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Need a Utility to Transfer Programs


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#1 wahatoya

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 12:30 PM

Looks like I will need a newer puter. I bought mine from a guy down the road and he loaded in Office 2000 and Photoshop 5. Of course I have no disks so is there a way to save these programs and put them on another machine? Thanks

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 12:32 PM

That would prob break the license agreements of those programs, but regardless there is usually no way to transfer windows programs from one machine to another

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 12:39 PM

As Grinler said, you need to have the original disks in order to load the software on the new computer.

If you're looking to transfer your files and settings from your old computer to the new one, you can use the Windows XP Files and Settings Transfer Utility that should come with your new computer.

Microsoft Technet Article on How-To Transfer Files and Settings
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Posted 20 January 2005 - 12:22 AM

Would using a program like Ghost copy ALL files bit for bit ?? I'm not saying it would but it might .
As far as copy rights if I understand the EULA you need to have the org. disk, booklet and COA sticker to be legal. Again I maybe wrong .

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#5 Grinler

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 12:56 AM

Yes you can create an image with ghost and then restore that image to a new computer. As long as you erase your old hard drive that would be completely legal in most cases

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 04:11 AM

Can Ghost work okay if my source computer hardwares are different from my destination computer ?

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 02:01 PM

Yes you can ghost an image of a harddrive on one computer and restore it to another computers hard drive as long as the hard drive is of equal or greater storage. If the target computer has different hardware, windows will start finidng the new components

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 03:17 PM

wahatoya.
May i suggest you have a look at "Drive Image".
It is specifically for transrfering programmes from one hard drive to another.
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