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    wiindows 7

    Got a carrier comfort view v3.2 running on windows xp upgraded to windows 7 service tool cant recognize windows 7 is there a wawy to go around this

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    I'm not an expert but windows 7 has a compatibility mode where you can tell an older program to run as an earlier windows version. I don't know that it will work for you but I used this feature before with some success.
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    have to use the virtual XP thing in windows 7 install comfortview there , but cant remember how to get it to see the key, its been while
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    Windows 7 used to come with an option to run a virtual XP machine. I may be mistaken but I do not think that Win7 is shipped with that option anymore. If you still have the license file for your XP machine you might be able to install a VM shell on your Win7 box and install the XP OS on there. It's been a few years since I've needed to visit this plan but I think Oracle has/had a free virtual machine you could install.

    I've used this plan with mixed success. Even though I had the ports configured to work with the VM the hardware associated was plugged in to a Win7 box. if the hardware isn't Win7 compatible you may not always get desirable results.

    The nice thing about running a VM on my laptop was I could build the base to be whatever I wanted for default settings and then just replicate VM. I could be playing with one VM, totally trash it with my "fun" and scrap it without fear. Just replicate the original, again, and play away. It was a great sandbox to work in!

    Good luck!

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    Far as I know XP mode is still available for win 7, just search for "XP mode".
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    Good day All,

    XP-Mode was a free add-on to Win 7 Professional or Ultimate editions that one could download directly from Microsoft (https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/down...s.aspx?id=8002). I am unsure if this is still the case and/or if it will work with other versions of Win 7. Definitely XP-Mode was not available for Win 8 and higher... now, whether this is still the case is unknown to me.

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    Sam

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    Assuming you can get the XP mode installed and working (the download is about 3 GB if I remember right), you will need to have the USB key for your ComfortView, I have yet to get the parallel port key to work in XP mode. You will need to activate USB support, perform a fresh install of ComfortView, and import your database. You will also need to remember to enable the USB key each time you run the software.

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