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Windows 7: Older Software Installation

24 Aug 2009   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Older Software Installation

Before I knew about Program Compatibility or Run as Administrator, I had installed programs such as Paintshop Pro 7.0 and had no problems.

Now I have gotten smarter and know about Program Compatibility or Run as Administrator, I installed Quicken 2003 using compatibility and administratir and it ran fine and all looked looked fine until I opened Windows Explorer. I could see every hard drive listed but every folder and file on every drive was greyed out.

I saw no way to fix it so I uninstalled Quicken 2003 and now Windows Explorer is back to normal.

Anyone have an idea what is happening or how to have this NOT happen?

Thanks


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24 Aug 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This is where XP mode comes in handy. Download that and install your programs in there.
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24 Aug 2009   #3
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Why do you use programs that old as Quicken 2003?

New OS, old programs.
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24 Aug 2009   #4
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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This is where XP mode comes in handy. Download that and install your programs in there.
I downloaded Virual PC and XP Mode, unfortunately the version of Win I am running is NOT RC. Far as I know the RC version is no longer available.

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Why do you use programs that old as Quicken 2003?
Why use older programs? I live on a fixed income and the cost of a new pc and OS is minor comparied to the cost of new software. Also these programs do what I want them to do and some of the new software does NOT do what I want. Yes I know the mfg'er should put out new drivers to make older software works. That is not going to happen. I also sort of blame Microsoft (believe me I am a Windows person) for not including a way to run these older programs. Windows 7 is the first attempt I have seen MS try this and I think it is great.

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