[QUOTE=redk9258;2531985]I’ve been running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with very few compatibility problems*. I’ve installed software that came out years ago and it runs fine. For stuff that does not run under Windows 7, there’s compatibility mode. Hell, they even let you download a copy of XP to run for free. They could make you pay for a license to do that. Anyway I am very happy to switch from XP to 7 (I skipped Vista).
- The only software that I couldn’t get to work was Roxio EMC 8.[/QUOTE]
You are missing some very important things though. Not everyone uses the same applications as you do. There are LOTS of applications that will not run under Windows 7 (even in compatibility mode), nor will they run in XP Mode in Win 7. And not everyone uses the same hardware as you do. So your saying that because Win 7 works for you means that it will work for everyone means absolutely nothing. I have customers that are stuck using XP SP1 due to software conflicts with later versions, and there is absolutely nothing they can do about it until the software vendor gets around to updating it. They can’t switch to another software application as there aren’t any available. That’s one of the reasons why MS is extending XP downgrade rights so those business can stay in business. So don’t go saying something that you can’t back up, and saying Win 7 will work for everyone is just that, something you can not backup.