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How can I transfer programs from old hard drive (without computer) to my new computer

  • Windows 8
  • Computers
  • Office
  • Hard Drives
Last response: in Windows 8
February 17, 2014 4:42:35 PM

My old computer completely died so I removed the hard drive and turned it into an external.
But it has my programs, like Microsoft Office and NitroPDF, so I can't wipe it clean. How do I transfer the programs from the hard drive, which is Windows 7, to my new computer, which is Windows 8.1, through a usb cable instead of using two computers.

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a b * Windows 8
February 17, 2014 4:53:55 PM

You cannot. Those programs are tied to the old operating system. You'll need to re-install those programs onto your Windows 8.1 build.

-Wolf sends

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a c 483 * Windows 8
February 17, 2014 5:06:48 PM

The only critical part is your personal documents. The software needs to be reinstalled. You cannot 'transfer' applications.

Assuming you have the original activation key for Office, you can download the trial from Microsoft and activate with your existing key.
Same for anything else.
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