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Vista compatibility for XP
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December 15, 2009
4:37 PM
Someguy
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I have XP and a software I am trying to install thay only works on WIN7/VISTA. So I need help to find some program/addon that can make it run. I need it to be free or free using a promotion.

December 15, 2009
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Just right click on your software which is only compatible with Win7/Vista, go to properties, click "Compatibility" Tab and enable "Run this program in compatibility mode for Win XP SP3". Then run the software. I had used it quite a few times when the software was not compatible with Win7 but i am not sure if it will work this way for your software.

December 15, 2009
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That does not make any sense. I HAVE XP SP3. I DO NOT HAVE VISTA OR WINDOWS 7. The program ONLY SUPPORTS WINDOWS 7 and VISTA

December 15, 2009
6:39 PM
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Someguy,

Please don't type in all caps. Even if Sandeep is mistaken, he is only trying to help – no need to type in all caps.

That being said, there are very little programs that only work on Vista/Win7 and not on XP. Those programs that do only work on Vista/Win7 have a special architectural reason; in other words if a program only works on Vista/Win7 chances of you getting it to work on XP are little to none. If you tell us what program it is we can help better.

December 15, 2009
6:43 PM
Someguy
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I only typed so he will know where he is mistaken.

December 15, 2009
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@ Ashraf: Thanks Ashraf for your support.

@Someguy: As said by Ashraf, i was trying to help you out to see if what i had written works for you. When Windows 7 was released not officially but as a release candidate there were many software's which didn't supported it so i used to run them in compatibility mode with XP3.
I think i misunderstood what compatibility mode is while replying to you which is clear now. Sorry for that. It's good to learn from our mistakes.

December 15, 2009
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@Someguy:  I  recommend using bold instead of ALL CAPS.  YAHOO ANSWERS IS RIGHT- ALL CAPS CAN BE INTERPRETED AS YELLING.  However, bold can be useful for pointing things out.

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December 15, 2009
9:51 PM
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How do you use bold? And can anyone respond to my Win7/Vista question?

December 15, 2009
10:54 PM
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@ Someguy: Ashraf has actually responded to your question. Please read his full comments.

Thanks.

December 15, 2009
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I read it before you did. If you can not help me, then please don't waste my time.

December 15, 2009
11:17 PM
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Someguy said:

I read it before you did. If you can not help me, then please don't waste my time.


Calm down. You asked "And can anyone respond to my Win7/Vista question?" after I already answered the question so Sandeep assumed you didn't read my answer.

Instead of replying as you have, a simple "thanks I already read it but it didn't help" is much better. Being condescending won't get you anywhere.

December 15, 2009
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Alright fine, but can anyone help me with this problem and I do not understand why this would not work on XP. I mean both are on the same file system(NTFS), my computer has support for the .NET framework. It should work. So can anyone help me. Thank you all.

December 15, 2009
11:57 PM
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Someguy said:

Alright fine, but can anyone help me with this problem and I do not understand why this would not work on XP. I mean both are on the same file system(NTFS), my computer has support for the .NET framework. It should work. So can anyone help me. Thank you all.


What program is it? It is hard for us to help you – besides giving general answers – if we don't know the specific program you are asking help for.

December 16, 2009
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The only way I can not see it working on XP would be if it is a GUI base program. because in win7 It's a tad different than XP. Which program is it Someguy perhaps something can be whipped up to help you out.

In the end everything will be OK. If it's not OK then it's not the end.
December 16, 2009
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Your probably right. It must be a GUI problem. Which means I need some kind of GUI update or something else.

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