Upgrade to Vista [JSF]

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by Joseph Ferraro, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. I am a Windows XP SP3 user and would like to upgrade to Vista, I have heard
    that many programs will not run on Vista, including Microsoft Zune. Is there
    a way or a utility that will scan my computer and tell me what will not run.

    I am particularly concerned about my diabetes logging software.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Joe
     
    Joseph Ferraro, Jun 21, 2008
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  2. Download and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspx

    You should visit the support web site of the manufacturer of
    your current software and see if they are supported in Vista.
    There may be new software updates available or new versions.

    As far as software compatibility, please see:

    Windows Vista AppReadiness: http://www.appreadiness.com/default.aspx


    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    I am a Windows XP SP3 user and would like to upgrade to Vista, I have heard
    that many programs will not run on Vista, including Microsoft Zune. Is there
    a way or a utility that will scan my computer and tell me what will not run.

    I am particularly concerned about my diabetes logging software.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Joe
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Jun 21, 2008
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  3. You do not give your computer specs, but assuming that you have enough
    memory and your computer is not very old, follow Carey's links as long as
    you plan to upgrade to 32bit Vista and not 64bit. Since your diabetes
    logging program is of most concern for you, log into the mfg's website and
    see if they say anything about Vista compatibility. I would think they
    would by now. If not, email their support dept.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 21, 2008
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  4. Joseph Ferraro

    Shane Nokes Guest

    At this point almost anything that runs on XP will run on Vista with very
    few exceptions.

    Also I don't know who told you the Zune software doesn't work on Vista, but
    they are dead wrong.

    I've been running the Zune software since mid-2007 just fine.
     
    Shane Nokes, Jun 22, 2008
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  5. Joseph Ferraro

    cmsix Guest

    I can give you the low points of my experience. For one thing, if your
    diabetes is giving you retinopathy like mine is for me, you'd better make
    sure you have ample accesiblity equipment besides the jokes Microsoft thinks
    are adequate. Vista is not dearly as good with help in that department.

    After you get it going don't count on things you put on your desktop staying
    there and don't even think about going through "Documents and Settings" to
    ind your desktop. And if you move files over from your old machine or from
    backups onto Vista it will take it upon itself to put them where it wants
    them. Other than that and a few other things they claim it will do but it
    won't, everything else is fine, sorta.

    cmsix
     
    cmsix, Jun 22, 2008
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  6. I called Accu-Chek about the software that downloads the data from the
    meter, which has a version for XP. I was told by them that the software
    for Vista was in the FDA certification and approval process, and it will
    be out soon. So, you should check with the meter's manufacture to see
    where they stand on a Vista compliant software. You can always ask them
    for some free log books. They will send them to you.
     
    What's in a Name, Jun 22, 2008
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  7. don't upgrade to vista unless you are getting a new computer


    vista is a bag of problems... if your xpsp3 is working don't even think
    about getting vista.
    vista has nothing really new to offer only a flashy but very badly designed
    transparent theme.
     
    Clear Windows, Jun 22, 2008
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  8. Joseph Ferraro

    Ed Mullikin Guest

    I would not advise anyone to "upgrade" to Vista. It has cost me about $400
    in replacing programs/equipment that would not run and my HP printer would
    not run on it. My dealer tried to download an upgrade with no luck. I do a
    lot of photo work and XP had an excellent program where the film strip
    appeared across the bottom while one enlarged photo was above it. Not so
    with Vista. Stay with XP.
     
    Ed Mullikin, Jun 22, 2008
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  9. Ed,

    Curious what kind of research you did before you upgraded? Did you run the
    Vista upgrade advisor tool? How old was your hardware?
     
    Charles Tomaras, Jun 23, 2008
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  10. Joseph Ferraro

    Shoe Guest

    Don't waste your money, downgraded (or upgraded which ever way you look at
    it) my laptop to XP, had to do a little searching for drivers but XP runs
    better than Vista ever did on this machine.
     
    Shoe, Jun 25, 2008
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