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Need help with old laptop drive cloning

32 minutes ago, star_pilot475 said:

@SSD Sean is there any way to transfer data through Cat5 data cable?

That’s easy peasy. Lol. Just connect both systems to the same switch or router. Set up a network share on your main PC. (Don’t forget to give permissions to “everyone.”)

Connect to the network share from your laptop and drag n drop or use free file sync and mirror the folders over that you want the data from. 

 

Need more details? Let me know. I can write specifics when I’m home. It’s really easy. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, so I have this old laptop. It’s running windows 7 and can not be updated past that because the graphics card is not compatible with Windows 8, or 10. So what I would like to know is, is there any way to clone the laptop's entire drive to my desktop without pulling the drive out and plugging it into my motherboard (the drive in the laptop is IDE so I can’t plug it into my motherboard and clone like that). If that isn't possible, would it be possible to just clone one user's account over to my pc? 


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AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz [4 cores, 4 threads] 

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 320GB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home

32 Inch Samsung TV 1080P 60Hz

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Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

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REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

Nvidia GeForce GO 128 something or other

40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

 

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I really would like to learn what graphics card is that. Also you can use hirens boot cd (you can ISO to a cd or try to boot from usb) to clone that disk to an external storage.

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Why not just transfer any data over that you want via a network share or USB external? 

 

One thing you can do that is pretty cool is save the laptops OS a virtual machine and then you can move it over and run it on your desktop. Still need an external drive for that tho.

 

https://www.online-tech-tips.com/free-software-downloads/convert-pc-into-virtual-machine/

 

Tho, what are you trying to accomplish exactly? 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, SSD Sean said:

Why not just transfer any data over that you want via a network share or USB external? 

 

One thing you can do that is pretty cool is save the laptops OS a virtual machine and then you can move it over and run it on your desktop. 

 

Tho, what are you trying to accomplish exactly? 

I don’t have an external drive big enough at the moment, but I need the files off of the laptop before I sell it. (Might get a whole $5 for it lol) 

 

3 minutes ago, Levent said:

 

I really would like to learn what graphics card is that

 

Lol you really wouldn’t... it’s a Nvidia GeForce GO 6200 TE 64M. 😂


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Main Rig: 

AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz [4 cores, 4 threads] 

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 320GB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home

32 Inch Samsung TV 1080P 60Hz

Spoiler

Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Spoiler

REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

Nvidia GeForce GO 128 something or other

40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

 

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1 minute ago, star_pilot475 said:

I don’t have an external drive big enough at the moment, but I need the files off of the laptop before I sell it. (Might get a whole $5 for it lol) 

 

Lol you really wouldn’t... it’s a Nvidia GeForce GO 6200 TE 64M. 😂

Usually W7 drivers work in W10, still though no promises as they were last updated by microsoft in 2010.

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Just now, Levent said:

Usually W7 drivers work in W10, still though no promises as they were last updated by microsoft in 2010.

Maybe, but I don’t think it's worth updating and risking it anyways. Plus, 2GB of DDR2 and a Pentium M at 1.73GHz with w10 may not be too enjoyable lol 😆 


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Main Rig: 

AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz [4 cores, 4 threads] 

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 320GB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home

32 Inch Samsung TV 1080P 60Hz

Spoiler

Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Spoiler

REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

Nvidia GeForce GO 128 something or other

40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@SSD Sean is there any way to transfer data through Cat5 data cable?


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Main Rig: 

AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz [4 cores, 4 threads] 

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 320GB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home

32 Inch Samsung TV 1080P 60Hz

Spoiler

Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Spoiler

REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

Nvidia GeForce GO 128 something or other

40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

 

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32 minutes ago, star_pilot475 said:

@SSD Sean is there any way to transfer data through Cat5 data cable?

That’s easy peasy. Lol. Just connect both systems to the same switch or router. Set up a network share on your main PC. (Don’t forget to give permissions to “everyone.”)

Connect to the network share from your laptop and drag n drop or use free file sync and mirror the folders over that you want the data from. 

 

Need more details? Let me know. I can write specifics when I’m home. It’s really easy. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok thanks for your help @SSD Sean


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Main Rig: 

AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz [4 cores, 4 threads] 

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 320GB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home

32 Inch Samsung TV 1080P 60Hz

Spoiler

Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Spoiler

REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

Nvidia GeForce GO 128 something or other

40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

 

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