You may not need to do a fresh install oncve you do the other stuff discussed here. Furthermore, I believe that PC Mover is a one-shot program - I recall having read that the license to this application is valid for one move only, unless they have changed that, or you have a license allowing multiple attemps. You may wish to verify before trying. Another thing coming to mind is that perhaps some of the setting which you migrated from XP to 7 using that program are not 7-compatible, perhaps causing some of your problems - can this happen or do you get a warning?
You do get warnings in PCMover. However, my migration adventure was successful, and I had no trouble for a couple of weeks of using my usual photo programs, browser and email, and Office stuff. Only after trying Ghost did I have my difficulties.
I downloaded and ran the DotNet Verification program, from Joh.Marray's link, above. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
On first run, it presented me with a dropdown menu that should have had choices for dotnetfx 2.0, 3.0 SP2, and 3.5 SP1. Only the version 2 was indicated, even though on the Programs & Functions list, versions 3 and 3.5 were listed. The program did verify that all of the components of DotNetFramework 2 were where they are supposed to be.
Wondering why there was no indication of the other versions in the Verifier, I finally stumbled upon the Win7 Control Panel routine for turning windows functions on or off, and lo and behold! The box for Dot Net Framework was unchecked! Not by me, because I didn't even know such a tool existed; one of the first Symantec techs who had tried to help with fixing Ghost had done it after he tried to deinstall and reinstall the DotNetFramework programs, as Ghost v15 uses the framework.
I checked the boxes and ran MSConfig, where the DotNet stuff apparently had also been disabled. It took literally hours for the computer to reconfigure Windows after shutting down and rebooting, but when I ran the DotNet Verification again, it had all three choices available, and all were verified.
I then was able to reinstall DXO's converter, although it literally took almost an hour to complete the installation. I also was able to reinstall PhotoContestPro from its website (this is software for running competitions in a photo club, and it also depends on the DotNet stuff.) However, a photo uploader program from the same website won't install, still from a DotNet problem.
In addition, the last session in which Symantec engineers had control over my computer for upward of 6 hours, left my computer with Ghost installed. But when I tried to just do a backup of C:, I found that Ghost cannot find any hard drives on my computer!
I am livid about Symantec, especially their leaving my DotNet stuff turned off; if I hadn't stumbled on the Turn Off Windows Functions routine I would never have figured it out.
The main problem I still have is that to install or uninstall anything takes huge amounts of time, sometimes 30-40 minutes before the green progress bar begins to be visible, and then, upto an hour or more for it to reach the end of the progress bar space.
My plan, I think, is to: 1) get Acronis and another HDD to make a clone of my apparently crippled Win7 drive, 2) See if I can resurrect my original WinXP cloned drive and clone it back to my current C: drive, 3) Get another license for PCMover and try the process again, and 4) If that doesn't work, do a fresh install of Win7 and all of my programs. 5) I will write a letter to the highest level executive of Symantec that I can find, with a detailed ist of gripes about the 4 days of having my computer in their hands, the sloppiness on the part of their techs, and still having no well functioning OS, not to mention a still non-functional Ghost after they left it on my computer. I also want a refund of my lousy $70 online price for Ghost.
Can any of you think of better ways of using my time? I certainly can!
By the way, I also have a Prius...