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Windows 7: incompatible help

28 Dec 2009   #1
marty34

windows 7
 
 
incompatible help

Hi
i have the full version of windows 7 home premium 32bit.that does not have the run many windows xp productivity applications in windows xp mode on it. some of the my programs that were working on my full version windows vista home premium 32 will not work on the version of windows 7 that i have.my question is does anyone know if windows 7 professional upgrade have the widows xp mode on it?

thank you


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28 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marty34 View Post
Hi
i have the full version of windows 7 home premium 32bit.that does not have the run many windows xp productivity applications in windows xp mode on it. some of the my programs that were working on my full version windows vista home premium 32 will not work on the version of windows 7 that i have.my question is does anyone know if windows 7 professional upgrade have the widows xp mode on it?

thank you
You should not have to buy Professional to get the programs to work. Almost everything that works with vista works with 7. What problems do you encounter when you try to install?
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28 Dec 2009   #3
bjrichus

 

Welcome to the board!

You could always use use VMWare... It's a bit faster (some report very much faster) and it works on your copy of Windows 7, unlike the MS compatibility mode. You can create a VM in the latest releases if either VMWare server or player products and here comes the news about cost... they are FREE!

Windows 7 pro DOES have the ability to run the VPC mode XP, which you'll have to download from MS. There are several threads on this board about it in the virtualization section.

Other best option without having to spend money to upgrade to another version of Windows is Sun's Virtual Box product, also covered in the virtualization section here. It also works and offers even more options for folder sharing etc.

I use both VPC and VMWare products on my copy of Windows 7 pro.

Enjoy.
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28 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marty34 View Post
Hi
i have the full version of windows 7 home premium 32bit.that does not have the run many windows xp productivity applications in windows xp mode on it. some of the my programs that were working on my full version windows vista home premium 32 will not work on the version of windows 7 that i have.my question is does anyone know if windows 7 professional upgrade have the widows xp mode on it?

thank you
But to answer your question, it is yes. Read this



Windows 7 features - Windows XP Mode - Microsoft Windows
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28 Dec 2009   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

W7 Pro upgrade is qualified for XP mode, but it is not on the disk, you have to download it separately, along with Windows Virtual PC. For it to work, you have to have hardware that is qualified. Download the advisor first.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx
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28 Dec 2009   #6
marty34

windows 7
 
 

Hi Richc46
when trying to install my
{1}trend micro antivirus+antispyware 2009
{2} nero 8 ultra edition
{3} roxio creator 2009 special edition

i get this is incompatible with this version of windows. all 3 of them were working on my full version windows vista home premium 32bit.

thank you
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28 Dec 2009   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marty34 View Post
Hi Richc46
when trying to install my
{1}trend micro antivirus+antispyware 2009
{2} nero 8 ultra edition
{3} roxio creator 2009 special edition

i get this is incompatible with this version of windows. all 3 of them were working on my full version windows vista home premium 32bit.

thank you
I believe you, but such a shame that you have to spend additional money. The a/v you can get another and for free like Microsoft Sec Essentials. You have to decide how important the other two are to you. You can keep this ver of Windows and buy new editions of the programs that you like.

Are you sure you do not have 64 bit , now?
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28 Dec 2009   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't know about the other two, but I have Nero 8 (OEM) installed on W7 x64 Pro, and it works fine, without using XP Mode, so it should work on your version also.
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28 Dec 2009   #9
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I also have Roxio Creator 10 installed and work fine without XP mode.

Smitty
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28 Dec 2009   #10
marty34

windows 7
 
 

Hi Richc46
i am using 32bit but my full version of windows 7 home premium came with the 32-bit software dvd and the 64-bit software dvd.
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