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All programs compatible with Vista compatible with W7 as well?

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  • Started 4 years ago by dnlkk94
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dnlkk94
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Are all programs that are compatible with Windows Vista compatible with Windows 7 RC as well?

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mysticgeek
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I haven't had any problems with any programs I was running on Vista with Windows 7 RC yet. Of course there is always compatibility mode which now included Vista SP1 and SP2

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ScottW
ScottW
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dnlkk94, hello. Most Vista programs should run on Windows 7, hopefully all of them by the time it is released. There have been reports of security suites for virus and malware protection that were not compatible with Win7 as of the beta. See this review by The Geek. The reports should push most vendors to fix any problems in their software.

Also, as mysticgeek mentions, it is interesting to see that the Compatibility Tab in Win7 RC has 3 settings for Vista as seen here:

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dnlkk94
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Thank you very much guys; I appreciate the info. :)

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dnlkk94
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Oh wait. Please forgive the double post; didn't want to spam up the forums by creating yet another thread for a small question:

If I install W7, will it keep my current files & programs?

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Rott22
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It will if you perform an IUpgrade if ure doing a clean install use the windows easytransfer, wich IMHO sucks, youll be better off reinstalling everything, and make sure you enjoy doing it lol...
BTW, some programs that wont run on vista are running in 7..

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LH
LH
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Rott22. Please. Would you care to elaborate (in a New Topic) on your comment "some programs that wont run on vista are running in 7.. "

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Rott22
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Done LH
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....post-90499

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Rott22
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BTW, Why 3 compatibility options for Vista??

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eeeeeeeeek
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I've found that some programs won't work becuase it's not detecting vista. While kernal system is pretty much the same, some programs won't work strictly becuase it doesn't see vista. Not sure if this can be corrected via the compatability manager, but wanted to throw in my 2 cents.

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ScottW
ScottW
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eeeeeeeeek, please share with us a list of programs that aren't working for you. Maybe others have tried them and found a way to make them work. Maybe someone will try them and see.

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silverghost63
silverghost63
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Scott - I cannot get the latest Zone Alarm (firewall only) to install under Win7, and Compatibility Mode won't solve the problem. Am forced to use the Windows Firewall. I was able to get AVAST Anti Virus to install, but I need the ZA firewall. Any thoughts??

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ScottW
ScottW
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SilverGhost, a quick search suggests that others have found that ZA 8 will not install in Windows 7. More than one discussion points to a half-hearted plan for Win7 compatibility at Zone Lab's forum. Maybe if you search the forums more, you can find an updated plan. If you *need* ZA to work in Win7, you should probably write to the company.

What features of ZA are important to you that are not in the Windows Firewall?

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