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Moving program files to lap top


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Alelne

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I would like to move all my program files from my "D" file to a new lap top. One has XP Professional the lap top has XP home. Can this be done if there is enough memory? Can I copy and paste to the lap top or transfer some way? I have CD's for some but not all programs. Some I have downloaded etc.

Edited by Alelne, 30 April 2006 - 06:26 PM.

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wannabe1

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Hello Alelne...

You can do this, but the programs won't run... :whistling:

Programs must be installed to the machine before they will run...simply moving the file to another drive of another computer will not install them and write the necesary values to the registy.

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SRX660

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That is why i save all downloaded exe files along with any registration files and upgrades, and burn them to cd's. It makes it much easier to move the programs you like to a new computer. I just wish XP would play nicer with the older programs. I miss parts of my corel photo-paint 8 program that were not included with the later versions.

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