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Old 09-16-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default can vista run xp programs?

i got a beta release of vista and for some reason i cant partition my hard drive for vista (im already dual booting xubuntu and xp pro) so i am forced to upgrade, but i dont know wether vista can run xp programs such as steam for all of my games
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Old 09-16-2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: can vista run xp programs?

Check out this link:

http://www.iexbeta.com/wiki/index.ph...atibility_List

A lot of it also depends on whether your software is 32bit or 64bit
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Old 09-16-2006, 02:46 PM   #3
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Default Re: can vista run xp programs?

thanks, damnit i got the 64bit version, i guess i gotta get the 32 bit
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Default Re: can vista run xp programs?

i guess its not really worth it then
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Default Re: can vista run xp programs?

umm...the 64-bit OS should definitely be able to run 32-bit applications...it just doesn't work the other way around...
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Default Re: can vista run xp programs?

oh ok, cool
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