I'm really not sure what you're talking about. I've yet to find an app that worked with XP or Vista that won't run in Windows 7 (32 bit).
What you need to understand is, before about a month ago I had NEVER even looked at a windows 7 machine. There's a LOT I'm sure I still don't have a clue about.
I just did a little searching on google and found a discussion that said 32 bit programs should be in the programsx86 folder. If this is true, that could account for something.
Basically, I tried a bunch of programs that just did not work. I paid no attention to where they were installed so I don't know for certain that it was the issue. I could not get KMP and a couple other media programs to work. Chicken Invaders and a few other games wouldn't load for me. Some wouldn't even install... others would install and then just not run.
I'll go download something that already didn't work for me, pay attention to where it gets installed, and see if that was the issue. Hopefully that is all it was.
Edit: Sure would be nice if I could remember which ones failed for me. I tried several for this computer and my wife's. On my wife's I was trying to install educational games for the kids. A LOT of those didn't work but I sure don't remember what any of them were called.
At any rate... I'll try to pay more attention to where programs get installed.
I did just run chicken invaders but, I found out the problem I had before wasn't a compatibility issue. I'd start playing and it would close itself and bring up something about shortcut keys. I had to go in and tell it to NOT turn on shortcuts when a given key was hit 5 times. After that, I could play no problem.
If I think of something else that didn't work, I'll try it and I'll post again if it fails or anything.
Edit #2: Just tried Remie Bad Pinball from Softpedia, and it automatically went to x86... still didn't work. Tried changing the compatibility settings for it... still can't get it to work.
Off to do other things now but will update about other programs if and when they don't work.
Edited by millipede, 29 March 2011 - 09:50 AM.