Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:20 PM
Well, sachin naik -
I think a better answer would be that some may work and some may not.
First, the program must be a version what will run in Win 7. I don't simply mean the "install" routine (although a real old one may have a problem), I mean the actual program itself. You may have many older programs that simply will not run in Win 7.
While Windows 7's XP Mode may be a solution, it is not available in the Win 7 Home Premium edition. You will need either W7 Pro, Enterprise, or Ultimate. It also is primarily designed for "business use". While not specifically stated, this may mean that the XP Mode will not be optimized for gaming and you may discover that some of those older games will not run properly in XP Mode.
Even if some of the programs can run in Win 7, you may want to download a more current version.
If those older programs/games are important to you, I would suggest you go the "dual-boot" method and keep your XP version running on your PC while you have a second boot capability where you'll be running Win 7. This will allow you to test any of those older programs in Win 7 while not losing the ability to run them in the XP OS.
I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!