Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Software migration from WinXP 32bit to Win7 64bit

17 Apr 2010   #1
Nick2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Software migration from WinXP 32bit to Win7 64bit

I've made my decision, I'm going to stick with Windows 7 Professional.

The problem is that I have lots of 32bit programs that I need to migrate( along with their settings) to their 64bit version.
Is it possible to use settings/profiles from the 32bit version to the 64bit version?

Where do I put the profiles for these programs that in XP were stored in "Application Data" or "Local Settings/Application Data"?

How do I edit permissions for programs that want to edit files from their native folder or from other specified folders?
(for example emule edits it's config folder from Program Files or edits the incomplete temp files)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

You should be able to use the User Migration Tool to move all of your settings over to the new installation.

Windows 7 Upgrade and Migration Guide
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nick2 View Post
Where do I put the profiles for these programs that in XP were stored in "Application Data" or "Local Settings/Application Data"?
Application Data == AppData/Roaming
Local Settings == AppData/Local

Quote:
How do I edit permissions for programs that want to edit files from their native folder or from other specified folders?
(for example emule edits it's config folder from Program Files or edits the incomplete temp files)
Configure those applications not to do that. Or run those applications as administrator for the first time and set them up, then never again. Now if the applications try to write to any where inside of "Program Files" the write and read should be redirected to VirtualStore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Apr 2010   #4
Nick2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote:
Configure those applications not to do that. Or run those applications as administrator for the first time and set them up, then never again. Now if the applications try to write to any where inside of "Program Files" the write and read should be redirected to VirtualStore.
I felt like I was hit by a hammer.

How do I disable this? I don't want the OS to interfere with the software that I install. I don't want any of these virtual folders/paths and stuff like that.
It only makes things worse.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2010   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nick2 View Post
How do I disable this? I don't want the OS to interfere with the software that I install. I don't want any of these virtual folders/paths and stuff like that.
Then don't have the software write to protected locations. There is no reason an application needs to write to Program Files. Either configure the application with more reasonable locations to write its data to, or install it into your user directory.

The more you fight against the grain, the more hair you are going to lose.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2010   #6
Nick2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've just reinstalled the OS (just because I had installed XP Mode, Classic Shell and changed a permission rule for emule and forgot how to undo it), because I wanted everything to be brand new and guess what?

After installing NOD32 x64 and Outpost Firewall x64 (original files), not warez, the screen goes black just shortly after log on and the computer does not respond even though I can move the pointer on the screen.

This is a legal Win7 x64 Professional DVD.

As usual, Microsoft never stops to amaze me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2010   #7
Nick2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

After uninstalling Outpost Firewall from Safe Mode, the standard Windows Firewall gives me this message everytime I log on, saying that it's turned off.


Attached Thumbnails
-capture22.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2010   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nick2 View Post
After uninstalling Outpost Firewall from Safe Mode, the standard Windows Firewall gives me this message everytime I log on, saying that it's turned off.
Oh I don't know, maybe because it is off? Just saying.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2010   #9
Nick2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, but I turn it on, and it keeps showing me that message every time I start the PC.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Software migration from WinXP 32bit to Win7 64bit




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD Winxp 64bit, Win7 Pro 64bit many error codes
Hi every one, i have this machine which is causing too much headache for me, this machine was having Windows XP 64 Bit, and it had a lot of BSOD crashes, then i just decided that it's the time to make the move to Windows 7 for this high performance machine, since i was not able to upgrade to...
BSOD Help and Support
Running 32bit software on 64bit a OS - Performance
If i ran a 32bit software on a 64bit windows 7 OS would it degrade any performance, as it runs on a emulation layer? Thanks!
Software
how to run windows 7 (32bit) software on (64bit)?
Dear all, I just had a new laptop with Windows 7 (64bit) installed, most of my software that i was running on my old windows 7 (32bit) was managed, and now they are running very well on my new machine, but only one software (QQ Messenger), I've been using this messenger for like 3 years, n i...
Software
How can i setup a software(for 32bit) in a 64bit system
HI, I have a 64bit win7 system, and I also have a sofeware that can work well in a 32 bit system, But it can not be setup in a 64 bit system,How can i make that work in my 64 bit system? I have update the windows to latest. Thanks very much.
Installation & Setup
printer sharing win7 home 64bit to winxp pro laptop
I cannot get my desktop which is running win 7 home 64bit to connect to my laptop which is running win xp pro sp3. i set the workgroup to home on both machines and still nothing. My laptop will not see the desktop over the network. Any ideas on what i should do?
Network & Sharing
Reinstall Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit /backup disc content
Hey, I purchased the Win 7 Pro Upgrade 32bit via digitalriver, but I've been doing some reseach and probably should have selected the 64bit version. - Any ideas how I can get the 64bit version? - For those who ordered the 32bit back-up disc kit for the extra $15 and have received it,...
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App