Migration to Windows 7 Pro 64bit from XP Pro 32bit

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by imk, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. imk

    imk New Member

    Mar 29, 2010
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    So after some days of playing around with Windows 7 I feel that it would be worth while building my new systems on Windows 7 rather than XP pro again.

    So a little advice on which way to go would be a great help please.

    Now I am a software developer that uses a lot of 32bit applications including MS Vis C++, MicroChips dev tools (MPLab) , ARM7 Dev tools, Office 2003 etc. Plus many many other 32bit applications that I know the original developers of these are never going to upgrade them to Windows 7 64 bit and these are vitally important to my business they must run in XP 32 bit compatibility mode.

    The other software that I make great us of is Outlook Xpress, hence I have over 100 folders of DBX’s email files that I need to migrate/copy and have access to in Windows 7.

    So the what to do question please?

    Should I install XP Pro and all my 32bit apps and then do an upgrade to Window7 64bit and would this solution give me access to XP’s Outlook Xpress.

    Or Should I do a clean install of Windows 7 Pro 64bit bit and than install all my 32bit applications and use Outlook from the MS 2003 office suit I have for my emails.

    NB all my data files are on another drive (plus a backup drive) so they would not be affect by either solution.

    Many thanks in advance IMK
  2. w7pro

    w7pro Banned

    May 17, 2010
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    A new PC with Windows 7 Professional is loaded with features to help make you more productive. For more information, please visit bit.ly/Win7ProProductivity. To become more familiar with Windows 7 Professional, take a test drive at bit.ly/Win7ProTestDrive

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