Can I just paste compied folders onto a new computer?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by avanwhy, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. avanwhy

    avanwhy New Member

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    I am now sharing a computer with someone (we each have our own User Account). I copied all of my folders/documents that were under the Program Files folder on my previous computer onto an external drive.

    Can I now just copy those folders and paste them under the Program Files folder on the new computer I'm now sharing?
     
  2. helpifIcan

    helpifIcan Extraordinary Member

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    No they need to be installed. That is the only way to update the registry with all the needed infromation for each program.
     

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