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LOOKING FOR A TRAP PROGRAM FOR VISTA

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mixer, Sep 19, 2009.

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  1. mixer

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    Nancy, have you tried to run the program in combatibilty mode? Sometimes you can get the programs to run if you use it. Try it and let us know if it works for you.
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    Nancy, I send you detailed info on how to use the Vista compatabilty mode and you should be able to use your program in vista.
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    Nancy & I belong to the same club. We are running in the compatability mode and all almost works well. The problem is printing out the final shoot reports.
    We have been in touch with George Cook of 3S and he said that's about as good as it gets running 3S on a Vista based unit. We most likely will dump Vista and replace it with XP.


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    mixer and nancy

    A Vista-ectomy (XP Downgrade) might fix the problem, but an upgrade to Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate might do the trick. There is a real slick compatibility feature that seems to run almost all XP software flawlessly. It's MUCH improved over the Vista version of "XP Compatibility Mode". It's been designed to entice Enterprise, corporate, and business users to upgrade, since it would run almost all "XP Only" programs. It basically runs a version of XP "within" Windows 7, so the program is virtually running in XP. Windows 7 is scheduled to release next month, and it appears to be on schedule. I have Windows 7 running an a test machine, but don't have the 3S program to see if it works. If you have a spare computer to try this on, Microsoft was distributing the Windows 7 "release candidate" over the last several months, free for the download. You could install that as a test bed. The Release Candidate will expire in about 8 months, but it would give you an idea if the upgrade would work.

    The other thing you may want to explore, is the fact that many new computers come with an "Upgrade to Windows 7" offer. The system you just purchased may have that available. Unfortunately, the "basic" version of Windows 7 does not have the feature you would need. The Professional and Ultimate versions do.
     
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