A point of clarification here....

The XP mode that Linda is referring to is an ability of some newer computers
and W7 to run virtual sessions for XP applications. This requires both
newish hardware to support the virtual mode and W7 virtualization software.

This is unlikely to be needed by Susan, the OP. All versions of W7 have a
compatibility mode for older applications, and I don't have any reason to
suspect FM 7.1 wouldn't run just fine, either in regular W7 mode or if
necessary, making use of the built-in compatibility mode. I ran 7.2 in W7
betas, but don't have any need of it, and so haven't bothered to set it up
on my production systems.

Art Campbell
         art.campbell at gmail.com
 "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a
redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson
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                                                              DoD 358


On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Linda Urban <lurban at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Hi Susan,
>
> I am running Frame 7.1 on Windows 7, with no problems, on a 64-bit system.
>
> I am not running it in XP mode
>
> In fact, as I found out after setting up my system, my particular computer
> can't use XP mode...which requires some special flavor of
> processor/hardware....but I have had very few problems running any existing
> software, so far.
>
> The installer tucked the files into the Program Files (x86) folder, where
> most of my current software resides.
>
> (Had to upgrade one piece of software that was about 7 years old, to latest
> version. And don't get me started on how difficult it is to thoroughly
> extinguish the trial version of MS Office 2007!...Otherwise, transition has
> been pretty smooth.)
>
> Linda
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com
> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Susan Modlin
> Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:56 AM
> To: framers at lists.frameusers.com; framers at omsys.com
> Subject: Anyone running FM 7.2 on Windows 7?
>
> Hi, Framers.
>
> Before I plunk down hard-earned cash on an FM upgrade I don't particularly
> want, I thought I'd ask if anyone is running FM 7.2 in XP mode on Windows 7
> and if so, how well it's working. Any gotchas that might influence my
> decision?
>
> My new PC is Win7 64-bit and although I don't plan to do so often, I'm
> worried about being able to run FM 7.2 on it.
>
> Thanks, and happy winter holidays of your choice to all.
>
> ...Susan
>
> "When you find a big kettle of crazy, it's best not to stir it."
>                                   Scott Adams
>
>
>
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