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Old 08-12-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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Is it possible for me to do it without paying the computer guys $40? We are getting a new computer in a week and I want to move my pictures from the old one to the new one.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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You could burn them to a CD and then on the new computer, you could copy from that. One plus is that you'd have a backup of those photos. Here are a few programs to choose from. I usually find free ones where possible. But you'd have to get suggestions from somebody else about what to use. There may already be a CD burner on your old computer. I wouldn't be the one to ask about how to run such programs, having never done so.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:39 PM
 
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No, you would have to bribe one of us IT people with pizza or a bag of cheetos. Caffeine would be good, too.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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http://www.monkeythis.com/images/thumbnail.asp?img=images/1952355.jpg&height=120 (broken link)

That work?
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:51 PM
 
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You could also use a usb flash drive. Also you don't really need to download cd burning software, Windows XP has built in burning software. If you copy files and paste them into your cd drive it gives you the option to "Write These Files to Disk" click that and it will start burning!! Good luck, let us know if you get stuck.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:16 PM
 
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No, you would have to bribe one of us IT people with pizza or a bag of cheetos. Caffeine would be good, too.

Oh that I could find an IT person that would accept a bribe of pizza or cheetos, instead of "we will need your computer for one whole day and that will be $40." Like I want to give up my brand new computer for one day. Then on top of it to tell me that it is to hard for me to figure out.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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I only need it for an hour, but it will be $90, sorry. I will accept Cheetos as partial payment, however.

Since I'm here and you're there I'll tell what I would do. I would plug my 8gb flash drive into your old PC, copy everything in My documents, favorites, and any other data files/folders to it, then plug the flash drive into your new PC.

I would then copy the files/folders under My Documents into the same location on the new PC. I would not copy My Documents, just what's under it.

If going from XP to Vista verify the required location on Vista before copying.

If you have a non-standard background on your desktop make sure you get it copied over also.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:35 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I only need it for an hour, but it will be $90, sorry. I will accept Cheetos as partial payment, however.

Since I'm here and you're there I'll tell what I would do. I would plug my 8gb flash drive into your old PC, copy everything in My documents, favorites, and any other data files/folders to it, then plug the flash drive into your new PC.

I would then copy the files/folders under My Documents into the same location on the new PC. I would not copy My Documents, just what's under it.

If going from XP to Vista verify the required location on Vista before copying.

If you have a non-standard background on your desktop make sure you get it copied over also.
In addition to My Documents and Favorites, I usually copy the Desktop folder. It's usually a good idea to browse through the root directory looking for any unusual folder names that may contain other data. Once again, the freek provides good advice.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:37 AM
 
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I only need it for an hour, but it will be $90, sorry. I will accept Cheetos as partial payment, however.

Since I'm here and you're there I'll tell what I would do. I would plug my 8gb flash drive into your old PC, copy everything in My documents, favorites, and any other data files/folders to it, then plug the flash drive into your new PC.

I would then copy the files/folders under My Documents into the same location on the new PC. I would not copy My Documents, just what's under it.

If going from XP to Vista verify the required location on Vista before copying.

If you have a non-standard background on your desktop make sure you get it copied over also.
Thanks, I was kinda thinking that was what I would do. We will see how it works. Wow, $90 maybe I need to go to school.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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What is your old computer and what is your new computer? Desktop and/or notebook. If you're just going to trash your old one, why not remove the hard drive and use it as a backup or second drive?
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