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Everyday Computing with Windows 8.1 by Kevin Wilson

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Chapter    3

Transferring your Old Files

The chances are, you will want to transfer files from your old computer, backups, or off of memory sticks.  This chapter focuses on taking files off your old computer and then putting them on your new one. You can also use a cable to send files from one computer to another or you can use a network connection, but using an external drive or memory stick is simple and has the added benefit of giving you a copy of your data.   The bottom line is that if there is a problem, then if you are just copying files, then it is harder to mess up.

Off your Old Computer

The process we will outline here is to use an external drive to collect the files from your old computer and then connect to the new computer to load ...

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