Windows 10: Is there a way to know if programs that are running on Windows 7 will run on Windows 10?

Discus and support Is there a way to know if programs that are running on Windows 7 will run on Windows 10? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I am planning on upgrading a laptop for my church to Windows 10. It is currently running Windows 7 and has a couple old programs that I would prefer... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by JoeMcCollough_46, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Is there a way to know if programs that are running on Windows 7 will run on Windows 10?


    I am planning on upgrading a laptop for my church to Windows 10. It is currently running Windows 7 and has a couple old programs that I would prefer to not have to upgrade because of the expense. Is there a way to tell if these programs will run on Windows 10? MY experience with updating a couple of my own systems was very favorable. All of my old apps ran fine and some of the hardware even ran better with Windows 10.

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    JoeMcCollough_46, Dec 6, 2018
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  2. Windows 10 Snipping Tool on Windows 7

    All it is is one extra step beyond what is native to windows 10. Yes, technically it would be easier to have the functionality of print built in to the Windows 7 version, but you just have to save it ,and right click on it ,and print.

    As far as getting the windows 10 version into windows7. I know there was a way to get the old winpaint, so maybe there's a way to get the snipping tool into 10, I don't know.

    im curious if i could compress, and upload the application to this post? 7zip doesnt seem to be allowed
     
    jboydgolfer, Dec 6, 2018
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  3. SaiZo Win User
    Is it possible to run Windows 7 from an USB stick?

    No. It will run only on the media center. He wants a 32Gb USB stick to be "sure" all updates, all programs (VLC, Winamp etc.) will fit. The stick will remain in the media center all the time. The local hardware guy suggested Windows 8, but I haven't even tested that as yet. The media center can have harddrives connected to it, perhaps it would fit an SSD, but since he has a 2Tb drive already.. Why get an SSD if it can be run from an USB stick?
     
    SaiZo, Dec 6, 2018
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  4. Is there a way to know if programs that are running on Windows 7 will run on Windows 10?

    Unable to run programs in Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand you are unable to run some programs on Windows 10. We will assist you to resolve the issue.

    To assist you better, I would like to know what exactly happens when you try to run the programs. Did you get any error message? Which was the previous Operating System installed on the computer?

    I suggest you to run the program in Compatibility mode and check if it helps, please follow the below steps:

    1) Right click on the Program

    2) Click on Properties

    3) Click on Compatibility tab

    4) Select Run this program in compatibility mode and select the operating system accordingly (Windows 8 or 7) from the drop down list.

    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Dec 6, 2018
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