I guess I should have said that FrontPage 2003 will "run" under Win 7, but you may experience the inability to save your work, you will in all probability no longer be able to edit dynamically, or "Live", on the Web, and after several minutes of work your screen may lock. And there is nothing more frustrating than working for an hour and then not being able to save your work, or losing it entirely on a lockup. Microsoft's "solution" to these problems is to upgrade to Expression Web. Just Google "Frontpage windows 7" and you will find many, many pages, sites, threads infinitum dealing with this: Here is just one little snippet. Read between the lines:
If you have Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, you can install FrontPage in
the Windows XP virtual machine and use XPMode.
Microsoft MVP (Expression Web) About Web faqs
If FrontPage always ran in Windows 7 there would be no need for this advise. And if you research it more you will find many people who do have Professional or Ultimate 7, have installed XPmode, and still have problems. Also, if Microsoft believes there is no problem there would be no reason for all the advice in the Knowledge Base to upgrade to Pro or Ultimate and download and install XPmode. I'm now mostly retired and every dollar is very important to me so do I spend $90 to get the upgrade to Win 7 Professional with maybe a 50/50 chance that it will fix the problem? I do have Expression Web, but do not like it. This isn't the place to discuss the reasons for it. All of my and my customer's sites (I've retired but a few customers just won't let me go.) are hosted on FrontPage servers. I know this is legacy and I know that Microsoft is trying to force everyone to move to their newer products; read "Removing Legacy Components" on the "Understanding Application Compatibility" page here: Understanding Application Compatibility
Sure, there are great reasons to make the move to higher level products if you are in a corporate or enterprise environment, but many of us are not and FrontPage met our needs perfectly.
I and many, many others wouldn't be asking the question if it did work for us. I do believe when you say it works for you, but the fact remains that it doesn't work for all of us. I have noticed that a lot of the people having problems with it have installed an upgrade to 2003 from a previous version and not a clean install of a full retail version of FrontPage. That was my case also. When I tried to run my upgraded FP2003 after upgrading to Win 7 from XP Pro it would lock up within a minute of working. Of course once I found it would not work I did set the compatibility to XP, but that made no difference. I then spent several hours reading Q&A sites and finally uninstalled FP altogether and reinstalled if from a full retail version of FP2003. After that it I still had the problems although not as severe. Compatibility was once again set to XP wherein I was able to actually open a page and edit for the first time, but even then, once I tried to save the page I was unsuccessful. Just to confirm I just now fired up FP2003, "open site", went to one of my sites on a FrontPage server opened the index.html file and it popped up on the screen but got the hour glass
I just keep hoping there is a definitive solution for those of us who are having problems rather than just saying that it works under Win 7 and implying that we who are having problems are either lying or maybe just plain idiots.