5 replies, 3 voices Last updated by Robert Adams 3 years, 4 months ago
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    • #44684

      Robert Adams
      Member
      @Crady

      Thanks for reviewing my question. I wish to purchase a new Win-10 desktop (HP or Dell) computer and have fully functioning programs (Quicken,MS Works, Excel, etc) under Win-7. Will/should these programs work under Win-10….and…. how about PC Mover Pro to move them to the new box. Comments/suggestions welcome..
      Thanks
      Robert Adams
      Vinton, VA

    • #44787

      TeamKomando:John
      Participant
      @264458

      Hello Robert,

      This is entirely possible, depending on which versions of the software you are currently using. Please let us know which releases of Microsoft office and Quicken you are using.

      Your best bet would be to make a backup of your Windows 7 Operating system using Macrium Reflect which is free. Then I would update Windows 7 to windows 10 to see if your applications still work. Only then would I attempt using PC Mover pro to migrate the applications to the new Windows 10 machine.

      Alternatively, once you confirm your apps work after upgrading Windows 7 upgrade to 10 you could make another backup image and restore that to the newly purchased computer. If you do this you will need to make a Macrium Rescue live boot USB.

      Depending on the version of the software you have you have you might be able to install a fresh copy of the programs on the Windows 10 computer, which is always recommended over migrating from one machine to another.

    • #44804

      Robert Adams
      Member
      @Crady

      John- Thanks for your helpful reply. Perhaps I’m working from some false (or misunderstood) information but I seem to recall that Windows-10 can be configured to emulate (maybe the wrong word) a Windows-7 environment. So, my intent was to link the new Win-10 box to my current Win-7 box and transfer the programs and data. You are recommending that I install Win-10 in my current computer prior to this transfer. Must I take this additional step (at some minor cost)? Or, once I install Win-10 on my current computer can I revert it to a Win-7 environment and my current programs will run OK. Your thoughts? Thanks

    • #44833

      TeamKomando:John
      Participant
      @264458

      Hello Robert,

      My recommendation on making a backup and then upgrading your current Windows 7 box was to verify weather or not the apps will continue to work in Windows 10. However you can try to use the PC Mover program to see if it will do everything you are expecting, however I am not expecting it to copy over Works as it is an older program.

      If you let us know which versions of Quicken, Works and Excel you are using we can determine if the are compatible with Windows 10.

      If you are interested in Virtualizing your existing windows 7 machine so you can run it in a Hyper-V on your new Windows 10 computer you can take a look at how to accomplish this task here. You can also watch someone accomplish this task on Youtube, keep in mind when he starts using Hyper-V you should be doing that on the new computer as he is doing everything on the same computer.

      If you have any questions please let us know.

    • #45735

      Norman Harris
      Participant
      @Norman Harris

      I’m not familiar with PC Mover Pro, however I can tell you that virtually all programs that ran under Windows 7 will run under Windows 10. The suggestion to make a backup of your Windows 7 system is good however in case there is a problem. The backup would be critical if you were actually upgrading your Windows 7 PC to the Windows 10 operating system. Truthfully, the Windows 7 PC itself is a backup, provided you are not planning to dispose of the machine following the Windows 10 upgrade. I actually use programs designed from earlier eras of Windows on Windows 10 including Word, Excel and other Office programs from Office 2000. They work as long as you don’t exceed 8 GB of RAM on your motherboard. I doubt this is an issue if you are using Office 2007, 2013 or other more recent versions of Microsoft Office Suite. You will want to test your setup to see that everything works however it is almost 100% that Windows 10 will run everything you used under Windows 7, except Windows Media Center, a feature included with Windows 7, available optionally with Windows 8 and 8.1 but explicitly discontinued in Windows 10.

    • #45742

      Robert Adams
      Member
      @Crady

      Norman- I appreciate your very helpful reply. Yes, I intend to use the old- Win-7 PC as my “backup”. Since the original post I’ve purchased a Dell and used PC Mover to transfer my programs and files. Worked perfectly. I found all my old Win-7 programs worked fine but then I ran into a series of “BSOD” that caused me to spend multiple hours with Dell support from India. Not ideal communications. The result, after 3 weeks and multiple “BSOD” screens was to return the Dell. The Dell folks just could not diagnose or fix the problem- even reinstalling Win-10 pro did not work. I suppose it must be something hardware related. Again, Thanks for your contribution.

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