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I have someone needing to move on to a new machine, and is using XP right now.

If we get Win7 or Win8 32 bit, it is guarenteed that all XP CDs will work in the new machine?
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by:Gareth Gudger
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There is no guarantee XP programs will work with Windows 7 or Windows 8. You need to check with the manufacturer of the software you have on your XP machine and see if they are compatible with the newer versions of Windows. For example, Office 2003 is not supported on Windows 8.1.
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by:Thomas Grassi
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Run this program first

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20

Windows 7 advisor will build you a list of programs and hardware that is compatible or not
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by:25112
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hmm.. ok.. so 32 bit alone is not enough? (i realize well 64 bit win7/8 will give problems because xp is only 32?)
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Not necessarily. Many 32bit apps run on 64bit Windows 7/8. It just depends on whether the app is compatible with 7 or 8. As a last resort if the app is not compatible, or, there is no updated version, you can run Windows XP Mode in Windows 7.
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ok. good deal. thanks.
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by:Gareth Gudger
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For help transferring all your data you may want to look at this free offer from Microsoft and LapLink.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/xp/transfer-your-data.aspx
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thanks diggisaur! thanks microsoft!
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Your welcome.

Laplink has a paid version that is supposed to move your apps as well. But I have never tried it.
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