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Windows 7: Copy Programs from Windows Old to Windows

03 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
It's too late now, but for future reference. What you needed to do was to use the "Programs and settings transfer wizard" on your olf 32 bit windows to save your programs, user account and settings. Then after installing the 64 bit version use the transfer wizard to put them back.
I believe that the wizard can only transfer files and settings, not installed programs.

That's a real problem in switching from a 32 bit OS to Win7 X64, as that requires a clean install. Pre-installed stuff would be lost, if it's the sort of software that requires installation. (Most does.)
Ah your right, says "Transfers Files and Settings". I never did the transfer programs because I enjoy starting clean and reinstalling only those things I actually used often on a new system. I guess I just always assumed it would. THough thinking about it that would be somewhat of a nightmare to pull off codewise

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