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10 Mar 2010   #1

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Help: Windows XP programs on Home Edition

Hey,

Im thinking of buying a laptop, and it will come with Windows 7 Home Edition (32bit) I have read that Windows XP mode is only accessible in Windows 7 Professional+

I'm afraid that some of my programs wont run in windows 7 home edition, should I be? Will windows XP versions run fine in 7? Because on webstie there are windows vista and xp version downloads but none have 7, should I just download the XP version?

If my XP programs wont work, is there an alternate method to "Windows XP Mode"?

Thanks
Chris

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10 Mar 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome

You could use compatiblity mode, there will be not problem.

Read this, if you have any further questions, the members will be here for you.

Compatibility Mode
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10 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

If you have DOS apps, then probably not. Anything higher will most likely work. The easiest option is to switch to Win 7 compatible apps. Which laptop? x86 7 is rather rare.
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10 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 
scroll down for specs

im buying from tiger direct

Buy the MSI A6000-225US Notebook PC at TigerDirect.ca

scroll down to see the specs.

P.S anyone know about this laptop? it looks pretty good and i hear MSi is a good company
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10 Mar 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisco571 View Post
im buying from tiger direct

Buy the MSI A6000-225US Notebook PC at TigerDirect.ca

scroll down to see the specs.

P.S anyone know about this laptop? it looks pretty good and i hear MSi is a good company

Hello chrisco571, welcome to Seven Forums!


That should run Windows 7 really good.
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10 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 
just a random question

Hey, just a question out of the blue, would this laptop be able to handle 3D games well?

and do you know how it would do in Massive Multiplayer games. Just wondering thanks
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10 Mar 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisco571 View Post
Hey, just a question out of the blue, would this laptop be able to handle 3D games well?

and do you know how it would do in Massive Multiplayer games. Just wondering thanks


Sorry mate, I don't game.
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10 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisco571 View Post
Hey, just a question out of the blue, would this laptop be able to handle 3D games well?

and do you know how it would do in Massive Multiplayer games. Just wondering thanks


Sorry mate, I don't game.
haha no problem, I dont either very much. No time anymore :/
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10 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisco571 View Post
Hey, just a question out of the blue, would this laptop be able to handle 3D games well?

and do you know how it would do in Massive Multiplayer games. Just wondering thanks
You will be able to run some games, but not the latest unfortunately. If you are playing WoW, this laptop will be able to run it. But, I don't guarantee that it will run it on very high on all settings though. In general, it will run games that doesn't need a very good configuration.

If you want to game, get a desktop with a good Intel Core i5/i7 CPU, with a good dedicated card, then, you'll be ready to game most of the game (99% of the games) in a very confortable manner. But if the only thing you are playing is WoW... don't need too much of a computer for that... that laptop will run it.

EDIT

Oh and, most of the softwares will run on Windows 7. Don't worry
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10 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I'd reconsider, the RAM is adequate (just), but the GPU is obsolete, the CPU is slow (Pentium?) and the whole laptop seems refreshed from the Vista era with 7 pre installed.
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