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setting_up_a_new_computer [2014/10/07 12:47]
alan [Copying Your Old Stuff]
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 For about $20.00 you can buy a hard drive external case. This will allow you to take the hard drive out of your old computer and attach it to your new computer via USB. You can then copy everything over. As a bonus, once you have everything copied over, you can delete the Windows and Program Files directories and have a nice fat USB drive to backup to.\\ For about $20.00 you can buy a hard drive external case. This will allow you to take the hard drive out of your old computer and attach it to your new computer via USB. You can then copy everything over. As a bonus, once you have everything copied over, you can delete the Windows and Program Files directories and have a nice fat USB drive to backup to.\\
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 +=== The Bad News ===
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 +You cannot use this method to install your old programs on the new computer. You need to run the installer for each program to install them. Sorry.\\
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 ==== I Don't Have a CD Drive, How do I Load Software? ==== ==== I Don't Have a CD Drive, How do I Load Software? ====