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Old 02-13-2007, 12:52 PM
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Ok so i got a new computer at work yesterday. It has the new Windows Vista on it. I like it and all but the problem is my estimating system isn't yet compatable with Vista and wont work.

My Question: Is there a way to down-grade my windows vista to like XP or something?
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If you have a IT admin or computer rep at work, I suggest you go through them first. If you don't have one, see if the software company has a patch or something for your software. You could do a dual boot configuration. Don't know how it would work going from Vista to Xp, but I know you could say, install XP into a dual boot with like Win98, 2000 etc.
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nope, but you can run your program in xp mode.

find where the program is, (not the shortcut), right click on the exe file, select properties, compatibility, select xp or w2k
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nope, but you can run your program in xp mode.
Why couldn't he? Only thing he would have to do is format his HD and install a fresh copy of XP.
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why not keep vista and run the program in compatible mode, see above
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Compatible mode??? Your kidding right? Even in XP, compatible mode never worked.
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I've always got it to work , ymmv I guess
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Originally Posted by Mike1995
Originally Posted by sonoma_zr2
nope, but you can run your program in xp mode.
Why couldn't he? Only thing he would have to do is format his HD and install a fresh copy of XP.
By the way mike...I'm a she lol

Thanks for the input guys, i figured out another solution though
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hahah, les, you gotta like put that in your sig. or maybe put your name. people just don't seem to get it

what was the other way that you figured out. curious to know for future reference
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Originally Posted by Pearl_bonnie02
Originally Posted by Mike1995
Originally Posted by sonoma_zr2
nope, but you can run your program in xp mode.
Why couldn't he? Only thing he would have to do is format his HD and install a fresh copy of XP.
By the way mike...I'm a she lol

Thanks for the input guys, i figured out another solution though
OK, we need to make everyone put their sex in the avatar
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