Legacy applications may or may not be supported in newer Windows versions and this insightful article is helpful in corporate planning
QUOTE: Here are a few commonsense best practices that any organization looking forward to an XP migration should be outlining before a single system is touched:
1. Inventory your organization 2. Evaluate your application footprint & stamp out functional overlap 3. Perform thorough application compatibility testing 4. Don’t forget about your peripherals 5. Come up with a multi-faceted migration plan. Again, the simple items like costs and timelines are the easiest parts to get a grasp on. What’s your contingency plan for systems that need to be rolled back in an emergency?