Move installed programs to a new clean installed drive.

  1. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #1

    Move installed programs to a new clean installed drive.


    Win 10 pro 2004

    Till now, I never heard that it is possible to transfer installed programs from one drive / installation to another drive that had a clean install.
    dalchina say it is possible.

    dalchina said:
    Megahertz said:
    You can't move installed programs to a new installation (clean install)
    - yes you can...
    I would like to learn something new. Can someone explain me how to do it?
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  2. x509's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Megahertz said:
    Win 10 pro 2004

    Till now, I never heard that it is possible to transfer installed programs from one drive / installation to another drive that had a clean install.
    dalchina say it is possible.



    I would like to learn something new. Can someone explain me how to do it?
    I have used a program called PCMover when my wife went from an old desktop to a new laptop. The old desktop was running Pro, and the system was Home, but PCMover still did the job. For MS Office, I had to re-validate, but the programs did move over. Pretty much everything else was like plug-and-play. I seem to recall that the price was about $60, but it saved me at least a full day of doing installs and configs.
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #3

    In the relevant thread I referred to
    Laplink PCMover
    Easeus Todo PC Trans

    These- especially the first - have been around for some years. There is another one, more expensive.

    Have a look at their sites.
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  4. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks. One day I may need it.
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  5. timw128's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
       #5

    Megahertz said:
    Win 10 pro 2004

    Till now, I never heard that it is possible to transfer installed programs from one drive / installation to another drive that had a clean install.
    Thanks for starting this, 'Megahertz'!!!

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    dalchina said:
    In the relevant thread I referred to
    Laplink PCMover
    Easeus Todo PC Trans

    These- especially the first - have been around for some years. There is another one, more expensive.

    Have a look at their sites.
    Do you have a personal preference for one of those over the other?...

    Thanks!
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #6

    I used them some years ago, so comments on that wouldn't be relevant now I'm afraid.

    My preferred method, as I said in the thread from which Megahertz took this was to use a disk image of the old PC's 'C:' as source.
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