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    I'm switching computers at home and...

    ...want to know how to transfer programs from one to another.
    Especially my Kodak program since it has all my pics on it.

    My cd writer on the old HP doesn't seem to work so I can't just burn the pics.

    I only have a couple things on my old computer I want to transfer over so it shouldn't be too hard, of course I'm very computer ill-literate.

    My new computer is a Dell Inspiron.


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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    Do both computers have ethernet? If so network them both, or just use a crossover cable. Or just load them on a flash drive and move it over, or even better, pop the HD out put it in the new computer and just copy what you want over.


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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    Purchase a USB memory stick and download your pictures to it.



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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    There's no easy way to transfer programs from one computer to another other than re-installing them. The data used by/created by those programs is another story. Your pictures, for example, could be transferred in many ways. Burn to a disc (which seems to be out for you), copy between the two via file sharing, copy to another place on a network, etc... So, assuming you can't burn to a disk, do you have a network you can use?



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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    If you have a gmail account you can use that as temporary storage . Just zip up all your pictures and send it to yourself.



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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Do both computers have ethernet? If so network them both, or just use a crossover cable. Or just load them on a flash drive and move it over, or even better, pop the HD out put it in the new computer and just copy what you want over.
    I was unable to network my desktop and laptop. I also bought a crossover cable and tried to do it that way; no dice on that either. I ended up just burning everything onto CD, which only took 7 CD's.

    So if anyone wants a crossover cable, you can have mine.



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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Do both computers have ethernet? If so network them both, or just use a crossover cable. Or just load them on a flash drive and move it over, or even better, pop the HD out put it in the new computer and just copy what you want over.
    Say Brian, how easy is it to use a crossover cable to transfer stuff? I've thought about doing that for past projects, and I think my brother-in-law may be doing that soon.
    Do you have to set up much for file sharing between the two or is it a click and drag type thing?



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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    Quote Originally Posted by rbrook View Post
    Purchase a USB memory stick and download your pictures to it.

    Aaahh yes, I got one of those last year for X-Mas....cool...


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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    USB flash drive is probably the best. You can get a 4GB on Buy.com pretty cheap. The thing about new PCs is most of them are SATA drives now where I'm guessing your old hard drive is IDE so some of these new PCs don't have IDE controllers anymore since most devices are now SATA. If you have a home network going you can probably create a share on each machine and just move the files over the network too.


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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    Quote Originally Posted by Landshark View Post
    Aaahh yes, I got one of those last year for X-Mas....cool...
    I hope it's bigger than the 128MB one I got for Christmas a couple years ago.



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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I hope it's bigger than the 128MB one I got for Christmas a couple years ago.
    It is, it should work.


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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I hope it's bigger than the 128MB one I got for Christmas a couple years ago.
    I got a 128 meg one about 5 years ago for Christmas as well. It's good for (small) documents, but not much more.



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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    I'll give it a shot with the flash drive, thanks!!!!


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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    If that doesn't work, you could go out and buy a Belikin Transfer Cable, I used it to move stuff from my old desktop to my laptop and got pretty much everything I wanted moved moved. It runs about $40 bucks though.



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    Re: I'm switching computers at home and...

    flash drive or USB hard drive is your best bet. Either way, you'll need to find out where your programs actually save your data, and copy it that way. Then you'll need to re-install the software from the original media to your new computer.



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