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Windows 7: What old software do you still use?

12 Aug 2012   #1
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 
What old software do you still use?

Hello guys,

What old software do you still use?

I still use Encarta 98, because it has that great game in it called Mindmaze. The first time I played that game was on my Uncle's PC about 10 years ago.
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12 Aug 2012   #2
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Lawrence View Post
Hello guys,

What old software do you still use?

I still use Encarta 98, because it has that great game in it called Mindmaze. The first time I played that game was on my Uncle's PC about 10 years ago.
Adobe Acrobat 6
Microsoft Picture-It 99 - Yes, it does work on Windows 7
Microsoft Office 2000
Probably others but that's all I can think of.
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12 Aug 2012   #3
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Microsoft Works 6 (2001)
Paint Shop Pro 5.03 (1999)
Deluxe Bible Collection (2001)
Microsoft Best of Entertainment pack (Golf, Jezz Ball, Tut's Tomb, Pipe Dream, etc. - some of the games go back to 1990)

All these have worked just fine on Windows 95c, XP Home SP3, Vista SP2, and Win 7 Pro SP1 machines. Paint Shop Pro and Works 6 worked fine also on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
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12 Aug 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Damn I been doing some looking and found Microsoft Picture It and Adobe PhotoShop 6.0. I think I will give them a try.
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13 Aug 2012   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I don't tend to install as much software these days as I used to, since much of the information is readily available online. I usually install music editing programs and the odd game or two but, apart from Office, little else.

As regards old software, I'm still using my 48+yr old brain cell. Amazingly, it still works!
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13 Aug 2012   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Old brain cells up date them selfs. Boot time and defrag is a little slower.
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13 Aug 2012   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

True that. It's all down to the useless junk and assorted trash that ends up being stored there.
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13 Aug 2012   #8
Imperfect1

 
 

My old brain cells are still crazy about Microsoft's old Photo Editor, which I've finally been able to successfully download! I now use it all the time for those functions that Microsoft saw fit to delete from Photo Editor's current cousin, Microsoft Office Picture Manager.
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13 Aug 2012   #9
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I don't tend to install as much software these days as I used to, since much of the information is readily available online. I usually install music editing programs and the odd game or two but, apart from Office, little else.

As regards old software, I'm still using my 48+yr old brain cell. Amazingly, it still works!
It still works after all those years?

Incredible!
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13 Aug 2012   #10
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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.
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