How can I transfer my old programs?

Episode 1481 (50:53)

Don from Southern California
Laplink PC Mover

Don has a new hard drive and wants to know how he can move his programs over to the new drive. Leo says there really isn't a way to do it other than simply reinstalling the programs. Microsoft's installation of software is all over the place and as such, it's difficult to backup a program and recover it to another hard drive. There are some application movers out there, but Leo isn't confident that work well. Funduc makes one, but his best bet is probably Laplink. They've been doing it longer than anyone else. But it still won't be perfect.