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How do I transfer a Windows 7 installation to a new HDD?

I've just got all the parts I need to build a new PC but the SATAII hard drive I ordered did not come and I've received an IDE drive instead. While I wait to get the correct drive type and send the ...
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Connecting desktop computer to the internet through laptop wifi

Due to some home network complications I have had to move my router to a seperate part of the house, therefore the wired network I had set up can no longer work. Before I find the time to go out and ...
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Transferring lots of messages between IMAP accounts

I have to move many, many emails (over a thousand) from an old IMAP hosting provider to a new IMAP hosting provider. I know I can just set up the old and new accounts in Thunderbird and drag and drop, ...
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Can I move an HDD with retail Windows 7 to a new machine without reinstalling?

A friend has a 5 or 6 year old Vista machine with reasonable low-end hardware (Athlon64x2 w/ 8GB RAM), but the Vista install is pretty messed up and it needs to be wiped and reinstalled. We're ...
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Is there a way to transfer thousand of small files faster on Windows 7?

I noticed that if I transfer a few large files between two hard drives, it's pretty speedy, at around at least 30 MB per second, but if I transfer thousands of files less than 5 KB, it is ...
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Transferring VirtualBox Virtual Machines to another computer

Is there any way to transfer VirtualBox VMs, with their operating system and all their files intact, to another computer?
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Windows 7 File Transfer Speed over Gigabit is slow

I've got windows 7 pro running on my file server and my main desktop. Each has a gigabit network connection and I'm connected to a gigabit switch. However, when trying to copy some large files, it's ...
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Files from Android to Windows 8.1 pc

i would like to transfer some pictures from android phone to my windows 8.1 laptop over a bluetooth, but even when i paired the devices i don't have on the bt icon in windows buttons to send or ...
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How do you transfer a user account to another computer?

I am traveling and I am using a laptop which is not mine (because I left my own laptop at my home). I got too carried away with the borrowed laptop and I made a user account on it. I do not want to ...
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Encrypted file format that is supported on PC and MAC

I need to make an encrypted file on a PC that I can burn to CD and give a mac user who wants to decrypt it without having to install a program? is this even possible? thanks
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Transferring photos from Mac to iPhone5

I've got a MacBook Pro on 10.7.5 and I'd like to transfer photos from my computer to my iPhone5. What's The easiest way to do so?
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Why does certain files and collection of files take so long to copy?

I was copying the windows "users" folder for a friend of mine and I noticed that the 6.5GB file took unusually long to copy. The transfer rate never exceeded 5Mb/s. Also, I noticed there was an ...
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Slow internal disc to disc file transfer speed

I ran the HDTune drive monitor while I was transfering about 80 GB of various sized files, most of which was running about 40 MB/s, but you can see where it spiked down to under 1 MB/s. ...
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Can I remove a Hard Drive with Windows 7 and transfer it to the same model computer without problems?

I want to order a spare computer with the same model as the current PC. If the power supply dies on the orginial computer, I would like to switch it to the other PC. This has worked for me with ...