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#1 2009-06-30 12:16:12

ralph
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Windows 7 compatibility?

Any report of how MP3Boss (and Office 97) will work in Win 7. I getting ready for a major upgrade of computer, but now wonder what I am going to lose when I transition.

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#2 2009-06-30 15:36:39

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Forte Downloads tested MP3 Boss music database and manager under new Windows 7 operating system and it received the "Windows 7 Compatible" award.

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http://www.fortedownloads.com/images/fortedownloads_win7_88x60.png

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#3 2009-07-01 08:39:34

HaraldF
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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

congratulation!

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#4 2009-10-01 17:58:23

trekale77
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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

John,

    I am currently running the 64 bit version of Windows 7 RC.  I installed version 0.672 of MP3-Boss and received the following error message:

    can't be started.

    was unable to initialize the Windows Registry.

    Rerun Microsoft Access or Microsoft Office Setup to reinstall.

What I must do to get MP3-Boss to function in this environment?

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#5 2009-10-01 18:38:48

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

I'll have to check if installer routines have been tested with 64-bit Win7.

Have you run any other programs that gave a similar message?

John

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#6 2010-05-19 13:40:22

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Hello,
The MP3Boss is work better in Windows 7.There is no problem.



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#7 2010-05-19 14:22:10

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Ashley,

    What version of Windows 7 are you using and is it the 32 or 64 bit version?
   
        Thanks

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#8 2010-05-19 16:43:30

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

I've tested in Win7 64-bit, and the installer works fine for me.  Have you tried the latest version?

I can't remember if v0.672 was using the latest installer routines that were Win7 compatible.

There shouldn't be any problem with Win7 32-bit.

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#9 2010-05-30 21:45:34

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

I have the same dilemma. It didnt work on my end...

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#10 2010-05-31 06:20:06

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

The current version (v0.683) should install fine under Win7-32bit or Win7-64bit.

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#11 2012-12-12 05:45:11

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

To see if your PC is ready for Windows 7, download the free Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. It scans your PC for potential issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs, and recommends what to do before you upgrade. (If you’re already running Windows 7, you can add premium features online with a Windows 7 upgrade.)

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#12 2013-02-02 01:38:34

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Hi John,

I'm getting the same error with Windows 8 (64-bit), any suggestions?

I have MS Access 2000 installed (which MS complained had a compatibility problem, but has worked fine with other DBs).

Do I need to install Access 97 (I don't remember ever having to do that before)?

I didn't see any other reports on Windows 8, have there been any?

-Wren
p.s.  Wow, it's been a while.  Even though it says I registered in 2011 I see my last post was in 2008 smile

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#13 2013-02-02 07:19:54

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Wow -- Windows 8 64-bit!
This is the first report I've had ... and I don't have a copy of Windows 8 yet.  I've heard that Windows8 has problems with a number of software packages -- have you had many problems?

I don't think you should need to install Access97 (MP-Boss includes full runtime). 

I've seen posts that say Access97 works fine with Win8-32 and Win8-64.

One recommendation was to disable anti-virus software and disable UAC during the installation.  I know that one anti-virus package doesn't like the installer that I use.  It is quite possible that Win8 thinks that the installer is a problem...

Let me know if you get it to work!

As far as upgrade -- I've had tons of trouble trying to get Access2010 to be stable (pretty much given up).  I'm still hoping that a service pack will fix the Access2010 problem ... but I think it is more likely that I'll see Access2013 first!  One possibility -- complete rewrite to a different language (e.g. JAVA + SQL).  What do you think?

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#14 2013-02-02 09:39:59

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

Simple solution:  On the shortcut tab of the MP3Boss shortcut, click on Advanced and choose "Run as Administrator".  I haven't used it yet, but now it starts without problems smile

As to Windows 8, I've had very few problems.  Think there were a couple more 20 year old programs that don't work, but can't remember them so they're obviously nothing I miss.  Only real problem I've had is a 12 year old scanner.  Epson never made a 64-bit driver for it.  I did find one that someone had modified and it worked under Win 7, but doesn't under Win 8.  It was time to buy a new scanner anyway smile  It arrived yesterday, but haven't hooked it up yet.  I have a fairly new professional (read VERY expensive) scanner where I live half the year, so didn't use my 12 year old scanner for anything serious.  Was amazed at the features of this new (under $200) scanner, we'll see how it compares with the one that costs 5 times as much.  (My review of the professional scanner is also on ImagingTips.)

See my review of Windows 8 here:  http://www.imagingtips.com/othertips/win8/010win8.shtml

Bottom line:  once you put back a start button, it's basically like Win 7 only better.  (I like the Classic Start Button, see link to setting up Win 8 on the page above ... the CS Button defaults are bad for Win 8, see my screen shots for changing its options.)

As for MP3Boss, I need to think more about what I recommend.  I've been using OpenOffice for any new DB's because the price is right.  I'm now retired and can no longer deduct my software costs.  Personally I would love nothing better than an import tool which would scan my MP3 files and put in a DB of my choice which I could then play with ... as long as I flagged records that had been updated, the export side of the tool could then update the MP3 files.  I'm sure there are more features that might be needed, but ...

Maybe the tool would write/read CSV or some other standard format that any DB could handle.

I'll think more about it as I start playing with MP3Boss again ... it's been a while.  Over that last couple of years I've been meaning to re-install because I've noticed a lot of new MP3 files I've added need metadata updates.

E-mail me if you have off-topic questions.

-Wren

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#15 2013-02-06 05:00:44

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Re: Windows 7 compatibility?

I'm very interested in hearing more about MP3-Boss performance under Win8-64, and also interested in what you think about future direction.

I've thought about the following:
1) Simply upgrade "as is" to Office 2010, probably having to remove some features like Drag & Drop (because underlying libraries are perhaps the cause of the instability).
2) Start again ... and hope that Office 2010 provides some of the missing functionality (I still don't think Office has native drag & drop!).
3) Complete rewrite -- for instance, with SQL Server Compact mode.

MP3-Boss does "safe" file management much better than anything I've found out there -- maybe I should concentrate on that part of the program?  Or is there another area that I should concentrate on?

Thanks,
John

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