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Windows 7: how to get a program designed for WinXP to work on Win7?

26 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
how to get a program designed for WinXP to work on Win7?

Hi again,

It seems I am spending more and more time on this forum since I took the plunge and bought a new computer with Win7 a few weeks back. I figure it won't be long before the administrators will 'block' me

In the past while using WinXP, SP3 I had a program that came with my Sony Camera (DSC-W320/W330) called PMB (Picture Motion Browser ver 5.0) that was a great photo editing program.

It says right on the installation disk that it is not to be used with Win7 64-bit. I am trying to find out if there is any way I can get it to work on Win 7 64-bit? If so, how would I go about doing it?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks and regards,


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26 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hello 2harts4ever

I'm sure the admins here have no problems with you posting questions, that's what were here for. Have a look at this tutorial, it outlines the processes of trying to get older programs to run/install in windows 7 - Compatibility Mode
Its worth a shot. Try and run the installer in compitability mode

Regards Danny
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26 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 32 bit

I'm not familiar with the software but I have a feeling it uses some DLLs or hooks into Explorer or does something that would cause Windows Seven 64 bit not to work while Windows Seven 32 bit would.

I would try XPMode. There's a Virtualization forum on this board where people who do all that XPMode and VirtualBox stuff will help you get it and set it up. I think it works with Pro version of W7 but they will know for sure on the Virtualization forum:

Virtualization - Windows 7 Forums
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