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Windows 7: What old software do you still use?

13 Sep 2012   #21
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
I am using PowerDesk which was put out by Ontrack. I've had it since Windows 98 and still have been using it on Win7. I was surprised that I could even install in on the pre-lease of Windows 8 and it still works great.
Incidently, here is one thing that I found out when installing an old program on Win8. At least in the case of this particular program, this is what I had to do. I have Windows 8 installed on a virtual machine. When I inserted the CD in the drive it couldn't recognize the installation file or all of the rest of the files. I then ejected the disk and then inserted it again to let auto play kick in. I then saw the files. I installed it but it installed on my host machine. After a few more trials and errors--mostly errors, I just copied the installation file to a folder on the guest machine and left the CE in the drive. I then installed it from the file that I put on the guest and it then installed on the guest machine and it's working very well.
The only PowerDesk that would work for me was Version 8 and it seems fine. Problem is if Avanquest goes belly up, I will lose whatever updates come along.

Version 8.5 is terrible.
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14 Sep 2012   #22
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Im suprised to see users using old softwares like Picture It! i loved it when i was a teenager.. it has the best options for making CD Covers with so accurate size from the Print outs.
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14 Sep 2012   #23
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'm still using LViewPro 1.D2/32 as a general purpose image viewer when I want to quickly page through a dozen or a few hundred photos.

Copyright date 1996. Intended for Windows 95 and NT 3.51. It works as well on 64-bit Windows 7 as it ever did.

I also use EncSpot 2.0 from about 2001 to give me a lot of info on mp3s. No issues.

I'm not sure if either is still under development.
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14 Sep 2012   #24
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I still write small basic programs and the gwbasic.exe program still works fine. In fact I have even compiled them with the quickbasic compiler ver 6.0 that I have. compiles and links just like the old days.

Also I still use List from vern Buerg from the old days.

Rich
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15 Sep 2012   #25
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
I still write small basic programs and the gwbasic.exe program still works fine. In fact I have even compiled them with the quickbasic compiler ver 6.0 that I have. compiles and links just like the old days.

Also I still use List from vern Buerg from the old days.

Rich
Wow for List! Loved all those old file/directory explorers. DF, RN, DR, etc. But in 64 bit w7?
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17 Sep 2012   #26
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Every once in a while I fire up PSP 7.0 and I still use TextPad 4.5, never bothered upgrading it.
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17 Sep 2012   #27
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I also have used the lviewpro program, not lately but it was one of the best. I still use IBM's PE (personal Editor)
which works. I like the scripting capabilities it has.
Kinda like a macro for repetitive tasks.
Rich
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18 Sep 2012   #28
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

XTreeGold...

LapLink...

And an old ver. of Photoshop...
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18 Sep 2012   #29
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Office XP Professional.
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18 Sep 2012   #30
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Some of my old games.

They always would work on W7 (compatability mode with some) but the image quality with some was usable at best and mostly terrible.
I tried them on my Asus 24" I bought a couple of months back. LED back lit LCD.
Now through Nvidia control panel I just select a resolution that works for that game.
They now look as good as playing on XP.

The old Samsung 19" CCFL monitor the resolution changes made the images look worse. What you got was as good as it was going to be.

So be it the larger size or better quality monitor (probably both) no XP needed now.
A useful plus to a better monitor.

Of course they are not DOS games.
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