Computer Repair and PC Support across the UK

As Featured in the Guardian

Free Computer Support Forum

Hardware Related Issues

Topic:

I WOULD LIKE TO TRANSFER DATA FROM 1 PC TO ANOTHER CAN U HELP AND ALSO LIKE TO WIPE OLD PC OF ANY DA

Posted by: MS W.      28 Jan 2010 @ 19:50
I WOULD LIKE TO TRANSFER DATA FROM 1 PC TO ANOTHER CAN U HELP AND ALSO LIKE TO WIPE OLD PC OF ANY DA

I WOULD LIKE TO TRANSFER DATA FROM 1 PC TO ANOTHER CAN U HELP AND ALSO LIKE TO WIPE OLD PC OF ANY DATA INFO HOW MUCH DOES IT COST

Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      28 Jan 2010 @ 20:17
RE: I WOULD LIKE TO TRANSFER DATA FROM 1 PC TO ANOTHER CAN U HELP AND ALSO LIKE TO WIPE OLD PC OF ANY DA

The cost will depend on time required which will depend on the quantity of data and the age of the PC. Some old PCs do not support a fast USB connection so getting the data off onto a USB storage device for transfer can take half an hour to an hour whereas with a newer computer that supports a fast USB2 connection the same data would just take a few minutes. Transferring the details of an email account can be time consuming, particularly if the client has forgotten what the email password is!

You cannot JUST wipe the data off a PC but you can wipe the PC completely. This typically can take a few hours but once set in motion will run automatically.

So I would think you are looking at paying for one to two hours of an engineer's time to do what you want, nearer two if emails are included. PCIQ Professionals generally charge anything from £30 to around £60 per hour, some will also charge a call-out fee.

20 of 38 people found the above post helpful
Was this post helpful?  I thought this post was helpful  I thought this post was not helpful
Report this post
Reply by: Jon-paul M. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Coventry, CV6      8 Feb 2010 @ 22:57
RE: I WOULD LIKE TO TRANSFER DATA FROM 1 PC TO ANOTHER CAN U HELP AND ALSO LIKE TO WIPE OLD PC OF ANY DA

Hi there might be another way of doing this if you still need your data moving from your old PC to your new one.

Let me know and i will be happy to help.

Regards,

Jon-Paul

20 of 38 people found the above post helpful
Was this post helpful?  I thought this post was helpful  I thought this post was not helpful
Report this post

Do you need computer support?