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File transfer

  1. #11


    Mandurah West Australia
    Posts : 6
    Vista Home Premium


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    I think I might just set up a workgroup between those two machines then you can move all the files you want, but maybe that is too simple?
    That is the ideal way but the laptop ( Toshiba ) will not join the Workgroup, only Homegroup.
    I will try the ms way then spend a few hours fiddling with the laptop. May even have to give it a beer or three
    Failing all this I will try Hiren's way.

    Thanks for the assistance folks.

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  2. #12


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


    Well, you have to have each machine in an MS network, have Administrator turned on and passworded. I always use the same PW on each machine.

    So, what you do then, even if the machine you want to connect to is not shown in Windows 8? You go into map network dive and type "//name-pc( your PCs name)/x" where x -= the drive you want. Then a dialogue box pops up asking for user name/pw. Type in "administrator" for name and 12345 or whatever you set for admin password.

    In my case, I have all of the names of my PCs memorised. This one is "Asus-pc", my media pc is "Windows8-pc", my Pro Tools is "Digi-pc" and my G5 Virtual HD is "Mac-pc"

    That way I don't need to see a network map, Windows 8 has NO network map.
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  3. #13


    I had no problem transferring all my stuff from my old XP laptop to my Win8 notebook. I downloaded the Windows Easy Transfer to both units & since both were on the same broadband it was easy. I think I used a flash drive for a couple of items. Try it!
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  4. #14


    Mandurah West Australia
    Posts : 6
    Vista Home Premium


    Bought an external HDD today & will transfer via that.
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  5. #15


    Cashcow, I bet you run in to problems transferring your email 'Contacts'. It seems many do. Trying to get a sync between 'Contacts' & 'People' is a real bugbear. I had to enter all my email addresses into People individually. I don't know if MS have remedied this problem yet! Anyway good luck with your transfer.
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  6. #16


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


    Yah, a Windows Easy Transfer will work between two versions of the same OS, but I tried it between Windows 7 and Windows 8 and it failed. But my original easy transfer backup file was over 300 GB spanning 4 drives, much more comprehensive than I intended. So a modest easy file backup should work fine, But I would test it somehow before wiping any source drive.
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