Transferring Programmes

  Yeldarb 16:28 05 Oct 09

I have just bought a new Dell Inspiron 546MT.
Difficulties trnsferring programmes from old PC
Dell want £67 to advise.
Howzatt ?

  Peter 16:34 05 Oct 09


Sounds like expensive advice to me Bradley. In reality I think the only way is to reload the software from the original disks. Legally you probably need to unload the software from the old machine.


  Sea Urchin 16:36 05 Oct 09

You cannot satisfactorily transfer programs from one PC to another - you need to install them again.

Data, documents, photos etc can all be transferred across using external storage - flash drive, CD/DVD etc.

  Yeldarb 20:41 07 Oct 09

Thank you Peter and Sea Urchin
I suspected that
This week-end I shall do a thorough search to find original discs among the hyndreds I have accumulated ! ! !

  DippyGirl 14:47 09 Oct 09

If there some programs you have lost the disks for or are unable to reinstall on your new PC you may want to consider taking a virtual copy of your current PC and running in a Virtual machine on your new one !...
Not ideal and if the new PC is underpowered it will be slow - but if its a critical application it may just get you by

To setup a virtual Machine have a look at Virtual Box click here
Read this to see how to copy your current machine click here

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