[time-nuts] SatStat on Windows 7

nuts nuts at lazygranch.com
Sat Apr 26 14:16:21 EDT 2014


On Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:52:47 -0400
Bob Camp <lists at rtty.us> wrote:

> Hi
> 
> Upgrade to a Win 7 version that has XP support in it. 
> 
> Bob
> 

There is some confusion about XP support in win7. One way is to set the
property of the file to be more XP compatible. The other means is to
download a virtual machine from Microsoft that some versions of Win 7
are allowed to download and install. So you upgrade Win 7, then do
another download.

That said, I have managed to get XP programs going without the virtual
machine if it is only a matter of finding the right DLLs. 

Win 7 Pro can use the XP VM from MS. Obviously Win 7 Ultimate can too.
The only really useful thing in win 7 ultimate is the native NFS
support, which you can painfully add to Win 7 pro in a few ways. So I
wouldn't pay the premium to upgrade beyond win 7 pro. 

Now with another "that said", since win XP is now history, is there a
legit source to get an old copy and just run it in a VM?  I'm sure it
is pirated, but you would want a clean/safe version. The odds of
getting hacked with XP in a VM is low, especially if you don't put
email on it or browse from it. 



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