Moving to a New PC
I have bought a new computer. The new one has 1 500gb hard drive which has Windows 7 installed as its OS.
My current computer is XP. It has 2 hard drives, a 180 gb and a 300gb.
I would like to know the problems and possibilities in terms of moving programs and files in general, but my main problem is with the files.
I plan to physically move the 300gb hard drive from my old pc into my new one. All it has on it is music and films. It is almost full.
What I am not sure about is what to do with the 180gb one. I plan to continue using the old pc so I must leave this hard drive in it, but it has a lot of programs i want to move to my new pc - games and general software. It is almost full.
What should I do? Do I simply move all the files I have installed personally on the old hard drive (leaving ones that came with the pc which i bought from Mesh [it had all the basics installed with XP] on the hard drive) to the new one? I do not know if there are compatibility issues and what I can and cannot move.
It would be annoying to have to reinstall everything onto the new hard drive, but Saved Games from the various gaming applications i have on this computer are much harder to replace, what do I do about these?
I heard there may be registry issues or something with moving things.
Can anyone advise me on what to do please?