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Old 08-27-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
terrie
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Default Win 7 questions

I'm getting ready to spec out a new custom system and I've got a couple of questions about Win 7 I'm hoping someone can answer for me...

1. I'm considering getting the Ultimate (pro?) 64bit version so I can run WinXP. From what I can gather XP will run in virtual mode (something with which I have no experience). I have 2 16bit programs that I'd like to be able to run--one could be replaced with a 32bit version but the other can't. I know there are a bunch of different VM software out there but I was thinking that Win7/Ultimate's WinXP might work more seamlessly? What say you?


2. I have NEVER, EVER installed my user software in Program Files. I have always created a separate partition for my software and installed 99.999% of all of my user software on my own partition--I always do a custom install and if offered the choice, I choose my own software partition. Currently with 2 16bit exceptions all of my software is 32bit--I do have Painter 12 that I will install using the 64bit version. Is this separate software partition approach problematic with Win7?

Thanks!

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