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  • On the new machine, download and install the latest version of Web Scraper Plus+(Trial and Full Version) on our downloads page
  • If you have issues, refer here.
  • On both machines, go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services and stop the MSSQL$PROVIDUSSTD service.
  • If you have SQL databases you wish to keep:
    • Locate the .mdf and .ldf files for the databases in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$PROVIDUSSTD\Data or somewhere similar.
    • Copy them into the same folder on the new machine or put them anywhere you want. (Remember network/external drives can be very slow for databases, so try not to put them there.)
  • On the old machine, locate the .mdf and .ldf files for the databases in C:\Program Files\Web Scraper Plus+\Data
  • Copy them into the same folder on the new machine or put them anywhere you want
  • To attach mdf and ldf database files on the new machine:
    • Download and install Sql Management Studio if you don't already have it.
    • Connect to the .\PROVIDUSSTD server instance with SQL Server authentication, username: sa password: velocityscape
    • Expand the PROVIDUSSTD instance in the left pane (Object Explorer) and right click databases -> attach.
    • Locate the mdf files you transfered to the new machine
  • Activate with the license id and password sent to you with the original invoice
  • On both machines, go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services and start the MSSQL$PROVIDUSSTD service.
  • Do this
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