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Switching information from PC to PC

Q: Switching information from PC to PC

I am using a very old and slow MPC computer running Windows XP.
Someone gave me [out of pity] a 3 year old E-Machines computer running Windows 7. [beggars can't be choosy].
Anyway, how can I safely get my data from my old PC to the newer one?
I am not the sharpest tack in the box, so if you can tell me how to do it in simple terms, I sure would appreciate it.
Thanks guys.

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A: Switching information from PC to PC

Doctor Gallop said:

I am using a very old and slow MPC computer running Windows XP.
Someone gave me [out of pity] a 3 year old E-Machines computer running Windows 7. [beggars can't be choosy].
Anyway, how can I safely get my data from my old PC to the newer one?
I am not the sharpest tack in the box, so if you can tell me how to do it in simple terms, I sure would appreciate it.
Thanks guys.Click to expand...

Someone else may have a better idea, but if you have a large enough flashdrive, save it all to that & transfer it.
I don't know if you could use TeamViewer for that or not .
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A:Switching ISP

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A:switching from VIA to NF2

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A:Switching From 32 Bit OS to 64 Bit OS

Secondly....I made a complete hard drive image of my primary hard drive with all of my apps installed....Can this be used after I install the 64bit version of my OS or am I reinstalling everything?

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A:vid cam switching

Your video software is probably looking for the camera on the serial port now.

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A:Switching from 32 to 64 !

Unless you recently purchased your computer and have a coupon to upgrade to Win 7, you're gonna have to buy the OS.

Backup info:

Windows Vista: A Guide to Windows Vista Backup Technologies

Purchasing info:

you can purchase with educational pricing if you qualify.

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A:Switching between Two PC's ?

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A:XP Keeps switching off

It could be a hardware problem, but we should start here:

Right-click My Computer and click on Properties.
Click the Advanced tab and in the 'Startup and Recovery' section click Settings.
In the 'System Failure' section check these boxes:
'Write an event to the system log'.
'Send an Administrative alert'.
Uncheck the 'Automatically restart' box.

Go to Start => Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" {without the quotes}

Look under Applications and System for any Errors (with the red cross icon) at about the time of the failure. Double-click on these for more information and a hyperlink (in blue) to a possible solution from Microsoft's database. These error messages often don't help much, but can sometimes give us a clue. The more essential information is the EventID, the faulting module, file or process, the Error Code from the blue screen. If you're still not sure, click the double-page notepad-type icon which copies the error information to the clipboard. Paste into Notepad and/or into your next post. If there are many Errors, collect them into one Notepad .txt file and attach it to your next post.


Create a minidump crash log

Right-click My Computer and click on Properties.
Click the Advanced tab and in the 'Startup and Recovery' section click Settings.
In the 'System Failure' section check these boxes:
'Write an event to the system log'.
'Send an Administrative alert'.
Uncheck the 'Automatically restart' box.

In the 'Write debugging information' section, select 'Small memory dump (64KB)'.

The next time you experience a crash, the computer will blue screen, an event will be written to the Event Viewer, and a minidump file will be created.
The minidump file(s) are located in C:\Windows\minidump. They are dated - month-day-year. You can attach this folder to your next post. If possible, zip it first.
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A:Switching itself off

Hi scarisbrick, welcome to TSF..

Before the problem started, did you install any new software or hardware?

It would also be a good idea to find out your system temperatures and voltage readings as that would help diagnose any possible heat or PSU issues. You can do this with freeware programs such as SpeedFan or SensorsView (both can be found easily via Google).

Do you hear any weird 'clicking' sounds coming from inside the box? Also, when booting do you hear any beeps?

