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cman

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Windows 7
« on: November 02, 2013, 02:29:54 AM »
Its getting close to the time that support for Windows XP will be discontinued , so I've been looking into installing Windows 7. I've heard some software for Windows XP will not run on Windows 7 and I was wondering why. What changed between Windows 7 and XP so that software is not compatible between the two programs?

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 03:48:43 AM »
cman,

Its getting close to the time that support for Windows XP will be discontinued , so I've been looking into installing Windows 7. I've heard some software for Windows XP will not run on Windows 7 and I was wondering why. What changed between Windows 7 and XP so that software is not compatible between the two programs?

It depends. Windows 7 comes in 2 versions: 32 bit and 64 bit. The 64 bit version is a new world; old 16 bit software won't work. You have to install a VM to run that kind of applications. But the 32 bit version should be close enough to Win XP.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 03:57:22 AM »
I happen to have Win7 Home edition, and there are some programs that will not run. I read somewhere that you need the Pro version to get around that, but you still need a VM to run 16 bit.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 05:53:14 AM »
Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate users can download and use Windows XP Mode :

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013, 09:27:39 AM »
Erol,

Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate users can download and use Windows XP Mode :

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7

and that works fine. I've installed it.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2013, 12:00:21 PM »
I would not worry too much about the end of XP support, its a blessing in disguise that it will not be changed any longer. Secure it yourself and use it till the wheels fall off the machine it in installed on. The only reason I can think of running a later OS like the Win7 64 bit pro version I have on an i7 is the extra memory, hate the interface and the endless updates it wants every time I turn it on.
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