[amsat-bb] Re: Software must have list

Shamai "SAM" Opfer 4z1ws.sam at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 11:53:20 PDT 2012

Two ways were mentioned to run old programs with windows 7:
1. Windows 7 Pro or highrer, working in its built-in "Windows XP mode"
2. Windows 7 Home (the cheaper version of Windows) with XP (or older
Windows version) installed.on a virtual machine.

Does anyone know if WISP will work in both cases? even if Windows 7 (either
Home or Pro) is installed in 64 bit version?

thanks & 73
shamai, 4z1ws

This solution seems cheaper than installing Windows 7 Pro.
Will it run WISP and other old programs as effectively as the "Windows XP
mode" in the more expensive Wi ndows 7 versions?

On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM, George Henry <ka3hsw at att.net> wrote:

> Note that you can also install XP in a virtual machine on lesser versions
> of Win 7 (and Vista), but it's a multi-step process, and you must supply
> the XP installation disk.
> First, download and install Virtual PC from Microsoft.  Then create a
> virtual machine, and install XP onto it just as you would to a real PC.
> I did it on my Acer netbook with Win 7 Home Premium, so I know it works.
> George, KA3HSW
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET>
> To: "'Andrew Glasbrenner'" <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>; "'Amsat-BB'" <
> amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2012 9:10 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Software must have list
> [snip]
>> You didn't mention what version of Win7.  If Pro or up, you can download a
>> free XP virtual environment from MS, which works well for old programs,
>> and
>> even allows ancient DOS programs to access comm ports.
>> For non-ham stuff, a good antivirus program, and a backup program such as
>> Acronis, Norton, or perhaps Paragon.
>> 73,
>> Alan
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