Migrate to new PC


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Ken1943

Purchased a new machine. Old- Win7 64 bit Home, New- Win7 64 bit Pro
The new machine will have an ssd.

I rather not reinstall all my apps.
Laplink and Zinstall that will do it.

Any comments beside price. $60 vs $120


KenW
 
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Jason

Purchased a new machine. Old- Win7 64 bit Home, New- Win7 64 bit Pro
The new machine will have an ssd.

I rather not reinstall all my apps.
Laplink and Zinstall that will do it.

Any comments beside price. $60 vs $120


KenW
I did just what you are attempting. Laplink worked well - *most* apps
worked after the move. A few didn't and required reinstallation. The
migration took a LONG time - about 6 hours on a very fast machine, but I
had hundreds of thousands of files.
 
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Ken1943

I did just what you are attempting. Laplink worked well - *most* apps
worked after the move. A few didn't and required reinstallation. The
migration took a LONG time - about 6 hours on a very fast machine, but I
had hundreds of thousands of files.
Good to hear. Nothing is perfect and I read that it won't transfer
security programs. Both machines have 3 gig cpu's and 8 gigs ram.

If it transfers 95% +/- I will be happy.


KenW
 
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Ken1943

Does the program allow selection of programs to migrate ?
I did just what you are attempting. Laplink worked well - *most* apps
worked after the move. A few didn't and required reinstallation. The
migration took a LONG time - about 6 hours on a very fast machine, but I
had hundreds of thousands of files.

KenW
 
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Ken1943

I do not remember. I think it did and I just told it to do all of them.
I ordered from Newegg. Don't expect new machine for 2 weeks as it's being
built to my specs.


KenW
 
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Zaidy036

Good to hear. Nothing is perfect and I read that it won't transfer
security programs. Both machines have 3 gig cpu's and 8 gigs ram.

If it transfers 95% +/- I will be happy.


KenW
why not use an image made by Acronis so you will have a usable backup
program after you finish transfering
 
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Ken1943

why not use an image made by Acronis so you will have a usable backup
program after you finish transfering
After I install my security software, I will use Paragon to image the
drive, before I do anything else.
I image my drives about once a month.


KenW
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Zaidy036 <Zaidy036@isp.spam> said:
why not use an image made by Acronis so you will have a usable backup
program after you finish transfering
If that worked at all between two different machines, wouldn't that
result in his having only W764 Home on the new machine, rather than W764
Pro?

Or are you ignoring the original question, and just saying make an image
afterwards (good advice but ...)?
 
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Ken1943

If that worked at all between two different machines, wouldn't that
result in his having only W764 Home on the new machine, rather than W764
Pro?

Or are you ignoring the original question, and just saying make an image
afterwards (good advice but ...)?
I just gave a 'simple' reply to save a bunch of BS.


KenW
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Ken1943 said:
I just gave a 'simple' reply to save a bunch of BS.


KenW
Ah. So you _were_ answering the original question. I still fail to see
how a process that transfers an _image_ - if it works at all when
transferring to different hardware - will transfer lots of applications
from a Home system to a Pro system, without turning it into just another
(and possibly unauthorised) Home system.
 
K

Ken1943

Ah. So you _were_ answering the original question. I still fail to see
how a process that transfers an _image_ - if it works at all when
transferring to different hardware - will transfer lots of applications
from a Home system to a Pro system, without turning it into just another
(and possibly unauthorised) Home system.
It only MOVES the applications to the new system. There is no image
involved. According to the info it will move apps from xp to win 7 and
win 8. Although I am retired with plenty of time, I have reinstalled xp
and win 7 apps and it sucks. There are apps that I won't trust to the
program, I think there are only 10 out of 80+. Mostly security programs
they say shouldn't be tried.

I guess I will find out how well it works. Would really like to know how
they do it considering the registry changes.


KenW
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Ken1943 said:
It only MOVES the applications to the new system. There is no image
involved. According to the info it will move apps from xp to win 7 and
Ah - I've just checked the history of this thread. The lines I was
responding to (which you've now finally snipped) were:

"why not use an image made by Acronis so you will have a usable backup
program after you finish transfering"

which I now see were written by Zaidy036, not you. The way the quoting
had gone wasn't making that clear.
win 8. Although I am retired with plenty of time, I have reinstalled xp
and win 7 apps and it sucks. There are apps that I won't trust to the
program, I think there are only 10 out of 80+. Mostly security programs
they say shouldn't be tried.

I guess I will find out how well it works. Would really like to know how
they do it considering the registry changes.


KenW
Good luck; do tell us.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)Ar@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

.... back in the olden days ... Britain was entirely made of wood and lit by
one enormous candle, tended by the Queen
- Steven Moffat, Radio Times, 24-30 July 2010
 

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