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I am about to purchase an hp590-p0016. I have an older hp pc that lost its usb capibilties mouse and keyboard not working. Is there a way to get my information transferred from old computer to the new one? 

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Grzwacz
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Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

I am not a HP employee.

 

Verify the old PC has a 3.5 HDD.

 

You can buy a 3.5 inch HDD to USB 3 adapter at Amazon or NewEgg. Make sure you buy an adapter that supports 3.5 inch HDDs if the old HDD is a 3.5 inch HDD. Some adapters only support 2.5 HDDs or SSDs.

 

You remove the HDD from the old PC.

 

Connect the HDD to the USB adapter.

 

Connect the USB adapter to a USB 3.0 port on the new PC for faster data transfer rates. 

 

Look in the "Users" Folder on the root drive (C:) of the old HDD. Then look in the User folder you created to login to your old PC for your user data.

 

Now check: 

Downloads

Documents

Music

Pictures

Videos

Or anywhere else you may have saved data.

 

Copy the data to the new PC.

 

Here's a tip:

 

Start routine data backups to, at least, one external drive. No data backups and HDD failure means you have lost your data forever.

 

Verified: OS disk backups and bootable recovery media are also recommended.

 

Regards

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