Gather your CDs and external drives or whatever you used to store the programs earlier and get to installing.
For some programs, you might want to download the latest versions. It's all there in a folder called Windows.old, where you can manually move everything back into the proper directories under Windows 7.
I recommend using Macrium Reflect; it's a free download available from Start by gathering all the installation files for all your applications.
The program will check for what can be transferred then give you an opportunity to password-protect the data.
You can choose which accounts to move, and the transfer wizard will figure out the rest. The PCMover Windows 7 upgrade assistant from Laplink costs around .
It will restore all your data and programs again without you needing to do any dragging and dropping or gathering of discs and license keys.
The last thing before we get to the actual Windows 7 disc is to download and run the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard.
This will allow you to back up all your files and settings to an external hard drive. Launch the wizard and make sure your external drive is plugged in.