Takes time to open a program in vista, whereas in XP its fine
I run a program in vista, it takes 25 secs to open each screec. The same program is executed in XP and it is working fine. Not even a second to open. But in vista iti is consuming more time and this makes me frustrated every time.
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Re: takes time to open a program in vista, whereas in XP...
I do not know if this will speed up the program but if you right click on the program start icon and select "Properties" from the menu a window will pop up. If there is a "Compatability" tab click it. In the next window, in the first section after the text section, you can tell Vista to run it in one of many choices of older versons of Windows. Make your choice and see if the speed the program up. If not, you will have to get an update to this program for Vista.
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Note : There is a LOT of BAD 'optimizing' advice and information out there for XP; so do not be surprised if nothing helps at this point.
M$ has slowly been bloating XP 'till the updates stopped, and now it takes a 2-core with 4Gigs of RAM to make it run 'fast'. A Dual-Core with 2GB will run it OK now. I have an old single-Core Dell with 1GB(that's all it will take,) and it sux, but it's as good as it will get. Boots in 25 secs but with Anti-virus on it, it cannot handle many simultaneous window...and the last few google updates also have been bad for speed (30-sec minimum open times for Chrome.)
Have you tried installing it on Win 7? Most software made for vista will run fine on Win 7.
Otherwise you can try running the program in "XP Compatability Mode".
You can do this by right clicking the installation file (or if installed already, the shortcut you use to open the program) and click properties. Then click the Compatability tab and check "run this program in compatability mode for:" and choose Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
i have to say i had even problems to convert the program from xp to vista . there are some expert tools where you take your normal download program 4 xp program and you can convert it to vista or 7 i convert it to vista this time since from the homepage of the company works only for xp even it says vista, and 7 . in my case it was not true since i am working with vista, xp and 7 all 3 sistems!!!. and also no infos if the system brakes down etc. it is repairable but it takes time i untill now printed about 1000ds of copies still working fine!!! they told me hunderd times it might be to old because i guess they just dont know.
Well sorrsy to say but there is no win vista driver's for this model, anyway there is a way to use windows xp drivers in windows vista, follow the below steps - 1. Click the "Start" menu in the lower left-hand corner of the Windows Vista screen. 2. Select "Run" from the Start menu. 3. Type "msconfic" in the Run box. Click "OK." A window will appear that lists all of the programs scheduled to run when Windows Vista is turned on. Uncheck all unessential software programs. Be sure to leave critical programs checked, such as antivirus and firewall programs. Click "OK." 4. Click the "Start" menu and select "Restart" to reboot the computer. 5. Open "My Computer" (located in the Start menu or on the Vista desktop). 6. Double-click the "C:\\" drive. Find the installation directory for the Windows XP program or device that you wish to run in Windows Vista. The installation directory is usually given the name of the program, the program's manufacturer, or a shortened version of either of these two options. 7. Right-click the program or driver. Select the "Properties" option in the pop-up menu that appears. 8. Click the "Compatibility" tab in the window that appears. Check the box next to the heading that reads, "Run this program in compatibility mode." In the drop-down menu, select "Windows XP." Click "OK" to close the window. The program or driver will now operate in Windows Vista in Windows XP compatibility mode, allowing the driver to function as it did in Windows XP. Note that the Windows XP driver will not be able to take advantage of any of the new features in Windows Vista while it is running in compatibility mode. You can also follow the below link for more help -
Go to the manufacturers web site to see if they have a driver for Vista, but you may also be able to run it in "compatibility mode". Not all older programs will work under Vista. Software vendors are working to release Vista-compatible versions everday but in the mean time you can run the program in "Compatibility Mode."To do so:
Open Windows Explorer.
Location the programs folder(My computerC:Program filesPhillips) and find the executable.
Right click the executable and click the Properties option.
Select the Compatibility tab.
Select the Run This Program in Compatibility Mode option.
From the drop-down list, choose the operating system you ran before upgrading to Vista or just go with XP if unknown,you can always change it again..
If necessary, select the option to run the program as an administrator.
You can use the driver from SONY website and run it in compatibility mode. To do this, right click on the program.exe and open the Properties menu, then navigate to the compatibility tab and select "Run this program in compatibility mode for... in the drop box pick windows XP..
You have 3 paths to look at and you also need to think about the need to change out Vista for XP...
Vista has gotten a bad rap on being something that does not work... it works fine... unless you have some very old program that you have to have for your job, Vista will work just fine...
Now... 1. you can install a boot manager and have both Vista and XP on your computer... 2. you can reformate you HD and install XP, you have an XP disk and code??? 3. you can run Virtual PC on Vista and install XP, still need the disk and code...
Virtual PC will allow you to fire up XP and run it as a separate program on top of Vista... and it's a free download...
Still I would look at just why you need to change... I have been running Vista since before it came out and other than a couple of programs in the beginning were a problem, everything works just great...