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Gotta Problem

Best cold beer is Vic
05-05-2004, 14:17
I wonder if anyone can give me a few tips here.
I just brought a new computer and I'm having trouble getting back my old programs, now I admit that I'm not a wizz when it comes to the technical side of computers, but I can follow simple instructions, is there some way I can set up my old computer and just import all my old files.
Please help as this nation (one of my puppets) is the only one that I can access Nation States with :cry:
05-05-2004, 15:11
:arrow: General (?)

The NationStates Technical forum is only for technical queries related to NationStates.
06-05-2004, 00:43
(yes, this should be moved to General, but I'll respond while it's here)

First, I'd like to know what operating system you have on your old computer.

Windows XP has a built in CD burner (copier), so what you could do, is copy all of your old files to a CD, bring that CD over to your new computer, pop it in, open the disk, and drag and drop your files onto your computer.

If you don't have XP, any CD burning software will work.

I think there is a program called direct PC (not sure on the name) but you can plug in a cable to each computer and tranfer files.. not sure where/ how to get it or the exact name, though.
Topnotch Toast
06-05-2004, 04:21
The best way to do it is copy only the files that you need that DON'T require installation, i.e. documents, music, etc. Then, you can just reinstall the programs, which will be a lot easier than making a bunch of cds.

There are programs that you can use to do it, but it takes quite a while - if it connects through USB and not Firewire or perhaps a network cable.

06-05-2004, 07:45
If you use XP, this may be more useful:

Q: I want to keep files and setting from another computer. Can I move them over to Windows XP?

A: Yes! Windows XP includes a new tool—the Files and Setting Transfer Wizard—that will help you. You can start the wizard by clicking Start and pointing to All Programs. Then point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. The wizard will help you create a Wizard Disk to collect your files and settings from your other computer.

if you use a different OS, burning or otherwise archiving your documents and re-installing your programs is the best bet. Also, I've never used this thing, so I don't know how useful it is.
Best cold beer is Vic
06-05-2004, 15:41
Ok first of all I'm sorry if I picked the wrong forum, I'm thinking tehnical question = tehnical forum :oops:

All the same thanks for the answers and yes it has fixed up my prob's,
as my old system is XP windows :D

So no need for any more postings here.

thanks again