Finally, if you go into your Event Log, you should be able to get more information on the stop errors as that would probably point us in the right direction to finding out whats causing the problems. To access your Event Log, click Start -> Run -> type: eventvwr.msc -> Click OK. Expand the System section and post back on errors which are logged at the same time as the freezes or reboots.
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A:Switching to Mac

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A:switching from XP SP1 to SP2

Just to be on the safe side, you might also run:

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer = +

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FREE 90 day trial =

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SUPERAntiSpyware = + +

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You can clone your HDD to the SSD with Acronis TrueCopy from OCZ website:
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A:Switching over HDD's

I recommend doing it the way that you want to

I can't tell you how many thousands of times I have plugged another HardDrive in internally, then backed up, without issue. (as long as not set to boot from the secondary harddrive )

It is possible that Windows (not the boot part though) may assign different drive letters to your CD\DVD drive or new HardDrive
This is normal
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And Windows starts up again (with the original HardDrive)
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Note: C: will not change drive letters (but external USB drives may <- eg just for the sake of the argument)

Go for it :grinthumb

Warning: replying will make your posts 4 And therefore becoming a recent member again (old post status gone!)

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A:Switching OSs

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Hi, Please try (a) Right click a blank space on desktop,(b) Open Nvidia Control Panel,(c) Open Get PhysX Configuration,(d) Select Nividia card,(e) Click Apply Regards.
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A:OS Switching

The only way you can switch between OS in windows is how you already mentioned virtually.
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A:Switching to 64 Bit?

Hello there.

The easiest way to go would be to upgrade to 4GB or 6GB, but 5GB? it's kind of senseless (no offense, senseless in a "weird" way) because you'd have to buy a 2GB module and a 1GB one..

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Is this a laptop or desktop?
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A:Switching between UEFI and CSM

No.  You shouldn't have any problems.  When I was on Windows 8.1, I used a multiboot USB many times and never had an issue.  And, in case you still have doubts, I created that bootable drive with YUMI too.
Also, in my own UEFI firmware, I have the option to set my Boot order to CSM but to boot UEFI first if a UEFI system is detected.  I always set my UEFI up this way.  Whenever I am booting normally from my internal hard drive (which has a UEFI system) it boots in UEFI mode.  Whenever I want to boot from the bootable drive I just hit F12 during startup to enter my Boot Options and choose the bootable drive.  No need to be dipping in your UEFI settings all the time.  BTW, your hot key to get into the Boot Options may be different from mines.
Last of all, I know it may be obvious, but you must turn Secure Boot off.
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A:Switching off - Motherboard?

go into the bios and check the temps and the voltages
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CPU is soldered on - you can't realistically use it. You could check on - Crucial laptop memory if your RAM was compatible.

HDD no problem.
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A:switching users

Try enabling fast user switching, if you haven't already done so. I don't know if this will fix it, but it's worth a shot. Or if it's enabled try disabling it.
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A:Switching Users

See this Microsoft article, which may be of some help.
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A:Switching Tasks

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A:Switching Browsers

To stop the stock browsers from prompting to be the default each time you start,
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In Opera, just click to "No, don't ask again" when prompted for the same.
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A:KVM switching question?

its o.k

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works a treat

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A:Laptop Keeps Switching off

Most likely it is overheating. Need model number and how old the unit is.
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A:modem switching

Sounds like you have right.....just remove any entry in device manager of internal modem first, and have your external modem drivers handy when rebooting to be installed when windows finds your external modem.

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A:Switching users... Can't do it.

Is "Use Fast User Switching" checkmarked in the User account under control panel?? If it's should get the "Switch User" listed when you click Start..Log Off. There is also a registry tweak that will keep your internet connection active while switching users. Do so at your own risk as you will be editing and adding a value to the registry.

Here's how if you want to attempt.

1. Click Start, click Run and type REGEDIT and hit Enter (or click OK)
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/ CurrentVersion/Winlogon
3. Right-click an empty space in the right-hand pane, and from the menu
Select New > String value
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7. Close the registry editor
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My computer is a Acer Aspire X3200.

Any ideas anyone ?


A:computer keeps switching itself off

Hi check what power settings you have set up
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Thanks in advance for any assistance.


A:Switching windows

Welcome to TSG....

I would try some system maintenance like deleting temp files, running the anti-virus, running the defragmenter and the such then reboot the computer and see if that helps.