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ronnie

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I moved my hard drive as a slave from old computer (millennium) to new computer XP.
I cannot open my Works or Excel program. Says some files canít be found.
Is there something hidden in the system folder of Millennium that does not appear in the XP system folder? If so, how do I locate and move it. :whistling:

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Hi, welcome to this site
remember we are working blind so bare with us
to help others reply to your question
if you haven't mentioned it yet:
- what model of computer
- what os, XPpro or home
- how old is it
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computer is a new "everex GA 3400" generic desk top running XP home.
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Hi ronnie...

Have you installed these applications to the XP registry? Programs can be installed to any drive, but must be installed to the registry they will be run from.

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No, I do not have the original install disc from my old computer.
I boot up with XP home, and try to open program from my second drive (slave from old computer).
Iím not sure how to locate and move the applications to the XP registry.

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Something I am missing here, normally I thought one cannot transfer programs across systems, or else no one would buy a new copy of them so when one is moving house one can take the old system and slave it to the new system as you have done but with that one can only transfer data and permittable programs, of which Office isn't one.
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They'll have to be installed just like they were on the old drive. If you don't have the original cd's, it may prove impossible to make them work.

For a free alternative, try OpenOffice. You should be able to access your saved documents using this and you can use it just like the MS Office suite.
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