Migration specifies 1) the process of moving information between different data formats or 2) the process of moving an existing user environment to a different system, for example when switching operating systems

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How do I move my Windows 7 installation to a new hard drive?

My OCZ Vertex 3 SSD is dying, and I just got a Kingston HyperX to replace it. Windows 7 is installed on the 128GB Vertex SSD, and I have a 1.5TB disk for games and media. The SSD only has the OS, MS ...
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Moving “My Documents” folder from admin to non-admin account?

After reinstalling Vista on a friend's laptop, I got a call because I copied her files into the admin's My Documents instead of her non-admin account, so she can't see the folder when she's logged on ...
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Bypass a program that runs before desktop?

What I mean by that is programs that say "a restart is required to do blah" and then run in a low-level mode before the operating system is loaded the next time you boot. Examples of this are Spybot S&...
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Software to back up application settings in Windows (including XP)

I would like to know if there is any (especially free) solution to back up and restore settings from applications (even if only from a whitelist of the most popular ones), both for XP and further ...
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Problems with TimeMachine configuration - can I blow this away and start over?

I am migrating from a MacBook Pro (early 2009 - OSX 10.6.8) to a new MacBook Pro (OSX 10.7.2). I have been backing up to an external drive using TimeMachine. I want to migrate the back up to my new ...
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Windows: Move programs (with registry entries) to a different hard drive

I've got a bunch of programs on an old HDD, which I cloned to a new HDD, however had to reinstall due to issues with the currently installed drivers. Thing is, now, is it possible to copy all the ...
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How to migrate from Ubuntu to Fedora?

I am considering moving from Ubuntu to another Linux distribution, most likely Fedora. I'm generally familiar with classic command line tools, and I'm comfortable using both of these distributions, ...
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Migrating Windows 7 to new hard drive/partition

So, I'be managed to migrate my Windows 7 data over from /dev/sdb3 to a new partition on /dev/sdc1 using ntfsclone. I managed to resize the volume size to match the new partition size. I also used ms-...
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How can I migrate multiple operating systems to a different hard drive?

I currently have a quad-boot system set up, spanning across two separate but identical hard drives. The image illustrates what is currently going on. Disk 0 (NOW disk 01) holds XP (32-bit), Vista (...
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Why is a gratuitous ARP sent out after VM migration?

Is it because the MAC address of the VM changes?
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Windows.old - How does it work? Contents have disappeared

When I installed Win8 Developer Preview over my WinXP, it produced a Windows.old that contained the old "Program Files" folder among other things. After a few weeks of mucking around with W8DP not-...
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Why can I not use the full capacity of my SSD?

I am using Paragon to migrate Windows 7 to an SSD. The C drive which should be migrated is a 100GB partition. During the process, Paragon formats the SSD to 80GB. Why doesn't it take the 100 GB? It ...
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Can I import OpenOffice.org settings into LibreOffice?

I'm considering migrating from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice, and I want to make sure LibreOffice picks up all of the settings and customizations I've made. Will LibreOffice read the user profile ...
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Can you migrate an installation of Ubuntu Server from one volume to another?

Apparently, this question might be subjective (though I don't know how). Essentially, here's what I have in mind: I'm going to be building a NAS and am considering Ubuntu for the OS due to some of ...
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How do I migrate my son's Windows 7 profile to a new Windows 7 machine?

My son has a computer on our home network that he has all set up with his links, settings, etc. His grandfather sent us a new computer. How can I move his user profile from the older machine to the ...
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How do I migrate data from Outlook 2007 to Thunderbird?

