Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Compatibility

24 Jul 2011   #1
Frank1

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

I have Windows 7 Home Premium and my computer is 64bit. I have a CD to install Mavis Beacon Typing tutorial. I used to use it on my old computer. But now I thought I would brush up on my typing so I tried to install it. However, a message popped up telling me that it is not compatible with 64bit. Isn't there some feature in Windows 7 where I can make it compatible?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Jul 2011   #2
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

there is a compatibility mode alright but that, as far as i know, is just for installing a programe that is not compatible with windows 7, or if you think a program or app will run better on an older version, for example xp or 2000

im sure there is a way around it tho, im just not 100 cement
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You may have to upgrade, buy, to a new version.
-mb-typing.png

Or use XP Mode. This will run windows XP in a virtual machine along with Win 7. You will need Win7 Ultimate, Professional or Enterprize to use it though.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir...c/default.aspx


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


24 Jul 2011   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

See the Windows 7 compatibility list:

Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads

According to it, the "25th Anniversary" version is compatible. As upgrades go, it's not ridiculously expensive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Compatibility




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Ram compatibility
Hi I was looking at adding ram into my computer. I was just wondering if I have to use the exact same ram or can I use different brands? I know already that they should be the same mhz. What else should I be aware of?
Hardware & Devices
x32 compatibility?
Is there a way I can run a program in x32 bit mode or something? Reason being is I need to extract the ROM from my TI-83+ calculator, and I cant do that because it says I need a x32 bit OS.
Software
Win XP compatibility
I have no choice but to try and load a program onto my Windows 7 machine that only has WinXP compatibility (well not 64-bit Windows 7 anyway) It is Samsung PC Studio for what that is worth. So my plan is to load it in XP compatible mode . The thing is there sem to be 2 parts to the program...
Drivers
compatibility help
i was just wondering if anybody could help me with a compatibility issue im having on my hp netbook running windows7 starter. I was trying to open a program for a class on my netbook and the program won't start. I don't receive any error messsages the cursors just shows loading but nothing ever...
Software
64-bit vs. 32-bit compatibility
I purchased a Dell laptop last May with 64-bit Vista. A number of web design and graphics apps I use were not fully functional on that OS, so I downgraded to the 32-bit Vista. I now plan to upgrade that laptop to Win7. Does anyone have any idea if the compatibility mode selections in Win7...
General Discussion
MP4 compatibility
Has Microsoft made significant changes in Windows 7 with respect to MP4 video compatibility, specifically in Powerpoint? I have been able to easily insert and play MP4 video files in ppt 2007 on my 7 OS, but the same files will not work on my other PC running XP with ppt 2007.
Music, Pictures & Video

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App