Re: transfer programs from an old XP computer to a new XP computer
Thanks everyone! I'm not having problems with the software / hardware the
computer is just old and slow. Time to upgrade the hardware but I didn't want
to upgrade the software as it is doing what I need. I do think I have the
procedure now. I need to load all of my software and then move files and
settings. Seems easy I just wanted to be sure.
"John Barnes" wrote:
> Transferring files and settings selectively is a whole lot different from
> doing an upgrade.
> "f/fgeorge" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 14:49:39 -0700, "John Barnes" <email@example.com>
> > wrote:
> >>XP has it's own program for transferring settings between XP computers.
> >>"Mower Man" <Mower Man@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >>> Will Windows Easy Transfer work with only XP? I'm getting a new laptop
> >>> before
> >>> my old one stops working and I don't want to move to Vista. I just want
> >>> to
> >>> move XP pro to XP pro.
> > You should NOT just copy things over. You will have the same old
> > problems with the new system that you are having with the old one.
> > Reinstall all the programs and only copy the documents over. This will
> > give the best results from buying a new pc.