I am upgrading from PSE 6 on “old” computer running Windows xp, to PSE 11 on new computer running Windows 7. The old computer is still operational. Do I install PSE 11 on the old computer, back up to external drive, install PSE 11 on the new computer & restore from there? The real issue I see is the path, or hierarchy, will not be the same on Windows xp as on Windows 7. That is: Windows xp; my computer…..Windows 7 computer….. Any thoughts?
Simply use the backup/restore method.
- Be sure the catalog is clean (reconnect, repair, optimize...)
- backup from the Organizer menu to an external media (USB external drive for instance)
- Install Elements on the new computer
- Do a restore to a custom location. That means you create a new folder and when you do the restore, you state that folder in the destination path.
All files will be restored and if necessary, the catalog will be converted to the new Elements version format.