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Subject: Re: [UFT] UFT Digest, Vol 4, Issue 111
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:29:50 EDT

UFT users: If you are thinking about upgrading to Windows 7 following are
excerpts from different things that I looked at on the web. These things
might help you in making a decision. I myself will definitely be upgrading
from Vista 64 to Windows 7 in the near future.
Don Hansen
Following is part of a review from a Windows 7 user:
"What's great about it: Everything, literally
What's not so great: Nothing I can think of at the moment
Windows 7 is a great operating system. Let's just say it creams Vista.
>From its brand new taskbar, to home group, to the little things that make
everyday usage on your computer so much easier and efficient.
Plus, it's compatibility with Windows Vista and XP is fantastic.
Especially with Windows XP Mode, which virtualizes Windows XP when you launch it so
your XP apps are compatible on Windows 7. If you are going to buy
technology, you might as well buy the latest. Windows 7 is fast, secure, and a
pleasure to use. It blows any other previous operating system away."
The chief advantage of the 64-bit version of Windows 7 is that it can use
more than 4 gigabytes of RAM (useful if you add RAM later); 32-bit Windows
7 can't do it.
64-bit Vista will upgrade smoothly to 64-bit Windows 7. Most programs
should make the transfer (firewalls may not.)
32-bit Vista is too dissimilar from 64-bit Windows 7 for an upgrade. It
needs a "clean install" that wipes out everything.
Are there any new PCs that can't run Windows 7? Microsoft says no. ZDNet
says the only new PCs that aren't suitable are netbooks (downsized laptops)
that use the least-capable Intel Atom processor.
Note: The optional XP Mode for Windows 7, which can be downloaded for
free, has a special requirement: chips that include Intel "virtualization
technology" or AMD-V processor chips.
To check your computer’s processor for virtualization technology, go to
the SecurAble web site at http://www.grc.com/securable.htm. SecurAble probes
the system's processor to determine the presence, absence and operational
status of three modern processor features; 64-bit instruction extensions,
hardware support for detecting and preventing the execution of code in
program data areas, and hardware support for system resource “virtualization.”
After a few moments the results will be shown with two icons – one for 32
bit and one for 64 bit. If you see a large green Yes in the 64 bit icon above
Hardware Virtualization your processor will handle XP Mode for Windows 7.

You must also upgrade to the Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate edition.
Windows 7 Home Premium will not handle the optional XP Mode for Windows 7.
For a comparison of the Windows 7 editions go to

In a message dated 10/23/2009 2:18:20 A.M. Central Daylight Time,

Today's Topics:

1. Re: Report print codes UFT & Win2000 Pro (Pierce Reid)
2. Win7 (Bob Strock)


Message: 1
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 07:41:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Pierce Reid <>
Subject: Re: [UFT] Report print codes UFT & Win2000 Pro
Message-ID: <>
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Ideally, you should do a fresh install when putting UFT on a new computer.
This would normally install the FROOTS font.

I don't use FROOTS since I send my reports to an rtf (Rich Text Format)
file and then load them into Word or OpenOffice Write. This lets me make
edits to the reports and then print them with a correct Index.

I've got UFT to work on Windows Vista 32 but have not tried Vista 64. The
new Windows 7 may also be a problem. Is there a version of Win 7 that will
run UFT? All my home computers run Windows XP and I keep copies of my data
base on all of them.


--- On Wed, 10/21/09, Renee Dauven <> wrote:

> From: Renee Dauven <>
> Subject: Re: [UFT] Report print codes UFT & Win2000 Pro
> To:
> Received: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 8:25 PM
> Bob,
> ? ? Thank you.? That worked.? Since we
> weren't sure how the whole thing
> was going to work, and I have two drives, we left Win98 on
> one drive and
> installed Win2000 on the other drive which is now the boot
> drive.? All I
> had to do was find the file on the old drive, copy it
> across to the new
> boot drive and viola.? Again thanks.
> Renee L. Dauven
> Bob Kirk wrote:
> > You need to load the FROOTS font to your
> computer.? Not sure about how?
> > this works in Win2000.? The FROOTS font is on
> your original UFT setup?
> > disc.? Find the area on your computer where the
> fonts are held and?
> > transfer the FROOTS file from the UFT disc into this
> area.? From?
> > memory the area will be called fonts.
> >
> > Have Fun.
> >
> > Bob Kirk
> > Dukinfield
> > Cheshire
> >
> > http://kirksoft.co.uk/
> >
> > Interests:
> > KIRK (Crewe)
> > DAWSON (Manchester)
> > COOK (Manchester & Denton)
> > COOK (Egremont, Cumberland)
> >
> > On 20 Oct 2009, at 18:32, Renee Dauven wrote:
> >
> >???
> >> For years I have resisted updating from Win 98
> because at least my UFT
> >> pretty much worked, except for the annoying error
> message that I got
> >> every time I started the program.? But
> yesterday I finally took the
> >> plunge and updated to Win2000 Pro.? At the
> same time my son found an
> >> update for FoxPro and updated it also.
> >>? ? So far UFT seems to be working fine
> and the annoying message is now
> >> gone at start up.? But I have now found my
> first glitch:
> >> When printing a family group sheet report, the
> printer codes for the
> >> superscript footnote numbers is now appearing on
> the report.? For?
> >> example:
> >> bapt<FROOTS>1.? While the size of the
> number is correct, the?
> >> position is
> >> on the base printing line, not superscript, and of
> course there is the
> >> little matter of the printer code that appears in
> the lines.
> >>? ? Has anyone else incountered this and
> how is it corrected?
> >>
> >> Renee L. Dauven
> >>
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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:08:27 -0400
From: Bob Strock <>
Subject: [UFT] Win7
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Pierce, I see by a ad today from TigerDirect that there are 32 and 64
bit versions of Win7. We know that UFT won't load on a 64 bit computer
running 64 bit Vista. But what about 32 bit Win7 on a 32 bit computer?
There is a 16 bit mode in Win7 but you have to have Win7 Pro to get it.
Or as PC World states there is a program that could be added to Win7 Home.

Bob Strock


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