Old Software & Vista

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Legacy software
Microsoft Windows Vista
Vista compatibility
I use a 1995 vintage CAD program on my XP machine. After I upgraded(?) to a new Vista computer and installed the program, whenever I select "File-Save", the program simply terminates. I have it configured for Windows 98 compatibility and the program functions normally in all other respects. Is there some security or user rights issue in Vista that I have overlooked that can cause this?

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That is a possibility. I would recommend using <a href=”http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx”>Microsoft’s Virtual PC 2007</a> and install an instance of Win98SE and run your application in that environment. Could save you a lot of headaches.

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  • Ysrd
    If you use this cadd program a lot and it is worth while to you (i.e.e it makes you money) then why not upgrade to the newest version if it's still available. If not then maybe you should find a new application that will probably be better for your work. I know using legacy software is a comfortable and safe thing to do but if this is a money maker for you then investing in new software is probably a good investment. If it is not making you money then the virtual machine and running your old copy of Win 98 or win XP in a virtual machine may be the best way for you, although even then it might be woth getting the new version anyway.
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