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SAS 9.1.3 too slow on Win XP Mode. Is there a solution for Windows 7?

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SAS 9.1.3 too slow on Win XP Mode. Is there a solution for Windows 7?

Hi,

I just have bought a new PC with a pre-installed Windows 7, and that poses a problem for me since I cannot install on it the SAS 9.1.3 that I received from my university. As a result, I installed Windows XP mode on Windows 7 and was able to install SAS 9.1.3 on it. It is very, very slow though. Do you know roughly when SAS is going to support Windows 7? I asked my university and it seems that they are mostly using SAS 9.1.3, but they also have SAS 9.2 of some version that cannot be installed on Windows 7.

As far as I know, SAS doesn't sell the software to individuals like Matlab, Stata, etc... do, and also SAS license is expensive. If I want to work with SAS, how can I get a SAS version without going through a government organization, a university or a business?

Thanks so much
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Re: SAS 9.1.3 too slow on Win XP Mode. Is there a solution for Windows 7?

I'm running SAS under Windows Server 2003 as VM Ware image under both Windows XP and Windows 7.

This runs reasonably fast.
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Re: SAS 9.1.3 too slow on Win XP Mode. Is there a solution for Windows 7?

SAS 9.2 is documented to run on Windows 7. There are both 32 bit and 64 bit versions.
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Re: SAS 9.1.3 too slow on Win XP Mode. Is there a solution for Windows 7?

Check the SAS support site for which maintenance releases of SAS 9.2 are supported on Windows 7:

http://support.sas.com/kb/34/569.html

Only releases from Dec 2009 onwards supported Windows 7.

Suggest you contact your university for a recent maintenance version of SAS 9.2 that is supported. There must be other students in the same position as you!
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