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4 years 6 weeks ago, 3:36 PM

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have a new computer and need help with it if anyone here is a computer expert

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 3:50 PM

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I am by no means an expert but I dabble and have learned a few things. What did you need help with? I would be happy to try to help.

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 4:41 PM

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i is on O is off.

Sorry, what is it doing? or not doing?
I'm no expert, but I slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Shit! There I go again!

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 4:47 PM

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Just put up the issue

and we'll have a go at it, maybe an argument.

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 5:04 PM

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yer funny,,, did you get like, one of those little pillow mints?? ...and the free map?

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 8:19 PM

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Got me a new computer and trying to make my old hard drive boot up the new one. is this possible?

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 8:34 PM

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scuzi or something like that. does the new machine have an extra connection on the flat ribbon cable from the mother board to the existing hard drive? what is the operating system on the old drive, I assume the new one has windows 7 unless you are running apple, then I can't help ya.

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 12:44 AM

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oh my

You will need to enter your bios/ change the boot from to your new (old)drive letter
and you will be fine. What operating system? If it is windows you are fine,
if it a kind of fruit... forget it

4 years 6 weeks ago, 9:20 AM

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Computer help

My kid is an expert with both windows and mac OS, if you are still struggling PM me after 17:00 mountain time and we will get him on to help.

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 10:53 AM

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There is such a thing as a SCSI hard drive, though yours might not be. SCSI drives are mostly found on servers. You may have an IDE or a SATA interface which are more common. You MAY be able to hook your hard drive up as a secondary drive. Lots of computers have a plug in on the motherboard for this, but you probably WILL NOT be able to BOOT your new computer with the old drive. All the device drivers on your new machine will be different.

Obviously, you want to transfer older files to the new machine. A far easier way to do this is to get yourself a USB thumb drive. You can get a gigabyte drive for just a few bucks. Transfer your files onto the thumb drive on the old computer and upload them onto the new computer. I'm assuming the old computer is not so old that it doesn't have a USB port. They've been around and standard issue for a long time. The new one surely does.

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