An ongoing problem I am having with Windows 7 is with compatibility. For those that aren't aware, I am using the RC1 candidate of Windows 7. RC1, or Release Candidate 1, is considered to be sorted enough to be possibly suitable for release in its current form.One of 7's big tricks, at least in the Ultimate version which is RC1, is that it actually ships with a complete version of XP Home INBUILT. The point of this is compatibility. For older programs, 7 is actually supposed to use XP to run the program, and then integrate it into a nice looking 7 shell.This sounds great, but I am finding that at least half of the older programs I try to install will not run in any compatibility mode.A prime example of this is Nero. Try to install any version of Nero older than Nero8, even using compatibility settings, and you will be warned that your version is not compatible. It will let you install and start the program regardless, but almost nothing works.Many of the older games I have had installed in my mothers computer on XP, basic stuff like mahjong and solitaire, and of course she has had her favourite versions of these. I've switched her over to 7, and many of them wont work anymore. I can find versions of those games that work, but they arent the ones she had liked and paid for, and some of those simply do not work using any settings. They wont even start.Another thing I have come across is an interesting glitch with DVD Shrink.
Mitz from Tips4pc