eelhc wrote:invasive method... Take the hard drive out of the old computer and install it on the new computer as a slave drive... boot and copy over
non-invasive method... assuming you have a router, connect both computers to the router, set up file/print sharing and copy the files over via the network
I like hard drives as backup but prefer a NAS or an e-sata connection.
I would pull the harddrive as well, but if you aren't comfortable with that you can get a network crossover cable and connect the network cards in each computer. This allows you to setup a network without buying a router or switch.