I finally broke down and bought a new general use computer to replace my old HP Pavillion. (This is not my DAW so this won't involve things like sample libraries, Sonar, Finale, etc.)
So, my question is simply this: Will I need to re-install all my programs from scratch on the new computer or will some kind of data migration program take care of my needs? I'm talking about programs such as Quicken, McAfee, MS Office, Firefox. I know I have installation disks for some of these programs but some of them were installed via direct download over the 'net and I'm not sure how to go about recovering those programs. I'm excited to get the new computer but I'm anticipating the setting up to be rather daunting, especially since I've not done this before. Are there any potential pitfalls I should be aware of?
Thanks in advance for any and all help offered.