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Author Topic: Windows Vista ready programs?  (Read 7080 times)


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Windows Vista ready programs?
« on: October 11, 2006, 07:43:23 PM »
Hi everyone!
Hoping that all of Mouser's software is compatable with Windows Vista (even if it is just some of the programs). I am planning to upgrade to Vista (ultimate, hopefully) within about a year; any chance that there will be any flaws/bugs/Black Screen Of Death errors (Vista uses a Black Screen Of Death instead of the usual Blue Screen Of Death), etc? Thanks all, keep up the good work!


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Re: Windows Vista ready programs?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2006, 07:45:47 PM »
chances are reasonable that there will be some issues that need to get solved, but i'll be making sure they are all vista compatible, hopefully before vista release date.


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Re: Windows Vista ready programs?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2006, 11:08:52 AM »
Today, Windows XP places your profile and application settings in the C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data folder, or more generally, the %APPDATA% folder which is inside %USERPROFILE%.  Vista will be moving user profiles such that %USERPROFILE% points to:

%USERPROFILE% == "C:\users\%USERNAME%\profile"

or something like that.  As long as the developer uses the logical names like %USERPROFILE% and %APPDATA% rather than the absolute path names for the installer and apps, you should be good.

Some of these changes are for security and disk backup reasons.  By placing everything that needs daily backup (and similar security settings) in the same directory tree, backups and disk-volume segregation can be managed more easily.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2006, 11:50:01 AM by superticker »