/MP3 player you could use that. Or I’m pretty sure you can pick up a USB cable and hook them up.


#3

put the old hard drive into the other.


#4

I have a feeling he won’t know how to do this.


#5

Burn them onto DVD’s, they hold a crap load of stuff.


#6

If you have a router or switch, Hook them both up to the same network and share out the folder(s) you want to move


#7

Yeah, burning to DVD is easy, almost 5GB at a time. It’s probably your easiest option…


#8

crossover cable


#9

I would go the network way. Everybody bound to have a router these days.


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#11

Anyone know more about this?

Yeah, I wouldn’t have the slightest idea about hardware stuff. I would think there would be some kind of cable I could connect to the two and just start transferring…


#12

The easiest things to do are either burn a CD/DVD, or buy an external harddrive. Copy the data to the external drive, plug it into the new computer and copy it over.

A crossover cable is a special ethernet cable that creates a direct link between two computers, as opposed to connecting them to a router, switch or hub.


#13

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134043

I think this would be the best option. It’s cheap, it’s easy, and you’ll be able to use this in the future. Trust me on this.


#14

Agreed, flash drives are pretty invaluable, and they’re cheap as fuck.
1GB ones are as low as $12 new in store. If you don’t have a DVD burner a flash drive is the most simple way to data transfer if you don’t know anything about networking 101. I have one on a swiss army knife, always handy.