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TigersMilk
10-31-2005, 12:42 PM
Im getting a new computer Wed. and I want to take my music from my HP laptop to my new HP desktop. Is there an easy way of doing this?

I dont trust people who work at best buy. They are mostly kids who will just tell you anything for you to buy something and they can look good.

Mastridonicus
10-31-2005, 02:45 PM
how much music are you looking at?

Bob_Loblaw
10-31-2005, 05:06 PM
USB would be the easiest wouldn't it?

JC2006
10-31-2005, 09:26 PM
If the two PC's are relatively new, you could network them with Firewire and copy the music directly from the laptop to your new PC.

TigersMilk
11-02-2005, 06:02 PM
What does firewire do that USB cant? Confuzzled
That would be a good idea. I got my new HP thingy..I so happy...now *shoves unpacked boxes out of way* I need a desk. hehe

Its about 500ish songs or so.

Mastridonicus
11-05-2005, 04:59 PM
http://www.barefeats.com/usb2.html

rockie
11-06-2005, 07:18 PM
On a 256mb jump drive you could transfer about 125 mp3's at a time. It could take less than 10 minutes. Bigger jump drive, faster results! There are may options, a 256 mb jumpdrive is pretty inexpensive these days.

Tiff_7_17
11-07-2005, 01:07 AM
On a 256mb jump drive you could transfer about 125 mp3's at a time. It could take less than 10 minutes. Bigger jump drive, faster results! There are may options, a 256 mb jumpdrive is pretty inexpensive these days.

But wouldn't it be cheaper still to go the firewire route? :-\ That's what I would do just because i've done it before, and it's fairly simple.

rockie
11-07-2005, 03:17 PM
Tiff,
Describe how to do it if you don't mind. I never have just used a cable - firewire or usb. I've used a jump drive or mp3 player in a similar situation. If it can be done easier and in 10 minute or less - You've got my interest. Rockie

yoda57us
11-07-2005, 08:56 PM
Do both computers have network cards? If they do you can use the Network Wizard to create network and just transfer the files-no jump dive needed. The firewire option is faster if both machines have a fire wire port.

rockie
11-08-2005, 06:41 PM
Thanks Yoda.

yoda57us
11-08-2005, 07:34 PM
Your welcome Rocky. BTW, depending on the speed and size of your hard drive you may find an external HD w/ firewire is a better place to store your music. Music files take up a ton of space.

Also, the external is a great place to back up all of your files....you guys DO back up your files don't you????

doc-catfish
11-11-2005, 09:53 AM
Im getting a new computer Wed. and I want to take my music from my HP laptop to my new HP desktop. Is there an easy way of doing this?
I'm assuming the laptop doesn't have a CD burner?

If not, a bigger USB flash drive (a 512mb or larger) should work but it can be kind of time consuming.
512 MB drive (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000A1GO9/104-6743056-1207141?v=glance&n=172282&%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance)
1 GB Drive (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002XN3VS/104-6743056-1207141?v=glance&n=172282&n=507846&s=electronics&v=glance)

How many songs you can transfer on each trip will depend on the size of the drive and what bitrate the MP3s are encoded at.