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Offline saltydad

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help with 8.1
« Topic Start: June 17, 2014, 06:40:54 PM »
I had to get  a new pc on 8.1 I have a Toshiba laptop (it was very affordable). I need to transfer from my old pc on XP to my new one on 8.1. thought it would be easy using Easy Transfer, but it won't work from xp to8.1 I do have a portable external HD; can I use that? And how? Thanks so much; I feel like I never saw a computer before.

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Re: help with 8.1
« Reply #1: June 17, 2014, 07:05:47 PM »
Should be simple if it's just files, the external should be plug and play on both XP and 8.1.

Offline mitlen

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Re: help with 8.1
« Reply #2: June 17, 2014, 07:10:59 PM »
I dumped my files onto a thumb drive and it loaded right up on my Toshiba.    I did XP to 7.

Offline saltydad

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Re: help with 8.1
« Reply #3: June 20, 2014, 08:45:01 PM »
Well, the external did it's thing automatically on XP, but didn't load anything on the new laptop. I think it just took those files too.