I can’t believe I have to resort to SRK for this one but I’m totally stuck.
So I did a FILE backup of my Vista box onto my external HD. Installed W7 Ultimate onto my box and attempted to restore my Vista files from my external. I made a special folder on W7 on my C drive called “backup” where I temporarily put my backup files. I cut and pasted everything to replace the stock W7 folders (i.e. documents, downloads, pics, videos, music, blah blah blah blah…) and for the most part, it worked. Except for the 'ol “program” folders… Program files and program files (86x) won’t show up when I cut and paste. If I cut and paste they’ll take up the space on my hard drive but they’ll show up as “empty” when I look into my start menu or if I go through C drive the actual applications will be missing. That doesn’t make any FUCKING sense and I’m beginning to lose patience. Mostly because Google isn’t turning up shit on this one. That and I can’t stand not being able to figure this crap out. Does anyone have an answer for this one because I’m at a loss.
And please don’t suggest the “Upgrade” option when installing. I deleted my main Vista box after the backup so it won’t pull up a Windows.old. It’s gotta be from Custom. And don’t suggest the Windows Easy Transfer or whatever it is because that won’t work either in my case.