Quote: Originally Posted by Bade
I have purchased a Win 7 HP laptop 64bit and I have copied the Win XP program files directories into Win 7 'Program Files (x86) but the majority won't run. Is there a way to do this without having to reinstall the programs.
Generally, no. When you run an installer, entries are created in the Windows Registry. Copying the program files won't copy those.
There's a third-party solution that claims to be able to move software: Laplink® Software - PCmover - Automatically move PC applications to a new computer
It's supposed to handle going from a 32 bit system to a 64 bit one.
I have no experience with it. Seems a little too good to be true, but there are some fairly positive reviews of it on the Web.