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Transfer from desktop to laptop ?


74elmtree

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Is there any software that will enable me to move files from a desktop to a laptop. Many thanks.

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onthelimit1

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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.

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john bunyan

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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.

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Woolwell

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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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