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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode programs not available to Windows 7 - why?

16 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Windows XP Mode programs not available to Windows 7 - why?

I have just a few programs running in WXP, falling into two categories:
  1. MS-DOS programs I wrote myself that needed no special installation
  2. Commercial software that I have installed into WXP
Those programs will run in the Windows 7 host without any problem.

But there is one other category that I cannot launch in Windows 7, even though I have them appearing in the WXP StartMenu just like the others.

This category consists of pre-installed Windows applications such as games. I have copied shortcuts for several of these programs into C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu. But they simply do not appear in the Windows 7 start menu anywhere.

What else can I do?

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 Windows XP Mode programs not available to Windows 7 - why?

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