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September 5, 2010 10:48:56 AM

I need to know how to connect a stand alone desktop computer (which still works but I'm getting rid of, and is not connected to monitor, keyboard etc now) to a laptop so that I can save stuff from the old desktop to an external drive. Please advise on the easiest way-am not really v. technical! Thanks

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September 5, 2010 11:25:11 AM

Easiest way I can think of is to hook it up to a monitor and keyboard and use a network to move the files over. Either the switch in your router or use a crossover cable.
a b G Storage
September 7, 2010 10:26:15 AM

this external drive, can you describe it? does it connect via usb? does the old desktop not have USB?
September 7, 2010 1:49:51 PM

Most old computers will have a USB, unless it is over 15yrs old it may not.