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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/23/2005 6:17:34 PM EDT
Anybody have any recommendations for transferring/importing important applications software from an existing computer to a new computer that will be replacing it before the old one goes out the door?

The current one is the main computer on my home network, and acts as the "server" although that is not the best way to describe it, but it is the one that the printer is connected to, and is the one that the broadband connection is thru, and outlook, etc. I can have them both on the network for a while to work out the kinks, but I'm not sure of the best way to approach this.

Open to any and all suggestions. Ideally I would like to only move the stuff I need, and leave the rest behind, but if the best approach is to clone it completely, I will do whatever it takes.

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:21:00 PM EDT
Applications don't tend to copy over very well because of the registry entryies they need. The best option for them is to just reinstall them on the new machine.

As for the documents I would sugguest using the network for that. You can share the root drives on the old machine and pick and choose what files you want to move over to the new pc. Plus it's one of the fastest ways to move a large amount of data.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:44:22 PM EDT
So best bet is to start from scratch, install from disk or download, and move on with my life. Thanks, that is kinda what I figured. I might just keep the old system on the network just in case I need something. Thanks again.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:55:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fish223:
So best bet is to start from scratch, install from disk or download, and move on with my life. Thanks, that is kinda what I figured. I might just keep the old system on the network just in case I need something. Thanks again.



For the applications...definitely.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:01:06 AM EDT
norton ghost will "clone" your old hard drive to the new. if the motherboard chipset is different between the two computers the new computer will not be able to access the hard drive. don't panic as you can reinstall xp and everything will be the same.
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