yes i know and thats what i want to advoid.
thanks for the reply
To avoid that, you remove the drive from the laptop and tether nit to another computer. Look in Documents and settings in the laptop drive.
Try to copy, not move, as much of your stuff from the laptop. Especially My Documents
and the photos and videos. The My Favorites is not so important, but it is there somewhere in your user area.
If the laptop drive is SATA, you can connect it to your desktop. You should have at least one spare SATA port in any Desktop made in the last few years.
If it is PATA IDE, disconnect the DVD burner and use that flat cable with a adapter for that purpose.
Power off when working inside the desktop.
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