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Marie H.

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Hi I am new here and my name is Marie. I have a Dell Windows XP that is about 2 years old. I am getting a new Dell system in about a week and I would like to know how do I transfer all my programs that I want to keep to the new Computer? In the past I have tried to save on a disk, but when I went to put in the new computer it did not work. Any help would be appreciated.
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Welcome Marie H. to Geeks To Go Forums.

In the past I have tried to save on a disk, but when I went to put in the new computer it did not work. Any help would be appreciated.

This is because you need the original installation file. When you install a program it installs registry entries which will not be on the new computer. Thats why you need the installation file.

You can copy your entire Hard Drive by using, if I am correct "Norton Ghost". It does a full copy of your hard drive onto your new one.

If you need more info. dont hesistate to ask. Cool :whistling:
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thank you for your help spike, I am giving my Son and Daughter -in- law this Pc. Is there any way I can clean it out. Like all the stuff that I have deleted over the past two year? I hear it is still in there somewhere. (hiding) lol
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Oh, you want to make sure files from before are defintly deleted. Well like you say they still hiding there, there is no real way to get rid of this information. Specialists can still trace all the old information that was on there. The best you can do is reload format and reload windows. These files that they say are srill hiding DO NOT take up disk space. So you dont have to worry about it. Try also doind a defrage.

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Ok will do , and thanks for the help:)
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