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How do I move files and apps from old to new computer?


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thorinhg

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I'm about to get a new computer and was wondering if someone could tell me how to (or point me to a source which explains how to) transfer files and programs from one system to another to avoid having to reinstall browsers, games, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Edited by thorinhg, 19 February 2009 - 12:04 AM.

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Neil Jones

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You can't.
You cannot copy a bunch of program files from one computer to another and expect them to work. Small programs probably, things like Office, no.
You need to reinstall from the original CD(s).
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dallace95

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Hi there,

There is some ways to get it done
If you want to transfer photos and things like that you can use a data disk (You can get them just about everywhere)

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There is also a memory stick that culd help you transfer small programes...
You could attach programs to emails and send them back to yourself, for when you get onto your new system.
But I cant guarntee that will work.....
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But If all else fails keep the instillation CD's with you just In case it dont work!


Hope this may have helped ...

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