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04 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
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Just a curious question. Is Windows 7 anything like Vista when it comes to software. Vista hardly ran any of my tried and true software I had collected over the years. Is Windows 7 going to be the same way ???


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04 May 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Huffman,

If the software runs on Vista, then it will most likely run on Windows 7 as well. You can also use Compatibility Mode or Windows XP Mode on programs that do not run properly.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ive found most of the software I run, runs without issue. And as Brink mentioned you have the two options above.
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05 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks for the info. One of the major reasons I never went to Vista was that most of my software would NOT run correctly on it. Software is NOT cheap and Vista was going to cost me a fortune to upgrade all my software.
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05 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you have compatibility problems this time, you could try the new XP mode.
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05 May 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Huffman.

If you do have any issues with any of them, be sure to post in the Software forum about it so that we can see if we can help you with it.
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05 May 2009   #7

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
Thanks for the info. One of the major reasons I never went to Vista was that most of my software would NOT run correctly on it. Software is NOT cheap and Vista was going to cost me a fortune to upgrade all my software.
Vista has improved on that issue considerably. I've found hardly any problems I can't solve using compatability mode.

In a couple of cases a manufacturer, who stated categorically that they would never support Vista when it first came out, now have done.

I find Windows 7 even better than Vista on that score.
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