external hard drive won't work
(My original post was about what I need to purchase in order to transfer documents from an old computer to a new PC)
I finally bought my external hard drive: SEAGATE BACKUP PLUS Slim.
but i get this alert on my computer:
this device can perform faster connect to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port.
but then i am told: no Hi-Speed USB host controllers installed on this computer.
then I get a second alert:
cannot install this hardware: Seagate BUP Slim BK USB device. An error occurred during the installation of this device, one of the filter drivers installed for this device is invalid.
Do I need to purchase additional items to make the external hd work, or do I return it and buy something else, flash drive, or cd-rw? The guy in the store say the flash drive might not be able to hold large amounts of data. Keep in mind the old computer has no Internet connection.