Transfer data from one notebook to another

Posted on 2006-11-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I have two notebooks. Can any one please tell me how to i transfer data from one notebook to another.

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Question by:mustish1
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simsjrg earned 100 total points
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You have a few options:

1. Copy data to an external drive (USB 2.0 or Firewire) then from the drive to the new machine.
2. Copy the data from one machine to the other over the network.
3. Connect the machines with a crossover cable and copy data from one to the other.

How much data are we talking about?
What kind of data?
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Christopher McKay earned 400 total points
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There a few things that you need to let us know before we will best know how to help you.

What type of data are you talking about? A few Word documents? Email? A profile?

How much data are we talking about? (a couple of MB or a couple of GB?)

What types of connections do you have on the notebooks? Do both have ethernet ports? Are they on a network? Are they older notebooks that only have Serial or Parallel ports?


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by:Christopher McKay
Christopher McKay earned 400 total points
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Wow, I'm a bit slow today..... sorry simsjrg, didn't intend to duplicate you.


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ID: 17883137
Like word document, some access database some spread sheets. Some data from different language database etc.
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by:Christopher McKay
Christopher McKay earned 400 total points
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You should be able to copy everything to a USB Drive then. something like this:

Plug in the drive,
copy the documents to the usb drive,
take the usb drive to the second notebook,
copy the documents to the second notebook.



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ID: 17883208
Thanks guys.

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