I am looking for a laptop also. I didn't even think of these issues. Thank you for bringing them to my attention.
This is a crazy time to be buying new stuff, but sometimes you have to...
I will watch with interest to see what others have to say on this.
 
Ron Ruff
freelance animator

On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 5:31 PM, Jan Lane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hello,

I've been shopping for a new laptop without much success.  I'm trying to find a new Windows 7 64 or 32 bit computer that can handle the Windows XP Virtual Mode to run old software.  I'm curious if any of you have upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit Home Edition and are able to run Old versions of Photoshop, Illustrator.

I may just end up getting a custom made laptop with Windows XP on it, in order to handle the old software.  However, even this option is going up in price.

I would like to be able to run Macromedia Studio 8 and Photoshop/Illustrator CS2.  I've checked the Microsoft Compatability Sites, but it seems that these software products are 'pending' in their ability to work on 64 bit Windows 7.

It is expensive to buy a computer that can handle the Windows XP Virtual Mode as it sounds like a processor of 8600+ and Windows Ultimate or Professional is needed.

Thanks, any input would be appreciated.

Janet

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