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So you decided not to jump from Windows XP to Windows VISTA. but now you're ready to LEAP forward into Windows 7.

First, you will want to BACKUP ALL of your programs.

Since you did not upgrade to VISTA, you will LOOSE all of your programs when you upgrade to Windows 7, so be sure to backup all of your programs and files.


If you wish, you can use an external hard drive and a program called WINDOWS EASY TRANSFER to make this task easier.


See the link below for this FREE program.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2b6f1631-973a-45c7-a4ec-4928fa173266&DisplayLang=en


Now, for the fun part! Insert the Windows 7 disc into the computer and start or restart the computer.


Follow the onscreen instructions to completely install Windows 7.


You will now need to reinstall each of your programs.


If you used Windows Easy Transfer, you can use the list of programs that it prints out to be certain that you reinstall all of your programs.


Hope this helps.

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How to install or run older programs on Windows 7


Since the release of Windows 7 many of my clients have been asking me about program compatibility and which programs will run on Microsoft's new operating system.

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Locate the desktop icon or the program in "All Programs" from the Start Menu or Orb as it's affectionately known today.

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moz-screenshot.pngmoz-screenshot-1.pngmoz-screenshot-2.pngRight click on the icon or file and select "Properties" from the sub menu.

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At the bottom of the tab you will see the header "Privilege Level".

Check the box that says "Run this program as an administrator"

Also at the top of the Compatibility tab you will see "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
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Click apply and then OK and run the program.


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Sometimes you will get a message that says "This program may not have installed correctly, Reinstall using recommended settings and This program installed correctly"

It's up to you what you do from here, if the program works choose the latter. If your not too sure click on Reinstall using recommended settings"


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If you wish, you can use an external hard drive and a program called WINDOWS EASY TRANSFER to make this task easier.


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