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copy files from WinXP to Win8 PC's

  1. #11


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    IMO the EASIEST way is if the computers are on the SAME LAN (say at home) why not just SHARE the drives and copy files from the OLD to NEW one before finally getting rid of the XP machine.

    BTW I'd KEEP your old drives -- you can get say an IDE==>USB adapter so why not use the OLD drives from the computer for storing Backup images, some music files etc. For Backups these disks don't need to be FAST and if they are reasonable why throw them away.

    Incidentally you could probably install W8 on the old machine quite successfully too if you wanted -- have a spare machine. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #12


    Can't you use the 'Windows Easy Transfer' app combined with a flash drive. That's what I did to transfer from XP to new Win8 laptop.
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It's a stripped down version of XP on Hiren's Boot CD. You can download it from the link below my Sig Pic. It's got a lot of the Hiren's Utilities at hand, for instance, you can import the registry from your system and check for problems. But Teracopy is builkt in and is the default way to copy or move files, is uses upper memory to do it, or, different memory than regular copy processes use, so it is much faster.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    Thanks to XweAponX for the information on Mini XP!

    Thanks to all who had responded. I have received many great ways to solve my original problem. I will try one or two; I am quite sure they will work. I have therefore marked the problem solved.

    Thanks again to all for your kind helps!
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  5. #15


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Great! I just gave ya a rep point to get you started here.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    Thanks for the "rep point!" I am still too green here to know what it is for; but I know it is a good thing to have. I thought at one time I had 2 of those, but now I do not see them. Hope to find them again sometime.
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