I know Windows 7 Professional 64-bit has the XP Mode option to run older XP programs; but has anyone actually tried running LT 2004 on a Windows 7 64-bit system and had any success?
I am purchasing a new computer and would like to go ahead and buy the most current hardware and operating system to maximize the computer's lifespan; but I still have to run a few older programs on it.
While I am a fan of Windows 7, believe me when I say that the speed up
is not because of Windows 7, but is due to the fact that you have a
faster computer. 7 is definitely less efficient than xp due to the extra
graphics capabilities and some of the other OS "improvements," but that
speed loss is well worth it.
On 3/22/2010 9:05 AM, lauras67 wrote:
> We did buy a new computer with 64-bit Windows 7 operating system and AutoCAD LT 2004 is running fine on it. As a matter of fact, it is running 10x faster than it did on the older windows xp computer.
While 64bit does make a tremendous difference, OS and hardware, simply
installing Win7 32bit on an older PC equipped with 3-4Gig of RAM will indeed
run circles around a previously installed XP performance with older apps.
Try it and see.
Usually that is simply because a transition from xp to 7 wipes out the
3-4 years of updates, corruptions, installs and uninstalls that a
computer gets sluggish with from everyday usage. The benchmarks on a
freshly formatted and installed with all the MS updates XP system vs the
same system updated to Win7 are generally too close to call, with some
going to xp and some going to 7. Tomshardware ran some tests and
basically a draw. Vista was worse than either on almost every count,
with only 1 or 2 benchmarks coming in Vista's favor.
On 3/22/2010 9:48 AM, Dean Saadallah wrote:
> While 64bit does make a tremendous difference, OS and hardware, simply
> installing Win7 32bit on an older PC equipped with 3-4Gig of RAM will indeed
> run circles around a previously installed XP performance with older apps.
> Try it and see.
We use a Canon IPF610 plotter. It was connected directly to one workstation and shared out to other computers with Windows XP, but this setup did not work with the new Windows 7 computer. It could not be installed through the shared workstation connection. For it to work with the Windows 7 computer, we had to attach another hub to the workstation and connect the plotter to the hub. The XP computers were able to continue using the shared connection while the hub enabled the Windows 7 machine to be able to connect to the plotter through the network connection.