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General XP question

by jevenew / November 20, 2010 3:20 AM PST

I have an older machine that has been upgraded too many times, and I am going to retire it. It is running XP pro 32 bit software. I also have a newer machine with XP Pro 64 bit that I would like to get all my programs and folders transferred to.
Is it possible using some sort of cloning software to transfer my program files to this newer PC without going through the time consuming task of installing each one separately?
Any advice appreciated.

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Re: installing
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 20, 2010 3:26 AM PST
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No, cloning isn't possible. Just reinstall from the original setup program or a more recent one you can download.


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Re: installing - New!
by jevenew / November 20, 2010 5:18 AM PST
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That was what I was trying to avoid. I have some older programs that are no longer available.
Thanks for the response, anyway.

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Name names.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2010 10:15 AM PST
In reply to: Re: installing - New!

Maybe folk know where they went?

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Re: older programs
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 20, 2010 10:14 PM PST
In reply to: Re: installing - New!

Didn't you backup the setup-program? Just running of the internet to install it most often means you can't get the same version or even the whole program next month.


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