Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop ?

Need to know how to transfer programs and files from old to new PC

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There are three sets of items that you need to transfer.
\015\012It would be best to use an external USB drive and keep the data on the drive as a backup.
\015\0121. Settings (Internet favorites, desktop settings, cookies, address book, etc.)
\015\0122. Data (My Documents, and multimedia content)
\015\0123. Programs
\015\012It would be easy if the old computer was also a Dell; however, you can't simply "copy" to the new computer.
\015\012#1. Settings: There is a built-in utility called "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard". [Start] [All Programs] [Accessories] [System Tools] [Files and Settings Transfer Wizard]
\015\012#2. The transfer wizard has an option to copy "settings only", "Data Only", Settings and Data". Transfer only the settings and then transfer the data. It will go much smoother.
\015\012#3. Some programs are already on your new computer; however, unless the old computer was also a Dell, you will have to re-install most or all of your programs like MS Office, Printers, Scanners, Camera and Video applications, etc.
\015\012If you need more detail, please post a comment... Thanks .
There are numerous ways of doing this, and the simplicity and speed of the process is dependent on the equipment/hardware available. Methods are:
  1. Transfer files in batches using a high capacity USB thumb drive (this is only good if you are transferring small amounts of data or <10GB)
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  3. Use an external hard drive that you can copy all the files onto and then plug into the new computer and copy of the hard drive
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  5. If a network is available then connect both PC's to it ensure that file sharing is enabled on both PC's and copy from the old to the new PC through the network
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  7. Copy all the files onto DVD's and then insert then into the new PC and copy off.
I am sure there are many more options but that is what I can think of off the top of my head at the moment
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