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Migration from xp to windows Vista

I want migrate my Notebook from Xp to vista,but I have lot of application and files in it,which i want to run after vista is loaded.If its possible to run my applications previously loaded migrating to vista.If posssible please send me the way.
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The Windows installation disc has an option to keep your existing files when migrating to Vista, but unfortunately there is no way of keeping your applications. These will need to be re-installed. You might want to make sure that they are all Vista compatible before making the switch!

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Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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