moving files from Windows 7 machine to RMBP

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  1. arsimoun, Jun 12, 2014
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    arsimoun macrumors member

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    I have an old, workhorse Windows 7 machine which I just discovered has a bad video card. Sigh. All I want to do is move to folders from the Windows machine to my RMBP. Does anyone have any suggestions? Aside from the video card, the Windows machine is okay.

    TIA

    Adam Rodman
     
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I'm assuming that you can't run the Windows machine due to the bad video card? If you don't want to replace the video card you can pull the hard drive and put it into a USB carrier and connect it to the Mac. You can read the drive but not write to it.
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Read this blog post page How To Migrate data to a new Mac.
     
  4. arsimoun thread starter macrumors member

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    Migrate tips...

    My problem with the normal path to copying data over is that the Windows machine has a bad video card. Sigh. I don't know whether or not it will boot as I can't see anything on the monitor. If it will boot, I'm guessing I could run an ethernet cable from the Windows machine to the mac (with a TB converter of course).

    Dunno. Haven't bought the converter yet. Is it worth the effort?

    Adam Rodman
     
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Remove the hard drive and put it in a USB Dock connected to your Mac.
     
  6. arsimoun thread starter macrumors member

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    One more... complication... It's two drives, mirrored by the Raid 0 controller on the motherboard.

    Adam Rodman
     
  7. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Restore from your backup (yeah, I know - another "complication") :p

    Looks like you're gonna need a cheap video card!
     

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