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Transferring Hard Drive Data From Broken Laptop


Transferring hard drive data from broken laptop? Connect two hard drives for transfer? I have a laptop with a completely bust power socket and monitor that isn't working. Since i have bought a new laptop. How can i transfer the data saved on the broken laptops hard drive to my new pc when the power won't work in it? (Also battery doesn't work). Is there any way to remove that hard drive and connect it to my new laptop to transfer all the data that way?

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And if the computer won't boot far enough for me to get into the user accounts, how do i transfer my dvd data and system files to the new hard drive?

Then there's disk imaging. If i create a disk image of my entire hard drive, where do i store it, and will it be as big as all my files i.e. 24gb, and is the only way of storing it on a external hard drive?

Finally i was wondering how am i supposed to restore the files in my disk image if my computer won't boot far enough for me to actually do anything. I'm sooooo sorry that i've asked a zillion questions, but i really have to know before i make the purchase.


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