I'm trying to migrate from Outlook 2007 to Thunderbird 7, and I'm stuck with moving my messages/folders. What I'm supposed to do is: In Thunderbird, Tools → Import, and choose Outlook (2007), but it ...
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Firefox 8.0beta - migrating profile from v4.0

I'm running Firefox 8.0beta2 on a Lenovo/Vista machine. Runs fine. I'd like to migrate my addons, cookies and bookmarks from my old Firefox to the v8.0beta. I also have v4.0.1 installed and it also ...
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How do I move my OS from one partition to another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I easily copy or clone a Windows boot partition onto a new hard drive? Currently I have Windows 7 installed on C: of 20GB capacity. I install software mostly on ...
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Can IMAP mail be migrated locally without loss of information?

I need to save all of my IMAP mail in an account I have that will be expiring, to my local disk. The problem is that no matter which IMAP backup tool I can find, there is always some loss of ...
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'Upgrading' from XP to Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade from XP Professional to Windows 7 XP to Windows 7 upgrade, WITHOUT reinstalling stuff I need to upgrade a lot of PCs from XP to 7. I'm aware I can't do a straight ...
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How to migrate perspective across workspaces in Eclipse?

I have created my own perspective in a workspace in Eclipse. But, when I start working on a different workspace I would like to have access to the same perspective. How do I migrate perspective from ...
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Can I convert my OS X Lion into a VMware virtual machine?

Is it possible to convert the current OS X Lion 10.7.1 install on my Mac Mini (i5, 8GB RAM) into a virtual machine via VMWare converter? I use VMware Fusion 4. Or, is my only option to set up the ...
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How to use git annex on an existing repository?

What is the best way to import all big files (or all binary files) into git annex, when they are already in a git repository? I don't want to lose all of my commits, so I think it's not a good idea ...
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Migrate selected applications from a Time Machine backup

I upgraded to OSX Lion. I have a previous Time Machine backup and I would like to get back just the information from Mail iTunes iPhoto I wonder if there is any workaround in the migration ...
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Moving Ubuntu to a new hard drive, partitions reorganization

I'm using Ubuntu on my laptop on a 250GB hard drive. I'm going to install a new 500GB hard drive and will create new partitions on it for different purposes. Can I simply copy the partition where ...
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Thinking of migrating from Windows to OS X Lion. Some programs I'm accustomed to on Windows on Mac?

I really want to buy one of those new Mac minis this year, but I feel I will miss some Windows programs like the task manager, Msconfig to control apps on startup. And windows 7 energy modes and ...
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Saving all settings in OS X and porting them to another system

I have highly customized my Mac with my own sets of settings. In addition, I have special settings for each my apps as well, (SizeUp, iTerm2, Eclipse, etc..) Is there a way I can just back these ...
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Move Windows Home Server 2003 Backups to another Windows Home Server 2003 and relink computers to those backups

I currently have Windows Home Server 2003 installed on a machine that I am needing to use for other projects. The purpose of the Windows Home Server 2003 is solely for back up purposes. It is not used ...
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Is there a way to rsync in batches?

I have a huge chunk of data (11G) in a subversion repository that I'm using rsync to migrate to Alfresco, which lucene indexes new files as they hit the file system. I'm using a dav mount as a proxy ...
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How do I find out if my computer's hardware is compatible with Ubuntu?

I'm going to switch OS. From Windows 7 to Linux (Ubuntu, I think). Problem is that I'm not sure about my computer's hardware. Will it be suitable and there will be working drivers for it? For example, ...
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Moving to a new Mac - How to migrate settings/software/data?

I will be moving to a new Mac soon and I have tons to apps installed, customizations done and loads of data. I found Carbon copy cloner do to this job? but before I start, can some one tell me how ...
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Total Commander profile migration

How do I migrate totalcmd profile from one machine to another? Settings are stored in registry (unfortunately). I don't need exact copy, but the more settings survive, the better.
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How do I copy a large number of emails to an IMAP folder in Thunderbird?

I am migrating all my email to a new server. I have about 10 accounts in 10 different folders in Mozilla Thunderbird. I have been using pop3 in the past, but on the new server I want to use imap. I ...
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Trac Migration: Version difference -> problem with database?

