I'm looking at getting a new laptop with the Windows 7 on it, but am trying to decide which version to get...my biggest hangup is I want many of my current XP programs to work on the Windows 7 version__

can I use my current XP programs to be installed and work properly on Windows 7 Home Edition?
 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 566 Applies to:
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Which one is right for you?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows7/products/compare

Windows 7 Compatibility Center
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx

This is handy to know about too.

Download Windows Virtual PC RC and Windows XP Mode RC  (Final version is about to be released).
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

How to use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate files and settings from one Windows-based computer to another Windows Vista-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928634/en-us

Description of Windows Easy Transfer for Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928635/en-us


Another thing you could do is to run the following on your XP machine and see what it says about your installed programs.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15

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