Solved A Question About Can I Transfer Programs From 1pc to Another

April 1, 2018 at 12:05:47
Specs: Windows 7/Windows 10
As a new pc builder there are SO many things I just need to understand before I go forward with this. First question is can transfer program file apps such as my itunes and my sony vegas, that I paid for, and move it to my new pcs operations windows 10 system? Do I need to pay for a new license key for my sony vegas? The programs are coming from a windows 7 OS.

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April 2, 2018 at 21:13:26
If your SSD drive is at least 240GB then you can and should install all of your programs on the same SSD drive for the best performance and save the hard drive for the space hungry files.
If your SSD drive is 100GB to 150GB then you are going to have to be careful to install only the most important utilities (antivirus, Malwarebytes) and programs or games so you do not run short of space on the drive.
When you install a program you have the option in general to accept the defaults or choose Custom. With the Custom option you would then change the drive letter to the secondary drive if that is where you intend to install the program. After that Windows knows where the program and its parts are located.
In order to ensure that you always save your personal files to the storage hard drive, you go to:
Computer(This PC)>C Drive>Users>[your user name] the right click on your user folders (Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music, etc) and select to move the folder (or change the drive letter designation) to the storage drive. Then you go back and right click on them again and select Send To>Desktop as Shortcut. This will move the folders that you will default saving your files to onto the storage drive and leave a shortcut on the desktop so it can easily be found to look through.

I hope that this helps. Install you can program wise to the SSD drive for speed. Install them to the slower drive only if there is limited space on the SSD drive. This is my advice.

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April 1, 2018 at 12:28:36
perhaps cloning the disk could be a good one, which will change your new win 10 PC to windows 7,
(
This is very popular: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree....
Closely followed by this: http://www.paragon-software.com/hom...
)
after that you can upgrade with the same win 10 license code to win 10.

this will let you read the windows 10 license key, if you save the script as "windows10key.vbs":
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/find-...

one question; is your windows 7 machine 32bit?

p.s. wait a day or 2 for someone with more knowledge to respond to your question aswell

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April 1, 2018 at 13:57:20
64 and thx for the reply. But just so we're clear all I'm saying is I want to transfer a couple of program files (itunes&sony vegas pro) and maybe a couple of more files I don't want to start a whole new profile for on my new system. See I know I can just reinstall the sony vegas in my win10 pc its just that I don't want to have to pay for a brand new license. So can I just move it from the older OS, the win7, to the new one? I have another question about SSD's and using stuff from your reg HDD while your OS is in your SSD but I'll save that for my nx post.

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April 1, 2018 at 14:09:58
"So can I just move it from the older OS, the win7, to the new one?"

If you mean just copy files, then likely no. Since the days of Win95 (actually back to Win3.1), programs must be reinstalled to have registry entries appropriate to the "newer" OS. Single files (such as .mp3's and such) can be moved without problems and if you have the original installation media (or files if downloaded) you "shouldn't" have to purchase another license (though you may need to contact the manufacturer of the software for a new license key---which should be free once you explain your situation).

Also insure that you're installing the correct version as well (64-bit vs. 32-bit). Older 32-bit programs had some 16-bit code in them which may make running on a 64-bit OS problematic.

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#4
April 1, 2018 at 14:31:20
Transfer programs from PC1 to PC2? No. As stated above, they must be installed from scratch. However, you might be able to transfer certain files from the program installed on PC1 & transfer them to the same newly installed program on PC2. But you would have to know which files to copy over.

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#5
April 1, 2018 at 14:58:23
@T-R-A @riider thanks alot for your help and that's too bad.

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#6
April 1, 2018 at 20:14:51
Most programs other than Windows itself can be reinstalled on a new computer and activated on the same license but may require that you take steps to make sure that it is no longer used on the original computer such as uninstalling it from there. Read your license agreement from them or go to their support pages for FAQ's for details.

As far as your unfinished question..... If I read it right you are going to use an SSD drive for your primary drive and a larger hard drive for storage. I recommend an SSD drive of at least 240/250GB and used for Windows and your important programs and games. Your larger hard drive (usually 1TB or larger) should be for your personal files. You CAN install programs to this drive as well but it requires that you use the Custom settings on the installer and is of little benefit unless you are getting short on space on your primary drive. If I am not right on this being the essence of your question, let us know and we can answer it better.

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April 2, 2018 at 00:08:41
yes YES you really have thx a lot. It's funny because I just posted the full question just before reading this.

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#8
April 2, 2018 at 00:09:49
As a new builder there are so many things that I need to understand but know I'll learn just during the process itself my question is this. After installing your HDD and SSD and now you have your OS running thru your SSD what happens during installations of programs like games music whatever? I've never done this before so I have no Idea how this works. I know all installations will be onto my HDD. So can I run installed programs on another Hard Disk(my HDD)while using my SSD as my OS and how does that work?

This was the question if you could answer I'd appreciate it.


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April 2, 2018 at 21:13:26
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If your SSD drive is at least 240GB then you can and should install all of your programs on the same SSD drive for the best performance and save the hard drive for the space hungry files.
If your SSD drive is 100GB to 150GB then you are going to have to be careful to install only the most important utilities (antivirus, Malwarebytes) and programs or games so you do not run short of space on the drive.
When you install a program you have the option in general to accept the defaults or choose Custom. With the Custom option you would then change the drive letter to the secondary drive if that is where you intend to install the program. After that Windows knows where the program and its parts are located.
In order to ensure that you always save your personal files to the storage hard drive, you go to:
Computer(This PC)>C Drive>Users>[your user name] the right click on your user folders (Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music, etc) and select to move the folder (or change the drive letter designation) to the storage drive. Then you go back and right click on them again and select Send To>Desktop as Shortcut. This will move the folders that you will default saving your files to onto the storage drive and leave a shortcut on the desktop so it can easily be found to look through.

I hope that this helps. Install you can program wise to the SSD drive for speed. Install them to the slower drive only if there is limited space on the SSD drive. This is my advice.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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