can I install xp on a removable storage device?

  ozzymodo 00:46 AM 28 Sep 12
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Hi all, As I have already said in a different post my wife has got a new laptop running windows 7 and her old laptop ran xp. She has quite a few files from her old laptop that wont open on her new one (they were created using microsoft works 2001, and especialy picture it 2001) We have since found out that even tho we have the original discs we cannot install/run the software on windows 7 due to incompatibility and nothing else opens the files (some are php and various others). She really likes to use picture it. We have the original boot/restore/backup disc from her old laptop, and I was wondering is it possible to install this onto a dongle, memory stick so that she can insert it into her new pc and run the xp and picture it from there, instead of having to use her old pc and then transfer across to upload to the web? Sorry it's long winded but wanted to get all the info in. Kind regards Ian PS she wants to clear her old pc and give to our grandson

  chub_tor 10:19 AM 28 Sep 12

I am no expert on Virtual Machines but the following...

If you are running Windows 7 Home Premium you can try other 3rd party virtual machines and still run Microsoft PictureIt.

You could try VirtualBox (www.virtualbox.org) or VMware Player (www.vmware.com) and install a separate copy of Windows XP (either Home Edition or Professional) for that purpose. You can find virtualization software free of charge that will run on Windows 7 Home Premium.....

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I would wait for a few more replies before trying it though.

  woodchip 10:44 AM 28 Sep 12

I would think you can install XP on a big Dongle or Fast External Drive, but you would need to dual boot them using a Dual Boot Manager. But you will not be able to use the old Laptop Discs as these are only for the old Laptop. Click Hear for to buy XP home

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:42 PM 28 Sep 12

Maybe it would be worth a try to install the program in Compatibility Mode.

Windows 7 - Make older programs run in this version of Windows http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Make-older-programs-run-in-this-version-of-Windows

If you happen to be running Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise... Windows XP Mode might be a solution.

Install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7

also see second post at http://www.office-archive.com/34-word/0b0a5f45c0fecc9f.htm

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:02 PM 28 Sep 12

Maybe it would be worth a try to install the program in Compatibility Mode.

Windows 7 - Make older programs run in this version of Windows http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Make-older-programs-run-in-this-version-of-Windows

If you happen to be running Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise... Windows XP Mode might be a solution.

Install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7

also see second post at http://www.office-archive.com/34-word/0b0a5f45c0fecc9f.htm

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