I apologize. I was in the middle of answering another question and the screen switched to yours. I will opt out and place your question back in the que for the next availble expert while I continue working with the client. Thank you for your patience!
doesnt appear that Im in cue now. Can you help somehow?
I am terribly sorry for your wait. Unfortunately I am still assisting another client. I assure you that your question is in que. If I complete the task that I am working on before I have to log out I will be happy to help you. It will take quite a bit of tiem to answer as you it has several components.
the best way to do that is not to attempt to transfer programs to the new machine but rather just re install them from the original disk or download them again
the data itself is the only thing that can not be recreated and has to be transferred
to do that the simplest way is to know where it is
most people have all or almost all of their data in one folder or another under the documents or my documents folder
you can just right click on the documents folder and select properties to see how much is there
or even easier is to just right click on it and select copy
then paste it into a folder in the external drive that you have
hook up the external drive to the new computer and copy it to the documents folder there
you can even copy it through the network if you have both connected to the same internet router.
I can get you my phone number and speak to you that way in more depth or even log in remotely to work on it with you if you want to pay a little bit extra. But i wont be able to actually do the copying with you until tomorrow as i am heading out pretty soon tonight