So now we can run Vista Programs in Win7?


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Cameo

Microsoft this week pushed down the KB980846 Win7 update that provides
Vista context for legacy programs. I assume this means that we can now
run most programs written for Vista. This is supposed to work in all
Win7 versions. I just wonder why don't they do the same for XP programs,
instead of forcing us to upgrade to at least Win7 Pro? Is this just so
they can get more money out of us?
 
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LouB

Cameo said:
Microsoft this week pushed down the KB980846 Win7 update that provides
Vista context for legacy programs. I assume this means that we can now
run most programs written for Vista. This is supposed to work in all
Win7 versions. I just wonder why don't they do the same for XP programs,
instead of forcing us to upgrade to at least Win7 Pro? Is this just so
they can get more money out of us?
Win7 is built on the Vista code base whereas XP was different stuff.
 
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Roland Schweiger

"Cameo"
I just wonder why don't they do the same for XP programs, instead of
forcing us to upgrade to at least Win7 Pro? Is this just so they can get
more money out of us?

There are compatibility modes for XP programs, and Win7 business / ultimate
also have the virtual machine with XP mode.

But Win7 is (kernel-wise, code-wise and generally) built on WinVista,
as you might know, Vista is NT6.0 and Win7 NT6.1
Vista (and Win7) were a big leap forward, whereas XP is relatively old.

greetings

Roland Schweiger
 
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Cameo

Roland Schweiger said:
Vista (and Win7) were a big leap forward, whereas XP is relatively
old.
Well, as to Vista being a big leap forward is debatable. XP is still
more popular than Vista. But that's just my opinion ...
 
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Allen

Cameo said:
Well, as to Vista being a big leap forward is debatable. XP is still
more popular than Vista. But that's just my opinion ...
And many others. Vista was a leap, all right, but unfortunately not forward.
Allen
 
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Boscoe

No, it is a know fact.

XP is still

And XP has been out much, much longer than XP.

But that's just my opinion ...

But your opinion is not factual.


Vista was an absolute disaster for Microsoft.

Many users found their printers, digital cameras and MP3 players didn't
work on it. How processor-hungry it was, making it almost impossible to
use on anything but the newest, fastest computers.

Although a number of problems were resolved by subsequent service packs,
the successful launch of Windows 7 went some way towards repairing that
damage; lessons had clearly been learned, and Microsoft worked more
closely with manufacturers to ensure the upgrade process worked this time.
 
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Boscoe

Not really. It was such a change form XP and as usual, most people
resist change.

That is simply not true.

How processor-hungry it was, making it almost impossible to

Again, that is just not true and you cannot back up that assertion with
any real verifiable empirical data.

Although a number of problems were resolved by subsequent service packs,
the successful launch of Windows 7 went some way towards repairing that
damage; lessons had clearly been learned, and Microsoft worked more
closely with manufacturers to ensure the upgrade process worked this time.

Vista SP2 runs quite nicely, as least on my boxes.
A lot of "damage" was done by MS hating lying linturd asshole losers who
smelled blood and did everything they could pile on, while they could.
7 simply shut the door on them.
Microsofts 10 worst products.

Despite enjoying huge success with Windows 7 and the Xbox 360, there are
several other products that Microsoft would probably rather forget about...

Vista
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/digital-media/5889239/Microsoft-counting-on-Windows-7-to-cancel-out-Vista-flop.html>

Windows Me
Windows Mobile
Zune
Microsoft Ultra Mobile PC
PlaysForSure
Microsoft Mira
Internet Explorer 6
Microsoft Office Assistant
Microsoft Bob
 
J

Jeff

Microsoft this week pushed down the KB980846 Win7 update that provides
Vista context for legacy programs. I assume this means that we can now
run most programs written for Vista. This is supposed to work in all
Win7 versions. I just wonder why don't they do the same for XP programs,
instead of forcing us to upgrade to at least Win7 Pro? Is this just so
they can get more money out of us?
You do not need to upgrade to run 16 bit XP programs. Just download
Virtual box and install XP in it. Works very well in my W7 premium (not
Pro) 64 bit.
 
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Cameo

You do not need to upgrade to run 16 bit XP programs. Just download
Virtual box and install XP in it. Works very well in my W7 premium
(not Pro) 64 bit.
Wait a minute ... The Windows7 specs say that you have to have the
Professional version to be able to run XP programs. What virtual box are
you talking about for Home Premium?
 
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Cameo

Frank said:
On 6/24/2010 11:23 AM, Cameo wrote:

No, it is a know fact.

XP is still

And XP has been out much, much longer than XP.

But that's just my opinion ...

But your opinion is not factual.
What makes yours factual? I still have Vista in one partition and it
takes forever to boot it up und shut it down. Nothing like Windows7,
which I like.
Win7 may be based on Vista code but that would probably just mean
that MS kept only the good stuff from Vista and recoded all the rest.
Oh, and before you start it ... I am not a Microsoft hater. Far from
it!
 
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Big 666

Cameo said:
Wait a minute ... The Windows7 specs say that you have to have the
Professional version to be able to run XP programs. What virtual box are
you talking about for Home Premium?


<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMware_Workstation>

<http://www.vmware.com/support/ws7/doc/releasenotes_ws7.html>

MS has its own virtual machine software too, which is still free I
guess. But I don't think it can match VMware.

<http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/04/30/virtual-pc-for-windows-7-for-virtual-machine-or-xp-mode-free-download-kb958559/>
 
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Jeff

Wait a minute ... The Windows7 specs say that you have to have the
Professional version to be able to run XP programs. What virtual box are
you talking about for Home Premium?
It is free and does not need W7 Pro:
http://www.virtualbox.org/

Works perfectly and easily. I have virtual disks set up for XP, Ubuntu
and Linuxmint.
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

You do not need to upgrade to run 16 bit XP programs. Just download
Virtual box and install XP in it. Works very well in my W7 premium
(not Pro) 64 bit.
The disadvantage, of course, is that you have to have a license for
the copy of XP that you install. If you have a spare license, that's
all well and good. Otherwise, you might as well upgrade to Win7Pro /
Ultimate and use XP mode.

--
Zaphod

Arthur Dent, speaking to Trillian about Zaphod:
"So, two heads is what does it for a girl?"
"...Anything else he's got two of?"
 
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DanS

Frank said:
Typo dan-O, oh...and I don't smoke dope like your
butt-buddy does. Oops!...LOL!
No it's not a typo. It's a problem in your brain.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typo

": an error (as of spelling) in typed or typeset material"

Last I knew, there wasn't an X or a P in Vista, or 7...or Seven
for that matter. Or in Vista SP1, or SP2.

A typo would have been typing Vosta, or Seben, hitting a key
next to the one you really wanted.

That stuff happens when you get old....in some, it's the mind
that starts to go, in some, it's the body. Some both.
 
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Big 666

Gordon said:
VMWare workstation can't create virtual disks (unless they've changed
it) - it can only OPEN pre-created disks.
The OP needs VMWare SERVER. (Also free)
That was not the point of the post. It was about virtual machine software.
 
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Death

Frank said:
Seeing as how there are still millions of happy Vista users, myself
being one of those, I don't care what one reporter of an English rage
thinks about Vista. And his opinion like yours, is not empirical
data...its an opinion, which are like assholes...everyone's got one.
No kidding.
A real flop....150 *million* installs.
Poor Microsoft.

Some idiots confuse a few whiney assholes with an actual failure.
 

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