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Message 1276842 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 2:02:16 UTC

I'm running Boinc on my win xp 64bit and have a few thousand tasks left to do. I also have win 7 on another hard drive and use a dual boot system from time to time.
Can I install Boinc on my win 7 and then copy the whole Boinc file over to the win 7 without losing any of these tasks??
Or should I stop taking any new tasks and let the Boinc on the XP just run out before doing the switch to Win 7???
Any help would be appreciated.

thanks in advance

Chuck
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Message 1276856 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 2:55:07 UTC - in response to Message 1276842.
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I'm running Boinc on my win xp 64bit and have a few thousand tasks left to do. I also have win 7 on another hard drive and use a dual boot system from time to time.
Can I install Boinc on my win 7 and then copy the whole Boinc file over to the win 7 without losing any of these tasks??
Or should I stop taking any new tasks and let the Boinc on the XP just run out before doing the switch to Win 7???
Any help would be appreciated.

thanks in advance

Chuck

Windows to Windows should be OK. Migrating between mismatched pairs would not be OK (Windows to Linux for example).

You need to copy the entire BOINC DATA directory. In XP it is in c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC by default, and in Windows 7 it is in c:\ProgramData\BOINC by default.

Procedure:

1) STOP BOINC on XP.
2) MOVE the data directory tree to the location where you would like it on 7 (NOTE that the default location in XP does not exist in 7).
3) Install BOINC in 7 (make certain to point the Data directory at the location where it was copied.)
4) Run BOINC in 7.
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Message 1276868 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 3:40:11 UTC

Many thanks John. Will work on that this weekend. Have to install a few other programs as well.
You how that goes.

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