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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Kendra, Jan 24, 2003.

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  1. Kendra

    Kendra Thread Starter

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    I have just upgraded my computer. What is the best way to transfer applications and data from the old computer to the new one? (Windows ME) Apologies if this seems like a silly question but I really have no idea where to start other than saving everything to disk.
     
  2. Cowboy622

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    I'm confused. Do you have two different computers. Two different Hard drives? Did you just upgrade from Win98 to WinME on the same hard drive and now you need to make the file associations work? Can you give us a little more information so we can help you.

    By the way, WELCOME TO TSG!!!!:D
     
  3. Kendra

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    I've bought a complete new tower unit so yes I do in fact have two computers. I have several programs which I have downloaded from the web which I would like to transfer to the new computer. Can you help?
     
  4. Davey7549

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    Kendra
    Welcome to TSG!
    If your new system has an Operating system already installed which I suspect from your WinME statement then there is no easy way to transfer installed Apps from one to the other. The reason is when a program is installed many processes occur some of which are Registry entries, Folder creation, Support file placement, among other functions. The only way at this time is to do a full install the applications you wish to use on your new machine. You can transfer individual self contained .exe programs that require no other support to run but itself however large apps get rather involved. You can also transfer the Application setup .exe and it support files used during installation but again you will have to install\invoke the setup.exe on the new system for install.
    Note: Document files, Pictures, Letters etc can be transferred easily by Direct connection hookup or by burn to Data CD for transfer.

    Here is Direct connect instructions:
    http://www.wown.com/ Site is apparently unreachable at the moment probably due to this Worm floating around the net the last couple of days.

    Now if the Operating system is not installed Candy has some fine advise Here for transferring from one drive to another.

    Hope that helps solve some of the questions.

    Dave
     
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