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Peter Zeiszler
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Personal alpha on Windows 7

Has anyone seen anything about personal alpha being ported to windows 7?
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John Gillings
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Re: Personal alpha on Windows 7

Huh? Something needs to be "ported" to a later version of the same operating system? How weird is that?
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Peter Zeiszler
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Re: Personal alpha on Windows 7

Saw Personal alpha was on Vista - Windows 7 isn't the same - even though it is windows. I never assume anything working on one version of windows works on the next - heck, not even if its just one "major" patch from MS does it guarantee it will work :D
Bill Pedersen
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Re: Personal alpha on Windows 7

Personal Alpha, from Stomasys, is supported on XP. There are some current issues with Vista which they are working on, the suggested manual work arounds are not consistent. As I have not heard about Windows 7 I would suspect it is not yet available. I would direct you to Stromasys for more information and any comment on availability.

Bill.
Bill Pedersen
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Willem Grooters
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Re: Personal alpha on Windows 7

It runs on XP out-of-the-box, without anything special. If the claim of "XP mode" in Win7 is right, it _should_ work as well, without any special issues.
It runs on Vista with some precaution (You'll need to run the installation program as administrator, create a new shortcut and set it to run as admin as well), it _might_ be that the same procedure wil make it run on Windows 7.

Chances are that it won't work either way. "Backward comptability" is not in the DNA of most Windows developers...
Willem Grooters
OpenVMS Developer & System Manager
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: Personal alpha on Windows 7

Here's a potential path:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.asp

Given the retirement of the legacy Microsoft Windows platforms locally, I do not know how well this approach might or might not work.

Or (best) ask Stromasys.