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    My previous laptop finally gave up and as the price I was quoted for a repair was quite steep considering its age, I decided to take the hit and buy a new one. Obviously there are a lot of things on my old hard drive which i'd like to transfer to the new laptop. I'm really unsure how I go about this. As it's a different OS I can't imagine simply plugging the old one in would work and I don't want to do anything that'll void the warranty!
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    Use skydrive or dropbox. Easiest method without some sort of external storage such as USB drive or CD drive.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    My previous laptop finally gave up and as the price I was quoted for a repair was quite steep considering its age, I decided to take the hit and buy a new one. Obviously there are a lot of things on my old hard drive which i'd like to transfer to the new laptop. I'm really unsure how I go about this. As it's a different OS I can't imagine simply plugging the old one in would work and I don't want to do anything that'll void the warranty!
    Buy an external hard drive caddy and stick it in that. It will connect via USB and you can extract your data from it that way.
    EDIT: Here are examples assuming the hard drive is S-ATA
    http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-...e-(18-25)-sata

    Alternatively find someone with a (modern) desktop and plug the hard drive in to that, internally, and they can extract the data off it for you.
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    use a bunch of usbs?
    external harddrive?
    dropbox?
    google storage thing lol
    cloud
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    A shoehorn, time and patience


    Seriously a transfer cable, drag and drop and done (I have no idea if this model is any good but its an example)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005OTPVM...FbQetAod3xgA0Q
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    (Original post by Sammydemon)
    Buy an external hard drive caddy and stick it in that. It will connect via USB and you can extract your data from it that way.
    EDIT: Here are examples assuming the hard drive is S-ATA
    http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-...e-(18-25)-sata

    Alternatively find someone with a (modern) desktop and plug the hard drive in to that, internally, and they can extract the data off it for you.
    4 quid? Wow I was expecting it to cost a bomb! I'll see if the PC shops round here stock them
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    (Original post by sr90)
    4 quid? Wow I was expecting it to cost a bomb! I'll see if the PC shops round here stock them
    You should definitely check the connectivity of the hard drive though. If it was an old laptop there's a good chance it will use old P-ATA in which case you'd need a different caddy. You could always stick a photo of the connections on it on here.
 
 
 
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