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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Vista Home Premium

26 Apr 2009   #1
vishal88

Vista Home Premium & Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 and Vista Home Premium

Hi, this is my first post for this forum as I installed windows 7 for the first time last night, on a dual boot

I would like to know if its possible to use the programs I have previously installed on Vista on windows 7.. is there a way to port them to windows 7? I have three partitions on my hard drive:

(C) with VISTA and all files on
(D) HP recovery (to be honest not exactly sure what's in there)
(E) Windows 7

I hope you can help!

Thanks


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26 Apr 2009   #2
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vishal88 View Post
Hi, this is my first post for this forum as I installed windows 7 for the first time last night, on a dual boot

I would like to know if its possible to use the programs I have previously installed on Vista on windows 7.. is there a way to port them to windows 7? I have three partitions on my hard drive:

(C) with VISTA and all files on
(D) HP recovery (to be honest not exactly sure what's in there)
(E) Windows 7

I hope you can help!

Thanks
Hi Visha, Welcome to the Forum.

It is best to install all the programs that you are going to use on 7 it is possible that by going to Vista program files that some of them will work just by clicking on the .exe but you are running the risk of corrupting both OS's

Pooch

Best to leave D:\ well alone this is where your complete system restore files are located. You might need them someday should you ever want to reinstall/repair Vista
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26 Apr 2009   #3
vishal88

Vista Home Premium & Windows 7
 
 

Hi, thank you for the reply!

I have made the partition 16gb, so only have just over 5gb left. I have 65gig free on my (C) drive. Is there any way to increase the size of my (E) drive.

I partitioned my drive using windows vista disk management.

Thanks!
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26 Apr 2009   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi vishal, open disk management and right click on C drive and click on Shrink Partition to see how much space you can gain for other partition.
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