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        JohnH
        AskWoody Plus

        Greetings, can anyone tell me if there are useful utilities to aid in extracting programs and their setting and data from my old (very old!) x64 Widows 7 Enterprise desktop and loading them onto a new x64 Gigabyte Aero loaded with v1909 Windows 10 Pro? Thanks…

      • #2280988 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        I always install afresh on new hardware, but you will want license versions and data.

        Some programs can be configured just by copying files, others are much harder.
        If you make a list of programs you want to transfer and post them here we can suggest options.

        cheers, Paul

        • #2280991 Reply
          JohnH
          AskWoody Plus

          I’m basically trying to keep my Office 2016 Word and Excel, as I really don’t want to have to go to the 365 subscription model. In fact, if that was the only alternative then I would dump MS Office: such was the appalling experience I endured when 365 came out and I was “required” by my then-employer to use it.

      • #2281019 Reply
        Kathy Stevens
        AskWoody Plus

        We use Laplink PCmover Professional.

        If you use Laplink, you may need your Office 2016 license # to complete the transfer.

        Or if you do not want Office 365 you can purchase Office 2019 and transfer you files.

        We prefer Laplink.

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Is Office a retail version? If so removing it from the old and installing on the new should be fine.

        If you have customised Word, copy Normal.doc to the new PC.

        cheers, Paul

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