xp and vista?

  jonpep 15:01 30 Sep 2007
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I am getting a new machine running with windows xp, I expect the new will be vista!, my question is can I load up my external drive with xp programmes and then put them back onto vista and will they still run , or will I have to have new programmes to run with vista??

  DieSse 15:09 30 Sep 2007

You can't just copy them off your old XP installation - you need the original CD or download you made - then you install them into Vista.

Most will work - maybe even all - maybe not all.

  jonpep 15:14 30 Sep 2007

Thanks for your comments, most are downloaded like pc mechanic, pc doctor,ect so I thought I could just put them onto the external then move them back into vista!

  tullie 15:37 30 Sep 2007

No,not unless you have the installation file for the programme

  bremner 15:38 30 Sep 2007

If you have the downloaded installation files then yes you could do as you suggest - so long as they are Vista compliant.

  1234s282 16:35 05 Oct 2007

Some Software have newer builds released which give Vista support - check on the softwares or manufacturers website

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