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moving apps and files from one computer to another

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#1 Straitsfan


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 03:56 PM

I know a guy who needs to get a new laptop, but wants to move Lotus sMartsuite 97 and generic CAD to his new machine.  Can this be done?  He's running windows XP Pro.  


not sure how to do this if it can be done, or even where to find all the app files.


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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:49 PM

If the laptop is Windows 10 I highly doubt those two programs would even run. I would advise the person to look at more modern alternatives as those two pieces of software are dead. You can download Generic Cad here. You can purchase SmartSuite 97 here but as I posted, it may not run.


Some examples. All free.


For Lotus Smartsuite 97



WPS Office

Softmaker Free Office


For Generic Cad




Draftsight   Requires Activation but is free

#3 hamluis



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:51 PM

Programs cannot be moved from system to system...programs must be reinstalled due to the way that Windows works on a given system.


Data files can be moved from system to system.


Windows cannot necessarily be moved from one system to another.



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