Transfering data to new computer

We want to use a new laptop in the rig. The old notebook was tooo old, running XP. The new one is using 8.1

Yes, we did download software on it.

I tried "save as" on the old machine, saved to USP stick, loaded to new one, but still can't read the previous data. IT wants to start over.

Note that I am very computer un-savvy. Computer illiterate would be a more accurate description!

Art J

re: Transfering data

Hello Art

When doing the backup of the old system, specific files need to be copied. Others can be--but are unimportant and won't be used. Since the VMSpc v3.x software is now installed on the new computer, copy over the files to 'recreate' the look and feel--and stats.

(anything).scr -your gauge screen files
...the old default.scr need not be copied unless its the one you modified as your own...

Diagnostics.txt -your engine/trans error codes

Maintenance.vms -the maintenance schedule

Message.dat -message box info

Odo(numbers).trp.txt -Trip data from past outings


Tires.dat -Tire Pressure Monitoring System (copy if present and if being used)

Thats about it. This, again, presuming the software now on the new system is v2.5 ~ v3.1 --Beta software is another story.


Art Renda
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