Congratulations on your new laptop!
A suggestion for your old computer - format the hard drive(s) and donate that bad boy to someone in need. Make sure to back-up your movies, pictures,
TV shows, and music to your external.
If you can afford it, get another external hard drive and make another backup. I've had them fail on me at the most inopportune times, and I'm sure
it has happened to others as well. I'd hate to see you lose all your stuff.
As a side thought, and this is just me thinking; why are external hard disks called such? A hard disk is a drive that stays in the computer and stores
information, and a floppy disk is one that is removable. If it's external, and only connected by a USB, or firewire (who even uses that anyway?)
E-SATA or whatever else, it's removable like a floppy and is incorrectly called a hard disk. Makes me think sometimes... But then again, I'm old