You cannot migrate a program in that fashion. Either you upgrade and migrate
them, or you (re)install them from their original installation media after
performing a clean install of the operating system.
There is a reason programs use installer files. In addition to creating and
populating the program folder, the installation routine also does some or
all of the following: create needed registry entries, place support files in
system folders, create user settings, add to or adjust system variables, add
to or adjust services, and create startup entries as needed.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"titus12" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I want to reinstall back-up files of programs from XP unto a Vista clean
>install and have them function as if I was still using XP. Sometimes when
>I install an OS on a second drive, the programs on the other drive will not
>work. I would have to reinstall them. Also the Add/Remove program in the
>Control Panel will have nothing in it.
> Thank you,
> "Brink" <Brink.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> titus12;638444 Wrote:
>>> Concerning the clean install, I should:
>>> 1. download Windows Easy Install for XP
>>> 2. burn settings, accounts, programs to CD
>>> 3. do clean install that will wipe my hard drive clean
>>> 4. use Easy Install to re-install my XP files and settings
>>> I this the idea?
>>> Thank you,
>> Hi David,
>> I'm not sure if I follow you. If you would like to do a clean install
>> with a Upgrade version of Vista, then this will show you how without
>> having to mess with XP.
>> Hope this helps you,
>> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
>> '*Vista x64 Forums*'
>> *Please post feedback to help others.*