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Vista And Old Games

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#1 Londonchris


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Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:02 PM

I`ve read that some programs/games (or all) that i enjoy now with xp , will not work if and when i upgrade to vista in a few years.
Is this correct? i would have thought vista would be able to use previous software or will they then be useless?????

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#2 Silivar


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Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:37 PM

I never heard that. I used the the Vista Beta 2 for a while, and most of my programs worked fine. At the most, you just need to run in compatibility mode. I haven't been keeping up with news on it, though, so I could be wrong. Still, you should be able to use most older software, and anything that runs on Xp.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 04:14 PM

Vista's compatibility mode is much better than the one that comes with XP - and it also lets you run as a normal user or as an administrator.

I haven't had any problems with it, but I have had problems with several anti-virus apps designed for XP. So I'd expect that you'd at least run into some "glitches".
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 07:21 PM

I agree with usama,it should work but at a cost,...
but atleast you can play them hopefully.


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