How to copy packages from old miktex 2.8 to new miktex 2.9. I want installing miktex2.9 but I can't download all packages by slow internet,thus I want to copy this packages from installed miktex. How to do this ? Thanks.
Install only the basic version of MikTeX 2.9. Then it will install on the fly only the needed packages.
You can use the command line version of the package manager with the
--import-all switch. See http://docs.miktex.org/2.9/manual/mpm.html
Something like this:
mpm --repository=<path-to-miktex-2.8> --import-all
If your miktex 2.8. was a multiuser installation it could be that your packages are in part in the USERINSTALL tree. I don't know if you can run
--import-all on this tree too after you used it on the main tree.