May 28, 2008

Delphi 7 is Now Compatible with Vista

Delphi 7 is now compatible with Vista, or Vista is now compatible with Delphi 7... anyway you look at it, I find this amusing.

According to Microsoft's May 2008 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Update, released today and documented in the previous link, Delphi 7 is now compatible with Vista, or Vista is now compatible with Delphi 7... anyway you look at it, I find this amusing.

The knowledge based states that there are three types of updates:

  • The update puts a hard block on the application. A hard block prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows Vista from running on the operating system.
  • The update puts a soft block on the application. A soft block provides notification when an application that is incompatible with Windows Vista starts to run.
  • The update improves the application’s functionality in Windows Vista.

When trying to install Delphi 7 on Vista, this was flagged as an incompatible application. Apparently, after installing this patch to Vista, you shouldn't get the warning any more. That's probably it. I doubt Vista has anything specific for Delphi 7 to work better. It seems it was only removed from an "incompatibility list". On the other hand it is nice to notice that the applications with a hard block include: "Microsoft Zune Software"... odd this is so incompatible with Vista!

PS. Speaking of Microsoft knowledge based articles, a fiend of mine emailed me a link to the following, titled: "Error Message: Your Password Must Be at Least 18770 Characters and Cannot Repeat Any of Your Previous 30689 Passwords". Yes, that was a real error message in Windows 2000.





 

9 Comments

Delphi 7 is Now Compatible with Vista 

Hi Marco, 

Thank you for you nice blog , I enjoy reading it.

Do you think that it is worth developing anything for 
Windows Vista ?

All the articles that I have read in the past couple 
of weeks say that developers are not developing for 
Vista (only 10% of them do ) .. What is your take on 
this ?

Gaetan Siry

Comment by Gaetan Siry on May 28, 20:28

Delphi 7 is Now Compatible with Vista 

I don't like Vista because of the mess it makes with 
the Programs folder. As you probably know, when you 
try to save data in that folder, the OS creates a 
copy of the file and places it somewhere else.

So, the Programs folder has now become read-only and 
this obliged me to amend most of my software that 
works just fine under XP.

Even though I don't like Vista, I'm aware I just have 
to bite the bullet and stick to its rules. If I 
didn't, I would just stop selling software in the 
near future.

The truth is -- hard as it may be to accept -- 
Microsoft dictates the rules and you have to comply 
with them, unless you want to commit suicide.
Comment by Pasquale Esposito [http://www.espositosoftware.it] on June 1, 13:42

Delphi 7 is Now Compatible with Vista 

I have installed the update, but I still can't get my 
Delphi 7 to work on vista.
Comment by on July 13, 03:53

Delphi 7 is Now Compatible with Vista  

Is it realy possible???? ;-) I'll try RAD Studio 2007.
Comment by JJUNIOR on October 6, 22:36

Delphi 7 is Now Compatible with Vista 

 My RAD studio 2007 reports an error when compiling 
it.(MSBuild error) But after struggeling a long time 
my Delphi 7 is finally working(Dont know how I've got 
it to work but it works!) 
Comment by Gert on March 8, 12:54

Delphi 7 is Now Compatible with Vista 

 Gert  what didi you do to make your Delphi 7 work on 
Vista?
thanks in advance
Comment by Levan on June 28, 04:37

Delphi 7 is Now Compatible with Vista 

 I have always had Delphi 7 (Just the Personal
Version) working on vista, it's pretty simple, a pain
when you start it though, but just tell it to run as
an administrator, and it works perfectly, I had it
running for almost a year before I upgraded to 2009
Comment by AJ on June 30, 13:46

Delphi 7 is Now Compatible with Vista 

 Just need change aces rules to files C:\Program Files
\Borland\Delphi7\Bin and C:\Program Files\Borland
\Delphi7\Projects, for all users "Modify"
Comment by fanatUA [http://fanat4soft.org.ua/] on November 22, 12:40

Delphi 7 is Compatible with windows 2008 r2 

 Delphi 7 is  Compatible with windows 2008 r2
Comment by Prasad on July 8, 11:49


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