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New 64 bit PC that will run Alpha 4 V8 program

by BillR / November 22, 2009 4:52 AM PST

I have an Alpha 4 Version 8 program that I use daily in my business and I am in need of a new PC. What do I need to do to run this Alpha program on a new PC with Windows 7 that is 64 bit rather than 32 bit. Thanks for the time and assistance. Bill

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XP Mode
by im_davy / November 22, 2009 5:07 AM PST

Well, just try to install it and run it as usual. Be sure to buy Windows 7 pro, enterprise or ultimate, that way if the program doesn't work you can install Windows XP Mode and then install the program in XP mode and you have no worries. I have found very few things that worked in xp 32 bit and didn't work in 7 32 bit. It's the jump from 32 to 64 that's dangerous in my opinion.

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So far.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2009 5:53 AM PST

I've yet to have to call up XP MODE. I'm running a new dv6-1261sb so it is an option. Just that nothing has made me go there.

Have you tried Alpha 4 yet?

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Alpha 4 on 64 bit PC
by BillR / November 22, 2009 7:44 AM PST
In reply to: So far.

Hello, Yes I tried the Alpha 4 on a friend's new PC that is 64 bit and it would not work. I don't think that it is the Windows 7 that is the issue. I think it is the 64 bit that does not want to run the Alpha program.

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Then be sure your machine has XP Mode.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2009 9:47 AM PST
In reply to: Alpha 4 on 64 bit PC
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