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Old 2nd October, 2009, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Áedán View Post
Half the time the reason why Windows application software doesn't work so well on newer Windows OSes is that developers took shortcuts that they weren't supposed to. Suddenly that doesn't work for a newer OS.
Yeah, it's absolutely amazing how many applications there are (and not homebrew stuff, but actual pay-honest-to-god-real-money-for apps) that STILL think everything should install to drive C: despite the fact that Microsoft have been telling developers for YEARS not to do that. There are environment variables and registry entries to determine where the 'Program Files' dir is, and even real function calls. Not to mention the fact that practically every setup utility written since the turn of the century supports proper detection.
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