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      Dec 18th, 11, 8:51 PM

"Howard Neil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed) o.uk...
> Hi,
>
> In the next 2 or 3 months I intend to modernise my (homebuilt) computer
> with a new motherboard, CPU, and RAM.
>
> I am also considering updating the XP home to Windows 7 Pro and this is
> where I need some advice, please.
>
> My problem is that I use Quicken, which has been discontinued in the UK
> since about 2003. This program is crucial to my business and I will not
> change it. However, it needs XP to run. The reason I am considering Win
> 7 Pro is that it apparently has a mode which will run old XP software.
>
> However, I need the OS to load both Quicken and other software (run in
> Win 7 Pro) at the same time. If I need to re-boot to use either then it
> would be useless to me.
>
> Could someone who is familiar with Win 7 Pro please tell me is this is
> possible? I have checked the internet and just cannot seem to find a
> definite answer although the implication is that it will work the way I
> want. Any doubts and I will stay with XP.
>


How about upgrading your computer and then installing Win7 Pro.
You 'officially' have 30 days to evaluate for any hardware/software problems.
(If that isn't enough time it can be extended.)
Then you can try out various things to see what works.





 
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      Dec 18th, 11, 9:45 PM
On 18/12/2011 19:51, Dave-UK wrote:
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> "Howard Neil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed) o.uk...
>> Hi,
>>
>> In the next 2 or 3 months I intend to modernise my (homebuilt)
>> computer with a new motherboard, CPU, and RAM.
>>
>> I am also considering updating the XP home to Windows 7 Pro and this
>> is where I need some advice, please.
>>
>> My problem is that I use Quicken, which has been discontinued in the
>> UK since about 2003. This program is crucial to my business and I will
>> not change it. However, it needs XP to run. The reason I am
>> considering Win 7 Pro is that it apparently has a mode which will run
>> old XP software.
>>
>> However, I need the OS to load both Quicken and other software (run in
>> Win 7 Pro) at the same time. If I need to re-boot to use either then
>> it would be useless to me.
>>
>> Could someone who is familiar with Win 7 Pro please tell me is this is
>> possible? I have checked the internet and just cannot seem to find a
>> definite answer although the implication is that it will work the way
>> I want. Any doubts and I will stay with XP.
>>

>
> How about upgrading your computer and then installing Win7 Pro.
> You 'officially' have 30 days to evaluate for any hardware/software
> problems.
> (If that isn't enough time it can be extended.)
> Then you can try out various things to see what works.
>
>
>
>
>


That's a good point and it will be the order I intend to do things.
However, Quicken is mission critical for my business and I cannot risk
it not working and having to go back to XP.

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Howard Neil
 
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