Pull the old hard drive out And place it in your new machine either as Secondary Drive on the Primary IDE Or Master or Secondary Drive on the Secondary IDE If it is a Secondary on the Primary you will need to alter the Jumper to Slave. If it is the only drive on the Secondary IDE it won't matter Friends: Attempts to move my files by serial cable have failed. I am now faced with moving files with incompatible discs. My old computer is equipped with a 3.5" floppy drive (1.44 megs) and a Zip drive (100 megs). It has a CD drive with no burner. Trouble is, some of my files are way too large to move in one chunk and the alternative is tedious. My new Dell has 3.5" floppy and CD drives with a burner incorporated in the latter. The 3.5" drives are compatible, but much too small. And there lies the problem. Have any of you dealt with similar dilemmas? In addition, I have NoteTab Pro 4.83 on a disk. I later upgraded this to NTB 4.91/np on my old computer. I am not sure if I can install 4.83 on the new Dell and then upgrade to the latest version of NTB or not. Jody should know. And there is still another similar problem with MB 3.1/rvm which needs to be moved from old to new computer along with voluminous files accumulated over several years. I also will be updating MB to the latest version in the new unit. I thought there might be a way to link the two computer by cable so that I could at least move files from the old computer to the cd burner in the new unit, but haven't found it. Any light anyone can shed on these problems will be appreciated. An external CD burner would help, but I hate to spend the dough. I could move the old HD into an empty bay in the new Dell unit. But that would take some serious study and perhaps destroy what's left of my brain. And then there's USB.............. Paul King For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.