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    Second question regarding solution to an old PC

    Would it be feasible to take some sort of bare bones system and just port my existing XP Pro set up to new and improved hardware? I assume this would give me better performance.
    I used to buy stuff from "theChipMerchant".
    Can anyone recommend a source for such a system?

    Thanks

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    newegg...........or tigerdirect, good place to buy pc stuff....

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    It's alot cheaper and more efficient to just buy a new PC
    by the time you take old equip and spend the money to upgrade it, you have twice as much as a new PC
    also microsoft does not support XP anymore, so you're kinda outta luck on that
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    Thanks
    What you said makes sense.
    Now I just have to wait until my wife's patience with the old machine runs out and she relents to buying a new one!

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    Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP on April 8, 2014.
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    I checked around - looks like I can get a new Dell XPS with Win7 - 64 bit Home Prem for under $800. That would be excellent - I have an XPS for 9 years and it's still running - if slowly.

    Thanks

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    Windows 7 has the Easy Transfer Wizard which will import/transfer everything from your Windows XP to your new one.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...s.aspx?id=7349
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    Read the fine print:

    "Windows Easy Transfer does not migrate installed applications"

    In other words, Win 7 transfer moves data...but you need the original install disks to reinstall your applications.

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    I've seen some really good deals on QVC and HSN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garvey View Post
    Thanks
    What you said makes sense.
    Now I just have to wait until my wife's patience with the old machine runs out and she relents to buying a new one!
    you can always back it up, clone the drive into a virtual hard drive then stick a screwdriver in it

    Quote Originally Posted by garvey View Post
    I checked around - looks like I can get a new Dell XPS with Win7 - 64 bit Home Prem for under $800. That would be excellent - I have an XPS for 9 years and it's still running - if slowly.

    Thanks
    with that old XPS you can slap an SSD drive and run Ubuntu. It even with Windows XP installed on the SSD drive would do wonders.

    Quote Originally Posted by willingtocope View Post
    Read the fine print:

    "Windows Easy Transfer does not migrate installed applications"

    In other words, Win 7 transfer moves data...but you need the original install disks to reinstall your applications.
    that's true it does not do that, it's just an easy way to move all your data
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