Re: Advice sought re Windows 7 Pro

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Dave-UK, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Guest

    "Howard Neil" <> wrote in message news:...
    > 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.
     
    Dave-UK, Dec 18, 2011
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Dave-UK

    Howard Neil Guest

    On 18/12/2011 19:51, Dave-UK wrote:
    >
    > "Howard Neil" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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.

    --
    Howard Neil
     
    Howard Neil, Dec 18, 2011
    #2
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Odie Ferrous
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    570
    tHatDudeUK
    Oct 22, 2003
  2. Davek
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    279
    Shane Evans
    Aug 21, 2003
  3. Howard Neil

    Adice sought re Windows 7 Pro

    Howard Neil, Dec 18, 2011, in forum: DIY Computers
    Replies:
    12
    Views:
    391
    Daniel James
    Dec 23, 2011
  4. Tired

    Re: Advice sought re Windows 7 Pro

    Tired, Dec 18, 2011, in forum: DIY Computers
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    274
    Jaimie Vandenbergh
    Dec 19, 2011
  5. Robert Brereton

    Re: Advice sought re Windows 7 Pro

    Robert Brereton, Dec 19, 2011, in forum: DIY Computers
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    243
    Robert Brereton
    Dec 19, 2011
Loading...

Share This Page