[rescue] Request for recomendation [was: Why is everyone so OSX happy?]

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Wed Apr 16 12:47:59 CDT 2003

On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 01:29:59PM -0400, Andrew Weiss wrote:
> On Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at 01:09 PM, N. Miller wrote:
> > I have been contemplating switching my gaming machine to XP, since it
> > allows you to do so much more wrt "imitating" older OSes than Win98
> > (which was? the reigning gamer's OS).  But, I find the prospect of re-
> > installing all the software that I have on the 98 box daunting (I still
> > have save files from the original X-Com. :-)  Yes, I know, I'm
> > pathetic.
> >
> I built a master games machine (belongs to my girlfriend and is the 
> only Win box in the house) this weekend running Windows 2000 Advanced 
> Server.  It works fine.  Just don't download DirectX 9.0a... it makes 
> many direct3d games unusable.

Believe it or not, there is actually a very good piece of Windows
software called "PC Relocator" by AlohaBob Software.  

You install it on the original machine (source) and the destination
machine (target).  Then you tell one machine the IP of the other and
it checks what you have installed and automatically migrates the
settings and programs over the network to the other machine.  It tells
you what it will migrate perfectly and what might cause problems.

It is not perfect, but works pretty well.  I used it on one person's
system and she did not know the difference between the two systems -
she asked when the new system was going to be in!

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