How do you transfer programs from one computer running Windows XP to a new computer running Windows 7?

by on February 19, 2010

Q: How do you transfer programs from one computer running Windows XP to a new computer running Windows 7?


3 Responses to “How do you transfer programs from one computer running Windows XP to a new computer running Windows 7?”
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    You need the installation cds or the installer files if you downloaded the programs. You can’t just copy the program over from one pc to the next.

    See also: http://www.askageek.com/2010/02/12/how-can-i-transfer-programs-from-one-computer-to-another/

     
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    I am interested in transferring files at this time. I would like to transfer my Thunderbird e-mail program without losing my saved e-mail. What is the best way of transferring the data? Could I use an external hard drive they sell for around $100?

     
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    ooooooooooooooooh. Now I understand. You’re going to install Thunderbird again on your new computer. Then you’re going to just transfer the data files over. A cheap USB stick will do the trick just fine. You should be able to find 4GB sticks for under $20. ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000522%204802%201309421175&Description=usb%20flash%20drive&name=4GB ) You can also just burn the files to a CD or DVD to move them over easily.

    As far as what to move, I suggest you use MozBackup. http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/ It will backup all the important data files on your old computer, and then you can copy them over and then restore them onto the new installation of Thunderbird.

    Check the MozBackup site for details and instructions.