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Win 7 64bit using Windows Virtual PC XP as host

by Rexsley / April 6, 2011 4:08 AM PDT

I am using Foxpro 2.6a application files they work perfectly on all 32 bit systems XP Vista Windows 7 and the screen displays work fine in the program and display correctly. When I use Windows Virtual PC hosting Windows XP the Foxpro screen Data runs off the page now missing 3 rows of data. Does anyone have a fix for this, I have complete control over the Desktop resolution but that does not help, windowed mode or full screen does not help.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2011 4:56 AM PDT

But the title looked off. Did you mean to ask if Windows 7 64 bit can host a Virtual PC running XP?

If so, the answer is yes.

As to the Foxpro, I used to program in Clipper and helped at the office with Foxpro apps. Why not look at the code and see if you can fix it there?

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I am running A Virtual Xp under Win7 64 bit
by Rexsley / April 6, 2011 7:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

My applications all run excellent in native 32 bit operating systems therefore I do not wish to modify the code.

I have several customers who only have 64 bit operating systems and I am trying to find a way for them to run my software. When I use the Windows Virtual PC the actual Foxpro application screens seem to be magnified and don't display the reports correctly. I am trying to find a way to correct this without altering the code.

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Ahh, that issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2011 9:10 AM PDT

As you recall, Windows renders based on what the printer is. For example if you take a clean install of XP, Word will display incorrectly.

THIS IS NO BUG!!! It is how Windows works.

The recurring easy thing to do is to install a printer and if there is no default printer, set one.


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That was the solution
by Rexsley / April 6, 2011 10:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Ahh, that issue.

Thanks very much Bob for your info that corrected the problem completely

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Good to hear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2011 11:05 AM PDT
In reply to: That was the solution

Problems like this one make me wonder how many other "64 bit problems" are rooted in things like this.

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