Upgrading to Windows 7 on a Windows XP SP3 machine

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Moving profile and applications from Windows XP to Windows 7. Can it be done? I want to upgrade to 7 on this XP SP3 box. I do not want to reinstall everything. Is there an application that can help me?

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Historically, in order to update your OS you will have to reinstall ALL apps which are not included in the OS install files. You will need installation files for most of your third party aps along with verification of ownership, unless a particular app was ‘freeware.’ Even if some of the apps are included in Win7, (pretty unlikely MS has been in trouble before for including some other company’s apps in their software package) you would still have to update the apps as soon as possible to the latest versions. You also need to be careful if yo are going from a 32bit OS to a 64bit, as all 32bit apps do not run in a 64bit environment.

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  • jinteik
    i dont think moving the application is possible..its just like setting up a new pc and once you setup a new pc you will need to reinstall everything again
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