My current PC is running out of steam so I've bought a new one. I do a lot of photo processing which needs a more powerful CPU so I've gone from AMD FX 4100 to Intel i7 2600k which I'll no doubt overclock.
The new one has a 250Gb SSD but the old has a 1Tb HD which contains all my app installs as well as Win. It's 60% full.
I'd like to use the SSD for Win10, Lightroom app & my photos only so I get the best performance. I'd like all my other apps to run from an external USB 3 HD if possible. The new PC has plenty of free bays & SATA3 support so I could install the HD inside the PC if it would make a difference but I'm not too bothered if say Office loads a little slower.
I want to avoid having to install or download all my other apps again. There are a lot of them & it would take ages to have to start again. I'd like the old PC to remain intact so I can sell it as a working machine, including the 1Tb drive.
My current PC runs Win 10 64bit Pro & the new one is Win 10 but not sure of which version yet. I imagine it's 64bit though.
I'd really appreciate some advice on how best to "transfer" the program files to the external HD & have them still work.
If you need more information, please let me know. Speccy snapshot of my current system attached.