XP -> Win 7, Program Compatibility
This is a thread were anyone can list any software issues on a XP to Windows 7 transition. Any other issues are irrelevant to this thread. Mostly just what software runs and not runs off Windows 7 that you have been using on Windows XP. Necessarily, software that has been updated to run on windows 7 doesn't qualify for this thread, duh! :)
Many of us use certain applications that are either somewhat dependent on the OS architecture or that are old versions because we didn't find the need or the money to upgrade. Meanwhile they are still valuable to us. That's the type of stuff.
If the thread becomes a source of information for you, make sure to check the dates of the posts and the program versions. Many of these programs will invariably be updated to run on Windows 7 and if they are free or offer free upgrades, you may be mislead into thinking they won't run if you don't take that care.
Note: For Home Premium and Ultimate Users, Windows XP Mode will be available free of charge. It's quite possible that some of the issues with applications may be resolved by simply running them under XP Mode, but since Windows XP Mode will require an additional 1GB of RAM (mostly because it requires Virtual PC, I guess) it may not be for everyone comming from a XP machine considering the already high requirements for Windows 7 (1GB).
Software that Runs:
- Shell extensions appear to work without any glitches. I use HashTab 2.3.0 from 2007, Synesis Shell Extensions 2.0.2 from 2006 (I don't use Date Renamer, File Case, Read Only and Remote Reboot), and Baxbex Open Expert 1.40 from 2002. All function normally.
- Bet I'm not the only one wondering, Paint Shop Pro 9. It runs. As does 8 and 7! They knew how to do it back then.
- The excellent Corz Checksum 22.214.171.124 works. As does the Simple Checksum extension.
Software that Glitches:
- JPSoft Take Command 7.01 from 2006 (commercial). I use this old version because later ones took TC into new areas that I didn't appreciate. There seems to be some issues with Caveman mode (I tested it using a ncurses app and TC crashed). It also seems incapable to list hidden files on system folders.
Software that Doesn't Run:
- Nothing so far(!)