02 October 2008

Transferring Files to Your New Laptop

Some recent guidance I gave to a family member:
If you plan on getting a laptop with Windows Vista (I assume this is likely, newest Windows operating system), then there appears to be a fairly simple process to transfer information from your old computer system to the new system. I have not done it myself, but it looks like purchasing this $40 cable (software CD included) will be all you need:
The Basic 3 Steps
Step 1- Install software on old computer
Step 2- connect both computers with the cable
Step 3- follow on-screen directions (on old computer) to transfer files
Here are a few overview videos:
About Windows Easy Transfer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjqv1-nY56g
About the cable: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMDN5l7Lty4

And then here is a good, step-by-step set of instructions:
***Under 'Table of Contents', click on #4 'Using Windows Easy Transfer with a Easy Transfer Cable', and that should lead you through the transfer process.


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