Windows 7 Thread, Windows 7 installation - copy our Windows XP procedure? in Technical; Our standard procedure for building up windows XP images includes the following:
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EEEk, is this to get old software to work without having to figure out just what files it needs. The above steps switch off almost all security on the system and XP was lapse with that anyway. 7 is tougher on security and so you would probably need to wipe all security again to get old software running without actually going through and looking at each bit of software and just unlocking the required files.
Process moniter is your freind with snotty software, it can tell you what files and reg keys it hits issues with. One nice thing about 7 if you have UAC on is registry virtualisation which will actually allow some of the dirtier programs free reign on their own sandboxed copy of the registry removing much of the hassle.