Solved

How can I do an exact copy from a 2000 PC to a new XP PC?

Posted on 2006-11-16
9
127 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have a new XP PC and want to copy exactly everything from a 2000 PC to it. Is there an application that will do the job?
0
Comment
Question by:dwielgosz
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 17958626
You need an application mover, and there is no guarantee that all apps can be transferred.

DO a google search for
software transfer program

I hope this helps !

0
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
SysExpert earned 500 total points
ID: 17958645
PC Personality Clone
www.saberdata.com      Move into your new PC today transfer all your "Stuff" it's easy
Transfer Your Programs
www.laplink.com      Got a new computer? Transfer your installed programs. Easy & Fast.

I hope this helps !
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 17958668
better search in google

transfer software to new computer
0
 

Author Comment

by:dwielgosz
ID: 17959415
Do you have any experience with any of these? Laplink says it does it all but was short on specifics. I have a business accounting application that I need to move because the installation process was s pain in the butt.
0
Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 

Author Comment

by:dwielgosz
ID: 17959434
personality clone sounds as if it simply copies a user profile from the old to the new PC. I need to move entire applications. Not many apps install into it's own seperate directory anymore. Most have a habit of dispersing files into the windows system folder or elsewhere.
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 17959480
Because you have special apps, it is hard to say.

In any case I am sure that it copies files, registry entries and more in an effort to trasfer  programs from the old PC to the new one.

Like I said, there will be no guarantees, but it might be worth the price to try, and it may make a reinstall faster if the config files are copied over.

In any event, I would make sure I have an image backup of your new system beforehand so that in a worst case scenario, you can restore to a pristine system.

I hope this helps !
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 17959525
Please note, I was talking about PC Mover from Laplink
0
 

Author Comment

by:dwielgosz
ID: 17959882
As I was also. Thank you but I think I'd better just reinstall everything. To use any of the apps that you suggested is too iffy because if it fails to do what I want, then I may end up with more time spent on it than if I had just straight out installed everything.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dwielgosz
ID: 17959893
Good answer, not what I wanted to hear but you answered the question. Thanks again.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
win2k service packs 5 643
VSS on host & VM 10 400
Terminal 2000 connection RDP 5 137
testing the trust relationship between two domain 1 69
What does UTC stand for?  “Coordinated Universal Time” – Think of this as the true time on Planet Earth that never changes with the exception of minor leap seconds here and there to account for the changes in the planet's rotation.   What does th…
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
This video demonstrates how to create an example email signature rule for a department in a company using CodeTwo Exchange Rules. The signature will be inserted beneath users' latest emails in conversations and will be displayed in users' Sent Items…
A short film showing how OnPage and Connectwise integration works.

943 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now