Found 31st Aug 2010
Habving just bought the boy a new laptop was wondering how to get all his stuff from his PC to onto the lap top

He has lots of Music (25/30Gig) and that will take forever on my 1 gig pen drive

Dont have an external drive so that is out of the question

Can I connect them together and do it some way, USB or via network cable

Any ideas

Cheers

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Do it over your network pref with both plugged into your router via ethernet. Turn on public folder sharing and copy the stuff over.

you can connect both of the pc's to your router and create a home network (google it for "how to").

After that transfer the files / folders from one hd to the other.

The__Rider

I think you need a crossover cable (not the same as an ethernet cable-looks the same) and set up in your networks. Can be done, and I have done it, but I am a bit rusty on the hows now.

recently I saved music to my 120gb ipod, put sharepod getsharepod.com/dow…ad/ on the same ipod & opened & copied across to new computer that way
was easily for the "meh" mood I was in at the time

Sharepod is free BTW (can donate)

arramattic

I think you need a crossover cable (not the same as an ethernet … I think you need a crossover cable (not the same as an ethernet cable-looks the same) and set up in your networks. Can be done, and I have done it, but I am a bit rusty on the hows now.recently I saved music to my 120gb ipod, put sharepod http://www.getsharepod.com/download/ on the same ipod & opened & copied across to new computer that waywas easily for the "meh" mood I was in at the timeSharepod is free BTW (can donate):D



Not if you are transferring via the router only if you are connecting directly.

>Dont have an external drive so that is out of the question

If you have not an external drive then that probably means you are not backing your files up.

His PC could crash and he may lose everything.

I suggest you spend £50 or so and get a 1Tb external hard drive.

Copy all his personal files from the old PC to the external drive, then you have them all backed up.

Then connect the external drive to the new latop and copy them from the external drive.

Leave them on the extrernal drive as a "spare" (backup).

Note: If you can get them both working on the same network and copy them that way then that is the easiest. However, having an external hard drive is a "must have" nowadays, no excuse not to have one.
Edited by: "guilbert53" 31st Aug 2010

guilbert53

Dont have an external drive so that is out of the question If you have … >Dont have an external drive so that is out of the question If you have bit got an external drive then that probably means you are not backing up. His PC cpuld crach and he may lose everything.I suggest you spend £50 and get a 1Tb external hard drive.Copy all his personla files from the old PC to the external drive, then you have them all backed up.Then connect the external drive to the new latop and copy them from the external drive.Leave them on the extrernal drive as a "spare".Note: If you can get them both working on the same network and copy them that way then that is the easiest. However, having an external hard drive is a "must have" nowadays, no excise not to have one.



Do this

Original Poster

Could I use my old (Spare) router as the current in use one is 3 floors down???

Original Poster

Keep meaning to buy one

Might see if that 250g one is available at my local currys!!

QAL strange question but did u buy that laptop in currys anniesland because i heard people talking about transfering lots of music to a new laptop

Original Poster

Sorry Doctor could not have been much further away

Living in Hampshire

kk was just wondering

arramattic

I think you need a crossover cable (not the same as an ethernet … I think you need a crossover cable (not the same as an ethernet cable-looks the same) and set up in your networks. Can be done, and I have done it, but I am a bit rusty on the hows now.recently I saved music to my 120gb ipod, put sharepod http://www.getsharepod.com/download/ on the same ipod & opened & copied across to new computer that waywas easily for the "meh" mood I was in at the timeSharepod is free BTW (can donate):D


you can do that without sharepod just manage music manually and enable diskmode.

external drive be handy for future though

Original Poster

Cheers Guys.

picked up a hard drive on way home and transfering as we speak

Job's a goodun
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