- 24 months ago
I'm not sure if this is technically troubleshooting but it seems like the best category to post in. I may post in the "storage" thread as well just in case this isn't the right place. If that's not ok and you're an admin please let me know and I will delete one of them. :-)
My current computer is SO slow plus it either has some type of malware or the hard drive is going out or it's got a ton of stuff going on in the background that I don't know about. I'm wanting to move about a TB of pictures and software over to an external SSD drive, and eventually add a copy of everything from the SSD drive to the new computer. Can I hook up my old hard drive to the new computer first so I can utilize its speed? And then once it's done take it out and install the new HD I just bought? It takes about an hour just to move over a couple gig! I know they make adapters where you can access a HD externally but I don't have one and I really want to get this done tonight.
Also please explain to me how malware physically works. If the old one is running slow because it has some type of virus or something could that effect my new CPU if I hook them up together for a few hours? Sorry if that's a really dumb question lol. Viruses are just in random places on the PC right? Not on any of my picture files or trusted software like Photoshop? Am I understanding correctly??