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Windows.old..Programs Cloned From Vista32. Can I Execute?

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Old 10-03-2009
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Windows.old..Programs Cloned From Vista32. Can I Execute?
Windows.old has many of my programs that i used on my old pc.
Can i execute them on the new. Somehow activate them to be
run?

Sey
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Old 10-03-2009
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Re: Windows.old..Programs Cloned From Vista32. Can I Execute?
No, you have to re-install them since there is no way to transfer the
registry entries for the programs from the OLD OS to your new OS. You do
want to make sure that any data files created by your programs are
transferred to your installation.

"mainframeguy" <mainframeguy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Windows.old has many of my programs that i used on my old pc.
> Can i execute them on the new. Somehow activate them to be
> run?
>
> Sey


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Old 10-04-2009
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Re: Windows.old..Programs Cloned From Vista32. Can I Execute?

"mainframeguy" <mainframeguy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0831A331-6FF9-4F49-8BA1-6A4CD9B2DD82@microsoft.com...

> Windows.old has many of my programs that i used on my old pc.
> Can i execute them on the new. Somehow activate them to be
> run?
>
> Sey



It depends on the program.

Long as you can provide the correct settings and runtime modules, if they are needed. Often the settings are stored in the Registry, but some programs use INI or CFG files to store settings. Also you may need to manual install runtime modules like VB (Visual Basic) or VC (Visual C) runtime modules to run the programs. They are usually installed by the setup if they are required. There might be other files not mentioned like DLLs and SYS files that aren't stored in the program directory, but installed in the previous Windows directory which is longer are there and also you may need to register these files. It may require a lot of work to get it running again, which is why people generally recommend reinstalling.
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