I want to save some of my old XP programs

June 24, 2009 at 16:16:33
Specs: Windows XP
I am waiting for my new Dell computer to arrive. I was wondering if I can copy some programs off of my old Dell Windows XP computer to an external HD and still be able to run them on my new Dell Windows Vista computer? I have the 20 gig HD that came with my old Dell and a 160 gig HD as a slave drive that I installed myself. Would it be better to transfer the programs off of the master HD onto the slave HD and install it as a slave HD on my new computer/

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June 24, 2009 at 16:32:08
You cannot transfer programmes from one computer to another, they will need to be re-installed. There are a number of considerations involved and the most important of these is the Registry entries. Also note that you are going to be using two differing systems here.


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June 25, 2009 at 13:33:18
There are actually ways to do that for many programs. Not really worth the effort in most cases.

Consider programs that are opensoursed that may suit your needs.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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