my old computer is bad i bought a new one what happens to all my information?

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  • 8 months ago

    You could either save the information on the drive or destroy it so someone can't use it!

  • 8 months ago

    What do you consider to be "bad"?

    When someone considers a PC to be "bad" they obviously don't have a clue either way!

    Unless your CPU, memory, embedded GPU dies there is no reason to replace your PC unless

    1) it was real cheap junk that throws constant errors

    2) more than 10 years old

    It is a lot cheaper to replace a hard drive than an entire computer.

    If you had even a single clue, you would know this!

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    If it still works you can use migration assistance to transfer old files from old computer to new one. If your computer is totally dead then rip the hard disk drive out of it and get a sata to usb case for it and then usb it to your new computer and get all the information off of it to the new ones.

    If you decide to throw it in the trash, I would advise you rip the hard disk drive out of the none working computer and drive a steak through the upper middle part of it. Don't ever throw away a computer without driving a steak through the hard disk drive. 

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Unless you stored it in a cloud or on some portable media, it most likely remains on your old computer.  There are several ways to transfer data to a new computer.  Invest in one.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Store it in files.

  • May
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    It is on the hard drive of the old computer until/unless you remove it snowflake.

    Did you think the information was going to automatically transfer to the new computer as if by magic?

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Well, nothing happens by magic, you have to transfer all of your old data to the new computer. Without knowing what your old computer was, and what your new computer is, we can't tell you how to do that. Update the question and tell us what operating system your old computer used (Windows 7, 8, XP, or whatever), and what OS your new one uses (likely Windows 10, unless you got a Macintosh, then it's OSX).

  • 8 months ago

    Not enough information to even hazard a guess

  • 8 months ago

    Nothing unless you do something with it.

  • Wilson
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    Why was your computer bad? 

    Did it sneak out Saturday night and get involved with the wrong crowd?

    Did you get a call from your computer early Sunday morning from the local jail?

    It's your responsibility to transfer the info from your old computer to the new computer. 

    If you don't know how to do that, then take them both to Geek Squad.

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