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I have a ide harddisk form a old xp computer, the computer die, but the hd is ok
i hade to use a 2e computer becouse of the ide connection.

so now i have 2 systems, on a networdk, no server, i just se the contens of the old xp hd.
 
i have a new w7 computer
Can i stil use PC mover prof to transfer te programs over the network (from the passive hd) to net new W7 system?   using laplink pc mover pro.


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Why would you moce the programs/applications ?  If you want to move the data (i.e. documents, mp3z, videos etc), use Easy Transfer:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=734917d8-0663-4c26-89d0-2d00b632ebdb&displaylang=en
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PC Mover Professional includes the PCmover Image Assistant, which will do what you want.    This lets you use an old hard drive (or an image of the previous system) to do the migration rather than a functioning system (as the basic PC Mover requires).
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Your XP system is (almost for sure) 32-bit. If your new Windows 7 computer is 64-bit, moving applications may not work. In any event, a fresh install and reinstall of your applications will result in a sturdier machine going forward if it is done correctly. ... Thinkpads_User
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PC Mover works fine for moving apps from XP x32 to Win7 x64.    While I agree a fresh install is always best, if the installation media isn't available (or for any other reason you just don't want to reinstall all the applications)  PC Mover is a pretty amazing utility.
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Thank you for that information. I had to replace almost all my software to move from 32-bit to 64-bit about 30 months ago. Upgrading everything has made my systems reliable, which is why I agree with and support fresh installs in these instances. Moving old legacy applications would not have worked for me.

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not all applications installed on a 32 bit machine are compatible on a 64 bit machine. Even if the pc mover application maybe able to move the applications to the 64 bit machine, the applications still may not work properly because they are not compatible on a 64 bit machine. For example some antivirus applications only run on 32 bit machines.
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Obviously if the application can't run in an x64 environment it won't work -- but then neither would a clean install of that application.      For MOST applications, however, PC Mover will correctly move the applications to the 32-bit Program Files folder, and it will run just fine.
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The image assistant solved te problem.
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