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I would like to know how to transfer data and software from a old computer to a new one I am considering to buy.

\015 I am considering buying a new computer and I would like to know how I can transfer the present programs and software I have from the old computer to the new one. Can you help?\015

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There are a couple of simple and fast ways to do this. They both depend on the systems. If you have two systems that both have network interfaces on them, the simplest way to trasnfer the data would be to connect the two computers together using a router (Linksys WRT54G about 60.00 at Staples). You can then share the drive on your old machine, and copy your data to the new machine using your network.

The second, which is slower but cheaper, is to buy a USB flash drive. 4 GB should cost about $25.00. When this device is inserted into a USB slot, it acts as a second hard drive. You can copy data from the old machine, to this and then move it to the new machine.


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