Thank you for the reply. As a known solution to the issue I am sure you are right but it is not the answer I was hoping for.
To be honest, I'm really fed up playing the upgrade game in the name of progress. It's presented as a necessary consequence of progress towards bigger, better and faster things but too many times I've been one of those left with the scraps of technology that just yesterday were considered cutting edge. I refuse to play THAT game any longer. Whilst I understand new software has to be written with the needs of future hardware in mind I do think greater thought should be given to making things as compatible with past and present systems as much as possible.
What is the point after all of buying hardware that lasts say a decade if after a few years a change of operating system or development in graphics hardware makes software incompatible with what was acceptable when it was purchased ? Where does it end ?
At the end of the day, I guess it's an individual choice but manufacturers should beware of playing this game to it's extreme. It's a certain way to alienate customers from their future products.
ps: No need to reply to this post unless you really want. It's not aimed at you. You just happened to be the first person that answered and once again, thanks for that.