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Any problems with Windows 7 XP mode?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Porte Rouge, May 19, 2010.

  1. Porte Rouge

    Porte Rouge Flightless Bird

    I would like to ask XP users a question about Windows 7.I am looking
    at a Dell Vostro 3400 laptop w/ Windows 7 pro 32 bit and XP mode so I
    can use my XP software a little longer. I am assuming Win 7 won't run
    XP ware since they offer an XP mode. Is XP mode slow? Does it even
    work?


    Thanks

    Porte
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    It doesn't necessarily follow that programs designed for WinXp will not run
    when installed on Win7. I have a number that run fine.

    "Porte Rouge" <porterougeman@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:12638f82-90da-428e-9862-81ed57f5af80@b21g2000vbh.googlegroups.com...
    > I would like to ask XP users a question about Windows 7.I am looking
    > at a Dell Vostro 3400 laptop w/ Windows 7 pro 32 bit and XP mode so I
    > can use my XP software a little longer. I am assuming Win 7 won't run
    > XP ware since they offer an XP mode. Is XP mode slow? Does it even
    > work?
    >
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Porte
    >
     
  3. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 19 May 2010 09:55:19 -0700 (PDT), Porte Rouge
    <porterougeman@gmail.com> wrote:

    > I would like to ask XP users a question about Windows 7.I am looking
    > at a Dell Vostro 3400 laptop w/ Windows 7 pro 32 bit and XP mode so I
    > can use my XP software a little longer. I am assuming Win 7 won't run
    > XP ware since they offer an XP mode. Is XP mode slow? Does it even
    > work?




    Sorry, your assumption is not correct. *Most* programs written in the
    days of XP will run under Windows 7, and will run well. Only an
    occasional one won't run at all or will run with some problems.

    The reason XP mode exists is to take of those few programs for which
    Windows 7 is a problem. Yes, it works.

    To find out which of your XP programs will run and which won't,
    download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor at
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  4. Porte Rouge

    Porte Rouge Flightless Bird

    On May 19, 2:18 pm, "DL" <inva...@nowhere.com> wrote:
    > It doesn't necessarily follow that programs designed for WinXp will not run
    > when installed on Win7. I have a number that run fine.
    >
    > "Porte Rouge" <porterouge...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:12638f82-90da-428e-9862-81ed57f5af80@b21g2000vbh.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > I would like to ask XP users a question about Windows 7.I am looking
    > > at a Dell Vostro 3400 laptop w/ Windows 7 pro 32 bit and XP mode so I
    > > can use my XP software a little longer. I am assuming Win 7 won't run
    > > XP ware since they offer an XP mode. Is XP mode slow? Does it even
    > > work?

    >
    > > Thanks

    >
    > > Porte


    The most important programs are Photoshop, Lightroom, Quickbooks Pro.
    Do you think they would run in windows 7?
     
  5. Porte Rouge

    Porte Rouge Flightless Bird

    On May 19, 3:02 pm, "Ken Blake, MVP"
    <kbl...@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote:
    > On Wed, 19 May 2010 09:55:19 -0700 (PDT), Porte Rouge
    >
    > <porterouge...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > I would like to ask XP users a question about Windows 7.I am looking
    > > at a Dell Vostro 3400 laptop w/ Windows 7 pro 32 bit and XP mode so I
    > > can use my XP software a little longer. I am assuming Win 7 won't run
    > > XP ware since they offer an XP mode. Is XP mode slow? Does it even
    > > work?

    >
    > Sorry, your assumption is not correct. *Most* programs written in the
    > days of XP will run under Windows 7, and will run well. Only an
    > occasional one won't run at all or will run with some problems.
    >
    > The reason XP mode exists is to take of those few programs for which
    > Windows 7 is a problem. Yes, it works.
    >
    > To find out which of your XP programs will run and which won't,
    > download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor athttp://windows.microsoft..com/en-US/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup


    Great, thanks Ken.
     
  6. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 19 May 2010 12:33:03 -0700 (PDT), Porte Rouge
    <porterougeman@gmail.com> wrote:

    > On May 19, 3:02 pm, "Ken Blake, MVP"
    > <kbl...@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote:
    > > On Wed, 19 May 2010 09:55:19 -0700 (PDT), Porte Rouge
    > >
    > > <porterouge...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > > I would like to ask XP users a question about Windows 7.I am looking
    > > > at a Dell Vostro 3400 laptop w/ Windows 7 pro 32 bit and XP mode so I
    > > > can use my XP software a little longer. I am assuming Win 7 won't run
    > > > XP ware since they offer an XP mode. Is XP mode slow? Does it even
    > > > work?

    > >
    > > Sorry, your assumption is not correct. *Most* programs written in the
    > > days of XP will run under Windows 7, and will run well. Only an
    > > occasional one won't run at all or will run with some problems.
    > >
    > > The reason XP mode exists is to take of those few programs for which
    > > Windows 7 is a problem. Yes, it works.
    > >
    > > To find out which of your XP programs will run and which won't,
    > > download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor athttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >
    > Great, thanks Ken.



    You're welcome. Glad to help.


