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      Dec 19th, 11, 12:00 AM
Howard Neil wrote:
> 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.


XP will just run in a window (and it is free as part of XP, you download the
file from microsoft). I have W7 ultimate and run windows xp in virtual mode
for outlook express. In full screen it is indistinguishable from an orginal,
and runs in the window mode perfectly well.


 
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      Dec 19th, 11, 12:04 AM
On 12/18/2011 11:00 PM, Tired wrote:
> I have W7 ultimate and run windows xp in virtual mode
> for outlook express.


<boggles>


 
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      Dec 19th, 11, 1:39 AM
recursor wrote:
> On 12/18/2011 11:00 PM, Tired wrote:
>> I have W7 ultimate and run windows xp in virtual mode
>> for outlook express.

>
> <boggles>


OE is excellent as a newsreader (with oe-quotefix) never felt comfortable
with anything else. Windows Mail and windows live mail is an abomination
either as an email reader or news reader, and since Outlook no longer
supports news reading, i have little option.


 
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      Dec 19th, 11, 9:06 AM
On 18/12/2011 23:00, Tired wrote:
> Howard Neil wrote:
>> 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.

>
> XP will just run in a window (and it is free as part of XP, you download the
> file from microsoft). I have W7 ultimate and run windows xp in virtual mode
> for outlook express. In full screen it is indistinguishable from an orginal,
> and runs in the window mode perfectly well.
>
>


Thanks, that is the information I needed.

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      Dec 19th, 11, 9:07 AM
On 19/12/2011 00:39, Tired wrote:
> recursor wrote:
>> On 12/18/2011 11:00 PM, Tired wrote:
>>> I have W7 ultimate and run windows xp in virtual mode
>>> for outlook express.

>>
>> <boggles>

>
> OE is excellent as a newsreader (with oe-quotefix) never felt comfortable
> with anything else. Windows Mail and windows live mail is an abomination
> either as an email reader or news reader, and since Outlook no longer
> supports news reading, i have little option.
>
>


Have you tried Thunderbird?

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      Dec 19th, 11, 9:34 AM
On Mon, 19 Dec 2011 00:39:17 +0000, Tired wrote:

> recursor wrote:
>> On 12/18/2011 11:00 PM, Tired wrote:
>>> I have W7 ultimate and run windows xp in virtual mode for outlook
>>> express.

>>
>> <boggles>

>
> OE is excellent as a newsreader


FSVO excellent perhaps...

> (with oe-quotefix) never felt
> comfortable with anything else. Windows Mail and windows live mail is an
> abomination either as an email reader or news reader, and since Outlook
> no longer supports news reading, i have little option.


Pan.

"Pan is a Usenet newsreader that's good at both text and binaries. It
supports offline reading, scoring and killfiles, yEnc, NZB, and
multiserver. It's also the only Unix newsreader to get a perfect score on
the Good Net-Keeping Seal of Approval evaluations. It runs on Unix and
Unix-like operating systems, Mac OS X, and Windows."

Chris

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      Dec 19th, 11, 10:45 AM
On 19/12/2011 in message <(E-Mail Removed)> Tired wrote:

>recursor wrote:
>>On 12/18/2011 11:00 PM, Tired wrote:
>>>I have W7 ultimate and run windows xp in virtual mode
>>>for outlook express.

>>
>><boggles>

>
>OE is excellent as a newsreader (with oe-quotefix) never felt comfortable
>with anything else. Windows Mail and windows live mail is an abomination
>either as an email reader or news reader, and since Outlook no longer
>supports news reading, i have little option.


Interesting. I am running XP in a virtual machine on my Mac Pro just so I
can carry on using my old news reader. Any word processor will do but news
readers are a very personal choice :-)

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      Dec 19th, 11, 10:51 AM
On 12/19/2011 09:45 AM, Jeff Gaines wrote:
> On 19/12/2011 in message <(E-Mail Removed)> Tired wrote:
>
>> recursor wrote:
>>> On 12/18/2011 11:00 PM, Tired wrote:
>>>> I have W7 ultimate and run windows xp in virtual mode
>>>> for outlook express.
>>>
>>> <boggles>

>>
>> OE is excellent as a newsreader (with oe-quotefix) never felt
>> comfortable with anything else. Windows Mail and windows live mail is
>> an abomination either as an email reader or news reader, and since
>> Outlook no longer supports news reading, i have little option.

>
> Interesting. I am running XP in a virtual machine on my Mac Pro just so
> I can carry on using my old news reader. Any word processor will do but
> news readers are a very personal choice :-)
>

Personally I find that *no* word processors will do. I much prefer the
flexibility of desktop publishing programs.
 
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      Dec 19th, 11, 10:54 AM
On 19 Dec 2011 09:45:20 GMT, "Jeff Gaines"
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>On 19/12/2011 in message <(E-Mail Removed)> Tired wrote:
>
>>recursor wrote:
>>>On 12/18/2011 11:00 PM, Tired wrote:
>>>>I have W7 ultimate and run windows xp in virtual mode
>>>>for outlook express.
>>>
>>><boggles>

>>
>>OE is excellent as a newsreader (with oe-quotefix) never felt comfortable
>>with anything else. Windows Mail and windows live mail is an abomination
>>either as an email reader or news reader, and since Outlook no longer
>>supports news reading, i have little option.

>
>Interesting. I am running XP in a virtual machine on my Mac Pro just so I
>can carry on using my old news reader. Any word processor will do but news
>readers are a very personal choice :-)


Heh - yes, me too! Forte Agent for Usenet, and some mapping programs
that don't have Mac equivalents.

Cheers - Jaimie
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