I have convertered 4 out of the 5 machines on my network to Windows 7 and I have one computer that interfaces with my Teac 24 Track Recording Unit (Model 2488). The software I have to manage this interface (and do other mixing-type things) was written in the Windows XP days and ran fine on XP for many years, however the company that makes the software sold their holdings and are no longer around, so there are no Windows 7 upgrades for versions.
I have been trying to use Compatibility mode to run this software and though it always starts up and works for a while, eventually it just well, "goes away". That is, it doesnt crash with any error message or anything it just disappears and runs no longer.
The XP machine I have (and kept just in case) still runs this software fairly well, but when I put any of the Windows 7 machines in matching Compatibility mode (Win XP SP 3), I still get this crash.
As you might imagine, its a real pain in the backside.
I am wondering if anyone has any general advice about running this older sofware on Windows 7. Is there any way or any 'trick' I can use to make it a bit more stable? It seems to me thus far that 'Compatibility mode' is kind of a deceptive phrase - that is it might be better stated "Might-be compatible mode" would be more accurate.
I've searched the web for potential answers but as yet found nothing that really works very well.
Any of you know-far-more-than-me Wizards have any suggestions on something like this?
Thanks for any help you can offer.