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i received a new computer for christmas. i was told all i needed was a cable to connect the ethernets from old pc to new pc. i had windows xp, now have windows xp media center. i have read all the "tutorials", but some of the areas to choose are greyed and are not accessible to me. what i really want most is my fonts and "add-ons" from pse4. i have installed pse5 in my new computer. i need help FAST. PLEASE PLEASE.

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I'd write in more detail.

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And maybe in the XP Forum since you didn't note any "PC application".

I can't guess which control you are writing about or how you got there.


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A three part problem.

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1. The connection.
2. The fonts.
3. The addons for pse4

1. Connection.
To be able to transfer files via a ethernet cable you need the right cable (a 'crossed' cable) and you need to setup a Home Network on both computers with file sharing enabled on the old one. It's rather standard, but some work. If it's a one-time exercise, consider to transfer the files you want by means of a USB-stick or by burning them on a CD or DVD. The home networking wizard in Windows XP will guide you through the necessary steps if you decide to try it: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/hnw_wizard_overvieww.mspx?mfr=true

2. All installed fonts are in the fonts-subfolder of the windows-folder (probably hidden, so you've got to unhide them). Once you've them at hand at your new machine (see #1), use Config Panel>Fonts to install them. Let me note that fonts (being buried in the windows folder) are often overlooked when people make a backup. You're warned now.

3. Assuming that PSE = Adobe Photoshop Elements (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=pse will show some other possibilities) it's not sure that the add-ons will work in the new version. I'd try the following things to move them; one of them might work:
- install them again in pse5, using the original downloads (or whatever you installed them from)
- copy the folder they are located in to the addon folder of pse5
- install pse4 + the addons, then install pse5 on top of it

Hope this helps.


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