Can I migrate my programs from Windows XP to Windows 8 Release Preview?

I installed windows 8 on my computer. Upgraded from windows XP.  I was wondering if there was a way to get all of my programs back?  Currently there all in a folder called windows.old. Is there any way to restore them all?
original title: Windows 8 windows.old file
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I installed windows 8 on my computer. Upgraded from windows XP.  I was wondering if there was a way to get all of my programs back?  Currently there all in a folder called windows.old. Is there any way to restore them all?


Hi

You can only recover your personal files from the Windows.old folder.

The programs that you used on Windows XP will need to be reinstalled.

 

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Last updated September 20, 2013 Views 53 Applies to: