Per BC recommendations, I am going to buy a new computer and move on from XP. I have several very long manuscripts that were written and typeset in Pagemaker 6.5, which was supported in Windows XP. Microsoft says that most XP supported files will be supported in Windows 7 professional (not Windows 7 home edition and not Windows 8). According to IBM, the CPU has to be capable of Hardware Assisted Virtualization or HAV. There is a downloadable HAV detection tool to see if a cpu has this capability but I would like to know this on the front side before I buy a new computer. IBM implies that their CPU's are better but I don't know if that's true.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to find this out? Has anyone had success using Pagemaker 6.5 with Windows 7?
Thank you. Note: I have moved on to In-Design for more recent manuscripts but am unable to transfer these documents which I still need. Thank you!
Edited by hamluis, 08 April 2014 - 02:37 PM.