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windows7 professional still won't run my old program RRS feed

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  • My church uses a program that has been running on an old Dell with windows 98. The Dell finally died. We bought a new one and paid the extra 90 bucks to upgrade to windows7 professional. The program has been set to run in compatibility 98 mode but the ActiveX files cscmd32.ocx and cstext32.ocx would not register and the program still won't run. The regsvr32 at the command pronpt won't register them either. It says they are not compatible with the version of windows I am running. Is there any way to get windows7 professional to run the program with the old ActiveX files?

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 8:47 AM

Answers

  • Install XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx.
    Then install your program in XP Mode.
    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Tuesday, June 5, 2012 9:58 AM
    Sunday, May 20, 2012 10:26 AM
  • Hello,

    Is the program compatible with XP? If not then using Windows XP may not solve the issue.

    However, XP mode is a good idea. Note that with using it you can run programs in the background on the new XP system and users will not be aware about that since they will think that Windows 7 is running it.


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    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Tuesday, June 5, 2012 9:58 AM
    Monday, May 21, 2012 12:09 PM
  • You could try using the "Run programs made for previous versions of Windows" command in Control Panel -> Programs.
    Alternatively, you could rely on virtualization: download and install Windows Virtual PC with XP mode (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx).
    If you must absolutely use Windows 98, download and install a virtualization software like Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24439) or Oracle VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org), create a new virtual machine and install Windows 98 and the program you need to run.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award


    • Edited by Luigi BrunoMVP Friday, May 25, 2012 6:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Tuesday, June 5, 2012 9:58 AM
    Friday, May 25, 2012 6:21 PM

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  • I'll give it a shot and let you know how it goes. Thank you.

    ksteed6302@comcast.net

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 11:34 AM
  • Hello,

    Is the program compatible with XP? If not then using Windows XP may not solve the issue.

    However, XP mode is a good idea. Note that with using it you can run programs in the background on the new XP system and users will not be aware about that since they will think that Windows 7 is running it.


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.   

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
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    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
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    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Designing and Providing Volume Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator
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    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Tuesday, June 5, 2012 9:58 AM
    Monday, May 21, 2012 12:09 PM
  • You could try using the "Run programs made for previous versions of Windows" command in Control Panel -> Programs.
    Alternatively, you could rely on virtualization: download and install Windows Virtual PC with XP mode (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx).
    If you must absolutely use Windows 98, download and install a virtualization software like Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24439) or Oracle VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org), create a new virtual machine and install Windows 98 and the program you need to run.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award


    • Edited by Luigi BrunoMVP Friday, May 25, 2012 6:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Tuesday, June 5, 2012 9:58 AM
    Friday, May 25, 2012 6:21 PM