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Alpha 5 ver. 8 wont run on Win 7

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  • Alpha 5 ver. 8 wont run on Win 7

    Well, I moved it over and it does run but when I try to open my old database it says, Program will not run on this operating system. Odd, because the program is running but it won't read the database even when I direct the program right to it. What do I need to do to get it to read my database? It all still works fine on my XP computer.

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    Re: Alpha 5 ver. 8 wont run on Win 7

    Check this thread.
    There can be only one.


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      Re: Alpha 5 ver. 8 wont run on Win 7

      I set compatibilty to Windows XP SP 2 and "Run as Administrator" so I stoped getting the error about not running on this operating system (Win7), but now when I open a database I see the report headings but if I try to open a browse window, the browse window opens but no text appears, instead I get a tiny asterisk, but the text never appears. Any other ideas? My WinXP monitor was 1920 x 1200 and the text shows up fine there but the win 7 monitor is 1920 x 1080 and the text for the DB headings shows up but not the text iin the actual Browses. I use this program once a year at tax time for my updated inventory. I certainly don't need a "Developers Edition" for $300. Why isn't there an upgrade to just the normal version of the database program. I don't write programs with it and barely use it at all. BUt I need it to work the once a year I use it.


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        Re: Alpha 5 ver. 8 wont run on Win 7

        Steve, you might investigate the feasibility of running a virtual XP session under Windows 7. I'm not sure how that works, but know that some versions of Win 7 will support this. When you begin the XP session it runs as an app under Win 7. From there you should be able to run A5v8.


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          Re: Alpha 5 ver. 8 wont run on Win 7

          Windows 7 Pro includes a virtual XP. Lesser editions can run Virtual PC 2007, which requires a separate copy of XP to be installed. V8 is happy in both.

          But I would play with the Maximize/Restore button in the current Windows 7 install first.