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Solved copy files from WinXP to Win8 PC's


cs4win8

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#1
I am a new member here. I looked to find, but was not successful, a more closely related thread.

I just purchased a Win 8 PC (gateway) to replace a Win XP PC (Compaq); both are desktops. The OS (XP) crashed weeks ago; although it was re-installed and seem to work, it was just too much work to bring it up to date. Therefore the new Win 8.

I have a large collection of files on the XP that I would like to bring over to Win 8. The XP cannot yet be connected to the Internet; but its USB ports works fine.

Any way I can connect the two through USB to copy files from the XP to the Win 8? Any other ways? If you have a suggestion, please give me as detail as possible step-by-step instructions.

Thanks for any help you can provide!
 

My Computer

System One

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    windows 8
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    PC/Desktop
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    Gateway SX2110
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    Firefox, chrome
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#2
Why not get a 16 or 32 GB usb drive & copy the files to the usb drive & then put the usb in the new computer & copy them to the new computer. ??? :)
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    PC/Desktop
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    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
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    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
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    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
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    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
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    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
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    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
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    AMD K140
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    Name AMD K140
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    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
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    Extended Family 14
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    Opera 24.0
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    Avast Internet Security

Ztruker

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#3
Might be easier to install the Lan driver for XP so you can access the network then transfer data that way.
 

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    Windows 10 Pro X64
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    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
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    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
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    Lenovo
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    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
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cs4win8

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#4
copy files

Thanks for both suggestions! Unless there is another, I will follow either of the two above.
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8
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    PC/Desktop
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    Gateway SX2110
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    Firefox, chrome
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    MS Defender

revmike

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#5
I had a similar problem my 11 year old xp desktop computer's motherboard gave up the ghost, so I had to buy a new windows 8 computer. I needed all that data off the old drive so I purchased a hard drive enclosure, now I have access to all my old data.
 

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    Win 8.1 pro / win 8.1
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    Surface Pro 2/ HP Desktop
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    128gb ssd

cs4win8

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#6
Thanks. This sounds simple enough.
 

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    windows 8
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    Gateway SX2110
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    MS Defender

XweAponX

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#7
Consequently you can use Hiren's boot CD on the crashed XP... And then you can just connect any USB drive or maybe even just connect another hard drive to the system and then you can move all of your files over without having to reinstall any operating system that way you won't have to take the hard drive out of the XP box
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
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    Works 550w
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    MSI "M-Box"
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    Microsoft Intellimouse
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    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

cs4win8

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#8
Thanks for the suggestion! I have a "big" HD that used to connect to the XP's USB for back-up purposes. I probably can connect them together again now and do a quick copy.

After the crash, I "recover" the OS. So it is running okay by itself. It is just too much work to find all the driver to make networking work, as well as re-installing all the applications software. I always feel the word "recover" is a mis-use of the word in the case of this XP computer!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway SX2110
    Browser
    Firefox, chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender

XweAponX

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#9
If it is a Dell or other brand name they keep huge archives of drivers, you can always download all of them, copy them to a disk, and install them. But I suggested using Mini XP because it uses Teracopy to move files, which is 20 times faster than using Windows to copy them
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

cs4win8

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It is a Compaq. It (I can only say about this particular computer) had a history of crashes and failure with CD and HD drives; and crashes of XP, even though the XP had a reputation of being quite stable. That is why I am not particularly wanting to bring it back to full health; I decided to replace it.

I have not heard of Mini XP; if you do not mind, could you tell me what it is?
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    windows 8
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    PC/Desktop
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    Gateway SX2110
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    Firefox, chrome
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jimbo45

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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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#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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    Windows 8.1 and 10, 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
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    Laptop
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    Intel (R) 5Y70 @ 1.10GHz
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    Lenovo VIUU4
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    8GB
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    High Definition Audio Device
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    3200 x 1800
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    256GB SSD
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XweAponX

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#13
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

cs4win8

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#14
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!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway SX2110
    Browser
    Firefox, chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender

XweAponX

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#15
Great! I just gave ya a rep point to get you started here.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

cs4win8

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#16
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway SX2110
    Browser
    Firefox, chrome
    Antivirus
    MS Defender

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