XP programmes to Vista

  uncle eric 17:04 02 Jan 2009


Curently have an old XP PC and looking at getting a new Vista PC.

Will the XP programmes I have, eg, MS student office, games, etc, be transferreable to run properly on the Vista PC.


  iscanut 17:08 02 Jan 2009

Depends on the individual programs and their age. MS Office will be no problem. Let us have a bit more detail re the games etc. Someone else may have experience of them. Download and run Windows upgrade advisor which may be of use in identifying any software prroblems, even if you do not intend to upgrade your present machine. click here

  uncle eric 17:18 02 Jan 2009

Thks, will look at WUA.

  tullie 19:05 02 Jan 2009

Isent Office tied to the original PC

  iscanut 10:06 03 Jan 2009

Student version has 3 licences ( up to 3 machines ! )

  Terry Brown 15:05 04 Jan 2009

I do not know for sure, but XP has a compability mode (to run older programs), does VIsta have the same?.

  Kevscar1 20:02 05 Jan 2009

I am running Office 2003 on 64bit Vista without any problems. Also installed a load of 3 - 4 yr old games. Only 1 wouldn't run.

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