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msg:1570001
 4:40 pm on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Any one here ever use a PC relocator software package?
I have several programs on a 6 year old machine that I can't find any longer and thought about using something like Aloha Bob to move them to the new machine. If it works and avoids digging for all of the license information it could save days setting up a new machine.

 

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msg:1570002
 5:21 pm on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Not sure if I can post the link here - so I sent you a sticky. It's a four (5?) page article on moving stuff from an older to newer PC.

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msg:1570003
 5:33 pm on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ya, I know the process involved, thanks for the link.

It's not the first time I have wondered about the migration utilities and moving programs from one machine to another.

It looks like for $70 USD I could save hours if not days moving things from an old PC to a new one.
I just wondered if anyone here had done it and if it worked.

nancyb




msg:1570004
 8:57 pm on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

I used this program for the same reason you need it. Worked like a charm - after I read the directions. I tend to just jump in, so I wasted a couple hours since I didn't read first ;)

It even moved an old version of PS for which I no longer had the discs. I used the $70 version also.

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msg:1570005
 11:55 pm on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks Nancy, that was what I was hoping to here.
Just got back from picking up a copy.
As soon as the new machine gets here I'll post how it went.

I do run Ghost every day and make a copy of the drive I am replacing, but over the 6 years that machine has been running and updated it has picked up some glitches I do not want to transfer to a sparkling new box.

Now if the old one were to quit, and I needed to get back up I would restore from a ghost image.

For now the plan is to get everything moved over and running, run every tune up tool I have on the new box and make a separate Ghost file of the new system that can be used to clone any other box with the same tools. Then just add the latest data files.

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