I need to migrate trac from an old server to a new Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server. The old server has version Trac 0.11.1 and the installation is pretty messy and runs on an outdated unsupported debian ...
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Want to use Fedora 15 (for GOME 3) until Ubuntu 11.10 releases, which Ubuntu applications are NOT available for Fedora?

I'm a long time Ubuntu user but having Unity in Ubuntu 11.04 is really an issue for me as I can't adjust to it. However, GNOME 3 seems more intuitive than Unity. As currently, there's no reliable way ...
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VM portability between VirtualBox versions (2.2.4/4.x)

I know that a VirtualBox VM can run on different hardware, but this doesn't help me because in my case the platform doesn't change (Linux). I'd rather like to upgrade VirtualBox from 2.2.4 to 4.x. ...
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FF4 profiles portability Windows/Linux

I'd like to move Firefox 4 profiles from an old Windows box to Linux and see all the profile data I had on Windows (bookmarks, passwords and everything) on the new workstation. I can't figure out ...
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Is there an easy way to convert 11.04 wubi install to a new partititon with no drawback?

I have a wubi install that is running great. Some of the setup though is pretty time intensive, and I didn't realize that WUBI was only meant for testing - I thought it would be equally as good as the ...
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How to migrate an installed program -with no installer available- to a new PC?

I have to migrate a legacy Visual Basic 5 program from an old Win98 box to a Win 2008 Server. The installer of the program isn't available (it's a custom program). I begin installing the VB 5.0 ...
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Outlook 2003 to 2010 upgrade/replacement. Best route?

I have a machine with Windows XP (SP3) and Office 2003. Can I remove Microsoft Office, install Office 2010 and expect my Outlook information to remain intact? If not, what is the best route to do ...
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Methods for migrating to a new server after a hack?

Given the hack listed here how should I go about migrating to a new server? Lets assume for this migration that the new server is: Windows Server 2008 Fully patched IIS 7 No ...
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How to recover files from Windows 95 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to get data off a computer with no support for USB or ethernet? I have a friend, he has a computer that has windows 95 operating system. he is using Lotus with it. ...
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Migrating to a New Laptop

I have an old Dell430 with Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04 installed on it and I will be switching to a new DellE4200 laptop. I would like to avoid re-installing my old system to the new system. Is there ...
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How can I migrate mail from Entourage to Outlook?

I have an Entourage POP3 account. My e-mail and folders are stored locally on my Mac. I'm trying to migrate them to Outlook 2007. I have tried to export through Entourage, but it doesn't work. What ...
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Is it legal to migrate my operating system to another machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I transfer a Windows 7 license to another computer? If I have a computer which is physically damaged beyond practical repair, can I legally take the Product Key from ...
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How do I migrate Office 2008 to a new Mac without using the Migration Assistant?

I'm setting up a new Mac and want to start fresh with settings and apps so I'm selectively copying my user documents over and installing only the apps I need on the new Mac. I'm running into a ...
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Migrate tags from Photoshop Elements to Picasa

How do I migrate my hundreds of beloved tags from Photoshop Elements to Picasa? UPDATE: I wish to preserve the tag hierarchy, stars points and captions.
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If I install IE9 (RC), will it migrate all the Favourites and Links I currently have in IE8?

I'm really interested in moving to IE9 as my default browser, from IE8. But the only concern I have is that it will lose all my favourites and other bookmarks/links I have. I know that you cannot run ...
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Migrate hard drive with Windows 7 to new laptop?

I have a Dell D630 laptop that has Windows 7 Professional on it that was in dire need for replacement so I recently picked up an HP G62 laptop that comes with Windows 7 Home Premium. I don't need ...
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Windows 7 migration: How to move application settings?

Migrating from WindowsXP Home to Windows 7 Pro. The last bit that I'm stuck on is migrating application settings, such as the settings for Opera, Firefox, MSN Messenger, and others. On the XP system, ...