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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

Hi,

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...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7

 

Lots of luck and Please keep BC posted!



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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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