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  7. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:i3d8v5975s3p22s1eboru0g56n0jv0l03u@4ax.com,
    Ken Blake, MVP <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> typed:
    > On Wed, 19 May 2010 09:55:19 -0700 (PDT), Porte Rouge
    > <porterougeman@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> I would like to ask XP users a question about Windows 7.I
    >> am looking at a Dell Vostro 3400 laptop w/ Windows 7 pro
    >> 32 bit and XP mode so I can use my XP software a little
    >> longer. I am assuming Win 7 won't run XP ware since they
    >> offer an XP mode. Is XP mode slow? Does it even work?


    Have the Dell Precision T3400 here loaded with many dev apps; no problems,
    nothing slow. After awhile, installed straight XP Pro/SP3, removed the extra
    RAM and see no speed differences. Got both sets of media with the machine,
    so ... can go back to win 7 if MS decides somehow to shut down XP.
    Have another, same machine, where Dell pre-installed XP SP3 for me and
    that's the same; see no diffs between the two except it only came with 4 Gig
    of RAM. I wanted 3 Gig, but the sticks have to be in pairs in this machine.

    HTH,

    Twayne`

    >
    >
    > Sorry, your assumption is not correct. *Most* programs
    > written in the days of XP will run under Windows 7, and
    > will run well. Only an occasional one won't run at all or
    > will run with some problems.
    >
    > The reason XP mode exists is to take of those few programs
    > for which Windows 7 is a problem. Yes, it works.
    >
    > To find out which of your XP programs will run and which
    > won't, download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor at
    > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor
     
  8. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    Porte Rouge <porterougeman@gmail.com> écrivait
    news:ef1532f7-3c82-4b92-8d31-c8d08bc3273e@z33g2000vbb.googlegroups.com:

    > On May 19, 2:18 pm, "DL" <inva...@nowhere.com> wrote:
    >> It doesn't necessarily follow that programs designed for WinXp will
    >> not r

    > un
    >> when installed on Win7. I have a number that run fine.
    >>
    >> "Porte Rouge" <porterouge...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:12638f82-90da-428e-9862-81ed57f5af80@b21g2000vbh.googlegroups.com
    >> ...
    >>
    >> > I would like to ask XP users a question about Windows 7.I am
    >> > looking at a Dell Vostro 3400 laptop w/ Windows 7 pro 32 bit and XP
    >> > mode so I can use my XP software a little longer. I am assuming Win
    >> > 7 won't run XP ware since they offer an XP mode. Is XP mode slow?
    >> > Does it even work?

    >>
    >> > Thanks

    >>
    >> > Porte

    >
    > The most important programs are Photoshop, Lightroom, Quickbooks Pro.
    > Do you think they would run in windows 7?
    >


    Yes, they should, I have a desktop and a laptop with Windows7 and I only
    had a USB device that didn't work.
     
  9. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On May 20, 6:13 pm, "Twayne" <nob...@spamcop.net> wrote:
    > Innews:i3d8v5975s3p22s1eboru0g56n0jv0l03u@4ax.com,
    > Ken Blake, MVP <kbl...@this.is.an.invalid.domain> typed:
    >
    > > On Wed, 19 May 2010 09:55:19 -0700 (PDT), Porte Rouge
    > > <porterouge...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > >> I would like to askXPusers a question aboutWindows7.I
    > >> am looking at a Dell Vostro 3400 laptop w/Windows7 pro
    > >> 32 bit andXPmodeso I can use myXPsoftware a little
    > >> longer. I am assuming Win 7 won't runXPware since they
    > >> offer anXPmode. IsXPmodeslow? Does it even work?

    >
    > Have the Dell Precision T3400 here loaded with many dev apps; no problems,
    > nothing slow. After awhile, installed straightXPPro/SP3, removed the extra
    > RAM and see no speed differences. Got both sets of media with the machine,
    > so ... can go back to win 7 if MS decides somehow to shut downXP.
    >    Have another, same machine, where Dell pre-installedXPSP3 for me and
    > that's the same; see no diffs between the two except it only came with 4 Gig
    > of RAM. I wanted 3 Gig, but the sticks have to be in pairs in this machine.
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Twayne`
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Sorry, your assumption is not correct. *Most* programs
    > > written in the days ofXPwill run underWindows7, and
    > > will run well. Only an occasional one won't run at all or
    > > will run with some problems.

    >
    > > The reasonXPmodeexists is to take of those few programs
    > > for whichWindows7 is a problem. Yes, it works.

    >
    > > To find out which of yourXPprograms will run and which
    > > won't, download and run theWindows7 Upgrade Advisor at
    > >http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Are you running Win 7 32-bit or 64-bit home or pro? Thanks.

    Frank Lardino
     
  10. w7pro

    w7pro Flightless Bird

    I thought that perhaps some information on Windows XP Mode might help in your conversation. It is true that many programs will work with Windows 7, including QuickBooks 2010 which is officially compatible. For those that will not work, there is the Windows XP Mode feature. It opens apps in a window that looks like Windows XP, with the performance speed of Windows 7 Pro. There's a video demo at bit.ly/Win7ProXPMode and more detailed info at bit.ly/WinXPMode.
     

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