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#1 dpb510

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 10:32 PM

Hey everyone!
I have 2000 pro and XP, both on the same hard drive.
Most of the programs were installed under 2000.
I would like to know, if it's possible, to move the programs form 2000, so they would work with XP.
Or do I have to uninstall in 2000, then reinstall under XP?
Thanks,
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:26 PM

If by moving you mean copying folders from one to the other, you might be able to get away with that with some smaller programs, but for the most part, you will have to reinstall programs into the new one (XP I azzume)
The reason for this is that many programs also copy files (dlls and others) into the OS via \system32 or other locations. Merely copying the program file folder will cause execution errors, and unless you have a compleete list of what files get copied where for the particular programs you want to move.............. get the point? Just reinstall in the new OS for best compatibility

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:28 PM

Also, if you're also talking about file settings transfer, that only applies to USER SETTINGS on the desktop, it does not transfer whole entire programs

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:30 PM

I am currently using SystemCdr to dual-boot 2000 and XP using a 160GB HD; from the 2000 partition, the XP is hidden, but under XP, the 2000 partition is visible and I actually DO run a couple of programs directly from the 2000 partition while in XP (Agent and a few others), but I don't recommend it

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:00 PM

kd1966.

Thanks so much for your quick reply. I was fairly sure (85%) that I would have to reinstall the programs to XP.
But, it's a real confidence builder to hear this info, from folks like you, who are in the know. Which makes it easier to continue on, with a little peace of mind. :thumbsup:

Follow up question. I have 2000, and XP installed on the same HD in separet partitions.
Should I remove 2000, and if so, before reinstalling programs to XP, or does it matter?

Again thanks,

...........dpb..........

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:18 PM

Safest would be to re-install the applications to XP, and make sure they work; then you can uninstall 2000, if you need the space, from its partition.
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