transferring data

  john the scone 20:34 21 Mar 2008

hi there, just got new laptop ( vista ) and want to copy music, photos and data from my desktop pc ( xp ). been told i need certain cables and need to confige some settings and also that there might be problems with the different operating systems.? but i thought i could just use my data stick and copy files onto that then transfer them to the laptop. it might take longer because its only 1gb and there are several gbs of data but it seems it might save alot of hassle? any advice much appreciated.
nb: any definate dates for vista sp1 or xp sp3 release?

  tullie 20:43 21 Mar 2008

You could put them on cd or dvd

  FreeCell 20:44 21 Mar 2008

Try looking at using this MS software download to make it easy for you.
click here

What people may have refered to is an Easy Transfer cable that allows you to transfer all the data across. click here

  setecio 20:54 21 Mar 2008

Yes use the data stick unless you want to spend £ for no reason.

  woodchip 21:01 21 Mar 2008

Or you could use a usb link cable

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take your pick

  john the scone 10:22 22 Mar 2008

thanks for that replies, some of the cables aren't vista compatible yet and the one that is , is £15 so i might just use the money to buy a larger capacity memory stick, thanks for the info though.

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