How Do I Transfer PROGRAMS from old to New Computer?

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sjdomin

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Sorry if this topic has already been covered but I Searched Forums for "Transfer Programs" and couldn't find it.
I think I know how to transfer Data Files and Documents from an old computer to a new one, but how do I transfer PROGRAMS?
Over the years I have accumulated many programs that I have bought, downloaded or otherwise acquired and (believe it or not) would like to save most or all of them. I can't face the thought of individually re-installing so many- my C/Program Files is up to 5.65 Gb with 5,420 folders and 64,422 Files.
I have an Acomdata External hard drive-can I just Backup my Program Files to that and then Restore the Backup to a new computer?-that would be very convenient.
Is it that simple?
Also, I have Programs that are in individual seperate Folders on the c Drive-can I just backup or Copy those and transfer tham to a new computer that way?[/SIZE]
 

Squashman

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Start reinstalling.

I know there are programs that can attempt to do this but I can't remember the name of them off hand. I know they cost money

google search for move programs. You will get a better search result.
 
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