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Anyway to run Vista apps on XP?


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yurimxpxman

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Does anyone know of any program that can emulate the Vista environment or recompile applications from Vista so they'll work on XP? :whistling:
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what program specifically? I am not aware of any programs that only run on vista at the moment--not even sure if there will be any
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None of the apps bundled with Vista work on XP (such as WMP11 [though it's been leaked crappily for XP], the DVD authoring software, the games, etc.)
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while the wmp 11 is arguably a separate app, it is still in beta

the other programs mentioned are part of vista. I thought you meant 3rd party applications.

I do not know if you will be able to do it eventually or not, but trying to get part of a beta to work in an environment it is not intended for is a waste of your time. I'm sure that MS is making such an effort very difficult because if they do not, why would anyone buy vista?
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The WMP11 for XP isnt a crappy leak its a beta release of the WMP designed for XP.
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The WMP11 for XP isnt a crappy leak its a beta release of the WMP designed for XP.


I just found out about the M$-released XP beta of WMP11 today. The one I was using before was a leaked version and it was really slow :whistling:

I guess there's not much of a reason to need an emulator for Vista apps though since 3rd party apps do everything they do anyway lol. I was mostl just curious :blink:

Edited by yurimxpxman, 30 May 2006 - 10:27 PM.

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