Simulate XP environment in Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Kjell R. Christensen, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    On my XP platform I have an invoicing program that seam to be doing a
    "sanity" check during startup, to verify that it's running on an XP
    platform.
    I don't see any reason for this program not to run normally under Vista, so
    my Q is - can I set any startup parameter to give it the impression that it
    start up in an XP enviromment?

    Rgs,
    /Kjell
     
    Kjell R. Christensen, Sep 8, 2006
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  2. Kjell R. Christensen

    Conor Guest

    Have you tried the Program Compatibility mode? THere's a XP SP2 entry
    there.
     
    Conor, Sep 8, 2006
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  3. Kjell R. Christensen

    Jason Guest

    If your refering to start up of the program it self, there is a way to run in XP mode. Try right clicking on the file and then select properties. Next select the Compatibility tab. You can select to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select Windows XP (Service Pack 2).

    I hope that helps.

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    Jason

    Windows Vista RC1 Build 5600
    MS Office 2007 Beta 2
    Hi,

    On my XP platform I have an invoicing program that seam to be doing a
    "sanity" check during startup, to verify that it's running on an XP
    platform.
    I don't see any reason for this program not to run normally under Vista, so
    my Q is - can I set any startup parameter to give it the impression that it
    start up in an XP enviromment?

    Rgs,
    /Kjell
     
    Jason, Sep 8, 2006
    #3
  4. Please post if the Compatibility mode worked for you...

    We need the feedback...

    thanks
     
    John Jay Smith, Sep 8, 2006
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  5. The issue I am having is with applications that are doing an OS check, even
    though I have the application set to use XP SP2 mode, it won't start due to
    the error, "this application requires Windows 2000, XP or server 2003 to run"
    yadda yadda. I have had this happen with several apps, the most recent was my
    attempted upgrade for Dragon Natuarally Speaking 9. Version 8 installed just
    fine, (although it crashes the sidbar, can't have them both running at the
    same time) but my just acquired Versdion 9 upgrade won't install.

    Application compatibility modes used to report back to the requesting app
    the supposed OS version number. Is this not the case now?
     
    Daniel A Galant, Sep 9, 2006
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  6. So far it didn't but I'l post the exact error, for you to have a look at!
    I'm uncertain if it is windows or applications related!

    Rgs,
    /Kjell
     
    Kjell R. Christensen, Sep 9, 2006
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