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After a windows 7 clean install can you establish short cuts to old programs on

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May 19, 2011 5:34:34 PM

Hello,

I have win xp and want to upgrade to Win 7 x64. I know this requires a clean install. My question is, if I have programs loaded on other drives, can I reestablish paths to those programs via Win 7 without having to reinstall the programs? I understand that any programs on the same drive as the OS will need to be reloaded.

Thank you,

MikeD
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May 19, 2011 6:27:06 PM

MikeDrinko said:
Hello,

I have win xp and want to upgrade to Win 7 x64. I know this requires a clean install. My question is, if I have programs loaded on other drives, can I reestablish paths to those programs via Win 7 without having to reinstall the programs? I understand that any programs on the same drive as the OS will need to be reloaded.

Thank you,

MikeD

Can you do as proposed? Maybe, at best, but in reality the answer is NO. This issue is that the proper entries will not exist in your registry. So, if you are linking to a stand alone executable, then a shortcut will work. Otherwise, you will need to reinstqall the programs for them to work properly.

Good luck!
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