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Feb 05, 2014 15:49 |  #1

Hey everyone- I am looking the possibility of getting a new computer in the next month or two. Right now my wife uses the computer for 90% of the time and I have all of my photo apps and photos on it as well on a partitioned drive. I backup all of my photo edits onto an external HD. My question is this. A new computer will more then likely come with Windows 8. My present computer uses Windows 7. I would like to move all of my photo apps like Photoshop, Lightroom, Star Strails, etc to the new computer without having to re-install them one by one as that would be torture and VERY time consuming. Of course , this is assuming these programs will run on Windows 8 which they should. What would be the best way to approach this? I have no idea and would want to do it correctly. Any tips or thoughts are appreciated. Thanks so much!


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Feb 05, 2014 15:51 |  #2

I'm pretty sure you will have to reinstall your programs, as they have to register with the operating system on the new machine, its not as simple as copying files to a new directory.




  
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Feb 05, 2014 15:58 |  #3

Is that right? Well that sure stinks. I was hoping for an easy solution.


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Feb 05, 2014 15:59 |  #4

mr2step wrote in post #16666222 (external link)
Is that right? Well that sure stinks. I was hoping for an easy solution.

Otherwise how is windows to know where your programs are and what they should be doing?




  
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Feb 05, 2014 16:12 |  #5

gonzogolf wrote in post #16666202 (external link)
I'm pretty sure you will have to reinstall your programs, as they have to register with the operating system on the new machine, its not as simple as copying files to a new directory.

100% correct. Reinstall or they won't run properly.


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Feb 08, 2014 12:46 |  #6

Better to just install a fresh copy of the OS.




  
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Feb 11, 2014 11:33 as a reply to  @ post 16674073 |  #7

There is an option to re-installing everything, and only works if you want to continue using your current hard drive with Windows 7.

Check this out. (external link) It may or may not work, depending on how many times you've activatd your copy of Windows 7.


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Feb 11, 2014 11:41 |  #8

Microsoft makes something called Windows Easy Transfer.

However, easy doesn't mean it's the right way to do it...


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Feb 11, 2014 11:50 |  #9

Windows Easy Transfer is used to transfer files and settings. It works fine. You will need to install your applications.


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Feb 11, 2014 12:39 as a reply to  @ tomholman's post |  #10

Thanks for the tips everyone. Yes, I agree it should seem pretty easy to answer and be computers 101, but I know how much work is involved with it and was wondering if there might be another option that I might now know about. I have a spit ton of crap I would need to re-load and move and it would be a major ordeal is all. The thought of re-installing every app I have is kind of mind numbing is all. Hey, what can I say, I'm lazy :-)


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Feb 11, 2014 13:19 |  #11

in fact, the best thing you can do to your EXISTING computer = backup all data files, reformat hard drive(s) and reinstall Operating System (Windows) and all of your drivers and applications. Finally, re-populate your data.

This cleans out the Registry (windows' collection of orphaned and interfering DLL's and other conflicting files that bog down and gum up (technical terms) the performance or your system).

sounds radical, but it really produces a remarkable improvement.

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Feb 11, 2014 13:23 |  #12

For a lot of the more common programs you typically download and install on a computer like additional browsers, anti-virus, itunes, etc you should look at www.Ninite.com (external link). You can just check which programs you want to install and it'll download and install them all for you.


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Feb 11, 2014 13:52 |  #13

mr2step wrote in post #16666196 (external link)
I would like to move all of my photo apps like Photoshop, Lightroom, Star Strails, etc to the new computer without having to re-install them one by one as that would be torture and VERY time consuming.

joeblack2022 wrote in post #16681227 (external link)
Microsoft makes something called Windows Easy Transfer.

However, easy doesn't mean it's the right way to do it...

It doesn't mean it'll transfer software installations (apps) either.




  
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Feb 11, 2014 15:00 |  #14

daleg wrote in post #16681485 (external link)
in fact, the best thing you can do to your EXISTING computer = backup all data files, reformat hard drive(s) and reinstall Operating System (Windows) and all of your drivers and applications. Finally, re-populate your data.

This cleans out the Registry (windows' collection of orphaned and interfering DLL's and other conflicting files that bog down and gum up (technical terms) the performance or your system).

sounds radical, but it really produces a remarkable improvement.

fyi & ymmv.

While this sounds like a great idea, if I cannot figure out an easy way to re-install info onto new computer, not so sure I could figure this out:-) Besides, first thing to go wrong and wife would be all over me like white on rice.


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Feb 11, 2014 15:07 |  #15

tomholman wrote in post #16681247 (external link)
Windows Easy Transfer is used to transfer files and settings. It works fine. You will need to install your applications.

morph2_7 wrote in post #16681572 (external link)
It doesn't mean it'll transfer software installations (apps) either.

Consider me corrected, and also I need to improve my reading comprehension!


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