Transfer data from old computer to new computer ? what do I need ?
by kdjoergensen - 4/16/04 12:17 PM
I am buying a new windows PC (dell).
I have an old windows PC which has files on the hard drive which I would like to transfer to the new PC. The old pc has no cd rom etc so I can not "burn" my way out of it.
How can I transfer files from old to new PC ?
Both has USB ports...
Can I simply connect the old PC with the new PC through USB cable ? Will that automatically show up as a 'drive' on both and through this connection move files from one drive to another ? or do I need special software...?
I saw that dell sells such as package for $50 (includes ways of transferring browser bookmarks etc)
I don't care about bookmarks, programs, etc
The only thing I need to move is word documents and image files.
If I attach USB cables between the two computers with no further software/hardware etc can I then establish a connection and transfer data ?
Would I find it under "drives" similar to when you attach a card reader to the USB port ?