I have scheduling system software on my xp computer for my salon. I transferred the software/file to my new windows 7 computer. I can't open it! I have tried Tornado transfer, flash drive transfer and external hard drive. (It will open on an old computer), but not windows 7. Help!
Assuming you've actually installed the software on the Windows 7 computer (Windows programs cannot be moved/copied by just copying their folders), then most likely it is a 16-bit program that you are trying to run on Windows 7 64-bit. I'm assuming because you did not provide any details. If my assumptions are correct, then probably your only choice is to run the salon scheduling software in a virtual machine, a copy of Windows XP that runs on Windows 7.
If you have Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate, then you can run their copy of Windows XP in XP Mode. If you only have Windows 7 Home Premium then you'll have to run another free virtual machine emulator, such as Virtual Box.
But as ss202sl said, first try XP compatibility mode. Right-click on the program's shortcut, click on Properties, then click on the Compatibility tab, and put a checkmark in the box labeled "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", and use the dropdown box to select Windows XP.
I have not installed the software. I tried transferring only because my client info is already set up. A new install has none of my info. I was hoping not to start fresh on new computer. When I tried compatibility mode the screen became huge. I'm not too savvy with this issue as you may know........