My Grandson has been given a new computer for his birthday and what he would like to know is if there is a way to download "his stuff" from his old computer onto his new one.
His old computer's operating system is Win 98 and does not have a CD re-writer so he cant back them up and transfer them that way. Can anyone recommend a way to achieve this without any danger of making the warranty void?
I don’t know if there is a programme that enables you to connect the two Computers together via USB , his old one does have a USB1 port, so we would appreciate any advice on how to do this Many thanks for any advice
If the old computer has a network port (the new one almost certainly will), you could use a 'crossover' network cable between the two. However this would mean setting up a network on both PCs and this might not be worth the effort especially with Win98 and also if the amount of data is not that large.
If you don't won't to open up the new PC case, you can get an adapter that will enable you to plug the old hard drive into a USB port on the new pc (see click here for example). You'd need to be careful handling the old hard drive (i.e. not touch any of its electronic components or of the old PC whilst removing the drive).
When all's said and done, a USB flash drive is probably simplest. See click here for example.