"J.P. Caron" <caronjp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> What problems am I likely to encounter when I get a new machine with
> Vista on it?
> Transfering files: what is some of the easy ways
> Software: probably more difficult; I have install disks for some, but
> not sure if they will work on Vista, and I cannot afford to buy them
> Thanks in advance,
You can use the Windows File And Settings transfer utility to move files,
but I find it just as easy, if not easier, to just burn all my files to DVD
and copy them that way. Or use an external hard drive to do the same thing
if you have dozens of gigs of files to move.
Your old software will require you to do some homework to see if it will be
able to run on Vista. Your old software may install and run just fine on
Vista. My four-year old copy of Adobe PhotoShop Elements installed and is
running perfectly on my Vista Home Premium machine. In some cases, the
maker of the software may have a patch or updated fix for their application.
In other cases, forget it.