Transferring Files From Old Computer XP To Windows 8.1?
Feb 15, 2014
I just bought a new computer. Dell Inspiron 3847 and would like to transfer files from old computer. Not familiar with any of this how would I do this, if the old mother board may be shot? The power still comes on so its not completely dead.
I am running a qnap NAS in my home network. I can connect to the NAS no issues at all, I can copy small files across the network no issues. However I want to rebuild my NAS so am performing a backup across the network. I want to copy approx 2tb in a single copy. However when I do a select all, copy and paste, it's only copies about 40gb of the data. I am running Windows 8 ...
I am getting a rather annoying crash occurring in Windows 8 Pro X64.
I have a new PC build and I have changed Motherboard, processor and RAM to AMD Asus Sabertooth Motherboard with 6 core AMD processor and 16 Gig of RAM. It came as a bundle from Overclockers.co.uk so all good there.
Now I disconnected my 3 drive RAID by mistake on the PC before I changed it to Windows 8 from Windows 7 and so rebuilt to new spec and rebuilt the RAID and got the data back onto my Media PC downstairs running Windows 7 Ultimate. Both computers have RAID of nearly 6 TB's. When I copied from my main PC down to the media PC both running Windows 7 I managed to copy across all data with no crashes. I just had to adjust the network so it copied faster at the giga settings and all was fine copying at just over 100 MB/S.
I have shared all folders on both networks as a Homegroup and for everyone to read & write data. Now that I am backing up from the Media PC back to the main one which now has Windows 8 Pro X64 it starts to copy folders and then will crash and reboot. It just comes up with the error windows has run into problems and collects info and reboots. I have attached the mini dump file which seems to relay that the router is the problem but I don't believe that because it does not give problems in any other way.
Do you think that it could be that the network drops out and if so what causes it?
Whenever I start moving files between partitions on my laptop (Asus K61-IC) it will start moving the file but after it has transferred part of the file the whole computer will freeze and the only thing I can do, is force a hard reset by holding down the power button.
I have tried doing an upgrade of the OS thinking it was a problem with Windows 7 but it is doing it with 8.1 also. I am about to see if it does it when transferring files to my external hard drive and if it doesn't I'm going to back everything and if anything, format the whole hard drive to one partition and then maybe it won't do it anymore.
I have a brand new laptop with Windows 8. On it, whenever I transfer some files over wireless on my home network, my internet connection becomes next to unresponsive (websites don't load or take forever to load, Skype chat window freezes during my typing and resumes after 10 seconds) until I kill the network transfer. Why is this happening?
It's like the network can only handle one thing at a time, which is strange because none of my other laptops have this problem. With other laptops (that have Windows 7) I could easily transfer files over wifi at full network cap, while listening to music over the network and browsing the internet with ease, watching Youtube in HD.
Now with this Windows 8 machine I don't have that freedom. Is this a Windows 8 issue? Perhaps I should get Windows 8.1.. The problem occurs on transfers between my Windows 8 laptop and my Windows 7 laptop.
Set someone up with new Windows 8 PC. Everything has gone fine but when he plugged in his digital camera via USB and turnited it on(Canon Asomething or other) Windows makes a single tone and does nothing. Removing the cable also gives out a single tone.
I have the disks for a number of programs I have used in the past on my computers (Windows 95 - Windows 7) I shall try to download some of these to a new HP laptop using Windows 8. What success have other users of this forum had in using old programs? Which programs were successful and which died?
I am running into an issue I have never seen. I had a friends laptop that i was upgrading from windows 7. I took out his hard drive and plugged it into my windows 8 machine and backed up the files to my pc and then formatted and installed windows 8.
Once I got it all back up i setup the user profile Matt and then took the hard drive back out the laptop and plugged it into my machine to copy the (my docs, my music, my photos, etc.) back to the laptop drive. So i sat and waited for 2 hours while it copied 100GB back to the laptop drive. Once it finished i plugged the drive back into the laptop and when i booted into windows 8, non of the files appear... Nothing!
