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2.6. Moving system to a new PC

Here are the instructions to copy the program and files over to a new system.

The first thing you want to do is to install the original installation program on the new computer.  This needs to be the original version you purchased so the registration codes that you have will unlock it from the trial version to the registered version.  This will set up the new system to run the program.  The only problem is that there will be no data in the new program.  You need to copy the old files from your old computer to your new computer.

Run a backup of the data from within the program - Click on File, Backup/Restore Data, then Backup/Restore Data Files to Archives. 

Select a location where you would like to save the file to. 

When you click on the folder at the end of the line, you will be given choices.
For our example, we selected Desktop. Click Save.

This will take you back to the Backup screen.

Click Backup and the files should be backed up to a file called

You can copy this file to the new computer and run the Restore function. This will ask where the restore file is. Select where you saved it and your data should be restored completely.

If you no longer have the original installation and are not current with your Support/Upgrades/Updates license, then you would be required to purchase the upgrade to the latest version as we do not store older versions on our server for download. The upgrade purchase page is available here:

If you are running the current version on the old machine, then download the software from our web site as the registration codes you already have will unlock it from the trial version to the registered version.


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