Piobmaster on Win 7 ??

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Piobmaster on Win 7 ??

Postby TownPiper » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:07 am

Just bought a new machine running Win 7. Had Pio on the old XP machine but it doesn't seem to want to run on the new one. Anybody have any suggestions?

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Try compatablity mode.

Postby jwhite@wlu.edu » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:11 pm

If you have 7 pro or ultimate you can run in xp compatability mode. Read more here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtua ... fault.aspx
We have had a lot of luck with windows 7 here at work, but aside from my computer we run no piping software.


I would like to know what you find out as I will probably be installing 7 on my home computer after the first of the year (unless it is not compatible with my bww reader, then what's the point of having a computer?
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Piobmaster on Win 7 ??

Postby TownPiper » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:07 pm

Thanks J--

My machine has Win 7 Home premium, so to run XP mode, there's an upgrade that MS wants you to buy. It may be worth it, I don't know. It seems that Microsoft wants to get in your pocket any way they can.

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Piobmaster on Win 7 ??

Postby TownPiper » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:12 pm

J- One other thing

No problem installing .bww on Win 7, but you have to use your BWW program to open any .bmw file you have. I like to use .pio because it's easier to enter tunes and you can slow the replay down for practice.

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Thanks for the update on windows 7

Postby jwhite@wlu.edu » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:34 pm

I guess I will be able to upgrade. You can slow down tunes in Bagpipe writer by the way, if you open a tune and go to configure, and then change the tempo in play options. It is not pretty, but it works.
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I wish I had stuck to pipes and beer."



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Piobmaster on Win 7

Postby TownPiper » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:12 pm

Successfully loaded the trial version of Pio on my machine from their website. Seems to work fine. Looks like the problem was my own techno-stupidity. Tried to copy the program from my old machine, but it didn't work. So my advice is if you buy Pio, get the CD version..

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Piobmaster on Win 7 ??

Postby TownPiper » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:57 pm

Just figured it out. Had the setup program in an obscure place. Working fine.

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PiobMaster Update

Postby jwhite@wlu.edu » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:42 pm

Just got this is response to a support email query:

PiobMaster 3.0 will be both Vista and Windows 7 compliant. It is due for release very soon. Details will appear on our website.
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Piobmaster on Win 7

Postby TownPiper » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:27 pm

Can you list your website?

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