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win XP programs Compatibility with Win 7, 8, 10

I have an $8000.00 CAD program (no longer supported) that runs on Win XP. The computer mother board has gone bad and as a result I need to move the program to a newer unit with Win 7, 8. 0r 10 as the OS. I do have the disks to reload the program, but do not know if it will run on the newer OS.

If it is not compatible with the new OS, is there a way of making the program think that the newer OS is Win XP?

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I read this and

In reply to: win XP programs Compatibility with Win 7, 8, 10

It appears you didn't try. I found over 90% of my old XP apps install and run without me doing anything.

You didn't give up the name of this CAD program so folk can't check for you. But you could google it in advance.

In the future supply enough detail for folk to avoid telling you to use google.

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So which CAD matters.

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win XP programs Compatibility with Win 7, 8, 10

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Micro Cadam Helix V5R1 - Yes I haven't tried yet - just looking for info to make sure I can still use the program on the New OS systems. I'm not a computer whiz and know just enough about computers to get into trouble when I try something.

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Not a CAD I've run into.

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There was a CADAM CATIA long ago over a decade ago but I doubt that's it.

There are folk that want to know about rare apps but the truth is you must try. Then we use the internet to see if there's a workaround such as what Kees noted.

To make matters more fun https://www.google.com/#q=Micro+Cadam+Helix+V5R1 coughs up foreign languages. This is one rare bird.

Oh, wow, it was our old CADAM CATIA bird or from those days! ( http://www.cadam.com/ccd_microcadam.htm )

OK, you have an app that was desupported in 2001. Maybe you should try it then consider running XP in a virtual machine or why not XP on a new PC? I know folk that do that.

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Re: compatible

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1. Just install in Windows 10 and try. If no luck running it, try compatibility mode: http://www.windows10forums.com/articles/compatibility-mode.7/
2. If still no luck, try installing in Windows 7. If no luck running it, try compatibility mode.
3. if still no luck, and you were prudent enough to not use the Starter or Home edition of Windows 7, install virtual XP (a free add-on to Windows 7, lost in higher versions).

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win XP programs Compatibility with Win 7, 8, 10

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That is info that I find encouraging - especially if all else fails virtual XP might be the solution - Thank you

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