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Cris, Computer Systems Analyst
Category: Microsoft Office
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How can i back up the information on my old computers hard

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How can i back up the information on my old computers hard drive and install it on my new pc. i am trying to go ibto performance and maintenance but can't locate back up your data in this file. i have plenty of cds available to do this
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Cris replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for contacting I am Cris.

What operating system are you using on the PC you want to backup?

XP, Vista or Windows 7?

Also do you have a flash drive or external hard drive?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
xp, no i do not have a flash drive nor an external hard drive
Expert:  Cris replied 4 years ago.

XP does not have a built in backup utility.

You will need to copy the files to a flash drive, external hard drive, CDs will take awhile and depending on the amount of data a bunch of disc.

You can purchase a 8GB flash drive for under $20.

Then you can copy the folders in your profile by doing the following:

Click on "Start" then "My Computer" select the C: Drive.

Then Documents and Folders, open your profile.

Here you will see listed My Documents, My Pictures, Favorites, Desktop.

Right click on each folder copy and paste it into the flash drive.

Move the folder to the new PC.