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Capturing Applications on Windows XP to run on Windows 7

Created: 12 Dec 2011 | 2 comments

Is it possible to capture an application that runs on Windows XP that won't run on Windows 7 and than run that sreamed application on a Windows 7 machine?

Anu feedback would be greatly appreciated.

 

John

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erikw's picture

For most 32 bit applications this works very well.

Just look through the forums for people who use SWV to run IE6 on Windows 7.

Give it a try and see how it works.

 

Regards Erik www.DinamiQs.com Dinamiqs is the home of VirtualStorm (www.virtualstorm.org)

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Colin Bragg's picture

As a general rule, regardless of technology/product, if the application does not work when locally installed, virtualization is not likely to help you.  Virutalization allows for application-to-application compatibilty by isolating applications (e.g. be able to run a product with two different versions side-by-side).  There may be tricks to certain applications that you can employ such as shims and various isolation options but virtualization is not targeted as an application-to-OS compatibility solution