I`ve got a CD with, amongst other things, a programme called Laplink PCmover, which is designed to move all your applications, settings and data from an old to a new PC. Yellow envelope me an address and I`ll post it to you.
Thanks for all this information. I am now quite confused. I have used my computer for very simple things, word processing, some digital photographs, e-mailing, and keep my home accounts using Microsoft Money. I just want to save that information before sending the old computer for recycling.
Transferring applications is extremely difficult, where it's possible at all. In most cases they will need to be installed separately on the new PC from the original disk or installation.exe files. As Diemmess says however transferring the files and documents shouldn't be a problem.
1) Make a paper list of all the data - your letters, photos, home accounts (data), your email address book and emails you want to keep. ..........Now make straight copies of these ideally in separate named folders to make it easier to find on the laptop. Paste the lot into your laptop. (Emails, you can even send to yourself and "read" them on the new computer.)
2) Install from manufacturer's CD any applications to the laptop, if they are not already there. Check that you can access and use your data normally.
3 Finally, when you are sure there is nothing left you need from the old pc, at least delete all your data. Better still, put your old Startup floppy in the slot, boot from it and at the A: prompt type Format C: This will prevent all but the really determined from finding any trace of you on that old computer.