Well...i would like to only have to install programs once onto my computer and then be able to use them in Windows 7 or Windows XP. Basically to where they both look like they are installed on that OS but really it's only been installed into one location.
Here are the options i came up with:
Application Mover --- Haven't tried it yet...but not too sure it that would work.
And something i found here: http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?threadID=285886
Where basically this is quoted from what the user posted:
Not necessarily. I setup three partitions on the same Raid-0 disk array:
1 - 20GB - XP Pro
2 - 40GB - Vista Ultimate 64 Bit
3 - remaining space - Programs.
Change the drive letters using disk management (Vista and XP both see their install drives as C:) for Programs to the same letter to reduce confusion (E: for me.)
Then install all your software in XP, changing the install folder for each setup to E:\Program Files. Reboot, and repeat the install in Vista, again pointing the setup to E:\Program Files. I installed 40 different programs this way, and only four did not work when installed this way (Norton I.S. being one.) For those, I uninstalled in Vista, and re-installed into E:\Program Files (x86)\. Thus, 60GB of installed programs were only installed once, and work fine from both Operating Systems.
And that sounds like a great idea and way to do it, BUT...i've already got most of my programs installed through Windows 7, and i can tell you Adobe Master Collection CS4 takes about 2 hours to install. I would like to not have to reinstall everything but if i have to i'm sure i can make it work.
Just wondering if anybody has any other ideas on how i might be able to accomplish this?
Thanks for the help guys!