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Windows 7 clean install. Can GHOST copy my programs?

Greetings all. I want to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista Business. I want to do a clean install but i have alot of software that i no longer have the install discs.  Can I backup my Vista computer, including software and then reinstall software after in clean install Windows 7? If not, is there anything else i can do or use?

Thanks all.

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Kudos0

Re: Windows 7 clean install. Can GHOST copy my programs?

Greetings all. I want to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista Business. I want to do a clean install but i have alot of software that i no longer have the install discs.  Can I backup my Vista computer, including software and then reinstall software after in clean install Windows 7? If not, is there anything else i can do or use?

Thanks all.

Kudos0

Re: Windows 7 clean install. Can GHOST copy my programs?

Ghost is disk imaging software. So if you use Ghost to back up your Vista install, install Windows 7, then recover the Ghost backup (of Vista), you will be right back at Vista!

Kudos0

Re: Windows 7 clean install. Can GHOST copy my programs?

If you do a clean install, you will have to reinstall all your applications.  No way around it.

I have an envelope for all my systems.  Evert time a piece of software is installed, it goes in the envelope.  Even if downloaded, I make a disk.

I've learned the hard way, have all your software handy for a recovery!

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