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Windows 7: Sharing Software

08 May 2009   #1

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
Sharing Software

Some advice needed please.

I have WinXP (SP3) installed on Drive E.
I have Windows 7 (RC1) insaleed on Drive C.
All my software for Win XP is installed on Drive D.

My question is this: If I install software on Windows 7 that I already have on WinXP, into the same folder for both operating systems on Drive D (example being MS Office into D:\Microsoft Office) will the software work with both OS. In other words the installation will tell Windows 7 to run the programs from the same folder that WinXP uses.

Hope that is clear, and will it work.

Thanks in advance,

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08 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Yes you can do that with all the programs I had installed that way when I used to have a dual boot with x86 and x64 Vista. Haven't tried with XP but I don't think it would make to much difference.
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08 May 2009   #3

Windows Se7en

Well, would the exception not be that Windows will immediately detect a compatibility issue?
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