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?
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?
November 25, 2012 7:07:56 PM
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.