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January 22, 2021 at 07:50:15
Specs: windows 10, intel i5
Hello all, can you please tell me the best way to Transfer from an old windows 10 laptop to a New windows laptop.

Thanks, for any replies Gep

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January 22, 2021 at 13:35:56
There used to be ways to link two computers together via something called laplink? But I think it's long gone from windows?

However I dun found this and the second option has three ways; the second of them might be simplest?

https://www.easeus.com/pc-transfer/...

and this:

https://www.techinpost.com/how-to-c...

they suggest a couple of methods; and one is to use "share it". Ive used that successfully on Mac systems; and see no reason it won't be as easy to use in windows.

They seem to favour and prefer wifi - which inevitably is a little slower than ethernet? Personally I avoid wifi unless really no other choice.

Key point to remember- regardless of how you make the transfers... Do NOT cut 'n past. Use COPY 'n paste. That way if something goes awry during the process the original data is still there in its present home...; so you can try again.

And verify your copies are truly accessible, complete etc. before you part company with, or delete the original files...



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January 22, 2021 at 09:14:35
What is it you want to transfer?

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January 22, 2021 at 09:51:45
As much as possible, everything. My old laptop is broke, slow, needs scapping, thanks Gep

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January 22, 2021 at 11:42:26
Is it broke or slow? There are plenty of things that can cause a laptop to run slowly - overheating, HDD almost full, not enough RAM, too many programs running in the background, viruses or malware, etc.

You weren't specific on what you want to transfer but generally you can't move programs, they need to be installed from scratch. Files, photos, videos, etc, can be copied to a USB flash drive or HDD & then transferred to the other PC. There are ways to transfer directly - PC to PC - but if the old one is infected, it's probably not the best way to go.

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January 22, 2021 at 13:35:56
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There used to be ways to link two computers together via something called laplink? But I think it's long gone from windows?

However I dun found this and the second option has three ways; the second of them might be simplest?

https://www.easeus.com/pc-transfer/...

and this:

https://www.techinpost.com/how-to-c...

they suggest a couple of methods; and one is to use "share it". Ive used that successfully on Mac systems; and see no reason it won't be as easy to use in windows.

They seem to favour and prefer wifi - which inevitably is a little slower than ethernet? Personally I avoid wifi unless really no other choice.

Key point to remember- regardless of how you make the transfers... Do NOT cut 'n past. Use COPY 'n paste. That way if something goes awry during the process the original data is still there in its present home...; so you can try again.

And verify your copies are truly accessible, complete etc. before you part company with, or delete the original files...


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January 22, 2021 at 13:50:38
Hello all, Jam, Trvir thanks for your replies.
The computer is 7 years old approx, I have mcafee and ccleaner, malware bytes and spy blaster, spybot clean regularly. Till my computer broke on its hinge it was slow and has been for years. I've cleaned, stopped programs from loading that i don't use. I think I deserve a new one.

I've had three newish cars since then, lol

Will check out the links Trvir,

Someone said try One drive.

Thanks again for your helpful replies, Gep

Take care and be safe


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