What didn't work on transitioning to W7?


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Anthony Buckland

Meaning, does anyone care to comment on applications
that had to be dumped, repurchased in upgraded versions,
or replaced with something else on transitioning from
WinXP (would be my situation) or Vista to W7?

For comparison, I had problems only with two insignficant
utilities transitioning from Win98 to WinXP (not counting
any eventless reinstallations).
 
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SC Tom

Anthony Buckland said:
Meaning, does anyone care to comment on applications
that had to be dumped, repurchased in upgraded versions,
or replaced with something else on transitioning from
WinXP (would be my situation) or Vista to W7?

For comparison, I had problems only with two insignficant
utilities transitioning from Win98 to WinXP (not counting
any eventless reinstallations).
I haven't come across anything yet that doesn't work, but I have a couple of
programs that don't work quite right, mainly in the way they display. One in
particular that I like is Tiger Woods 2006. When I had Vista on my notebook,
it would play full screen, even though the display settings in the game were
set at 1024x768. My notebook screen is 1280x800, so there wasn't any
distortion to speak of. In Win7, TW2006 displays with the black borders on
each side.
I have a number of old (Win98 and DOS) apps and games that still work fine,
so I have no real complaints about 7.

SC Tom
 
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Brian Gregory [UK]

Anthony Buckland said:
Meaning, does anyone care to comment on applications
that had to be dumped, repurchased in upgraded versions,
or replaced with something else on transitioning from
WinXP (would be my situation) or Vista to W7?

For comparison, I had problems only with two insignficant
utilities transitioning from Win98 to WinXP (not counting
any eventless reinstallations).
it's worth pointing out that if you are also going from a 32 bit OS to 64
bit W7 you are going to have lots more problems.
 
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Don Morgan

Brian--I think you are right on-- when you say more problems from 32bit to
64bit.
I have a HP with AMD dual core and 4 GB memory. Had a free upgrade disk from
Vista Home Premium to Windows7 Home Premium with 64bit OS. The upgrade
worked fine and all the basic programs and internet searching works fine
when I
use Internet Explorer 8 32bit. I also have Internet Explorer 64bit--web
pages act
a little strange in 64bit--I don't think active x and java script are up to
speed to
run the web pages in 64bit mode. Anyone else notice this? I am just using
IE 32bit
and everything is working OK. Also, I don't think Logitech Cam and Skype
have
upgraded drivers for Win 7 64bit yet.
Don Morgan
 
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Bob Hatch

Anthony said:
Meaning, does anyone care to comment on applications
that had to be dumped, repurchased in upgraded versions,
or replaced with something else on transitioning from
WinXP (would be my situation) or Vista to W7?

For comparison, I had problems only with two insignficant
utilities transitioning from Win98 to WinXP (not counting
any eventless reinstallations).
I moved 2 computers from 32 bit to 64 bit. One a Toshiba Laptop that had
Vista Home Premium and and one a Dell desktop that had XP Pro. I have a
5 year old Epson Photo printer attached to the laptop and set up for
network printing from the desktop. I works fine. All hardware on both
computers work just like they did before the change except for a USB
network adapter on the desktop, so I bought a new one.

My Norton Ghost 9 would not work on Windows 7, so I bought Acronis 2010.
I've been using WS-FTP Pro for uploading my web pages but I had just
upgraded my Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 to Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 so I'm
using that for file uploads. I've not attached my scanner yet, but will
this weekend and will report back on how that works. It's a 5 year old
Epson and I've already downloaded the new drivers from Epson for that.

I have 2 USB hubs on the desktop and both work fine along with a SATA
Dock and 2 external hard drives, 2 thumb drives and a USB card reader.

So far I've not had one major problem except for some permissions issues
with some files.

I have an old dBase compiled program that I used to run on my XP machine
and it wouldn't run on Windows 7, so I installed DosBox and it runs fine
using that free utility.

Tomorrow I'm going to install a friends older program in XP and see if
it will work in XP Mode.

Right now I see no reason to go back to a 32 bit machine and see no
reason for "major" concerns about 64 bit.

--
"To announce that there must be no criticism
of the President, or that we are to stand by
the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic
and servile, but is morally treasonable to the
American public."
Theodore Roosevelt
http://www.bobhatch.com
http://www.tdsrvresort.com
 
K

kolnikoff

Anthony said:
Meaning, does anyone care to comment on applications
that had to be dumped, repurchased in upgraded versions,
or replaced with something else on transitioning from
WinXP (would be my situation) or Vista to W7?

For comparison, I had problems only with two insignficant
utilities transitioning from Win98 to WinXP (not counting
any eventless reinstallations).
New machine (own build) and Win 7 64bit clean install. Two SATA DVD R/W
drives do not work, all drivers ok, device manager recognises them,
issue raised with Microsoft, no joy. Issue solved by installing and IDE
drive, works perfectly.

No software issues (yet).

Cheers

Kol
'''
 
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James

Meaning, does anyone care to comment on applications
that had to be dumped, repurchased in upgraded versions,
or replaced with something else on transitioning from
WinXP (would be my situation) or Vista to W7?

For comparison, I had problems only with two insignficant
utilities transitioning from Win98 to WinXP (not counting
any eventless reinstallations).
Slightly off topic, but when my XP machine died, I got a Vista x64
machine where only one legacy program did not work. I downloaded
Microsoft's free Virtual PC from the Microsoft website, installed XP
in the virtual machine, did all the updates, and can now run the
program I need. Not an elegant solution, but it works.

I haven't upgraded to Windows 7 yet, but since the website says
Virtual PC will install under Windows 7, I hope I will be able to do
the same for legacy programs that don't work under 7.

James
 
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Bob Hatch

Bob said:
I moved 2 computers from 32 bit to 64 bit. One a Toshiba Laptop that had
Vista Home Premium and and one a Dell desktop that had XP Pro. I have a
5 year old Epson Photo printer attached to the laptop and set up for
network printing from the desktop. I works fine. All hardware on both
computers work just like they did before the change except for a USB
network adapter on the desktop, so I bought a new one.

My Norton Ghost 9 would not work on Windows 7, so I bought Acronis 2010.
I've been using WS-FTP Pro for uploading my web pages but I had just
upgraded my Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 to Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 so I'm
using that for file uploads. I've not attached my scanner yet, but will
this weekend and will report back on how that works. It's a 5 year old
Epson and I've already downloaded the new drivers from Epson for that.

I have 2 USB hubs on the desktop and both work fine along with a SATA
Dock and 2 external hard drives, 2 thumb drives and a USB card reader.

So far I've not had one major problem except for some permissions issues
with some files.

I have an old dBase compiled program that I used to run on my XP machine
and it wouldn't run on Windows 7, so I installed DosBox and it runs fine
using that free utility.

Tomorrow I'm going to install a friends older program in XP and see if
it will work in XP Mode.

Right now I see no reason to go back to a 32 bit machine and see no
reason for "major" concerns about 64 bit.
This evening I hooked up my 5 + year old Epson Perfection scanner to my
computer. I downloaded and ran the software and drivers for the 64 bit
Vista and Win 7 OS from Epson, turned on the scanner and tested it out.

It ran perfectly using Epson Scan, Photoshop CS3 and Acrobat 9.2.

Still happy with Win 7. :)

--
"To announce that there must be no criticism
of the President, or that we are to stand by
the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic
and servile, but is morally treasonable to the
American public."
Theodore Roosevelt
http://www.bobhatch.com
http://www.tdsrvresort.com
 

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