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proofer 07-12-2010 06:03 PM

Transfering some stuff from old computer to new computer
 
I need help. First off, I don't know computers. With that said, I just bought another computer. But what I need to do is to transfer some information (2009 TurboTax files, word processing documents, some pictures, etc.). How would you go about it? Do you somehow transfer this information from the old computer to a disk, and then from disk to new computer? Someone mentioned a flashdrive. What is the EASIEST way to transfer data from an old computer to a new computer?

christoff 07-12-2010 06:09 PM

i use a usb memory stick, you can get them cheap from target best buy , any electronic store:thumbsup:

proofer 07-12-2010 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by christoff (Post 468627)
i use a usb memory stick, you can get them cheap from target best buy , any electronic store:thumbsup:

I've never heard of that (but then again, I've never heard of a flashdrive either). How is a USB memory stick different from a flashdrive? Remember: I want something easy to use! I see that a 2 GB flashdrive costs about $8 at most places. So is a USB memory stick even cheaper and easier to use?

Han'D' 07-12-2010 06:46 PM

Essentially the same thing. I used 2G my last xfer...That is the easiest way to do it IMHO!!!

Good luck!

proofer 07-12-2010 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Han'D' (Post 468645)
Essentially the same thing. I used 2G my last xfer...That is the easiest way to do it IMHO!!!

Good luck!

You used 2G for your last transfer. So which did you use---the memory stick or the flashdrive?

christoff 07-12-2010 07:00 PM

with the memory stick, all you do is send your programing to the memory stick via computer on the menu start

proofer 07-12-2010 07:35 PM

So I plug in the memory stick, and then I go to "Start" at the lower left-hand corner, and it asks me what I want to save?

christoff 07-12-2010 09:07 PM

yes go to start then to computer and when you have the stick plugged into the usb port it will show the unit that you plugged in ,then send the info to the stick by right clicking your program and send to whatever the stick is called on your pc

proofer 07-13-2010 06:18 AM

Thanks for everyones' help. I'll be giving it a try soon, and I'll be sure to let you know how it goes. Until yesterday, I thought we'd be using the 5 1/4" floppy disks that I last remembered.

proofer 07-14-2010 04:55 PM

I ended up getting an 8 GB flashdrive. Actually, it was easier than I had imagined. Thanks for helping out, as I've never heard of a flashdrive or a memory stick before.

christoff 07-14-2010 05:00 PM

just as long as you figured everything out all is good glad i could help :thumbsup:


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