I've just moved from an XP machine to a Win 7 machine and installed Pads 9.0.2 on the new machine. It's doing strange stuff:
1) I run PADS Layout in compatibility mode. When it first starts, if I go to File/Open, it just hangs (it displays an empty layout screen in the right panel). If I first load one of the existing designs that show up in the right-hand "Welcome to PADS Layout" panel, then everything seems to work fine (although I haven't run a complete design process).
2) Sometimes on startup, only half of the "Welcome to PADS Layout" panel displays. If I minimize and re-enlarge the window, it comes back ok.
So, now what? Is this just an incompatibility issue that can only be resolved by installing vast amounts of money in an upgrade?