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Can I run programs off my old HDD in Win7

December 25, 2010 at 19:39:39
Specs: Windows 7, Intel i7, 6GB
Okay, so here's my situation. I've been working with a Windows XP Pro desktop for 4 years. Two hard drives, the C(a 250 GB SATA) and a storage drive(500 GB SATA, two partitions). I just today got a totally new desktop, which had a preinstalled Windows 7. On slaving the two drives into my new setup, I found that I couldn't use any of the programs installed on the old disks(they all encountered various errors). Which sucks. Four years of downloading and CD-popping stacks up a huge amount of programs that I like to keep around, games and software and others. What, if anything, could I do to either move the installs over or use them from where they are?

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December 25, 2010 at 20:18:34
Thee isn't much you can do. Most applications must be installed.

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December 25, 2010 at 21:24:40
Sorry, you can move the files, but not the programs. If you saved the installers, you can try them, not all will work on Windows 7, some will run but under XP compatibility. You would be best off seeing if there are newer versions specifically for Windows 7 anyway.

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December 26, 2010 at 16:51:35
Well... phooey. Alright, one at a time then. Thanks for your time guys.

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