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 Margaret Duddy
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Subject: RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7
Thread ID: 395425 Message ID: 395437 # Views: 39 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 Category: Windows 7 and VFP
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:09:35 PM         
   


> > I am about to upgrade my main development system from XP Pro to Windows 7 pro. Any pearls of wisdom to share?
> >
> > TIA for your help,
> > Margaret
>
>
> Same here, just as Ali said, no issues when we were migrating from XP to Vista to Win7 to Win8 to Win8.1
>
> On the other hand, there used to be many postings in the public Fox community places when Vista was released -
> See also http://doughennig.com/papers/..%5CPub%5CWindows7.pdf
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> Almost all of them were all about the Windows account-privileges default settings though, or the "UAC" feature respectively, which means "admin" privileges in XP for a default account, "standard" privileges by default for any process in Windows "Vista" and beyond.
>
> In turn, you can easily pre-test those typical privileges issues by using a so-called "limited" user account type in XP, as you probably already do, which is practically the same thing that's "standard" now in newer Windows versions.
> (Where in XP you would have had to grant write privileges on NTFS level for VFP's Home() folder, which is not required in newer Windows versions anymore because there is the "Virtual Store" feature that simulates write privileges in protected folders like %ProgramFiles% and %WinDir% folders.)
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> Another thing was the redesigned Windows graphics engine in "Vista" and beyond causing VFP troubles like missing window borders and combo-box drop-down items at runtime, but those were fixed in Vfp9 SP2
>
> FWIW, the IDE run-as-admin requirement Ali mentioned is only necessary when you want to Build an OlePublic "COM server" EXE or DLL, and also existed in XP already with non-admin accounts
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> hth
> -Stefan

Thank you Stefan. Every little bit helps!

Margaret

ENTIRE THREAD

Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Margaret Duddy @ 1/14/2014 8:12:13 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Ali Koumaiha @ 1/14/2014 8:27:50 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Margaret Duddy @ 1/14/2014 8:38:26 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Marcio Souza @ 1/14/2014 8:30:24 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Margaret Duddy @ 1/14/2014 8:37:59 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Pete Sass @ 1/14/2014 8:33:24 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Margaret Duddy @ 1/14/2014 8:37:32 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 1/14/2014 8:51:58 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Margaret Duddy @ 1/14/2014 9:09:35 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Tony Vignone @ 1/14/2014 11:06:39 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 1/15/2014 9:12:53 AM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Tony Vignone @ 1/15/2014 6:00:26 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 1/15/2014 7:03:00 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Russell Hill @ 1/15/2014 3:46:59 AM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Tore Bleken @ 1/15/2014 9:12:18 AM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Russell Hill @ 1/15/2014 11:47:02 AM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Tore Bleken @ 1/15/2014 11:58:20 AM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Russell Hill @ 1/15/2014 10:53:33 PM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Tore Bleken @ 1/16/2014 9:12:38 AM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by Tony Vignone @ 1/16/2014 12:55:49 AM
RE: Any tips for migrating from XP to Win7 Posted by tom knauf @ 1/16/2014 2:32:13 PM