Solved Migrate all XP installed programs & files to PC running Win8

August 1, 2013 at 07:14:02
Specs: Windows 8
I want to copy all the files (and programs) off of one hard drive (running xp) and put them on my newest system running win 8.....what is the best way to do this???

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#1
August 1, 2013 at 07:19:54
Hi snoopy23,

Please refer to the link mentioned below:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/...

For programs, you need to install them again using the setup disk or downloading from internet.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

message edited by DellManshuS


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#2
August 1, 2013 at 07:21:52
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You can't just copy programs that have been installed on one operating system and transfer them to another. The programs will need to be installed on your new Windows 8 OS.

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#3
August 1, 2013 at 08:14:13
This Dell dude needs to do his homework.

THX is correct. You cannot simply copy programs from one system to another. They MUST be installed. Files can be copied, programs cannot.


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