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WIN7 COMPATIBLITY

By xyzxyz ·
Q: What can I expect from my WIN7 OS (via my new PC AND Laptop on order NOW!) re: XP-Sftwr compatibility?

- Can I auto-expect it to run w/o a hitch? ..not? [Thats what MICROSOFT needs, huh? ...an 'auto-expect' Button: What did u expect- a) to run; b) to run w/o padding our pockets; c)crash-&-burn as usual, etc... HAH! Anyway, I digress).
- If not, button or feature like VISTA had to "force" compatibility??

Advice here? Anybody with experience yet on this one??

SPECIFICALLY: HAve used ZONEALARM [Basic, not PRO PAckage] for my Security FOREVER!! As u know, nothing better, FREE or otherwise!! Will it run; conflict badly??? Some other way for "par" security with something built-in to WIN7 now?

Is there a TECH SITE &/or Paper out already dealing with? ...one coming soon, I hope?

REASON: HAVE TONS OF SFTWR. DONT EVEN WANT TO "THINK" ABOUT TRYING TO UPGRADE IT ALL!! OUCH!!! MAJOR CONCERN!!! MAJOR!!!

THX!

GUY

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Win7 Upgrade Advisor

by willcomp In reply to WIN7 COMPATIBLITY

Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor on your old PC(s) to check software compatibility. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1B544E90-7659-4BD9-9E51-2497C146AF15&displaylang=en

You will need Win7 compatible versions of AV and CD burning software as a minimum.

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Em - CD & DVD are built-in to Windows 7...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Win7 Upgrade Advisor

So there's no need for any third party utilities, unless you prefer them.

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Already Aware of That

by willcomp In reply to Em - CD & DVD are built-i ...

Most users, myself included, prefer a third party application and they need to know that older versions are not compatible.

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Fair enough.

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Already Aware of That
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Firstly let me start with ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to WIN7 COMPATIBLITY

How utterly detestable, badly truncated abbreviations appear when viewed as opposed to created. WTF is SFTWR supposed to achieve? Eh?

Perhaps it's some form of modern BZZWRD that I missed first time round, but I seriously doubt it!

//rant over.

ZoneAlarm will run in Windows 7 both 32-bit and 64-bit. However, whether or not one single piece of security software had achieved compatibility with a new OS or not, is hardly grounds for judging the capability of said OS.

As to what you can expect from your new Windows 7 machines, it very much depends on which particular flavour of Windows 7 you intend on using, and how much processing power (CPU/RAM/GPU) and grunt you have behind it.

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Works fine

by jordoncomp In reply to WIN7 COMPATIBLITY

Win7 32 & 64 work fine with win XP. I cant tell you about Vista as Vista was incompatible with itself.

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