Re: Advice sought re Windows 7 Pro

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Robert Brereton, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. "Howard Neil" <> wrote in message
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    > 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.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Howard Neil
    >


    I am running Quicken 2002 quite happily on windows 7 pro 64 bit on my
    desktop. It also works on windows 7 HP 64 bit on a laptop. I also copied
    my quicken.ini file and dropped it into the windows 7 directory. It backs
    up fine to a NAS also.

    Bob
     
    Robert Brereton, Dec 19, 2011
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