For anyone interested
I just installed Paradox 7 on my Vista Home Premium.
Firstly, I copied the Setup dir to my D: disk (This proved to be unnecessary)
Second, I moved pagefile.sys to D: to get more memory.
The installation (setup.exe) then ran equally well off the CD or from the aforementioned copy on D:\
I changed the location of BDE and the BDE conf. files to C:\Program Files\Common Files\BDE
in the installation dialog.
Now; how to get it running.
From the web page: http://www.gartplan.dk/info/VistaConfig_US.htm
I followed the instructions and changed permissions in the registry for users to "Full Control" to the Borland folder under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE .
Then, to allow Paradox access to a location (the default C:\ is not allowed in Vista) to create the PDOXUSRS.NET file, I created a new folder called C:\BDEshare,
and ran C:\Program Files\Common Files\BDE\BDECFG32.EXE .
There I changed the path of the value for NET DIR to C:\BDEshare and saved.
(This is where PDOXUSERS:NET file will be created at startup of first database)
Presto! Paradox 7 is up and running .
So, I logged off as administrator and logged on as a regular user and tried to start Paradox again.
It failed. So, once more, I ran
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BDE\BDECFG32.EXE as user and changed
the path for the NET DIR to C:\BDEshare .
My Paradox 7 for Windows 95 & Windows NT is happily running on Vista Home Premium.
Kudos to Borland I must say, for creating such great software!