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Changing from XP machine to 7 machine.

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#1 McLiam


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 11:40 AM

I've bought a refurb Dell with Win 7 Pro 64 installed. Now I need to get data and programs from old machine (XP Pro) to new one. I've got an external HD and Acronis software, so I'll make a complete disk image of the old machine, then install software on new machine and copy documents from old to new.


Anyone know where I might find instructions written for the general user to help in bringing all the essential bits and pieces (e.g. MS Word macros, FF add-ons, etc.) so I don't have to go through a lenghthy process of recreating my working environment (as I did when I changed from Win2K to XP).


Thanks much,





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#2 hamluis



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:52 PM

A disk image reflecting a different version of Windows (XP Pro) won't work on a system with Win 7 as the O/S...unless you do a dual-boot.  The system files are different.  So are the drivers and settings because the system components are different.  At the least, those programs would have to be reinstalled and the drivers from the old system are of no value on the new system (unless you just want to create problems).


No easy path to doing what you seem to want...that I'm aware of.



#3 Roodo


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:06 PM

programs need to be reinstalled. Some settings and files can transfer using Windows easy transfer.


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