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Already got the new laptop - now what??


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#1 judyjht

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:44 PM

My computer tech got me the Dell Precision 7510 with Windows 10 Professional - NOW WHAT.  I am getting rid of the Desktop (XP Professional)  mainly because Quickbooks 2016 won't work on an XP and I have to have the QB - so that was my reason. I also have another old laptop (XP Pro) that is an exact duplicate of the desktop that I plan to keep for awhile (just in case)  Now the questions.  I have been cleaning out the desktop getting rid of a bunch of crap that I don't need 24/7.

 

How do I get all the programs from the desktop to the laptop?  I already have Office 360, Firefox and some others.  Do I have to download each one so it would be an up to date - drivers etc.  I don't even know where to begin.

 

Anyone game to clue me in?  Hopefully by the time I wake up tomorrow, I might have a step or two to do and then we can see how it goes.  TIA 



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:55 PM

Yes, you need to download each piece of software individually and then install it on your new machine. You cannot "transfer" them.

 

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:59 PM

not what I wanted to hear!  Maybe I'll take it somewhere! :smash:   :killcomp:   Thanks for the quick reply.  Nighty night from Maine.  Friends went to Australia and loved it.  Maybe I'll go some day



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:03 PM

Have a great sleep.

 

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 09:57 PM

@judyjht, wow...nice computer!  I think this is the wrong place to ask this question though, you should be in the Windows 10 Forum at this point in time.  Good luck and enjoy!


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