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Old 11-11-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default not sure if program will run with 32 bit win 7

I have a program that I need to use and it dates back to 1997. Currently I use it on win xp and it is works fine. I have tried to load it in win 7 64 bit and I cant. If I purchase a win 7 32 bit is that going to allow me to use this program or the chances I can use it with win 7 good? thanks
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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...and the program being what?

\pro tip - letting everyone know the program you're having problems with, will help out....
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:36 AM   #3
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You should say what happens when you try to run it. If it's a 16-bit app, it might run on Win 7 32 bit but not Win 7 64 bit and if you tried it would give you an error message. But maybe Win 7 Pro 64 bit could run it b/c it has an XP compatibility mode
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The free Microsoft XP VM may work.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:17 PM   #5
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It is omega research - supercharts, I didnt put it down since most have never heard of it. I figured if 7-32 bit was generally like xp, I would give it a try.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:06 PM   #6
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You should say what happens when you try to run it. If it's a 16-bit app, it might run on Win 7 32 bit but not Win 7 64 bit and if you tried it would give you an error message. But maybe Win 7 Pro 64 bit could run it b/c it has an XP compatibility mode
That would be my knee-jerk reaction too. It might run on Win7 x32, if you play around with compatibility settings. But then again it might not. An XP Virtual Machine would properly be the safe bet, that way you do not have to worry about compatibility since XP is fully compatible with XP.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:56 PM   #7
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The setup program will not run on 7-64 , i get a windows message that does not allow install, says not compatible.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:28 PM   #8
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It's possible that the application was 32-bit but the installer was 16-bit and that's why it's not installing. You could try copying the program's folder from a computer it's currently installed on onto the 64 bit system and try running and testing it from there. Seems like programs from those days were more flexible in allowing that - I think even Microsoft Office 95, 97, and maybe even 2000 could be copied from one installation to another and still work.

Here's something that might come in handy (though I haven't tested it myself): how to "emulate" Windows 98 w/ Microsoft Virtual PC: http://snesorama.us/board/showthread...n-a-new-system
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It is omega research - supercharts,
holy decades, dude, that shit is 20 years old
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TradeStation
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:18 PM   #10
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As others have mentioned using the Win XP VM, I offer this - now mind you, I've only used it for old games that fail to run so I can't testify to if your program will work in it....

I've been using it on a Win 7 64-bit system with no problems.

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