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  • windows 7 32 bit using XPMode with Netware Client machine lags at times opening files from server. Software programs are old and will not work with WIn7. We basically use only the XPMode screen for everything.
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 1:36 PM

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  • daves2010 wrote:

    windows 7 32 bit using XPMode with Netware Client machine lags at
    times opening files from server. Software programs are old and will
    not work with WIn7. We basically use only the XPMode screen for
    everything.

    Of course a virtual machine is slower than a physical machine. The
    difference can be reduced by applying enough horse-power to your PC.

    If your PC has only one processor core you will see really huge
    differences. If you have at least two processor cores and enough
    memory, so that the Win7 and WinXP machines need not resort to paging
    the differences are nectlectable in everyday use. I have often 3-4
    virtual guest machines running on my Win7 64 Pc without noticeable
    performance hits.

    What applications do you use, that don't work in Win7? I have several
    15 years old applications, which still work under Win7. And if you have
    Win7 32-bit you can run almost all MSDOS applications, without big
    changes. Of course in Win7 64-bit you are out of luck with any 16-bit
    program.


    Wolfgang
    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Thursday, May 26, 2011 8:40 AM
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 7:51 PM