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Windows 7: Old Software

13 Sep 2009   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Old Software

I am an old codger so bear with me. I have been playing around with Win 7 now for some time and so I have not seen anything it does that I can not live with. I know when XP came out it had the same issues.

I have been playing around installing and uninstalling some old software. When I say "old", I mean some were old when XP came out.

When I installed, I used the Properties/Compatibily Tab and "Run as Administrator" and so far I have not had anything that did not install. Some may not run exactly like they do in XP but generally I can get by very well with how they do run.

Now for issue (a small one), when running these programs, everytime I start them, I have to Right-Click and "Run as Administrator". Is there anyway to get around having to Right-Click???

Like I said "a small issue".

Thanks


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13 Sep 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

What sort of software have you been trying?

You might want to install XP Mode and try your software in there.
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13 Sep 2009   #3
Kari

 

Open properties of the program in question, choose Compatibility and choose Run this program as an administrator.

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Kari


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13 Sep 2009   #4
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thank you Kari, just what i needed to know.

The older stuff is like PSP 7.0 (yep at least 5 versions have come out since this and this one still works better), I don't know the version but is call Anfy (have had it a long time).

I guess the main thing with using older programs is that I know how to use them and I don't to pay for new software that does the same thing and also don't need to start any new learning curves.

Thanks
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13 Sep 2009   #5
Kari

 

Nice if I could help you. But to really be able to use all older software, you should do what Swarfega told here above: download and install Virtual PC and use the older software in XP Mode.

If you are interested you can download Virtual PC here.

Kari
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14 Sep 2009   #6
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I would download virtual PC but right now I am not sure it would be worth the effort. The Win 7 I am running is one of the first versions that came out. Unfortunately I was not around to get the lastest releases.


When Win 7 is released to the public the yes I will do that.

Thanks
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14 Sep 2009   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
The Win 7 I am running is one of the first versions that came out.
Microsoft is offering a 90 day trial for Windows 7 Enterprise, so that would give you a chance to play around with the final code.
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