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Byron, Computer Support Specialist
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Experience:  12 years in operations at a large law firm supporting both retail and specialty applications.
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What's the best way to move programs from my old computer to

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What's the best way to move programs from my old computer to my new one
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Software
Expert:  Byron replied 2 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist.

Do the old and new computers run the same version of Windows?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Windows 10
Expert:  Byron replied 2 months ago.

Thank you. Data can be copied from one computer to the next but installed software is a very different issue.

If the old and new computer are both the same brand and model an image of the old computer can be created

and moved over to the hard drive of the new PC. If this is dissimilar hardware, then software installed on

the old can't be moved to the new. The software would need to be installed onto the new computer just

as it was on the old. Does this make sense?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm talking about ITunes and my music, anyway to transfer that
Expert:  Byron replied 2 months ago.

iTunes is a bit different. It creates a folder in the location C:\Users\your_user_name\Music\iTunes

You can copy that folder from the old computer to the same location on the new computer after you install iTunes on it.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
When you say copy. You mean putting it on a memory stick or external drive
Expert:  Byron replied 2 months ago.

Exactly. Here's an article with a little more explanation.

http://appsliced.co/ask/where-are-my-itunes-songs-stored-on-my-hard-drive

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok thanks I'll try it out tonight
Expert:  Byron replied 2 months ago.

Great. Please let me know how it goes.