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Backup Win ME Programs Restore to Win XP

By jj.dyer ·
I need to backup a Windows ME machine to multiple CDs, reformat the hard drive with Windows XP Pro XP2, restore the ME backup to the virgin XP Pro machine without having to reinstall all of my programs. If this can be done, what software and how do I do this.

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by TheChas In reply to Backup Win ME Programs Re ...

2 things you can do.

1, insert the XP CD while running Windows Me, and run the migration preparation tool.

2, use a program such as PC relocator:

Even then, some programs may need to be re-installed, or at least have patches applied to work with XP.

Beyond the program files, there are registry entries and system files that some programs require.


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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Backup Win ME Programs Re ...

Use Symantec Ghost to backup the entire HD and restore to new machine. If hardware is different then you may need to run Add/Remove Hardware wizard to detect new hardware!

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