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Transfer software from external hard drive

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Mobo went out and I got sick of having an unreliable comp for my business. I purchased an external HD case and now im trying to transfer programs and there contents to the new pc. How do I do this without having to re purchase the programs?
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post #2 of 4
Are you taking about a backup or did you just copy/paste programs onto the external HDD?
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The external HD is actually the primary HD of my old windows XP build. I purchased a new pc and an external HD enclosure.
When I plug it into the new pc, I want to try and transfer the old programs to the new pc and keep all of the content without having to purchased the programs again.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PD @ 3.0ghz Asrock G31m-s R2.0 Ati radeon 1900xt Crucial 2gb dual channel 
Hard DrivePowerCase
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PD @ 3.0ghz Asrock G31m-s R2.0 Ati radeon 1900xt Crucial 2gb dual channel 
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post #4 of 4
Unfortunately, when you change computers you can't just copy/paste the old programs or even run the old Windows. You'll have to re-install the programs.

The only way to "restore" your old programs would be to switch back to the old HDD as primary by doing a Windows Repair install; however I don't think that's what you want.
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