I have an interesting holiday gift project and would like help finding the best approach. I want to upgrade my Dad's old desktop tower for a new one and am not sure what to do about keeping the windows install on the old computer.
My goal: Enable Autocad 2006 on current desktop to be run on the new desktop.
Preferred option: Copy Autocad 2006 program files into new HDD with new OS (compatible with Windows 7)
Second option: Clone WIndows XP Professional to a partition of a new HDD and boot whenever this program needed to run.
Are either of these options possible; is there a better way to accomplish my goal? I would greatly appreciate any information on how to accomplish these tasks!
Current PC specs:
OS: Windows XP Professional
Service pack: 3.0
Future PC Specs:
OS: Windows 7 (withholding from 8.1 due to compatibility with Autocad 2006)