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July 15, 2013 6:40:57 AM

i want to transfer all of my data from a laptop running windows 7 to a newer 1 running windows 8 plz help me i need space one my older one

thanks in advance
July 15, 2013 6:46:48 AM

Use a rOuter or switch. On both pc turn on file sharing and set the same network name for the new home network. When you reboot you should see under my computer the other networked pc. On both pc set up a shared folder on the network. Then on your laptop move one or two files to the network folder and see if the other pc sees them. If it does move the files to a new photo folder on the new desktop. Then go back and move the photos into the share folder then move them.
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July 15, 2013 6:48:58 AM

smorizio said:
Use a rOuter or switch. On both pc turn on file sharing and set the same network name for the new home network. When you reboot you should see under my computer the other networked pc. On both pc set up a shared folder on the network. Then on your laptop move one or two files to the network folder and see if the other pc sees them. If it does move the files to a new photo folder on the new desktop. Then go back and move the photos into the share folder then move them.

plz can u tell me in a little more detail like steps and stuff
lot off appreciation in advance
another thing that i have KASDA kw 5815 wifi adsl modem
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July 15, 2013 7:08:37 AM

If the pc are connected to a router. Go under windows control panel under windows 7 click on homegroups. Create new workgroup name it home.
Turn on print and file sharing.selet the folders you want shared.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sEI2dQPODrQ&desktop_uri=%2...
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July 15, 2013 7:11:18 AM

if both computers are connected to the same router/network per wifi, or lan, the easiest method would be setting up a homegroup and share the files you want to transfer with the homegroup. that's quite self explanatory since windows 7, just hit the windows key and type "homegroup" to get started.

more info here: (you need silverlight to view all contents)
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/homegroup-he...

that's how i "set up" my two computers to be able to easily share files between them, without having to get my ass up and use a flash drive.

this should also work if you connect both computers to the router via LAN, if possible, which should get you better speeds.

which brings me to the even simpler solution: flash drives and external hard drives. i consider myself quite technophile, but networking has never been something i really got the gist of - until windows sevens homegroup made it so easy even i could get behind it. still, depending on your wifi router, wireless networks can be quite slow. i'm in wireless G here and am happy if i reach over 1MB/s with my crappy router.

so if you really don't want to mess with networks and potentially slow transfer speeds, just get yourself a big flash drive, or even better, an external hard disk and use that as intermediary storage.

an external hard disk would also be a great choice because it can be used for backups, which is something most average users don't think about too often.

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July 15, 2013 7:59:23 AM

A USB flash drive works real well also, although it may take more time depending on how much data needs to be transferred. Maybe not more time, depending on how much time is spent getting file sharing to work over the network.
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July 15, 2013 8:51:08 AM

If you don't have a router, you can simply buy a crossover cable and plug into the 2 machines. Its a network patch cable that is wired differently, and specifically so the 2 computers plugged together will network themselves together. You can get one at most electronic stores for only a few dollars. Just remember, you are looking specifically for a "crossover" cable.
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July 15, 2013 10:27:09 PM

Jit most stores now carry USB cross over cables.
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