Hi All, On visiting a large PC outlet today with the intention of buying a laptop, I was informed by the sales assistant that the probability of my existing software ie. Photoshop.MS Word etc.will not be compatable with Vista.Can anyone comfirm if this is correct. If so, is it possible to section the hard drive and run two operating systems ( ie. xp on one and Vista on the other part)on the same computer? Many thanks in advance. Gill
Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ and Bob The Blob. I suspected he was wrong but felt I had to check just to make sure.He did try to sell me some compatable software so I guess that was the reason for his comments. Many thanks again for your help. Gill
Office 97 is not OFFICIALLY compatible with Vista (wonders why not for nearly 2 milli$econd$...).
In general, it works just fine. I have 97 Pro and Vista at work (but don't use the Office intensively there).
I believe there have been some (minor) Access problems involving large records (I suspect Access doesn't support file sizes as large or in the form that Vista does. After all, Access was designed for a FAT32 file system.
Equally, I believe there may be similar rare problems with huge Outlook mail boxes.... but that's a known problem of 97 more than the Vista compatibility.
It certainly isn't a "Oh my goodness what have I installed and why is my computer crashing" situation. Maybe a case of the occasional glitch if you are a Power User...