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Windows 7: Old programs and hardware pre vista

06 Sep 2009   #1
bksalt

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Old programs and hardware pre vista

In windows7 can you run programs that can only run in XP not in vista like office 2003 or old versions of photoshop or any program you had to upgrade to use in Vista.
thank you
bksalt


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06 Sep 2009   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums bksalt .

Must of the stuff you have mention works in Win 7. I used Office 2003 prior to an invite to test Office 2010. The oldest version of Photoshop was CS2. Win 7 offers the use of Virtual PC for Win 7 along with XP Mode (XPM), both are in RC versions, and can be downloaded via Microsoft Download). The Virtual PC along with XPM allows you to run XP legacy applications. One problem with MS's Virtual PC is you must have the Virtual Chip installed within the hardware of your computer. Albeit, there are a couple of good Virtual Machine applications available: Virtual Box, and VMware's Workstation that can be used to run XP, or any other OS you might want to run. Hope this gives you some ideas.
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06 Sep 2009   #3
bksalt

xp
 
 
Thank you

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Welcome to SevenForums bksalt .

Must of the stuff you have mention works in Win 7. I used Office 2003 prior to an invite to test Office 2010. The oldest version of Photoshop was CS2. Win 7 offers the use of Virtual PC for Win 7 along with XP Mode (XPM), both are in RC versions, and can be downloaded via Microsoft Download). The Virtual PC along with XPM allows you to run XP legacy applications. One problem with MS's Virtual PC is you must have the Virtual Chip installed within the hardware of your computer. Albeit, there are a couple of good Virtual Machine applications available: Virtual Box, and VMware's Workstation that can be used to run XP, or any other OS you might want to run. Hope this gives you some ideas.
Appreciate the response with a good explanation Time to get a new computer and I love my old software, us older users don't like change so this change might not be so bad.
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07 Sep 2009   #4
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I agree all the mentioned software seems to run fine in Win 7. As far as change, I tend to resist it like the pleague. Right now I am building a new pc just to run XP (old machine died a horrible death) which I have already done for Win 7.

I love the idea that MS has finally took a step in the right direction to allow a new OS to run old applications. The ultimate layout of dollars is far more for software than a new pc and operation system will ever cost.

That is just my opinion.
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