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  1. Posts : 17,642
    Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    DWFII said:
    Does that mean I can't run Windows 10 as my OS and install legacy programs such as Wordperfect X4 or CorelDraw X4 on the VM and have everything work as it does now?
    No. It only means, that Windows 7 virtual machines can't use so called Enhanced Mode in Windows 10 host, so they can only use 4:3 aspect ratio display (no widescreen option), and copy / paste between the host and guest (VM) does not work.

    Kari
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  2. Posts : 160
    Win10 pro Winver 20H2 OS Build 19042.867
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       #12

    Kari said:
    No. It only means, that Windows 7 virtual machines can't use so called Enhanced Mode in Windows 10 host, so they can only use 4:3 aspect ratio display (no widescreen option), and copy / paste between the host and guest (VM) does not work.

    Kari
    Well, that kind of rules out the VM...for me at least. Guess I'll have to upgrade to Windows 10 (as opposed to a fresh install) and hope for the best.
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  3. Posts : 17,642
    Windows 10 Pro
       #13

    DWFII said:
    Well, that kind of rules out the VM...for me at least. Guess I'll have to upgrade to Windows 10 (as opposed to a fresh install) and hope for the best.
    You can of course use the Windows 7 VM with Remote Desktop Connection, which allows the same features than Enhanced Mode on Hyper-V guests with Windows 8 or later.

    Kari
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  4. Posts : 13,959
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #14

    I'd recommend doing the upgrade then asking for help here when you get to that point. Lots of super bright people hang out here and Kari is definitely our virtualization wizard. I'm pretty sure we can help you get it working to your satisfaction.

    Besides, it will be fun
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  5. Posts : 160
    Win10 pro Winver 20H2 OS Build 19042.867
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Well, I did the upgrade and so far everything seems to work except on of my macros hangs and freezes WP. I haven't explored all the implications of that as yet (got it to work once) but ctrl-alt -del allows me to close WP and allow me to start over. Might be a work-around as simple as closing the document before closing WP. Will try to update as more info becomes available and...as always, with your forbearance, I am sure I will have questions.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Another question:

    So over the weekend I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (upgraded as opposed to a fresh install). I have had Wordperfect X4 on Win 7 for some years and I am comfortable with it and have macros, etc., that i want to retain.

    So WP seems to work fine, considering the limited testing I've done. But when I open WP I get an annoying "User Account Control" window that asks if I want to allow this app to make changes to my device/computer. If I say 'yes" everything seems to proceed noramlly but, of course if I say "no' Wordperfect doesn't load.

    I suspect this message is coming from Windows 10, as nothing else will open or work until I answer yes or no. But I am new to Windows 10 and this message does not appear when I open other Corel products.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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  6. Posts : 27,663
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #16

    One of Brink's excellent tutorial on UAC.

    Enable or Disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows

    A Microsoft discussion

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...-control-works


    You will notice a number of related tutorials at the end of Brink's tutorial.
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  7. Posts : 160
    Win10 pro Winver 20H2 OS Build 19042.867
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Caledon Ken said:
    One of Brink's excellent tutorial on UAC.

    Enable or Disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows

    A Microsoft discussion

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...-control-works


    You will notice a number of related tutorials at the end of Brink's tutorial.
    Is there, by chance, any way to disable or manage user account setting for one particular app? That's really what I'd like--it would solve this problem without breaking the security of the system.
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  8. Posts : 27,663
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #18

    Think this what you are looking for, maybe.

    Create Elevated Shortcut without UAC prompt in Windows 10
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  9. Posts : 160
    Win10 pro Winver 20H2 OS Build 19042.867
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Caledon Ken said:
    Think this what you are looking for, maybe.

    Create Elevated Shortcut without UAC prompt in Windows 10

    I gave that tutorial a quick look (thanks...will study it later) but just that fast glance confused me a bit---will this allow me to start WP without the User Account Control message just from Word Perfect alone? Bypassing the message just for that one app?
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  10. Posts : 27,663
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #20

    Yes

    As I understand it.

    Brink is going to add it to the list of related tutorials.
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