The computer doesnt even register that i copied 100GB onto the hard drive. It shows only that i am using 30GB of the 500GB drive which is not the case. When i took the drive out and plugged it into my machine to test, everything showed up as it was. So I confirmed i did copy the 100GB to the laptop drive. But when i put it back into the laptop, nothing shows up...
What could be causing this to happen? Is is because when i had it hooked to my desktop (windows 8) it was using my profile and hid the files?
When i goto the bottom left start square that pops up.. and i right click on it. None of the (computer management, device manager, event viewer, etc.) options don't appear. Could the profile be corrupt?
As the title states, I'm switching back from Mac to PC. I have all of my precious photos (I love photography in particular) and music stored on an external hard drive (iomega), but it's been formatted for Mac OS. I read that you can't transfer from a Mac OS formatted drive to a PC.
Telling me to reformat the ext. hdd to fat32 isn't going to work, because first of all, that would delete the valuable data, and fat32 only allows the transfer of files less than 4GB.
How I can transfer all of my data on my Mac OS X-formatted external drive to my new Windows PC. It is absolutely essential.
I purchased that HP came with windows 8 installed with a product key. I recently purchased a samsung 120GB SSD and wish to install my windows 8 onto the SSD and leave the HD as just a storage drive. When I purchased the computer it came with windows 8 installed and no installation CD. How do I go about obtaining an installation CD, or do I even need one to install it onto my new SSD.
I plan to buy a new computer using win 8.1 I currently have a computer using win 8.1 I want to transfer my files from the old one to the new one. Win 8.1 does not have easy transfer so how can I do this. Is there a way to use an external hard drive?
There is a game my daughter loves to play and its no longer offered in the windows 8 store, why they took it down. I sold my last tablet to a friend, the game is still installed and still works fine on that particular tablet. I granted myself ownership of the winapps folder and copied the game from the old tablet to the new tablet, I also copied all the game data from the local user account. When I try to run it it says "This application can only run in the context of an AppContainer."
How can I make this work? As a computer tech I would also like to know how to do this in case a weird similar situation comes up for a client as I always get these odd ball requests from my clients.
I bought an Asus g75vw with a preinstalled Win 8 because it was cheap, and afterinstalled an SSD to get some more OOMPH. But after a long time and lots of grief in trying to get the OS transferred to the SSD I managed to do so today due to theog and Paragon 12's clone-tools So I was happy as a clam up until a few mins ago when I discovered that the old 500 gb HDD was gone missing.
I just bought an HP Envy All in 1 w Windows 8. I want to put my music from Zune player onto the computer. I downloaded Zune software, but I cant get music from Zune player to PC. I don't want to use Xbox music if possible. How I can continue using Zune on PC and more importantly put my music on PC in Zune file?
I'm planning on moving an SSD system drive from a laptop that is starting to experience difficulties to a desktop PC.
I'm retired now and my laptop never moves off my desk, so this has offered an opportunity to upgrade at little expense. My laptop is an HP Compaq Presario CQ61, dual core Pentium 4 T4300 2.1GHz with 2 x 120GB SSD drives installed.
The desktop I want to upgrade with the SSD drives is an HP DX6120 Pentium 4 HTT 3.2GHz unit that I've picked up very cheap.
I know a clean install of either Windows 7 or Windows 8 would be best practice, but is there a way I could just transfer the disk to the PC ?
I had windows 7 and outlook express on it. The computer crashed. I had to get a whole new computer with windows 8 and just outlook. I have a folder with all my old outlook express emails in it but it is not compatible with outlook and I NEED an email in the old outlook express file. How the heck can I get this? When I try to open the old files it says " must be opened with outlook".
