transfer files from your old computer, use old hard drive?

I just buy new desktop HP Pavilion p6-2120.  I need to transfer files, programs, etc from my 6 year old Dell desktop computer.  I know that I can use the program of transfer of Windows 7 with USB key, easy transfer cable, or external hard drive to move the files.

As can another method of transfer, I take the old hard drive from the Dell desktop computer & install in the new HP Pavilion?  Is the old hard drive (ATX 80 GB, 7200 RPM, DIM2, XPS2) compatible with the new HP where it will work again?

Since I am not transfer that much is the best for any purchase a Windows 7 transfer cable?



Your theory is correct. If you want that all settings, email, documents, photos, music, and other data files, use either the program Windows Easy Transfer. It will accept an external device or use the easy transfer cable.

If you want only the documents, photos, music, and other data files , then you could add the XP disk to the system (temporarily use the p6-2120 DVD player wiring). You can copy files to the new folders.

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