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Old 01-08-2009, 06:48 AM
 
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What's the best, easiest & cheapest way to do it myself???
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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What's the best, easiest & cheapest way to do it myself???
"Easy transfer Cables" are available from most computer stores. They plug into USB sockets and most come with software to allow easy transfer of files. I would expect them to cost around £15 (UK) or $22US.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Windows has a Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to help with this task too.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I recommend an external hard drive like a Western Digital Passport.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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I use a flash drive. Mine is 8GB so it makes it easier to transfer large amounts of data quickly. You can get them fairly cheap if you watch the ads on Sunday. One advantage is that you then have a large flash drive for backup.

If you have a network copying across it is an option.

External drive is good, but not really the cheapest.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Last time I did this on my own computer, I used the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, copied the resulting files (and a few others) to a large flash drive and moved them to the new machine.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: WV
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I like an external hard drive.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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The easiest way would be the way done by two Mac computers, as you select "Syn," from the old computer to the new one, and when done your new computer's desktop looks and behaves exactly like the old one. Don't they have that feature available for PCs?
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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Depending on the files you need to transfer, all of the above are good methods. But I'm surprised no one has suggested backing up your files to DVD to transfer and store them as well. Seems that would be the cheapest if all you want to move are data files, photos, music, etc.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Not cheaper than a transfer cable or flash drive.
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