where wd stores its data depends on how a user is logged in to windows
now, when you go action, back up registry entry, wd users the default format for the registry
but when you double click that wdisplayftp.reg file on the new pc that wd created in the webfiles folder, then it will into the registry in a default way . i.e [HKEY_CURRENT_USER
now, if after doing that, wd is not picking up the data correct, and the settings in the other registry entry are changing ,then export the other registry entry
then change the one wd created to be the same
[ul][li]Used the backup registry setting in WD[/li]
[li]Backed up the entire wdisplay32 directory (for me it was in c:\program files\Wdisplay32 ) onto a CD.[/li]
[li]I loaded a brand new WD from the installation program downloaded from Weather-Display.com into the same location on the new PC.[/li]
[li]I then copied the entire contents of the CD on top of that installation.[/li]
[li]I then executed the registry file that was generated when I backed it up in WD[/li]
[li]and then ran the program and it was registered and all settings as if it never moved.[/li][/ul]
My PC died just over a month ago. First it would only restart in (XP Home) safe mode, then a day later it would not boot at all. I bought a SATA to USB drive caddy. Less than 10 uk pounds off ebay. Mounted my hard drive in that and found all the files. You may be lucky like I was, or unlucky in that it’s actually the drive that has failed. Check your HD to see if it is SATA, IDE or something else and buy and adaptor. If it works and you can read your old drive it’s 10 pounds well spent.
Thank you for your reply, but that was not my question.
I have my data off the old, now dead, hard drive, that is not the issue.
The instructions referenced in the previous message regarding moving data, specifically referred to backing up registry keys from old PC and restoring on new PC.
I am unable to do that as booting to the old hard drive is not an option.
Do I just skip that part or do I need to do something else once I try to run WD on the new machine?
I’m just worried about losing my data and don’t want to do this until I have the right answers.
I’m a Vietnam Veteran who rescues sick and injured animals. I rely on my weather station daily in taking care of these babies.
Plus the data is helping me see patterns.