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Windows 7: Sharing Software

08 May 2009   #1

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
Sharing Software

Some advice needed please.

I have WinXP (SP3) installed on Drive E.
I have Win7 (RC1) insaleed on Drive C.
All my software for Win XP is installed on Drive D.

My question is this: If I install software on Win7 that I already have on WinXP, into the same folder for both operating systems on Drive D (example being MS Office into D:\Microsoft Office) will the software work with both OS. In other words the installation will tell Win7 to run the programs from the same folder that WinXP uses.

Hope that is clear, and will it work.

Thanks in advance,

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08 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Yes you can do that with all the programs I had installed that way when I used to have a dual boot with x86 and x64 Vista. Haven't tried with XP but I don't think it would make to much difference.
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08 May 2009   #3

Windows Se7en

Well, would the exception not be that Windows will immediately detect a compatibility issue?
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