Re: Advice sought re Windows 7 Pro

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Tired, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Tired

    Tired Guest

    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.
     
    Tired, Dec 18, 2011
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  2. Tired

    recursor Guest

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


    <boggles> :)
     
    recursor, Dec 18, 2011
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  3. Tired

    Tired Guest

    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.
     
    Tired, Dec 19, 2011
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  4. Tired

    Howard Neil Guest

    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.

    --
    Howard Neil
     
    Howard Neil, Dec 19, 2011
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  5. Tired

    Howard Neil Guest

    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?

    --
    Howard Neil
     
    Howard Neil, Dec 19, 2011
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  6. Tired

    Chris Whelan Guest

    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

    --
    Remove prejudice to reply.
     
    Chris Whelan, Dec 19, 2011
    #6
  7. Tired

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    On 19/12/2011 in message <> 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 :)

    --
    Jeff Gaines Wiltshire UK
    Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.
     
    Jeff Gaines, Dec 19, 2011
    #7
  8. Tired

    recursor Guest

    On 12/19/2011 09:45 AM, Jeff Gaines wrote:
    > On 19/12/2011 in message <> 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. :)
     
    recursor, Dec 19, 2011
    #8
  9. On 19 Dec 2011 09:45:20 GMT, "Jeff Gaines"
    <> wrote:

    >On 19/12/2011 in message <> 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
    --
    A Jesus of mass J travelling at a speed of 27 meters/second collides with a
    stationary Moses of mass M. Assuming any elastic deformation is lossless and
    perfectly reversible, calculate how long it will be until the next Passover.
    -- Tanuki, asr
     
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Dec 19, 2011
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