Transfer old documents and programmes from vista hdd to win 7 new pc Tags: Prebuilt Boot Hard Drives Windows Vista Systems Last response: January 28, 2011 12:50 PM in Systems Share canal92 January 27, 2011 8:22:21 PM my pc broke the other day and would not boot it was 500Gb Sata HDD Medion HD 8828 the factory setting boot disc only would let me wipe the drive and loose 385gb of Data So I cut my losses and bought a new WD 1TB HDD and took it to a deaaler to fit it and to update o/s to windows 7 He had many problem doing this but did load it Noe I need to copy old programmes to new HD How is this best done Programmes and DATA pasword documents etc More about : transfer documents programmes vista hdd win WyomingKnott January 28, 2011 12:50:53 PM Data can just be copied; programs need to be re-installed under the new OS. Microsoft does provide a migration tool that provides an awfully good chance of moving applications intact from the old install to the new. Take a look here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/upgrad... Unfortunately, I think that you need to be able to boot the old OS for this to work. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to transfer files, settings (not programs) from dead pc hdd to new pc (both Win7) Forum SolvedTransfer OS from HP pavilion HDD with win7 to new home build. (Transfering HDD) Forum SolvedHard drive transfer to new win 7 pc (all aplications, games etc) will i need to reinstall all software ? Forum Sharing a Printer: new 64-bit Win 7 pc and an old 32-bit Vista pc Forum Transfer files from old windows Vista 32bit pc to new windows 8.1 64bit pc Forum Solvedi want to intall my old HDD w win 7 os on a new desktop computer Forum SolvedTransferring old HDD and SSD into new PC with new Mobo Forum SolvedHelp: how to transfer all data from old HDD to a new one? Forum Transfer from old pc's HDD to new Pc Forum installing old hdd on new pc to transfer important files? Forum Solvednew pc old hard drive reformat from xp to win 7 pro Forum SolvedHaving win7 installed, but having documents on another HDD Forum SolvedHow to transfer emails from old os-x pb g4 to new windows 7 pc? Forum SolvedCan I just transfer old storage HDD to new computer as same storage HDD without formating? Forum How to transfer software from old dead xp computer to new win 7 computer Forum SolvedHow to install new HDD and Win 7 HP 64 bit. Old guy needs advice Forum Transfer data from old HDD to new pc Forum Transfering from win 7 32 bit old computer to new win 7 64 bit computer. Forum repost Files gone on old hdd after instaling win 7 on new ssd Forum This should be an easy one for you guys - New SSD, fresh install of Win 7, now I can't format the old HDD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !