Can anyone tell me the quickest, simplest way to transfer the programmes currently stored on my Dimension 4100 to my new Dimension 5100 due to be delivered shortly?This will be only my second home pc so I have not encountered this task before.Thanks.
Erm.... Install them.....
i think the easiest way would be to get an external usb caddy plug it in to usb port of new pc (with old hard drive in it) and transfer across (unless someone knows better)johnny.
To expand on what mattyc is saying - the only way to successfully get the programs onto the new machine is to physically install them. You can not 'transfer' programs from one hard drive to another. This is because entries are made in sytem files when the installation is undertaken.You can of course tranfer your files such as documents, spreadsheets, mp3 etc
Documents and settings click here click herePrograms will have to be installed.
apologies i misread your post as i have installation exe on seperate drive and thought you wanted to do the same sorry.johnny.
Well, you've definitely confirmed to me that I will have to install rather than being able to transfer all the programmes.(Yes, Matty, probably fundamentalto some of you, I suppose!)Thanks VoG for the link; at least I can transfer files and documents using a direct cable, as one of the most straightforward of the options.
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