Transfer from desktop to laptop ?

  74elmtree 26 Mar 12
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Is there any software that will enable me to move files from a desktop to a laptop. Many thanks.

  onthelimit1 26 Mar 12

Depends on the operating system, but Windows Easy Transfer is built-in to W7 and Vista. If Xp, free download of a tool is available from MS. You can transfer with a special cable (about £16), an external hard drive, or over a network.

  john bunyan 26 Mar 12

For data files , just copy to a USB HD or DVD then copy back to laptop.

For programme files some programmes such as Adobe CS5 allow you to de-register from one PC then reinstall on a second. Sone, like MS Office 2010 allow 3 pc's. Operating system files usually have to be installed from original CD's.

  Woolwell 26 Mar 12

It depends on how many you want to move and whether the desktop and laptop are networked together. Is a permanent move or not?

For a whole system I did it using an external hard drive. Copied all the required data files to the drive and then copied into other computer.

For a small number it depends on whether you want them synced. You could consider using Dropbox.

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