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Windows 7: Can I make this compatible?

10 Jan 2010   #1
confused1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Can I make this compatible?

Hi. I just recently bought a dell with windows 7 (64 bit) on it. On my previous machine I had installed a program that is from 2000 and I was wanting to install it on this pc but it says it is not compatible with this version of windows. The company that made the program no longer exists so there is no support for it. Is there anything I could possibly due to get it to work? Thanks


*sorry. Meant to put this in the software section.


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10 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You can install it trying compatiblity mode. If it worked with XP, it should work with Win7, using compatibilty mode.


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ion-of-Windows
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10 Jan 2010   #3
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by confused1 View Post
Hi. I just recently bought a dell with windows 7 (64 bit) on it. On my previous machine I had installed a program that is from 2000 and I was wanting to install it on this pc but it says it is not compatible with this version of windows. The company that made the program no longer exists so there is no support for it. Is there anything I could possibly due to get it to work? Thanks

*sorry. Meant to put this in the software section.
If Win7 says NO I will believe Win7.
Anyway what is the program? With all the heads here we should be able to find something equal if not better.
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10 Jan 2010   #4
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

if you happen to have the ultimate version then you could always install it in the windows xp vm.
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10 Jan 2010   #5
confused1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It is called "Family Lawyer 2000". It says it is from "Parsons Technology, Inc.". This is for my dad. Apparently it had what he was looking for which is why I'm guessing he never bothered to buy a newer version I think I am just going to find a similar product and just buy it for him. It is time to upgrade haha
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10 Jan 2010   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can install it trying compatiblity mode. If it worked with XP, it should work with Win7, using compatibilty mode.


Make older programs run in this version of Windows
As far as I know, 16 bit code won't run at all under Win7 X64. Some older 32 bit software uses 16 bit code in its installer, so that can be a pitfall as well.
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10 Jan 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can install it trying compatiblity mode. If it worked with XP, it should work with Win7, using compatibilty mode.


Make older programs run in this version of Windows
As far as I know, 16 bit code won't run at all under Win7 X64. Some older 32 bit software uses 16 bit code in its installer, so that can be a pitfall as well.
Very good catch, of course you are right, Connecticut Resident.
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