Originally Posted by DirtBikeRidr
yes there is a windows data transfer program, but there also other ways to transfer:
1. buy a special usb to usb cable will allow u to directly transfer data from 1 pc to another
2. copy everything to a hdd, and then transfer it to ur new one
3. put both pc's on a network, and then share the files that u want to transfer and then open it on the other comp.
4. dvd or cd back up
5. ubs mass storage
6. or u can take the old hdd and put that in the new one as a slave (i dont no if that will work though because of the OS on 2 hdd in one computer might conflict)
6 is where I'm at now. What a pain in the a** that is!
The old drive will boot to XPHome (after calling MS to reactivate) but most of the internal addons (Tuner card, NIC, etc.) won't even get recognized! Tried re installing drivers and get the "Not XP certified" message, even though they were working in the old sysytem.
I'm going to CompUSA tomorrow and getting an external USB2.0 enclosure.
My wife will then figure out what data she wants, and while she's doing that, I'll reset the new sysytem back to factory.
Once my wife is done with her 'homework' I'll set up the external (old) drive, using the transfer wizard, swap over that data and reinstall the third party software.
I'm figuring the better part of Saturday will be set to do that.
Thanks all for the responses!