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Standard User cheshire_man
(committed) Tue 24-Nov-09 21:41:45
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Will Bicycle Bridge work on Windows 7?


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A friend of mine has an elderly handicapped husband who plays Bicycle Bridge (from Expert Software around 1998) almost continuously. Currently they're running it on an XP laptop.

They are about to get a new laptop to run some specialist speech software for him. It will probably have Windows 7 Home Premium rather than Vista.

I've tried it on Vista (Home Premium) and it installed and ran without doing anything special.

Is it likely to run on Windows 7 ?

Tony
Standard User Spasch
(experienced) Tue 24-Nov-09 22:27:36
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Re: Will Bicycle Bridge work on Windows 7?


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The answer is: Probably.. But you can't know for sure until you try..
Standard User Mikey2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 25-Nov-09 08:59:51
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Re: Will Bicycle Bridge work on Windows 7?


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If they need to have Windows 7 and it does not work, they could always upgrade to Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate and run it in XP mode.

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Standard User zebedeee
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 25-Nov-09 14:13:54
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Re: Will Bicycle Bridge work on Windows 7?


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If the laptop has a big enough hard drive (or if it will accept a second drive), he could get a "dual boot" partitiion installed, and run Windows 7 and XP.

I've found that a lot of XP software will run on Windows 7 in XP mode, but sometimes drivers may be required, which are not available.

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Standard User sjr
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 25-Nov-09 15:41:41
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Windows XP mode works rather nicely. I just built a new system running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Canon don't provide 64bit drivers for my Canoscan 3200F scanner but running XP mode gets my scanner working again.
Two nice features about XP mode; all the host drives are mapped in the XP VM so you can write straight to your host disks should you wish, and apps installed in the XP VM are available in the host start menu.

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Steve
Standard User mrblobby
(knowledge is power) Wed 25-Nov-09 17:40:01
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Hmmmm, it may be worth upgrading then as my Kenwood Keg in my wife's car only has XP drivers and haven't been able to update my music on it since the Vista upgrade around a year ago.

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Standard User Spasch
(experienced) Wed 25-Nov-09 18:14:46
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Re: Will Bicycle Bridge work on Windows 7?


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Just make sure your hardware supports hardware-assisted virtualization - MS have a tool here to check..
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 25-Nov-09 19:32:14
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I just installed the demo and the two games it makes avaliable, (crazy eight, and gin rummy) work under win 7, 32bit. - at full screen and with sound.
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Standard User mrblobby
(knowledge is power) Thu 26-Nov-09 12:32:34
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Ah yes, now I remember why I didn't do it during the beta phase. My laptop doesn't support it frown

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Standard User sjr
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 26-Nov-09 14:22:48
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You could try VirtualBox instead. That will work on hardware that doesn't support hardware virtualisation so if you have a copy of XP you can use that could be a solution. With XP mode, Microsoft are providing the licenced copy of XP but if you use Virtualbox you have to provide your own.

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Steve
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