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Firstly, I am totally a <deleted> when it comes to PC items so plse bear that in mind when replying. I currently have a very old DELL desktop (approx 12 years +) running on XP windows and I3 intel. I am considering purchasing a new laptop with WIN 10 installed and was wondering if it is fairly simple to transfer all my bookmarks and some files over to the new laptop or should I just take the old Tower and laptop to a computor whiz to get them to do this ?? Thanks for any assistance ??

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I think first we would need to know how much data you have or how big the drive is in your old PC. It is fairly straight forward. 

 

I recently did very much the same thing.

 

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VocalNeal, just checked "my computor" and it advises WIN XP 97.6GB total 75.8 GB free, Data D 833GB total 820GB free.

Is this the info you require ?

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OP, if its just bookmarks and some files then its very easy. Just use a usb drive, copy paste etc. OR Copy to cloud storage (onedrive etc), use the same email for new pc and your files will re-sync. Any browser will have export/import bookmarks.

If you are scraping the old laptop then its easy to keep just the hardrive in a usb case/dock, copy files later.

 

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Thank you all for yr feedback, I will probably just take the Tower with me when buying the new laptop and get them to transfer the required files. Thanks again !!!!!

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They will be more than happy to do this for you (that is my own experience).....

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5 hours ago, gkroo said:

VocalNeal, just checked "my computor" and it advises WIN XP 97.6GB total 75.8 GB free, Data D 833GB total 820GB free.

Is this the info you require ?

 

 

You are confused. The oldest i3 processor hails from 2010. So your PC cannot be more than ten years old.

 

You have a partitioned 1 TB HDD.

 

Even the oldest i3 processor is still more than adequate. Your issue is Windows XP and the 'slow' 1 TB capacity 'spinning disk' drive.

 

What you should do, is to have a 'fast' solid state drive fitted, leaving your existing 'slow' spinning disk' drive in place.

 

https://www.invadeit.co.th/product/solid-state-drives-ssd/crucial/mx500-250gb-2-5inch-internal-ssd-ct250mx500ssd1-p034803/

 

 

All your files will remain on the original 1 TB drive, so you can access and/or manipulate them at any time.

The only thing that needs to be done is to export your Bookmarks/Favourites.

 

No need for a new laptop unless you actually want one. The PC will be fast and up to date once the SSD has been fitted and Windows 10 install. Total cost 1500 baht plus labour.

 

Normally I would suggest that you do it yourself, as it is actually really easy. But some people prefer not to do anything for themselves if they can help it.

 

 

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Related subject, not wishing to highjack the thread. Can anyone recommend a good laptop repair shop? Prefer Chatuchak / Nonthaburi area but anywhere in Bkk is ok. Thanks.

 

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18 minutes ago, DaRoadrunner said:

Related subject, not wishing to highjack the thread. Can anyone recommend a good laptop repair shop? Prefer Chatuchak / Nonthaburi area but anywhere in Bkk is ok. Thanks.

 

 

But you did anyway...

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If you are in Pattaya i just upgraded my computer from xp to win 10,had it done by pattaya 2 u,just behind tukcom outside carpark ,not expensive and they transfered 10 yrs worth of stuff over ,did not lose a thing ,11 out of 10 for them.

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7 hours ago, ivor bigun said:

If you are in Pattaya i just upgraded my computer from xp to win 10,had it done by pattaya 2 u,just behind tukcom outside carpark ,not expensive and they transfered 10 yrs worth of stuff over ,did not lose a thing ,11 out of 10 for them.

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Super easy job to do yourself....

Did you move to an solid state drive or are you still using the old style, slow mechanical storage?

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Super easy job to do yourself....
Did you move to an solid state drive or are you still using the old style, slow mechanical storage?
Can you repeat that in English please[emoji3] havnt a clue mate ,how can you tell?

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2 minutes ago, ivor bigun said:

Can you repeat that in English pleaseemoji3.png havnt a clue mate ,how can you tell?

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Did you ask them to fit a solid state drive or buy one for them to fit?

 

Moving from XP to Windows 10 without swapping to a solid state drive at the same time, is like putting new seats in a Citroen 2CV.

Fitting an SSD at the same time as changing the OS is akin to buying a new car.

 

Have a look at this video to understand the difference;

 

 

The one in the top left hand corner represents your PC with it's original mechanical spinning disc storage.

The one in the top right hand corner represents your PC, but with added RAM/memory.

The one in the bottom left hand corner represents your PC, but with a solid state drive fitted instead of the slow mechanical storage in yours.

The one in the bottom right hand corner represents your PC, but with added RAM and a solid state drive.

So you can see the difference having a solid state drive can make. It's storage without any moving parts. Much quicker and more efficient.

 

The problem when you don't listen to good advice to learn even just a little about the basics, you end up paying money for old rope.

 

How much did you pay them?

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13 minutes ago, ivor bigun said:

Can you repeat that in English pleaseemoji3.png havnt a clue mate ,how can you tell?

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He is asking if you replaced the old hard disk drive (HDD) with a newer solid state drive (SSD)?  These are normally used in laptops as much faster to respond and boot up but on desktops of a bit less value as often much less storage and in some cases will not work correctly with older software. 

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