Programs on disk D: RRS feed

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  • I have been using Windows XP for some time now. But now I have decided to install Windows 7. I intend to format disk C: where XP is installed and install the new Win 7 on that partition. My question concerns some programs that I have previously installed on disk D:. If I format only the disk C:, these programs should remain on my computer even under the new OS. But will they run having that they have been installed under XP? 

    Thank you in advance for your support. 

    vineri, 22 martie 2013 14:07


  • Hi,

    I think you have two options:

    1. You can do an upgrade from XP to Vista then from Vista to Windows 7.

    2. You can try Windows Easy transfer but it only migrates your program data meaning you still have to install all programs but after that you can have the same program settings.

    "Program settings

    Settings that keep your programs configured as you had them on your old computer. You must first install the programs on your new computer, because Windows Easy Transfer does not transfer the programs themselves. Some programs might not work on this version of Windows, including security programs, antivirus programs,  firewall programs (your new computer should already have a firewall running to help ensure safety during the transfer), and programs with software drivers."



    To actually migrate all installed applications from XP to Windows 7 there is no free tool (at least that I know of) but there are other 3rd party solutions but like you would expect, it costs a few bucks.

    Hope it helps.


    • Marcat ca răspuns de Denis Chiurtu marți, 9 aprilie 2013 13:30
    sâmbătă, 30 martie 2013 12:28