Windows 7 tweak 8 – patching XP Mode, older apps

Unfortunately there’s no tweak for this.  XPmode is designed to be a single user crutch to get older apps to run.  So there’s no easy way to patch it.  I email the person that has it on their machine and on the weekend I patch, I tell them to turn it on and leave it on so my patching tools can reach it.

I personally find that most apps can run just fine in Win7.  If they put up a fuss, try editing the regestry location and also their folder location and open up the permissions. 

You may find with older apps you need to do this — After you turn on User Account Control in Windows Vista, programs may be unable to access some network locations http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937624

Sometimes you have to make the choice for the business and get the app running.

Chad blogged about it here. 

http://msmvps.com/blogs/cgross/archive/2009/03/25/drive-mapping-via-group-policy-preferences-not-working-for-vista-clients.aspx

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