posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 06:15 PM
Just a little technical background before I tell you about pickmeapp.
When you install a program on a computer it performs a number of operations: Installs its own DLL or library files; makes various connections to
existing Windows APIs and DLL files; puts information in the registry; just in general snakes its tendrils into the operating system.
The good news is that well-behaved programs write a record of all the changes that they made to the system so that they can be properly recognized,
and for proper UN-installation (should you so desire). That information is also available should anyone care to go looking for it--as in a case where
you don't have the installation CD--and move the associated settings to another computer.
As a result, there are a number of very good (though rather expensive) programs available for just that purpose--PC Mover from Laplink being one of
Pickmeapp is a free program that does the same thing. I have not personally used it, but I have reliable reports that it does as advertised. The
trade-off is that during the installation you'll see offers from advertisers. BE VERY CAREFUL during the install that you don't end up instead
installing some annoying and intrusive program from one of those advertisers. As Mrs. Reagan might say: "Just Say NO!"
Here's the link: PickMeApp
(You will have to use a
legitimate email address to register and to receive a link to the download. Use a throwaway email if you can--or at least not your main email