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Moving User Configurations from Old System to New

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I just acquired a new system.  I have my current system set up the way I like it; each family member has a unique logon and preferences.  After I install Win95 on the new system, what files do I need to copy over to duplicate our settings?  By the way, the new system has no monitor, keyboard, or mouse, so I'll be doing a tape backup and restoring items after I move the tape drive to the new system.
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You'll need to manually configure the Passwords control panel on the new machine so that each user can customize their settings.  Then you should restore *.pwl found in the c:\windows directory (these are the password lists for each user, they should begin with the username.pwl).  Then restore the c:\windows\profiles directory and that should be all you need to do.
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There we go -- I suspected this was the case, but most of my experience is in the NT arena, where things are a bit, um, different.  Good, concise answer.  Thanks!
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