I recently suffered a major PC crash, followed by building a new Win7 (64-bit) workstation and installing the latest Cadence 16.5 upgrades (Capture/Allegro). No problems so far, but I also want to install my older tool versions (16.2 and 16.3) from my old machine, which was running WinXP. I have the old file directories copied onto the new machine, but have not yet attempted an "install".
My real question - is there a practical way to "re-register" the old tool versions/directories into Win7, without re-installing them from scratch along with multiple hot-fixes. I would like to not over-write my old "ini" and "env" settings with the installation process. Other than changing the %CDSROOT% environment variable, I'm certain there are other other things that need to happen to get the older tools to run under Win7.
I am a reasonably experienced PC person, but would appreciate any guidance from the Cadence guru's here!
Thanks in advance.