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Windows 7: Adding a partition

21 Aug 2011   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Why not just run it in compatibility mode to 32-bit Windows?


Run a Program in Compatibility Mode in Windows 7




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21 Aug 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ken Davison View Post
Just had a thought it did work in win 7 home premium 32bit, guess that would be the best one to go with.

I do not have specific partition software, to be honest I have never bothered before, I do have a second onboard hard drive which at the moment is unused and it was an old systems disk, it shows at bootup could I use that one?
If you have a second disk, the best is to install XP on that disk with the Win7 disk disconnected. Then you get a completely seperate installation that you can switch with the BIOS boot order.

The big advantage of this setup is that your Win7 bootmgr does not get mucked up and you can always treat these 2 systems completely independently.
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21 Aug 2011   #13
Ken Davison

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Well I installed windows xp mode and virtual pc without a problem but it refuses to run Sketch. Error message read: Sketch caused a general protection fault in user module user.exe at 0001:3eaa
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21 Aug 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Why not just run it in compatibility mode to 32-bit Windows?

Run a Program in Compatibility Mode in Windows 7


Did you try this?
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21 Aug 2011   #15
Ken Davison

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Why not just run it in compatibility mode to 32-bit Windows?
Run a Program in Compatibility Mode in Windows 7


Did you try this?
Yes but I am running win7 64bit and it is a 32bit program and it failed to run.
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21 Aug 2011   #16
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Are you sure it's a true 32 bit app? If it's an old 16 bit application after Windows 98 you may be flogging a dead horse. Upgrading the application may be your best solution in this case.
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21 Aug 2011   #17
Ken Davison

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
If it's an old 16 bit application after Windows 98 you may be flogging a dead horse. Upgrading the application may be your best solution in this case.
I had it running in Win7 Home Premium 32bit in xp mode
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21 Aug 2011   #18
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

May still be a long shot but....

W7x32 supports the 16 bit subsystem while W7x64 does not.
I believe the same constraint applies to native XP.
Therefore I suspect W7x64 running xp mode won't support a program requiring the 16 bit subsystem while W7x32 running xp mode would support the 16 bit subsystem.
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22 Aug 2011   #19
Comp Cmndo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I used to use AutoSketch, now use AutoCAD LT 2000. Haven't tried to install either one on Win7-64.
Autodesk - AutoSketch
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22 Aug 2011   #20
Ken Davison

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Comp Cmndo View Post
I used to use AutoSketch, now use AutoCAD LT 2000. Haven't tried to install either one on Win7-64.
Autodesk - AutoSketch
I love Autosketch for quick easy detailing plus being able to export to Autocad if needed.

I own a garden centre and we have a landscaping section which allows me to indulge my engineering back ground (I am now retired) I knock up all the pergular and building designs on AutoSketch. Today I will explore loading win7 home premium on the second HD as I currently only use it for temp stuff.
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