Just got an email from $parental.
“Skippy, I just bought a 128GB thumb drive and would it make sense to copy the entire contents of the 80GB drive on $oldLaptop, then transfer it to $newLaptop’s secondary drive? I want to make sure I don’t lose any files from it. Can I call you to walk me through the transfer or is there a simpler way to do this?”
It took me a few seconds to register the magnitude of what $parental was asking, and replied back saying that copying the entire damn drive would be a rather epic waste of time and space, since he only really needed a few dozen files of the (potentially) several hundred thousand files on the entire drive that had accumulated in the decade he owned $oldLaptop, which still had XP on it, and to just copy what was in his My Documents and on his Desktop and that should cover almost everything. I also mentioned I already had plans tonight that involved me not taking calls.
Oy, my brain hurts…