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Windows’ Compatibility tab contains lots of options for running legacy programs in Windows 7 and later.

The doctor tackles Upgrades and Sidegrades, TV Tuners, Missing Boot Managers, and more

Is My CPU Melting?!

I’m still running a 32-bit Windows XP system, and am looking to upgrade it to Win 7. The computer has an AMD Phenom II X4 965 on a Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 motherboard that is 64-bit ready, according to Belarc Advisor. I want to go with 64-bit Windows 7, but am at a loss as to what will happen if I try and save all my 32-bit software when I upgrade. When I’m told to save the files I want to keep before transfer, I have to save them as 32-bit files. How do I transfer them to Win 7 as 64-bit? I don’t think that can be done, so do I lose all that and have and start over? Can they be run as 32-bit in a 64-bit system? April 8th is coming all too soon and I want to make the change by then, or soon after.

Note: This article was originally featured in the June 2014 issue of the magazine.


GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition Review

The GoPro 3+ Black is the smallest HD Hero cam yet.

The action-cam king is back and better than ever

Other camera companies may deny it, but GoPro created the action-cam market. With so many competent knockoffs out there now, the onus is on GoPro to prove its action cams still rule the roost. And the California-based company hopes to prove that with its latest and greatest Hero 3+ Black Edition camera.

Note: This review was originally featured in the June 2014 issue of the magazine.