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Windows 7: Encarta Compatability

19 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
Encarta Compatability

I own Encarta 2007 Standard and wanted to install it on Win 7 64 bit for my son.
A check with MS Win 7 compatability center makes no mention of Encarta 2007 standard but says 2008 standard is (X) not compatible and 2007 Premium (whatever that is) needs a paid upgrade.
Before doing a clean reinstall I had Encarta 2007 standard running.
Any comments? Is it safer not trying to install it?

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19 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro

I have Encarta 2007 Installed and all is working well. The one minor issue is that the Encarta Search Feature under Windows 7 x64 can make the taskbar look a little wonky, but nothing major. You get this warning when you enable it, but I enable it any way as it does work.

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Bottom line, no real show stoppers to keep from installing Encarta

Incidentally I think 2008 was the last Encarta update, so no more Encarta

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