in the upgrade
What upgrade do you speak of?
Here is how to do it on a CD:
Open the CD in My Computer, right-click the main install file (setup, etc.) and click "Troubleshoot compatibility". If it does not work (my AT&T software will not install in Windows 7 no matter what I try), there aren't many other options. I would recommend XP Mode or a regular virtual machine (the next options for old programs), but with programs like "Address Book" and "Event Reminder", using a virtual machine isn't really feasible.
You might just have to find newer programs that do close to the same thing those do. I know it can be hard to let go of your old programs that work just the way you want, but sometimes that's the price you pay for having a new OS. There are plenty of ways to run old programs if they are incompatible, but like I said, with programs like that, it's not logistically feasible.