Move to another computer

By marygg
Jan 19, 2008
  1. Is using an external hard drive the easiest way to move programs and files from one computer to another? Can I move Microsoft Office that way too, as the newer computer doesn't have it loaded? Both computers have xp.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    You can't move most programs like that because they need data entered in the registry which happens during installation. Files will be fine though.

    Some versions of Office are allowed to be installed on up to 3 machines, so you may be able to just install it on the newer computer. Otherwise, to be legal you'd have to remove Office from the 1st.
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