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Legacy program slow on 8 and 7

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#1 mrstitch


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 12:59 PM

I run an industry specific software that was created for XP.  

This program runs well on a win 7 machine with 3 gigs; runs very slow on a win 7 machine with 6 gigs and even slower on a win 8 machine with 6 gigs.


I made changes with the compatibility settings for XP sp3 or 2 without success.  Clearly I'm baffled that on one of the Win 7 machines, it runs fine, but another win 7 and the win 8- the most important of the machines- it run too slow. 


If its any help, the program depends on an algorithm to redraw images. On XP with a minimal about of  resources, it runs fast.


thanks for your help 

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#2 old rocker

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 02:05 PM


I don't know your business, but it may be cost effective for you to invest in Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate.

From any of these versions, you can install XP mode which in my opinion is far better than running a program in Compatibility mode.


Here is a link to help you understand more...



Lots of luck and Please keep BC posted!

#3 mrstitch

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 03:35 PM

Thanks Old Rocker


I did try that on win 8 , but gave up in frustration.


My dilemma is that it runs well on one of my win 7 machines, so there must be some setting on that machine that I'm not enabling on the win 8 and other win 7

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