Delph 7 Apps Migration to Current Win 8

I have been using Delphi 7 on Win XP for a long time now. I feel like it's time to throw in the towel and move up to a current OS but, I am dreading the thought of having to rewrite all of the apps I've written in D7. Can anyone point me in a relatively painless direction? Thanks
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Sinisa VukSoftware architectCommented:
I can tell that my D6 apps works quite good on win 7 or 8. So, should yours if you don't use something non compatible ... Install D7 on win 8 and test your apps .... Probably will look "old"  but may work.
Sometimes BDE can be hard to setup.
This MS page shows that D7 is not compatible with win8 but some reg fix can help.
Blog with some info: delphi-6-on-windows-8-1
and this one too.
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