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Windows 7: need help with crashed laptop and Windows Easy Transfer

04 May 2010   #1
bsteward

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need help with crashed laptop and Windows Easy Transfer

My Compaq dv2000 laptop burnt up after water was spilled on keyboard. So I bought a new windows 7 toshiba satellite t135. I managed to remove the old 40 gig 2 1/2 hard drive from the Compaq and bought a Vantec USB kit that connects to the old ide compaq hard drive. When i plugged it into the usb on the new toshiba it recognizes it and i can surf through the old files i want to restore but it sees it and the new drive on the toshiba both as "internal drives" or local drives, not external, when I go through the wizard on WET. From what I can tell, the Easy Transfer only works with external drives? I watched a youtube on WET and I'm not ever getting a "file" to transfer off of the old PC. I have gotten to the point where I can drill down to each individual files and transfer one at a time but that will take forever and not transfer my settings and email info, etc. When I firt bought the vantec adapter, it said that WET had to be installed on "both computers", so me like a dummy assumed the old hard drive would be consdiered "old computer" and I downloaded and installed WET on that old drive. I also have it installed on the new drive. I wonder if there is a way to (or if I need to) deinstall from old drive? I have attched a picture of the WET screen hwing the two hard drives. D is the old one; notice both are local.

Any ideas?




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04 May 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

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04 May 2010   #3
bsteward

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so does this mean the old hard drive has to be in a "computer" as opposed to just connected by an adapter? Hope not bcause the computer is fried (no power).
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04 May 2010   #4
bsteward

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that tutorial says that when WET asks "what computer are you on" it says to select "this is my old computer". When I do that it starts scanning my new computer (the toshiba). Is that what I want to do?

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04 May 2010   #5
ryo

 
 

let system check it..
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04 May 2010   #6
bsteward

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ryo, I did let windows check it, and that last attched screenshot is what it found, unless I'm not understanding what you mean by check it
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04 May 2010   #7
ryo

 
 

when you hit next bottom..what's is appear?
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05 May 2010   #8
bsteward

windows 7
 
 

it takes me to a screen that lets me custom select what directories/folders i want and so I unchecked everything having to do with C drive and also "shared", but then selected the entire D drive. It estimated file size at about 30 mb, then I tried to hit "save" and got a message saying "you cant save here"
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05 May 2010   #9
bsteward

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heres some screen shots showing what it did. I cant figure out where it tried to save "to". Also note size is 80mb, not 30mb


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05 May 2010   #10
ryo

 
 

you save into your computer.. trying save to the other harddisk and for your sign make new folder at there.
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