restore my application data from xp to win7 ?

December 1, 2010 at 05:01:20
Specs: xp pro sp3 / win7 , i3
Is it possible to restore my application data from my old xp system to a new built windows 7 machine ?

I will soon be moving over to windows 7 - but want to retain some of my application data for the settings/tags for windows live gallery for example. so can i restore this data to windows 7 ?. I have made a backup of all my documents and settings of all users on current xp machine. will i be able to use the application data ive saved ?

Kind Regards

Andy


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#1
December 1, 2010 at 11:47:52
Perhaps the link below can help.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...


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#2
December 1, 2010 at 12:55:06
To clarify, you ask about "application data" and then say "I have made a backup of all my documents" applications and data are two seperate items.
So to answer your question the application data would be the documents created by the application which can be saved.
The application itself can not, it must be reinstalled.
Windows 7 comes with Windows Easy Transfer Wizard which can be used to save files and settings and transfer them to the new OS. It's the easiest way to save your files and settings.

To use the W7 Easy Transfer Wizard in XP:
Browse to the DVD drive on your computer and click migsetup.exe in the Support\Migwiz directory.


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#3
December 1, 2010 at 13:12:37
On may be able to turn the old xp system into a virtual machine and use it when needed at the same time as W7.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#4
December 3, 2010 at 02:00:30
Hi ,

I realise i have to reinstall apps , thats no prob , but for example , my current windows live gallery on xp has tags and so far and its database is held in the documents setting/ application data folder. will i be able to transfer the settings of this app to win 7 and if so where do i put the old app data. Theres only a few apps i need the old app data for settings / thumbnail tags so forth. Does the migwiz - save a file with your settings and then you restore it when your operational on win 7? if so thats good. Just primarirly my windows live gallery i want to restore the database. everything else doesnt really matter. so if anyone has transferred from xp windows live gallery to win 7 live gallery and has method of doing it that would be great. dont really want to run virtual xp - just for a photo database.!!

cheers

Andy


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#5
December 3, 2010 at 03:22:06
Did you look at the link I provided?

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#6
December 9, 2010 at 06:20:38
Hi One tree,

Yere sorry , did look at link, perfect thanks, ill use easy transfer.

Kind Regards

delmo


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