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Transfer Of Applications

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#1 wenasoga


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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:10 PM

What is the best method of transferring applications from one hard drive to another using Windows XP Home Edition? I don't want to clone the entire drive, but it would sure be a time saver to be able to copy some apps to the new drive. Thanks

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#2 CTH_Tom


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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:17 PM

If your talking about apps already installed, copying them to another hard drive maybe a problem since the apps wrote entries into the registry which ain't going with them to the other drive. Meaning they may not work.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 08:53 PM

As CTH_Tom said, unless is was a standalone executable you're probably not going to get much success. I googled this:
but I've never tried it, so if you try it use at your own risk.

btw if you are thinking of doing this because you are running out of HD space, another option is to make your "My Documents" folder on a separate slave drive. I've done this myself with no trouble.

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