Computer newbies forum: moving programs to new computer, help!

by: spratch13 October 9, 2010 4:16 PM PDT

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moving programs to new computer, help!

by spratch13 - 10/9/10 4:16 PM

I have an old compaq laptop running windows XP, the hard drive is small and sub-divided into C and D drives, it doesn't have much memory and it runs ok but slowly. I want to buy a new faster laptop with a bigger screen, faster processor, more memory and a decent size hard drive.

My problem is, how can I transfer my existing programmes into a new computer? I bought the E500 second-hand and don't have any original cds for the programs it has. I have read reviews for the major transfer systems and many people seem to have had problems with them. Given that I know very little about computers, what would you recommend?

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