Not sure this is the right place, or how active the forum is, but I'm dropping the bottle in the ocean anyway.
I recently upgraded my laptop and my OS to Windows 7 as well. Patrician 3 works fine from what I have seen, EXCEPT the aldermann cutscene isn't playing correctly. The music plays fine, but the video gets stuck towards the beginning, showing that river flowing into the sea in a static picture, but never progressing on to show you as the new aldermann celebrating etc. The game progresses fine after that - it's not frozen or anything. So not a game-killer, but kind of annoying. Has anybody else had that? Any solution?