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V4.5 and Windows 7

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  • #16
    Re: V4.5 and Windows 7

    According to the Microsoft website, you can download the XP mode and virtual pc for Win 7 if you have Win 7 ultimate, enterprise or professional.


    • #17
      Re: V4.5 and Windows 7


      I have users I'm supporting who are using V4.5 After installing Windows 7 they are not able to open the app.

      I have had them download and install the files from

      What else is needed? How should they setup the properties on the icon to open the app.

      What am I missing?




      • #18
        Re: V4.5 and Windows 7

        I think that they can only run virtual XP mode with Windows 7 Pro and above, I have managed to get a couple of users running under XP mode and launching from there but have yet to figure out the shortcut properties that launch directly from the Windows 7 mode.



        • #19
          Re: V4.5 and Windows 7

          I have virtual PC on my Vista machine but haven't installed another OS to use with it. As I understand it, to run anything that's in the VM, you have to log into the VM, similar to having numerous users on one PC. Maybe I misunderstood.


          • #20
            Re: V4.5 and Windows 7


            I believe you are correct. The start menu gives you this option, "Run in Virtual XP Mode", then you install your startup icon on the desktop that comes up next and all is good (or so they tell me).



            • #21
              Re: V4.5 and Windows 7

              I believe you are correct. The start menu gives you this option, "Run in Virtual XP Mode", then you install your startup icon on the desktop that comes up next and all is good (or so they tell me).
              There is a way to move the app into a vitual folder and change the shortcut to start from within Windows 7 (Start>Virtual XP>XP Mode Application)so the user is unaware of XP mode but I have not yet managed to figure this out. Also you will need to go to the top of the XP window and choose USB to set the printers.



              • #22
                Re: V4.5 and Windows 7

                GOOD NEWS!!

                I have a user who shared this video on how to setup v4.5 in the Windows 7 environment, then access it from the windows 7 desktop.

                See here:


                Hope the above works. My app, PALs Software, in this demo is a v4.5 app.

                Whatdoyathink? This seems pretty complicated to setup, but I guess you only need to do it once. I don't have Window 7, yet. But I need to support users who do.

                Anyone see any shortcuts?



                • #23
                  Re: V4.5 and Windows 7

                  A nice video to have. Seems very straight-forward to me really and not overly complex at all so cannot see how to shorten any of it. The "middle" part of the video concern networking so would not apply to all users. The beginning regarding XP Mode is also spelled out pretty clearly on Micosoft's website as well I thought, but this video gives a nice visual step by step so should help many users.

                  Thanks for sharing.

                  BTW--did you ever just try XP compatibility mode to see if it worked? (not the same as above)
                  It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
                  It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
                  Henry David Thoreau


                  • #24
                    Re: V4.5 and Windows 7

                    Hi All-I have A5V4.5 which is the wifes program for work running on Vista and decided to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium as I wasnt a big Vista fan. I ran the compatability mode before the Windows 7 install and it did not kick out Alpha 5. So the wife sits down to do her work and clicks on the app and gets an error. I reloaded the software and got the same error. I backed up all her files to an external hard drive, delete the program and do a full reinstall and SOS.

                    Looking at these threads it looks like I need to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro to get this back up and running. I just wanted to ask some of the Alpha users if this is the case before I spend more $$ on upgrading to Windows 7 Pro. This could save my marriage!!

                    Thank you in advance for any insight.


                    • #25
                      Re: V4.5 and Windows 7

                      I have tried everything and my experience is V4.5 will not run on Win 7 unless you have Win 7 Pro or Ultimate then download free Microsoft Virtual XP. It will then run when in virtual XP mode.



                      • #26
                        Re: V4.5 and Windows 7

                        I remember reading other posts that suggest Sun's Virtual Box which is free.