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August 6, 2013 4:59:48 PM

I am building a new computer soon and would like to know how to get the files from my old hdd to my new one.

i cant seem to find a answer to this kinda specific scenerio.

I am getting a new windows 7 home premium for my new computer as old one is oem but still windows 7 hp, i would like the new os on the ssd, i am also getting a new hdd but i would like the files from the old hdd on it, since its 2 windows 7s and not the exact can a i do this?
Can the oem os files be used on the new os?

Im unsure if this makes sense, if not i will try to explain it better.

and also i have a external backup drive, could i restore the back up on the new os?

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a c 97 G Storage
August 6, 2013 5:05:41 PM

just copy your personal files on a usb drive.
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August 6, 2013 5:08:18 PM

rgd1101 said:
just copy your personal files on a usb drive.


but will they include everythink from the old hdd ?
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a c 818 G Storage
August 6, 2013 5:08:18 PM

Copy your personal files elsewhere for safekeeping
Install Windows on the new drive
Copy your personal files to [wherever]
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a c 818 G Storage
August 6, 2013 5:09:12 PM

X_zct said:
rgd1101 said:
just copy your personal files on a usb drive.


but will they include everythink from the old hdd ?


Ahhh....that is a different question! What do you mean by 'everything'?
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August 6, 2013 5:11:44 PM

USAFRet said:
X_zct said:
rgd1101 said:
just copy your personal files on a usb drive.


but will they include everythink from the old hdd ?


Ahhh....that is a different question! What do you mean by 'everything'?


well all programs that are not related to the os, my user folders that have basicly nealy everythink in i think(sorry im not that techy).
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a c 818 G Storage
August 6, 2013 5:18:17 PM

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well all programs that are not related to the os, my user folders that have basicly nealy everythink in i think(sorry im not that techy).


Well...
Save all your personal data (from the User folders) elsewhere. Documents, resumes, pictures, music, etc.
Gather all the install disks and files for your applications. Along with any install keys or serial numbers.
Install the fresh OS
Install all the applications you want.
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a b G Storage
August 6, 2013 5:18:23 PM

Negative - you will have to install programs to the new OS. You can clone the existing OS from the old drive to the new drive but you can't just copy the folders and have the programs function. It sucks, but it's the right way to do it.
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a b G Storage
August 6, 2013 5:24:17 PM

Easy peasy answer. On 'old' computer connect backup drive, click the Orb and type EASY TRANSFER. You will see the program listed from Microsoft, click it and follow the Wizard. Done. Setup new PC (no you can't use OEM from Hp on the new PC because it is tied to that specific model computer form HP) with Windows, Drivers, and Programs you want (no you have to manually do this because you can't do a backup and move the OS / Programs to new PC, it has to be installed seperately to validate licensing requirements). Then when you have things installed, again run EASY Transfer, select as NEW PC, run it, then reboot. BOOM your data and desktop are all set just like on the old PC.
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August 6, 2013 5:27:25 PM

Tom Tancredi said:
Easy peasy answer. On 'old' computer connect backup drive, click the Orb and type EASY TRANSFER. You will see the program listed from Microsoft, click it and follow the Wizard. Done. Setup new PC (no you can't use OEM from Hp on the new PC because it is tied to that specific model computer form HP) with Windows, Drivers, and Programs you want (no you have to manually do this because you can't do a backup and move the OS / Programs to new PC, it has to be installed seperately to validate licensing requirements). Then when you have things installed, again run EASY Transfer, select as NEW PC, run it, then reboot. BOOM your data and desktop are all set just like on the old PC.


Yeah, that copies all your personal data.
Just like copying it elsewhere, and then copying it back to the new locations on the new OS.
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August 6, 2013 5:35:57 PM

thank you for all the answers, appriciate it =)
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