Best Buy Laptops.

  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Jan 12, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
    I'm planning to buy myself a new laptop at best buy next month sometime.
    How can I transfer the data from my old & used desktop computer to my
    new laptop computer after I buy myself a new laptop computer at best
    buy next month?
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    I'd use https://www.dropbox.com/. Easy, fast and free.
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Jan 12, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    How can I connect a desktop computer to a laptop computer?
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    Jan 12, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidHow can I connect a desktop computer to a laptop computer?


    USB Cable
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    Jan 12, 2012 2:42 PM GMT
    Chattman91 said
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidHow can I connect a desktop computer to a laptop computer?


    USB Cable


    Note that you can't use a standard USB cable. Be sure to let them know that you need one to transfer data between two PC's when you go to pick it up. Sometimes they even come with software to make the process much easier.

    There are easier ways to do this, but they all involve tearing your computer apart to get your hard drive out.... which, I really don't recommend most people do.
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    Jan 12, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    Best Buy gave me what is called a Belkin cable to transfer my stuff over from one computer to another. Worked great. Plugged it in and a few minutes later all my stuff was on my new computer.
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    Jan 12, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
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    Jan 12, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    Why BestBuy? Try Tiger Direct. www.tigerdirect.com Way more selection on brands and hardware.
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    Jan 12, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    Don't buy a DELL and don't have BEST BUY load it for you - do it yourself, save the $99 bucks - because if you have to return the laptop for any reason, they will not refund you that $99 bucks.
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    Jan 12, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    You can get an external hard drive and back-up files...but that usually requires a lot of work if you aren't already pretty organized with your files. Another option is to use a program called PC Mover. When I worked in computer deployment, we used PC Mover for machine upgrades when it didn't work over the network.

    Also. Don't go to Best Buy. Best Buy's name belies its actual pricing compared to other companies. Newegg.com is my favorite.
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    Jan 12, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    beachbum310 saidDon't buy a DELL and don't have BEST BUY load it for you - do it yourself, save the $99 bucks - because if you have to return the laptop for any reason, they will not refund you that $99 bucks.


    whats wrong with Dell icon_sad.gif i have studio 1555, been using it for almost 3 years now, best laptop speaker ever !
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    Jan 12, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidHow can I connect a desktop computer to a laptop computer?


    if youre using windows...you can do bridging or direct wifi..

    or ure using XP to Win 7 there is this app in Windows site u can pakage it your theme and data just like it is..on the old pc. but u need an external HDrive
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    Jan 12, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    I bought my current laptop from Best Buy and the store did a transfer of files for me right on site. They loaded everything to an external hard drive which I bought just for that purpose. They sold me on it being an easy way to avoid having a new computer already cluttered before beginning years of service.
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    Jan 12, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidI'm planning to buy myself a new laptop at best buy next month sometime.
    How can I transfer the data from my old & used desktop computer to my
    new laptop computer after I buy myself a new laptop computer at best
    buy next month?


    Next month, after you buy your computer next month at best buy, they will probably transfer your files for you next month at best buy when you buy your new computer, next month.
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Aug 05, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    I gave my 16 years old nephew and his siblings my old,used and out of date
    desktop computer on july-23-2012.I have a hp laptop computer now.I bought
    a netgear wireless router to use for wireless internet with my wireless internet
    charter cable modem.Please give me advice on installing my wireless router.
    I'm a laptop computer rookie.Can I surf the web awhile installing it?Can I
    have other computer programs or windows open awhile installing a wireless
    router?
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Aug 05, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    After I'm done installing my new netgear wirless router to use wireless internet
    on my new hp laptop computer.How can I protect and secure it and keep it
    safe from hackers and other losers?
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 05, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    if you use the smartphone bar code App you will find it cheaper elsewhere Best Buy is going under and they don't have the best prices. Check Amazon first.icon_idea.gif
    Cheaper for the exact item I should add.
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Aug 05, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    I won't buy myself electronics online unless it is an online electroinc store .Best buy has better electronics than non electronic strores do since best buy is an
    electronic store.Cheaper is not always better.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 05, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidI won't buy myself electronics online unless it is an online electroinc store .Best buy has better electronics than non electronic strores do since best buy is an
    electronic store.Cheaper is not always better.

    Cheaper for the EXACT item is??icon_idea.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 05, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
    buy an Apple product if a few years no one will be using PC's.icon_idea.gif
  • FireDoor211

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    Aug 05, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidHow can I connect a desktop computer to a laptop computer?


    One of 2 ways, you can direct connect with a FireWire cable, or you can use your home network to transfer the files.

    A third option is to get an external hard drive transfer the files from the desktop to that, then move them to the lappy. This might be better because it will also make you a back up of all your files.
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Aug 05, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    I hate appeles.I hate apple products.i had an used apple computer years ago.
    Pcs are better than dumb apple or mac computers.Pcs are more popular
    than apple and mac computers especiailly in wisconsin and in the usa.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 07, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidI hate appeles.I hate apple products.i had an used apple computer years ago.
    Pcs are better than dumb apple or mac computers.Pcs are more popular
    than apple and mac computers especiailly in wisconsin and in the usa.


    Wisconsin is a bit behind the times. Did you know Apple will soon hold all your info for you so your computer will no longer need a hard drive? This will make PC's like dinosaurs- extinct.icon_idea.gif
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    Aug 07, 2012 6:42 AM GMT
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidI'm planning to buy myself a new laptop at best buy next month sometime.
    How can I transfer the data from my old & used desktop computer to my
    new laptop computer after I buy myself a new laptop computer at best
    buy next month?


    If you have to ask this how can you have a valid opinion on why macs suck? Btw if you had a Mac, it's called Time Machine.
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Aug 07, 2012 12:32 PM GMT
    Only dummies,fools,insane people buy and use mac or apple computers
    and apple products.I will never buy them.