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Windows 7: Dead laptop, HDD is ok...backup?

19 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 
Dead laptop, HDD is ok...backup?

Hey, long time since i been on here haha.
I was wondering what is a good software i can use to get the files from a hard drive to another computer? heres what i mean: theres this laptop that still works but a dead lcd screen. So my uncle wants the files from the hard drive from that laptop to his laptop. What is a great software for me to do that? I know norton ghost does it but i saw bad reviews of it. I have the tools, cables and adapters for the transfer but i just want to ask you guys what program that does it great
Thanks in advance guys.

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19 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Connect a monitor up to it and then back the files up from it normally.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
Hey, long time since i been on here haha.
I was wondering what is a good software i can use to get the files from a hard drive to another computer? heres what i mean: theres this laptop that still works but a dead lcd screen. So my uncle wants the files from the hard drive from that laptop to his laptop. What is a great software for me to do that? I know norton ghost does it but i saw bad reviews of it. I have the tools, cables and adapters for the transfer but i just want to ask you guys what program that does it great
Thanks in advance guys.
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19 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
Connect a monitor up to it and then back the files up from it normally.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brian6121990 View Post
Hey, long time since i been on here haha.
I was wondering what is a good software i can use to get the files from a hard drive to another computer? heres what i mean: theres this laptop that still works but a dead lcd screen. So my uncle wants the files from the hard drive from that laptop to his laptop. What is a great software for me to do that? I know norton ghost does it but i saw bad reviews of it. I have the tools, cables and adapters for the transfer but i just want to ask you guys what program that does it great
Thanks in advance guys.
I didnt think of it like that
Thats brilliant!
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19 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Give Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download a try. It makes a compressed image of the drive and then it has an option to mount the image to access the files. Then you can copy any files you want to keep. Be sure to unmount the image when done. I use it on a regular basis to image by partitions as a backup.

Jim
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19 Oct 2010   #5
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If monitor won't work, remove the HD and plug it into external HD - most external HD's are a laptop HD in case with IDE/SATA to USB connector.
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19 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you are trying to alone the drive to another computer, you'll need software. If you just want to get files off the drive, all you need are internal to external cables and you are ready to go.
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19 Oct 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Brian,

I assume you followed the excellent advice from Rei Tumult.

Let us know the results or if you need more assistance.
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23 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Brian,

I assume you followed the excellent advice from Rei Tumult.

Let us know the results or if you need more assistance.
Yeah i did. Thanks. But the connection didnt work so i just went with the long way anyways.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you are trying to alone the drive to another computer, you'll need software. If you just want to get files off the drive, all you need are internal to external cables and you are ready to go.
Yeah. I thought i needed a software for that but i guess i was wrong. I just connected it externally with some adapters and all that then got the files off of that then formatted it. Used external shells with the hard drive and there it goes

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If monitor won't work, remove the HD and plug it into external HD - most external HD's are a laptop HD in case with IDE/SATA to USB connector.
Yeah i dud that.
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