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Just did this on my HP laptop, pulled the hard drive from my g62 and put it in my dm1z, it booted, logged in and let it sit at the desktop while Windows 7 installed drivers for the new hardware automatically, had a few missing so I downloaded them from HP, posting this message from that system. Hardware was quite different also, went from Intel to AMD ...


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C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\.purple\ The entire directory can be brought over, or if you just want specific pieces look at the individual files, they're pretty self explanatory (accounts.xml, prefs.xml, etc). Put them on the Windows 7 machine in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\.purple


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That depends, if you have retail version of the OS then you can reinstall it on another system. If it is an OEM version that came with the computer then it is not okay to install it on another PC. This FAQ page from Microsoft provides an extensive amount of information on OEM licensing. EDIT: Per Johns request below I'll add that OSX can only be ...


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First thing first, move that home directory to a new partition. It's really not that difficult to do (I made the same mistake, took ~30 min to do, most of it copying). I'll give you a simple step-by-step, but more detailed walkthroughs are available. Create a new ext3/ext4 (or other fs) partition on a drive (eg /dev/sda3) in gparted. Mount the new drive: ...


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There are a couple of ways to achieve what you want to do: If you have an iPod (not iPhone or iPod Touch), you can follow Apple's official method : iPod 101: Backing Up Your Library Otherwise you might want to read about the various other methods to copy your iTunes library to another computer (may it be a Mac or otherwise): How to Transfer iTunes ...


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Use the Migration Assistant: You can use Migration Assistant to transfer important information, such as user accounts, applications, network and computer settings, and files, from one Mac computer to another via a FireWire cable or over a wired or wireless network. It'll transfer probably everything you need onto the new Mac. Copying the ...


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You can have two types of licenses on your OS (and other software/hardware), that is: OEM An original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, manufactures products or components that are purchased by a company and retailed under that purchasing company's brand name.[ref 1] OEM refers to the company that originally manufactured the product. When referring to ...


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Clone the drive using CloneZilla, then use gparted to resize it. Keep your old one in case if goes wrong :-) By the way, this way is free.


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Not everything is stored in the .PSTs If you want to restore your Outlook profile completely be sure to close OL and copy the following paths from the backup to the new installation: %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application ...


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Found this answer on serverfault from earl: However, for your actual problem, there's another thing you could try: after having launched your job from the terminal, background it by typing ctrl-z and then bg. After that, detach the job from it's parent shell - in bash: disown -h %<jobid>. After that, you can safely close the terminal and the job ...


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I, too, am an Emacs refugee. By far, the most important step is understanding that, unlike any other editor that you have used before, learning Vi is like learning to speak a language, rather than memorizing keystrokes. I discuss this here: Jeet Sukumaran: Grokking the Zen of the Vi Wu-Wei The article that made it "all fall into place" for me is here: ...


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While I have never personally used it, Migration Assistant, which is installed in /Applications/Utilities, is designed to help you move from one Mac to another.


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Try Carbon Copy Cloner. It does a bit-by-bit copy, which should guarantee that it is an EXACT copy. I hope this helps.


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SuperDuper is the best way to clone drives in OS X. You can rename the destination drive in Finder.


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I think I'm going with iphotoexport: iphotoexport allows you to export and synchronize your iPhoto library to a folder tree. It preserves both the original and modified image, your event and album organization, and applies your iPhoto titles, descriptions, keywords, and face tags to the IPTC/EXIF metadata of your images. You can export a ...


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Make a full backup and turn off auto login for your account Create a 2nd admin user for purposes of changing the path once you are booted into the SSD. Create a custom copy script in SuperDuper! Allow the user to select the script in the first tab. Include the script "Backup - all files.dset" in the second tab. On the third tab set an ignore for ...


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If your main requisite is 'looks the same' then you should go the CygWin + rsync route. cwRsync is a packaging of Rsync and Cygwin for Windows with a client GUI. If it doesn't have to look the same, you have several other options, Unison superflexible deltacopy ln.exe - with the "--delorean" option


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Found a duplicate In ServerFault. Another solution not found in that post is using retty after starting a screen session.


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Run the command vimtutor, it's like the emacs equivalent you get to from ctrl-H-t.


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Winclone is a free tool that will make and restore images of your Windows drive. (Alt links: Cnet Download, Softonic)


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I use imagex.exe to do this all the time. Pros: Free tool from Microsoft Can copy the whole HD, in tact, ready to boot after your done. Cons: You need a place to store the image file it creates, it will not duplicate straigt from one disk to another. This can be on the original HD however, if it's less than 1/2 full. It's part of the Windows AIK, ...


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Personally, I would do it before. One of the processes if you choose it is "program settings" and it will not work if you install after (as setups will most likely overwrite your programs). From the FAQ: Program settings. Settings that keep your programs configured as you had them on your old computer. Windows Easy Transfer doesn't transfer the ...


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The direct answer: Copy these folders to the same location on the MacBook Pro. If you run into "file is in use" errors, ensure that the application is closed and if that fails rename the folder (on the MacBook Pro) to something else and then copy your data over. As a reminder ~ denotes your home folder Address Book ~/Library/Application\ ...


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I've done radical H/W changes under Ubuntu- for example, switching from Intel/Intel to AMD/nVidia CPU & Chipset, and had it just boot up and work. However, I had already changed /etc/fstab to use /dev/sd* instead of auto-generated numbers (just BECAUSE), and I had no RAID of any kind, and I had an image backup "just in case". If you can sort out your ...


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You can use the built-in Windows Easy Transfer. The process is explained step by step in this technet article.


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I own and recommend a copy of Acronis True Image. It allows you to create a complete image of your hard drive and restore it to another new drive very easily. When restoring it to a new PC with a different motherboard, video card etc, upon restarting Windows will complain and sometimes blue screen. To get around this you can boot from the Windows XP CD ...


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You can use Disk Utility from your install DVD to make a disk image of your internal hard drive to your network drive. Then after having switched from the 160 GB to the 500 GB hard drive, you restore your disk image to the 500 GB hard drive, also using Disk Image from the install DVD.


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If it is a retail license and you do actually revert the original machine to Windows 7, then yes, you can. If you bought the license as OEM or you fail to revert the original machine back to Windows 7, then no, you can't. It is as simple as that.


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Note: Close Chrome and back up your profile before messing with it! Web Data is a SQLite database, so I used the sqlite3 program to open the database. What is the current version of the "Web Data" database? (run SELECT * from meta;) sqlite> SELECT * FROM meta; Default Search Provider ID|34 last_compatible_version|55 version|55 Builtin Keyword Version|70 ...


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I don't think that if you just copy all the files fom one partition to another one, Windows will boot-up. I recommend you use some image manager application (I use Clonezilla). You must save your old partition as an image and recover it on the new HDD. Just take care to keep the same partition size for the new partition. Hope this will solve your problem.



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