Solved Details of Running Applications

May 30, 2015 at 15:06:45
Specs: Windows XP Home, AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz, 8Gb DDR2 800Mhz
Hey folks,

Is there any software that can analyse a running executable, and identify everything that it depends on to operate?

I'm hoping to copy a small software utility installation from an old HDD to a new SSD (Same OS on both), as it's impossible to find this software nowadays. Manufacturer has disappeared off the face of the planet long ago and it was specialist to the device in question.

The software in brief; it controls Keyboard LED Backlighting, System Fan Control and Screen Brightness for an old UMPC, a pretty light weight application.

Thanks for your support.

~NinjaKirby


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May 30, 2015 at 15:29:17
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These two would give you a certain amount of info:
http://www.dependencywalker.com/
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb...

The biggest problem is "registry entries" and the above won't help in that respect. Only very simple (mostly old) programs can be transferred as files and folders. This all changed from Windows 95 onwards where setup detail was spread around in the registry, rather than within ini files and similar.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 31, 2015 at 08:27:41
Wow Derek, you know what, those are the two applications that I recalled and considered straight away when going down this route. Glad I was on the right track, just need to learn to use them. They were not immediately transparent in presenting the information I sought, so I was hoping for "simpler" alternatives. This job by nature will just take some time and "study" though.
Point taken on Registry entries, I suppose there could be many to duplicate. I'll roll with just the DLL's and regular files for now and see what happens.

Thanks Johnw for your suggestions!


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May 31, 2015 at 13:14:39
"I'll roll with just the DLL's and regular files for now"
Funny you should say tha,t because I had a program called Shockmachine, a sort of juke box affair which played old games. In the early days they gave away full games as a tempter but the program and games have long since vanished.

I carefully copied over all the folders, files and registry entries from Win98SE to XP and eventually to this Win 8.1. On this I had a battle and your post spurred me on to look again. All now working - just that Win 8.1 wanted the shockwave folder in a different place.

Now for the punch line (nearly). I took a look at the registry entries and decided they did little more than give URLs for the game downloads - not exactly important any more. Removed the lot and everything is still fine. Although I generally stand by what I said earlier, it goes to show that you can sometimes be lucky if the program is basic, so there's nothing lost by trying.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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