Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Do It Yourself > PC Repairs & Upgrades

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-12-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 321
Rewards Points: 250
Default

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?

proofer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 53
Rewards Points: 77
Default

Transfering some stuff from old computer to new computer


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

christoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 07:14 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 321
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Transfering some stuff from old computer to new computer


Quote:
Originally Posted by christoff View Post
i use a usb memory stick, you can get them cheap from target best buy , any electronic store
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?
proofer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 07:46 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: East Coast
Posts: 72
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Transfering some stuff from old computer to new computer


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

Good luck!
Han'D' is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Han'D' For This Useful Post:
proofer (07-14-2010)
Old 07-12-2010, 07:55 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 321
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Transfering some stuff from old computer to new computer


Quote:
Originally Posted by Han'D' View Post
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?
proofer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 08:00 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 53
Rewards Points: 77
Default

Transfering some stuff from old computer to new computer


with the memory stick, all you do is send your programing to the memory stick via computer on the menu start
christoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 08:35 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 321
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Transfering some stuff from old computer to new computer


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?
proofer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 10:07 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 53
Rewards Points: 77
Default

Transfering some stuff from old computer to new computer


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
christoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 07:18 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 321
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Transfering some stuff from old computer to new computer


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 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 05:55 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 321
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Transfering some stuff from old computer to new computer


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.
proofer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 06:00 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 53
Rewards Points: 77
Default

Transfering some stuff from old computer to new computer


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

christoff is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to christoff For This Useful Post:
proofer (07-14-2010)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
computer on tv handifoot Home Theater 13 11-14-2010 07:59 AM
Multiple HP printers on a ACER computer Wildie PC Repairs & Upgrades 4 05-31-2010 10:25 AM
Molded Fiberglass Computer chair construction, need help Rolacoy General DIY Discussions 9 08-23-2009 10:32 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.