SW 2006 Patch for Vista!

Is there a 3rd party patch that allows SW 2006 to run on 32-bit Vista?

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XP Pro OEM edition. It doesn't run on Vista, but it's probably more cost effective than any patch could be.
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I should add that I am not aware of a patch to do this. I have heard some report of running SW in compatability mode, which is set on the sldworks.exe properties.
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Funny thing is SW2006 loads fine on Vista. Actually it runs OK right after the load, but craps out on re-launch. The DWGeditor and eDrawings contniue to work OK on Vista. Solidworks is asking $1500.00 to upgrade SW2006 to SW2007. The price of new SW2007 license is $5500.00. If there is a software genius who could come up with a patch to fix this, he could be laughing to bank. I know it is not that difficult for some code master out there. Are you out there??

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Sounds to me like an issue with system dlls. They usually get swapped out during a reboot/restart.
I thought VISTA was windows compatible?
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Why would you want to use Vista? XPP is only $150.00, and is supported for all current versions. Consider downtime with Vista and Solidworks...suddenly XPP is a really good deal. Also, SW won't be the only software that is incompatible with Vista, and when they finally roll a version out, then you've got to wait for patches for Vista and SW.
Not worth it to me.
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SW2007 is fully compatible with Vista. It is just that $1500 upgrade is a rip-off. Regarding why Vista and not XPP, we were all on XPP and have migrated to Vista as a group, not to mention how much smoother and faster Vista is compare to XPP. After using Vista for last couple of weeks, I would not want to downgrade, would you??

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When you say faster, are you talking about SW being faster? If so have you run benchmarks that show SW on XP and on Vista? Which VISTA are you running?
Since you did a group upgrade, are you running VISTA on the same hardware that you ran XPP on? In other words, how much is smoother and faster due to new hardware and how much is due to VISTA?
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How could I be talking about SW being faster since I can not even run it on Vista. I got Vista ultimate 32bit and on the same hardware, all other applications run 2x fater than XPP. I thinkI found a way to run SW2006 on Vista. I read a posting that some one is running SW2006 on Vista using " compatibility mode" . I am yet to try it though.

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