Transferring Programs From Earlier Versions Of Windows?
Dec 11, 2012
I have the disks for a number of programs I have used in the past on my computers (Windows 95 - Windows 7) I shall try to download some of these to a new HP laptop using Windows 8. What success have other users of this forum had in using old programs? Which programs were successful and which died?
Been able to get file versions to work with skydrive? I've read that if your skydrive offline files are pointing inside a library that the file versions will be captured. With 8.1 RTM it appears to me that the offline file versions are by default included in the documents library but I am having no luck getting them captured.
File versions is enabled and I can get other libraries files captured just not those from skydrive.
I just bought a new computer. Dell Inspiron 3847 and would like to transfer files from old computer. Not familiar with any of this how would I do this, if the old mother board may be shot? The power still comes on so its not completely dead.
Set someone up with new Windows 8 PC. Everything has gone fine but when he plugged in his digital camera via USB and turnited it on(Canon Asomething or other) Windows makes a single tone and does nothing. Removing the cable also gives out a single tone.
I am getting a rather annoying crash occurring in Windows 8 Pro X64.
I have a new PC build and I have changed Motherboard, processor and RAM to AMD Asus Sabertooth Motherboard with 6 core AMD processor and 16 Gig of RAM. It came as a bundle from Overclockers.co.uk so all good there.
Now I disconnected my 3 drive RAID by mistake on the PC before I changed it to Windows 8 from Windows 7 and so rebuilt to new spec and rebuilt the RAID and got the data back onto my Media PC downstairs running Windows 7 Ultimate. Both computers have RAID of nearly 6 TB's. When I copied from my main PC down to the media PC both running Windows 7 I managed to copy across all data with no crashes. I just had to adjust the network so it copied faster at the giga settings and all was fine copying at just over 100 MB/S.
I have shared all folders on both networks as a Homegroup and for everyone to read & write data. Now that I am backing up from the Media PC back to the main one which now has Windows 8 Pro X64 it starts to copy folders and then will crash and reboot. It just comes up with the error windows has run into problems and collects info and reboots. I have attached the mini dump file which seems to relay that the router is the problem but I don't believe that because it does not give problems in any other way.
Do you think that it could be that the network drops out and if so what causes it?
As the title states, I'm switching back from Mac to PC. I have all of my precious photos (I love photography in particular) and music stored on an external hard drive (iomega), but it's been formatted for Mac OS. I read that you can't transfer from a Mac OS formatted drive to a PC.
Telling me to reformat the ext. hdd to fat32 isn't going to work, because first of all, that would delete the valuable data, and fat32 only allows the transfer of files less than 4GB.
How I can transfer all of my data on my Mac OS X-formatted external drive to my new Windows PC. It is absolutely essential.
I purchased that HP came with windows 8 installed with a product key. I recently purchased a samsung 120GB SSD and wish to install my windows 8 onto the SSD and leave the HD as just a storage drive. When I purchased the computer it came with windows 8 installed and no installation CD. How do I go about obtaining an installation CD, or do I even need one to install it onto my new SSD.
There is a game my daughter loves to play and its no longer offered in the windows 8 store, why they took it down. I sold my last tablet to a friend, the game is still installed and still works fine on that particular tablet. I granted myself ownership of the winapps folder and copied the game from the old tablet to the new tablet, I also copied all the game data from the local user account. When I try to run it it says "This application can only run in the context of an AppContainer."
How can I make this work? As a computer tech I would also like to know how to do this in case a weird similar situation comes up for a client as I always get these odd ball requests from my clients.
I bought an Asus g75vw with a preinstalled Win 8 because it was cheap, and afterinstalled an SSD to get some more OOMPH. But after a long time and lots of grief in trying to get the OS transferred to the SSD I managed to do so today due to theog and Paragon 12's clone-tools So I was happy as a clam up until a few mins ago when I discovered that the old 500 gb HDD was gone missing.
I just bought an HP Envy All in 1 w Windows 8. I want to put my music from Zune player onto the computer. I downloaded Zune software, but I cant get music from Zune player to PC. I don't want to use Xbox music if possible. How I can continue using Zune on PC and more importantly put my music on PC in Zune file?
I'm planning on moving an SSD system drive from a laptop that is starting to experience difficulties to a desktop PC.
I'm retired now and my laptop never moves off my desk, so this has offered an opportunity to upgrade at little expense. My laptop is an HP Compaq Presario CQ61, dual core Pentium 4 T4300 2.1GHz with 2 x 120GB SSD drives installed.
The desktop I want to upgrade with the SSD drives is an HP DX6120 Pentium 4 HTT 3.2GHz unit that I've picked up very cheap.
