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Windows 7: Don't know how to make old program install for all users

16 May 2016   #1

Window 7 Pro 64bit
Don't know how to make old program install for all users

I am running Win7 pro 32 bit and am installing Corel Draw 8. I have followed the directions of 'Installing old programs for dummies' [ How to Install a Program in Windows 7 Using Windows XP Mode - For Dummies ] which is to use the Virtual PC and XP Mode. This is being installed from the original program CD. So, this is the problem, following the directions when you get to #5 it says:

"When you get to installer page that asks you to select the location for the application, be sure to select that you want the application accessible to Everyone. This option will enable the program to be accessible in Windows 7."

I never get to anything that lets me choose Everyone, I only get to a form field that wants me to enter where to install the program. It puts the program in C:\Corel\ etc. But, that is not the win 7 c drive. I found that out since I can't see the program anyplace, I can only get to it by opening the VM XP mode. Can someone please tell me where it is those directions are telling me to put the program? Am I supposed to choose somehow the win 7 c: and how do I do that? Thank you so much for any help. If I have to only use the program through the VM XP mode, it is worthless to me. Even here, since I installed that VM Xpmode, it is taking forever just to type anything, it pauses after about 3 letters and I have to wait to continue.

Thank you

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17 May 2016   #2

Window 7 Pro 64bit

I am posting my own reply. I accidently found out how to solve the problem so that I do not have to start and open the programs in XPMode, using this I can open them right from Win 7 in Win 7 and they work so far. It is a pretty long explanation but I figured I'd post the solution in case anyone else [of my generation :) ] needs the same help. I found the solution as I was trying to find out how to make a shortcut on the Win 7 desktop directly to the XPMode VM at the following blog post.

How To Add Windows XP Mode Shortcuts To A Windows 7 Desktop | Eli the Computer Guy

In short, once you create XP VM shortcut, this creates a folder in the All Programs / Windows Virtual Machine folder to a folder called Win XP Mode Applications. When you go to the All Programs / Windows Virtual Machine and open that XP Mode Applications folder you see all the programs and can create shortcuts for them and send them to your Win 7 Desktop. When you click the shortcut you made on the win 7 desktop, it starts the virtual machine [you see the little icon on your bottom ? task bar but it doesn't open a big window ] and the program opens in Win 7. So far my Corel Photo Paint 8 is working fine.
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