Transfer program installed in another computer

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How can I transfer a program folder installed on another computer and make it work in my laptop?

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It may work and then again it my not. You can try backing it up to removable media and then copy it to the other computer. The problem may be that during the installation process it may create other thing that will not copy over like registry keys, DLL’s and other components for the program to function properly. Things like this go into things like the WIndows folder or other location.

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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    It doesn't make sense because you will not only be required to copy installed folders from the source machine to destination machine but also change the registry entry manually. That may cause damage to your device. Better is to install it fresh on the machine directly.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Probably the main program will not possible to transfer. That is if the program/software package was made in such a software that allows to create an .EXE file/.JAR file Or self executable file (like Visual Basic/Java) then it is possible to run this program without installing the main software like visual basic/JDK. But for an example, if you have a photoshop based file (.PSD file extension) and wanted to move the file to another computer, then for editing purpose, either you have to install photoshop (main software/ program) Or convert into an enhanced version like .JPG/.GIF etc. So if your program depends on the main program, then you must run a setup from the setup CD/DVD and then can run the program.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, you can use remote control method that can help you to operate the package/program remotely from your new system. Either it is Windows/Linux/Mac you can enable remote method/configure remote on the old system, where the original/actual program resides. Now from new system you can use remote tools like remote desktop connection (Windows)/rdesktop (Linux) to access the program without transfer/copy.
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