[amsat-bb] Re: Software must have list
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Wed Aug 29 12:44:06 PDT 2012
Something to consider for older programs is the compatibility mode in WIN7.
Right click on an icon, then Properties, and then Compatibility. There is a
drop-down box which will allow you to pick the version of Windows, and even
service pack, going back to WIN95.
I find that WIN7 works fine as-is for most programs, but I have a couple of
truly ancient non-ham utilities which were written for WIN98SE. They
worked, with limitations, on XP, but work fully again since I have WIN98
I have WIN7 32-bit, so I don't know if a 64-bit version offers any 32-bit
compatibility variations. Guessing not, but???
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Mark L. Hammond
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:20 PM
To: Shamai "SAM" Opfer; George Henry; amsat bb
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Software must have list
Wisp runs OK under Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
At 09:53 PM 8/29/2012 +0300, Shamai \"SAM\" Opfer wrote:
>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
>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
>>> You didn't mention what version of Win7. If Pro or up, you can download
>>> free XP virtual environment from MS, which works well for old programs,
>>> even allows ancient DOS programs to access comm ports.
>>> For non-ham stuff, a good antivirus program, and a backup program such
>>> Acronis, Norton, or perhaps Paragon.
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