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Windows 7: Can an XP file on a flash drive be copied to a Win7 system?

30 Mar 2012   #1
msmisfit

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Can an XP file on a flash drive be copied to a Win7 system?

I have a Logitech program file I need on a Lexar 2GB flash drive. Can I copy it to my new Win7 laptop? If so, how?

I highly doubt this is possible... but I had to ask.


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30 Mar 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

you can attach usb drive to win7 machine and copy the file to win7 partition. What is the problem? What kind of file is it?
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30 Mar 2012   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do you mean it is installed on an XP system and you want to move it to a new Windows 7 laptop? If so, no, the software would need to be reinstalled. You should be able to get updated versions from Logitech's website.
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30 Mar 2012   #4
msmisfit

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

<sigh> That's what I expected. If I have to download a new program from Logitech, it's like programming my remote all over again.

Are there any XP files that are compatible with Win7... such as games, etc.?
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30 Mar 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you want to use XP software on Windows 7 you may have to use a virtual machine such as VMWare.

I was going to suggest XP Mode as well, but you don't have Windows 7 Professional, which is the minimum requirement for it.

However, you could always use Windows Anytime Upgrade from Home Premium to Professional for a few dollars more.
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30 Mar 2012   #6
msmisfit

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks so much for that link/referral. I fear it would be over my head, but I've saved the link, in case I get the courage to try it, after I have learned to navigate Win7 a LOT better.

I just have a lot game disks which are not available for Win7, and had hoped I might be able to use them. Thanks again!
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30 Mar 2012   #7
Tekno Venus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

If a program you've installed wont run properly on win 7 because it's designed for XP, right click on the .exe file and say run in comparability mode for win xp. Compatibility Mode
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30 Mar 2012   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

If you are considering XP Mode (which is free from Microsoft) have a look at this tutorial.

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

Also, as Tekno suggets, you can try compatibility mode, but it's not always successful. A virtual machine would be better in my opinion.

We're here to help if you need it.
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30 Mar 2012   #9
Tekno Venus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Also, as Tekno suggets, you can try compatibility mode, but it's not always successful. A virtual machine would be better in my opinion.

We're here to help if you need it.
I agree. The only reason I suggested compatibility mode is that xp mode won't work on home premium and a VMware setup would require a genuine copy of xp with a licence key which may not be available.

Stephen
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30 Mar 2012   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tekno Venus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Also, as Tekno suggets, you can try compatibility mode, but it's not always successful. A virtual machine would be better in my opinion.

We're here to help if you need it.
I agree. The only reason I suggested compatibility mode is that xp mode won't work on home premium and a VMware setup would require a genuine copy of xp with a licence key which may not be available.

Stephen
Good point.
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