Hi, 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 [email protected] 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.
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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.
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