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Transferring software from old drive to new


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jdimauro

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Hello-
Hoping someone can help save me days of reinstall.

I had serious boot problems with my drive. I got a new drive and installed XP on it. All is good.

I have hundreds of programs, fonts, updates, etc ,that I don't have all the install disks for.

Is there a way to transfer all my programs to my new drive without the install disks?

I tried launching some from the old drive, but most will not. My guess is due to lack of registry entries on the new drive.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanx
Joey
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Neil Jones

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Unfortunately not, you would need the original install disks again. Sorry.
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Yeah you need to install them on the new drive fresh, you can probably manually add in additions you ve made and your personal user files but the programs themselves will be a no go.
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Ah well. I've spent the afternoon digging up the install disks, but was hoping someone knew what files to drag into my new system.

I love this site, and thanx to both of you for your replies.

Joey
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You could try using the Microsoft Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
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You will want to move all your application data files and any files to do with profiles in the applications folders, the applications once installed only need the your user files and they will be just as they were before.
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