In the process of migrating software off of an 8-year old machine and we've never updated from InDesign 1.5. Frankly, I don't use it that much, but when I do need it, it's invaluable, plus I have a lot of legacy files.
Will this install directly onto Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) or should I go straight to installing using the XP Mode on the Virtual Machine? Upgrading is not an option.
Doubtful that it will work and IMO, XP mode is waste of time.
I got version 2 to install in XP mode -- just for opening legacy files without alteration, not actually use -- but didn't attempt to do 1.5. In my opinion it wasn't really ready for prime time and I never used it for any real layout work. My advice would be if you think you need it and don't want to upgrade to a real layout program like CS6, you should do whatever it takes to keep that old box ruuning just for that. I wouldn't say XP mode is a total waste of time, but it is a real pain the rear to use.