I'm running Windows 8, (unfortunately), & I can't access certain files even though I'm the only one who uses this laptop & I'm also the Administrator. I tried numerous times to allow file sharing & change what I thought I should, but I kept getting red-lettered statements saying that I'm not allowed to make such changes.what steps to take so I can get to the files I need. There's no reason why I should be denied access to do anything when it's my own computer!
My computer started freezing while downloading large files in uTorrent, About 10 minutes after starting uTorrent the PC starts to be really really slow and 1 minute after it freezes, only restarted/shutdown solve the problem, I've been using uTorrent for years and never had this problem, I mean it happens when I download a 15GB movie, but two months ago I downloaded a 170GB TV series and no problems were with that.
So I thought maybe its a problem in the HDD (not in the space, I have aprox. 150GB free in C and 220GB in D), I don't really know what to do.
I have been trying (without success) to transfer my e-mail folder files from my old computer (Dell Inspiron 530 using Vista) to my new computer (Sony Vaio using Windows 8). The transfer is from Windows Mail to Windows Live Mail.
The recommended method on the old machine using a flash drive is as follows: File-Export-Messages-Microsoft Windows Mail-Select Folder (K:New Folder)-Next-Select Folders-Next. At this point the folders should transfer to the flash drive. Unfortunately I keep getting and error message that says that "Export did complete successfully and Windows Mail was unable to export all messages" - (in fact only a few messages were transferred) The message then goes onto say that " your disk may not have enough space (it is a 32GB flash drive and has more than enough space!) or that some messages may be corrupted. Run disk clean-up or delete some files and try again". I have done this without improvement. Another approach that was recommended was to find all of the e-mail files (.eml files) and copy them to the new computer via the flash drive. I can copy them to the flash drive without problem but am not sure how/where to import them into the C: drive of the new computer.
Using the sfc command, I found some corrupted windows files but it was unable to repair them... Is there any way I can repair the files without having to reset or refresh my computer and lose everything I installed?
I found something called DISM, but when I used it, it said unable to find source files or something... I found my recover partitions, but they don't have drive letters. Anything I can do?
I am trying to be able to see CR2 files (RAW photo files from Canon) as thumbnail icons in Windows Explorer. I am using Windows 8.
Microsoft's codec pack (Download: Microsoft Camera Codec Pack - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details) does not work for Windows 8. When I am trying to install it, I get an error message mentioning that I can use Windows 8 Update function, but doesn't give any more information on how to do this exactly.
I have a problem with Windows 8 in that it shall Freeze up without warning. I can get a freeze 1 a day sometimes 1 every 2-3 days but i never know to when or why. I have a Acer 5750g aspire laptop 15 core 8gb ram which came with Windows 7 pre-installed. Have had no problems with Windows 7 but ever since i upgraded to Windows cp and now Windows Pro have had this freezing problem. It is so annoying that it always seems to happen when your in the middle of some work or downloading and you lose your work because i am forced to turn of my computer and reboot again!
Do any other Windows 8 users have this problem?
I have tried many things to try and stop this, My drivers are up to date but yet i can still get a freeze.I also have Tune Up Utilities 2013 Mcafee installed so i should not really get any problems.
One thing i have been told to do is goto the msconfig and disable my services under services (by also ticking hide all Microsoft Services) except for Mcafee, This is a lot better but i have had a freeze since but maybe this was because i installed a new program and it showed up under services and i had to untick this.
I click on remove everything and reinstall windows, it goes to the logo saying restarting/preparing but the after that it goes to a black screen and stay there forever. I really need to reset my laptop. Its been running really slow lately.
I bought a desktop from a pawn shop a few weeks ago figured it would be a good deal. Unfortunately the person who sold it to them left a password on it. I have no way to recover the password so I need to find a way to factory reset the computer without a boot up disk.
I understand how to uninstall a Windows 8 app from my computer but if I go into the "Your apps" option of the Windows 8 Store the app still appears as something I "own" (though, in this case, it happens to be free). What can I do to remove it permanently from my account? I do not want it showing up as an app that I own and is not yet installed on my computer.