I know a clean install of either Windows 7 or Windows 8 would be best practice, but is there a way I could just transfer the disk to the PC ?
Whenever I start moving files between partitions on my laptop (Asus K61-IC) it will start moving the file but after it has transferred part of the file the whole computer will freeze and the only thing I can do, is force a hard reset by holding down the power button.
I have tried doing an upgrade of the OS thinking it was a problem with Windows 7 but it is doing it with 8.1 also. I am about to see if it does it when transferring files to my external hard drive and if it doesn't I'm going to back everything and if anything, format the whole hard drive to one partition and then maybe it won't do it anymore.
I have a brand new laptop with Windows 8. On it, whenever I transfer some files over wireless on my home network, my internet connection becomes next to unresponsive (websites don't load or take forever to load, Skype chat window freezes during my typing and resumes after 10 seconds) until I kill the network transfer. Why is this happening?
It's like the network can only handle one thing at a time, which is strange because none of my other laptops have this problem. With other laptops (that have Windows 7) I could easily transfer files over wifi at full network cap, while listening to music over the network and browsing the internet with ease, watching Youtube in HD.
Now with this Windows 8 machine I don't have that freedom. Is this a Windows 8 issue? Perhaps I should get Windows 8.1.. The problem occurs on transfers between my Windows 8 laptop and my Windows 7 laptop.
Recently my mom visited a website that tricked her. She downloaded and installed some stuff she didn't need. I removed the stuff but noticed some other problems. I'm not sure if these are new problems caused by the useless stuff she installed.
Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features is not showing all installed programs. Oddly, the only listed installed programs have names that start with the letter M. 14 programs are listed. See picture. Start Menu -> All Programs -> I suspect some programs are missing. I have a Win 7 style Start menu because I am using IObit's Start Menu 8 program. Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools was empty. I fixed that by using SFC /SCANNOW.
I tried using System Restore to go back to an earlier date, but that didn't work. In the process of trying to do that I discovered that BitDefender Internet Security 2014 doesn't get along with Windows 8.1's System Restore feature. I uninstalled BitDefender and successfully went back to an earlier date but still had the same problems with missing programs. I undid the restore. I created a new Windows user account. The new account had the same issues: missing programs in the Start menu and Programs and Features menu.
I am running a qnap NAS in my home network. I can connect to the NAS no issues at all, I can copy small files across the network no issues. However I want to rebuild my NAS so am performing a backup across the network. I want to copy approx 2tb in a single copy. However when I do a select all, copy and paste, it's only copies about 40gb of the data. I am running Windows 8 ...
I have not been able to upgrade from Win XP to WIN 7 because the invironment I would have needed to set up in Dos Box was far too complex. I have heard that WIN 8 will use all system Network settings (Novell) and run my DOS programs as well as WIN XP did. Is that right?
Is there a Novell network driver for WIN 8?
Does it make a difference if I install the 32 or 64 bit version of WIN 8?
I have installed windows 8 64 bit on (C) and I would like to install the program files, printers, etc on another drive. I have 3 drives 1- ssd, 2- 1TB drives, 1- blu-ray player. This is the first computer that I built. Now how to finish my project.
I keep getting the error " windows resource not available" when I try to run certain programs. The program uses an rs232 connection to a casio cash register and the program is cv22. I am using a usb to serial adapter that I know works.
I cannot load programs via the web (this may also be true of programs from disc) I have tried to install programs from Bank Tree, Dassault Systems, and numerous others and they all freeze during the initiation stages, I have tried installing in safe mode but this will not work as due to the safe mode, something is missing, so I turned off the firewall but this had no effect at all, this situation is driving me mad I'll bet it's the pesky Windows 8.1 that is the problem.
I don't know a lot about windows 8. I have a general enquiry to make. I would like to know that if I reinstall my windows 8 will I have to reinstall the programs of different drive. For example like I have my main OS in C: and many of my programs like steam and some other games are installed in D: so when I format my pc will I have to reinstall the programs present in D: or will there be any kind of error or something.
I've been running Windows 8 x64 on an HP ENVY H8-1445 desktop for a couple of months. I have Start8 (Start button plus boot to desktop) and ModernMix (run modern apps in windows) installed to make it bearable. UAC is set at the minimum level (I build live CDs with WinBuilder and it needs to have UAC as off as it gets).
About two weeks ago, without any apparent event that triggered it, installation programs started failing. The problem was elevation; they couldn't do it. E.g. if I downloaded a file and told the browser to run it it would fail immediately. This happens in all IE, Opera, and Chrome. If I download the file and save it then run it as administrator it works fine.
There must be a setting somewhere for this, but I sure can't find it.