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Transfer of Programs From 1 Pc To Another After a computer was shorted out.

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#1 Wichita


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

Transfer of Programs From 1 Pc To Another After a computer was shorted out. Can This be done? The Hard drive is good it was put in another computer & works, but when trying to run some programs from it they do not run.( When You do a windows back up of all files on a computer, will that put the other computer just as it was before? (minus hardware). I need all programs to run as they were on old computer. Clone hard drive is something else I have Heard of can that put all things like before?



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

You need to run the installation programs for your programs unless they are portable or semi-portable.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:03 PM

A clone will not work...because it will just be an exact copy of what already exists.


The Winedows activation...the registry...the file settings...and the drivers...will all apply to a different system.   Those items are not transferable from one system to another...or there would be more piracy of software and O/Ses than currently exists.


A new PC needs it's own license/version of Windows...and any programs used on said system must be installed anew.



Edited by hamluis, 29 May 2013 - 01:03 PM.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:04 PM

You should do a fresh clean install of Windows, followed by other programs, all Windows updates, install an antivirus, then transfer ONLY your documents (photos, music etc)

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