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ASP.NET 2005, moved a project to a new computer, wont build

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I had all my VS2005 projects on my XP laptop which is all but dead (old machine).  I have a new laptop now, Windows Vista Home Premium.  I copied those files to a flash drive.  I installed VS 2005 on my Vista laptop, updated to the latest patches.  I copied my VS projects into my projects directory.  I modified my solutions file to reference the new path.

My ASP.NET project opens fine but it does not compile.  I get this:

Error      1      It is an error to use a section registered as allowDefinition='MachineToApplication' beyond application level.  This error can be caused by a virtual directory not being configured as an application in IIS.      

The thing is I'm on Vista Home Premium,  IIS isn't even installed, yet I can create a new web project and run it fine locally.  Its only when I try to build/compile my moved project that I get this error.  

Does anyone know what I need to do?  Thanks!
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When you create an new web application using visual studio.net, it automatically creates the virtual directory and configures it as an application. However, if you manually create the virtual directory and it is not configured as an application, then you will not be able to browse the application and may get the above error. The debug information you get as mentioned above, is applicable to this scenario.

I recommend to leave only source files and re-create projects in your new machine.
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