Have a new i5 windows 7 build with SSD arriving tomorrow. 6 year old XP machine runs some legacy software which I would like on new PC, but only runs on XP, also, I have lost the activation codes to reinstall and the company has gone bankrupt.
I would like to clone the old hard drive (IDE I think) to a new sata drive, then update the drivers so it can boot on the new windows 7 machine exactly the way it was, when that legacy software is needed. (I.e use win7 as primary OS and boot to the old XP installation when needed)
Example here: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
Has anyone any experience with this? Is it relatively straight forward? I do not want to put the old PC in jeopardy because I need that program to run regardless. I am OK with computers but have never tried this sort of thing.
Your thoughts would be appreciated!