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Running XP Mode in Window 7 issue

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October 31, 2011 8:57:02 PM

Hello,

I am running XP mode application in Window 7 machine. I have maxed out the memory allocation allowed - 3320 MB. in XP mode. I have 16GB physical RAM on my desktop.
The video refresh in XP mode is REALLY slow.. Is there anyway to increase the speed of video refresh? I am running 3D CAD application.. Thanks for the help!!

DJ
a b $ Windows 7
October 31, 2011 9:06:34 PM

is there not upgrade or patch available for your software to run on Windows7?

I believe XP mode use generic drivers for the video card
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October 31, 2011 9:25:15 PM

it is 32 bit based 3D CAD software which is no longer being offerred... that is why i had to install the XP mode on my desktop running Window 7 which is a 64 bit machine.. Microsoft is evil...
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October 31, 2011 9:39:34 PM

I think it supports mainly 2D in the XP mode. It would be better in the dual boot.
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October 31, 2011 10:20:09 PM

looks like dual boot is the way to go.. thanks for the help.
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November 2, 2011 5:27:08 PM

Djbdjb,

Windows XP Mode was not designed for graphic intensive programs (see the notes section on this page: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/install-and...).
However, just because your Windows 7 is 64 bit, doesn’t mean that your 32 bit software won’t work. There are several options to see if your CAD software will work on Windows 7.
1. Check the Windows 7 Compatibility List to see if your software is listed: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displ...
2. You can try installing it and see if it works. Using the built-in compatibility settings may be enough to get your CAD software to work.
3. You can try the Application Compatibility Toolkit. Download links and instructions on use can be found on the Springboard Series Application Compatibility pages on TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/aa905066.asp....
Trying those methods before setting up a dual boot could save you the time and effort that will be needed rebooting to switch between operating systems.

David
Windows Outreach Team – IT Pro
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