Copying files from one laptop to another

  InCog 07:35 29 Mar 08
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I'm getting a new laptop (Windows XP) and want to transfer key files from my old one (also XP). If I backed those files onto an external drive using Nero back-up, is it a simple matter then to transfer the backed up files to the new laptop once I've installed Nero software? Or is it easier to transfer using a cable (if so which type) between the two and just do everything?

Is it also possible to transfer downloaded programs to the new laptop?

  rawprawn 07:57 29 Mar 08
  rawprawn 07:59 29 Mar 08
  InCog 08:22 29 Mar 08

Very helpful link. Thanks.

  wjrt 10:32 29 Mar 08
  tonyq 14:17 29 Mar 08

wjrt
do you or anyone know if the cable in your post works with Vista eg tranfer from Win xp to Win Vista,as It does not mention vista on the site.

  InCog 14:30 29 Mar 08

Thanks for the cable link

  rawprawn 16:30 29 Mar 08

It should work OK for files.

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