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« on: November 01, 2005, 11:35:41 PM »

I am presently using a Dell Dimension 4600C with 70 GB hard drive, Windows XP Home SP2 OS. Unfortunately I am moving without taking the computer. I will be forced (at least in the short term) to use my old 20 GB Windows 98SE machine.
I am one of two user accts on the present Dell. My whole life is on this machine!:Smiley
I want to know what the best way to copy all my vital data from this machine to my old computer. I figure that burning DVD data discs is the way to go. But maybe I'm wrong. Anyone out there face a similar situation? Anyone have a systematic approach to this problem?
PS: Once I leave here there's no coming back. So whatever I do has to be comprehensive and permanent!

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2005, 02:27:21 AM »

idk if this is possible but if you take both pc's to a computer fixer upper store they can probably switch harddrives for a cheap price

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2005, 03:51:37 PM »

No No No you dont want to switch hard drives !!! Lips Sealed

Copying everything on a disk is fine, if both computers are in the same location (home) you can slave the 98 hard drive to the XP machine and copy your info over. But DO NOT try booting the computer using the other hard drive you will only be asking for trouble

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