You have an
program or game that you use daily and you want to know if it will
run when you start using Windows Seven.
I have tested some programs that I use
on a daily basis and some games I like to play to relax. My testing leads me to
believe any program or game that was written in the last four years (post
Vista) will not
have any problems with Windows 7.
Now those that have special drivers for such things as printers or fax
machines may not run. My HP 3-in-One is of this variety. I did check with HP but
no drivers available at this time (Vista drivers would load but not work), maybe by the time Windows 7 is a retail
product. That is one of the reasons I say you should do a Dual Boot
if you can.
Here is the list of programs and Games that did not have any problems
Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, upgrade & secure...
These applications were tested with Windows 7 -
- Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010
- A43se File Management
- Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit Setup
- Microsoft Windows Automated Installation Kit
- Macromedia Fireworks
- RSS Reader
- AVG 14
- Trojan Remover
- ASUS AI Suite (ASUS Motherboard utilities)
- Dame Ware NT Utilities (PC Remote control)
- Mr. Captor 3.50
- Screen Virtuoso PRO
- ACDSee Photo Manager
- VMware Workstation ver 6.5 & 7.1
- Explorer ++
- DAEMON Tools Lite (this is the only program I use daily that came up with
a compatibility problem which went away after the third restart).
- Virtual PC 2007
- Quickbooks 2011
- Dragon Naturlly Speaking
- SeaTools for Windows
- Nero Burning ROM 11
- Neat scanner and software
- Quicken 2003
- Frontlines-Fuel of War
- Call of Duty 4
- Mass Effect 2
- Mass Effect 3
- Battle Field 3
- Call of Duty MW3
- Starcraft II
- Starcraft II "Queen of Blades"
- Elder Scrolls Skyrim and Skyrim SE
- Fallout 4
As time goes on this list will grow as I use more programs with Windows 7.
programs will not run on Windows 7 -
- Roxio 7 (because the drivers are over five years old).
- WinAmp 3.5 (because the drivers are over six years old!)
- Far Stone Virtual Drive ver 9.
Upgrading to newer versions of these programs will allow you to use them with
Windows 7, I am still using XP as my primary OS so have not spent the money for
upgraded versions of these programs as of yet.
Update 08/29/14 - I still haven't moved completely to Windows 7, I can't find any
program or registry change that will allow me to have my desktop set the way I
want it, I don't want to search through a menu for the programs and short
cuts I use on a daily basis.
Update 02/08/20 Seems the more that changes the more it stays the
same. I have completed my move to Windows 7, however my domain is still Server
2003 (thinking about going to Server 2008 R2, this web site is on Server 2008
R2, learning as I go...) As I said above any program written after Vista will
work on Windows 7, however I do have a couple of those that will not run on
Windows 10 (still using VMWare with XP to do this web page), will do a little
list for Windows 10 in the near future.
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Programs Tested with Windows 7