[Dataperf] Your Experiences with DP and Windows 10

Jasper japs.prins at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 17:30:41 CET 2018


.Chris,

 

Thx for the reply - I will follow up your advice!

Thx again.

Jasper

 

Van: Dataperf [mailto:dataperf-bounces at dataperfect.nl] Namens Chris Pedersen
Verzonden: donderdag 11 januari 2018 21:13
Aan: dataperf at dataperfect.nl
Onderwerp: Re: [Dataperf] Your Experiences with DP and Windows 10

 

Seems like the easiest thing to do is to set up win10  in its own virtual
machine, either locally, or on amazon. 
Amazon, via ews, makes available virtual machines for free or low cost.

Ie, you're running a virtual machine; in that virtual machine you run win
10/32.

C

 

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From: Dataperf < <mailto:dataperf-bounces at dataperfect.nl>
dataperf-bounces at dataperfect.nl> on behalf of Charles G. Wolf <
<mailto:charles at charlesGwolf.com> charles at charlesGwolf.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:16 PM
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Subject: Re: [Dataperf] Your Experiences with DP and Windows 10 

 

What happens with DP (or other DOS programs) if I use the 64-bit version of
Windows 10?



On 12/10/2017 10:29 AM, Tim Rude wrote:

I agree that installing the 32-bit version of Windows 10 works best for DOS
apps like DP. However, I've not found that I needed to do any cmos/bios
tweaking.

A few things about 32-bit Windows 10:

(1) To go from 64-bit to 32-bit, you will have to completely wipe the
existing Windows installation and install 32-bit from scratch.

(2) You can use the same exact Windows activation key for either 64-bit or
32-bit. So if you computer has Windows 10 64-bit on it and you wipe it and
install 32-bit on it, you don't have to buy a new license. It will
auto-activate.

(3) You're limited to how much RAM the computer can make use of with 32-bit.
There's no point in having more than 4GB of RAM installed because 32-bit
Windows won't touch more than that. Depending on the RAM size of your video
adapter, the amount of usable RAM under 32-bit Windows may be only 3.3 -
3.5GB or even less.

I've also found that if you use DP in conjunction with DPSpool using a
batchfile or cmdfile that loads DPSpool, then runs DP, then unloads DPSpool
when DP exits, you have to use the CMD legacy console. If not, NTVDM will
crash. This isn't specifically a DPSpool thing or a DP thing. I've found
that if you run any 32-bit app in a batchfile prior to running a 16-bit DOS
app in the same batchfile, it makes NTVDM unhappy when running under the new
CMD console.

To change to the legacy console, you can either check the box on the Options
tab of your shortcut to your batchfile/cmdfile, or simply open a CMD window,
right-click on the icon in the top-left of the titlebar, select Properties,
and then select the 'Use legacy console' box on the Options tab there. Once
you set that option, it applies to all CMD windows.

Tim Rude

On 12/10/2017 7:58 AM, Mark Nepon wrote:

Hi All

 

Install windows 10 32 bit version. (you'll need to make some cmos/bios
changes)

 

Works as good as XP opening similar cmd window you will be prompted to
install a program when trying to run dp the first time. Do so. 

 

I use both Linux and WinXP as servers.

Both good but xp can only handle about 10 computers.

ubuntu desktop sharing drive c (which is a directory names C on root)

acts just like xp but way more computers.

I was unable to install old HP printers onto it so I also use xp server for
printing,

 

 

 

Best Regards, Mark 

 


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<dataperf-bounces at dataperfect.nl> on behalf of Charles G. Wolf
<mailto:charles at charlesGwolf.com> <charles at charlesGwolf.com>
Sent: December 10, 2017 7:29 AM
To: DataPerfect Users Discussion Group
Subject: [Dataperf] Your Experiences with DP and Windows 10 

 

Hi Everybody,

What have you experienced using DataPerfect with Windows 10 on a PC?  I'm
still using Windows XP Professional due to three irreplaceable, mission
critical DOS programs, DP being one of them.  

However, I must upgrade, so I will be grateful for any observations, tips,
or watch-out-fors that you can share.

Thanks!

Charlie Wolf





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