How to transfer XP HD to new Win 7 machine

I have programs on an old XP PC and would like to transfer the content of that drive to a second (new and faster) drive that is available on a new Win 7 Professional PC. These programs are costly to reinstall and would rather just use the old HD with the programs on it. Is this doable?
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  1. Every program writes files to the windows folder and data to the registry. There is no way to transfer that from your XP drive to the win7 installation. Beside that: why is it costly to reinstall the programs? You don't have the install media?
  2. Sorry but you will need the original programs to re-install on the new PC. Data is fine to move, but programs work differently as described above.
  3. I am looking to run the programs within a virtualized XP OS using the old hard drive. As for the old programs - some are no longer made and updates to them are very expensive.
  4. gdgreen said:
    I am looking to run the programs within a virtualized XP OS using the old hard drive. As for the old programs - some are no longer made and updates to them are very expensive.



    Hi :)

    You CANNOT run the programs from the old drive without REINSTALLING FROM ORIGINAL DISCS...

    All the best Brett :)
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