What applications need to run in Windows7's XP Virtual Machine?


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Al Dykes

Now that W7 has been around for a while, can anyone name an
application that needs to run in an XP VM?
 
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Ron Rosenfeld

Now that W7 has been around for a while, can anyone name an
application that needs to run in an XP VM?
Any of the old 16 bit DOS programs need to run in an XP VM. I happen to
have two.
--ron
 
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Augustus

Al Dykes said:
Now that W7 has been around for a while, can anyone name an
application that needs to run in an XP VM?

There's a few older Adobe apps ( that weren't cheap) that Adobe would or did
not update to run on Vista that caused grief for some users. Having this
mode built in to Vista would have helped...vmware got a lot of business from
them. At this point, I can't see there's too many apps out there needing
WinXP virtual mode.
 
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Augustus

Ron Rosenfeld said:
Any of the old 16 bit DOS programs need to run in an XP VM. I happen to
have two.
--ron
I took his question to mean if there were any 32 bit apps designed for XP or
2000. 16 bit MS-DOS programs need to be run that way in XP as well.
 
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Bob Hatch

Al said:
Now that W7 has been around for a while, can anyone name an
application that needs to run in an XP VM?
I haven't found one so far. I do have an old compiled dBase program that
runs in DOS. I've found it's easier to run it in DOSBox.

http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1

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Steve Pearce

Now that W7 has been around for a while, can anyone name an
application that needs to run in an XP VM?
I have a VPN client that requires XP, it won't even run under Vista.
 
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Howard

Now that W7 has been around for a while, can anyone name an
application that needs to run in an XP VM?
Symantec Winfax Pro. But it might run in XP compatibility mode. Nero
7 is another one.

The drivers are incompatible with with Vista/Windows 7. Actually, any
app which got discontinued and did not get drivers fro Vista needs to
run. Some of the simpler ones can run in XP compatibility mode.

I tried XP VM and thought it was terrible. -- Howard
 
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Avraham Hanadari

Symantec Winfax Pro. But it might run in XP compatibility mode. Nero
7 is another one.

The drivers are incompatible with with Vista/Windows 7. Actually, any
app which got discontinued and did not get drivers fro Vista needs to
run. Some of the simpler ones can run in XP compatibility mode.

I tried XP VM and thought it was terrible. -- Howard
I've been pleasantly surprised that so many of my favorite applications
function well in Win7, after the disappointment of Vista. I have noted
that Paint Shop Pro 9 shuts down the aero in order to run, as it did in
Vista. It runs, but 7 adapts to its needs. Home Site 5.5 also runs, but
imperfectly, a different imperfect from that in Vista. I was expecting
to run XP Mode if only for Home Site, til I discovered that I needed
hardware virtualization,which I lack in my HP machine. Haven't found any
other incompatibilities so far.
Avraham
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Avraham said:
I've been pleasantly surprised that so many of my favorite
applications function well in Win7, after the disappointment of
Vista. I have noted that Paint Shop Pro 9 shuts down the aero in
order to run, as it did in Vista. It runs, but 7 adapts to its needs.
Home Site 5.5 also runs, but imperfectly, a different imperfect from
that in Vista. I was expecting to run XP Mode if only for Home Site,
til I discovered that I needed hardware virtualization,which I lack
in my HP machine. Haven't found any other incompatibilities so far.
Interesting. I am also surprised at how some of my old apps run just
fine on my 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate machine. It may be because the old
apps are less demanding on the system. I am running Paint Shop Pro 5. I
normally use the Windows Classic theme, but I tried the Aero and it
coexists with PSP 5, no problem. I never needed the extra stuff that
came with the later versions of PSP, so I never updated it.
 
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floffy

Symantec Winfax Pro. But it might run in XP compatibility mode. Nero
7 is another one.

The drivers are incompatible with with Vista/Windows 7. Actually, any
app which got discontinued and did not get drivers fro Vista needs to
run. Some of the simpler ones can run in XP compatibility mode.

I tried XP VM and thought it was terrible. -- Howard
Better of that Talkwork pro 3 run fine on xp
 
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PeeCee

Don Wiss said:
And if you have a 64 bit machine all DOS programs require DOSBox.

Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
Yep three.

A program called "Stable Manager"
(Horse stud management, diary, invoice etc suite)
Installs OK in Win7/64 but crashes with missing dll & ocx errors when you
try to use it.
Loaded into XP Virtual mode it runs 100%.
Developer not interested in fixing it for Win7 so XP mode a life saver.

Accounting program by the name of "NZA Gold"
Originally written for Win 9x it ported to XP reasonably well.
Developers sold out to MYOB some years ago so program is no longer
supported.
Wouldn't even install in Win7/64, runs just fine in XP Virtual mode.

In both cases the owners relied on the software, i.e. it was the core
element of their business system.
In neither case was there a viable alternative i.e.

For me personally I have found XP Virtual mode handy for keeping my old
Epson Precision 1250 Scanner going.
There is no compatibility tick on the MS Compatibility website and it
reports it is W7 "incompatible" when connected to Win7/64.
Running the Scanners install CD (XP) in XP Virtual mode though works 100%
Saved me throwing money away on something that's only used occasionally.

Best
Paul.
 
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Don Morgan

Don Wiss said:
And if you have a 64 bit machine all DOS programs require DOSBox.

Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
Check out "VMLite XPMode for windows 7. Will work on computers
that do not have processors with hardware virtualization turned on
in the BIOS. Have a read on their web site.
Don Morgan
 

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