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blackvan
 
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2012-09-23 01:08:16

Ok, apologies in advance if this has been covered elsewhere but I was unable to find an answer. Also, apologies if I'm in the wrong forum. The whole BAM/BOINC thing is confusing to me and I'm really not across it.

Here's the thing: my XP box is in trouble and I'm moving everything to a new Win7 64-bit box.

I want to be able to transfer the BOINC Manager to the new box and continue running the applications without too much interruption or hassle. Is that possible? What are the steps I need to take?

Thanks in advance.
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2012-09-23 07:45:02

If you have the Manager on a separate Partition then just reinstall BOINC after you install Win 7 & you should be able to take right off where you left off, I do that all the time.

If the BOINC Directory is not on a separate partition then you would have to copy the whole BOINC Directory to a USB Stick & then re-copy it to the new Win 7 installation & reinstall BOINC pointing it to the place you re-copied BOINC to. During the Install the when it ask where you want to install BOINC or shows you where it's going to be installed the Top directory is where the Boinc Manager & boinc.exe is located at & the Bottom reference is where the project & slot folders are located at. Just point the Installer to the right Directories & you shouldn't have any problems.

You always have your copied BOINC to try it again if you muck it up so a good idea would be to disconnect from the Internet so BOINC can't report back to the projects if things go wrong. If things go wrong just Delete the whole BOINC Folder, re-copy & try again ...
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2012-09-23 08:50:18

I misread your post & thought you were just installing Win 7 but see you want to move the BOINC to a different PC ? ... Same thing applies though, copy BOINC Folder, recopy to new Computer & point the Installer to where you copied BOINC to ...
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2012-09-23 09:30:33

One thing to add: you should never run both copies of the BOINC client at the same time, as you'd lose all downloaded tasks.

Gruß,
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