Apps (programs) no longer run when transferred like that. Why not do what you wrote but install AutoCad onto your new PC? I looked at ADT2007 and it does run on Windows 7 just fine.
We have an old HP Pavilion ZD7000 with XP Pro OS. AutoCAD ADT 2007 is on it, but the graphics card is shot. We want to buy a new HP Pavilion g7-2270us with Windows 8, put the old hard drive into an external drive case and plug it into the bus to run AutoCAD from there.
Autodesk doesn't talk to people and we don't want to spend $3900 to buy an upgrade for the old software, as we use it only for pleasure now (retired.)
Can we make this work? How?