SOLVED !!! (was : Running EMU41 16-Bit MS-DOS Programs on new 64-Bit Windows 7 Laptop)



#8

Dear All,


In a recent Thread (which seems to have vanished somewhere, and by the way, WHERE ... ???) I recently reported my inability to run EMU41 on my new Windows 7 64-Bit laptop.

Thanks to information obtained here and there - including from this Forum (thanks again to you my Friends) I simply purchased the (expensive) Windows 7 PRO upgrade to my former "Family" Windows 7 Software. I then downloaded from the Internet the (free) "Windows Virtual PC" software which enables to run under "Windows XP Mode".

Under this "Windows (virtual) XP" mode, I was then able to run EXACTLY AS BEFORE ON MY FORMER WINDOWS AND VISTA laptops, both EMU41 and HrastProgrammer data exchange software between HP48GX/49G and laptop without any problem through my USB converter.

For my applications, i.e. running EMU41 as well as both way data exchange between Calculators and Laptop, I do not even need anything else. Therefore, although I downloaded a trial copy of the "Tao ExDOS 2009 Trial Version", I am not planning to register and use it all because it seems no longer necessary to me .... unless one of you recommends it for some reason (no longer immediately obvious to me).

Thanks again for the nice Info I could find once again on our HP Museum Forum.

Meanwhile, Best Regards to you all from Sunny Mauritius Island.

Kermit

Antoine M. "Kermit" Couëtte


#9

Quote:
I simply purchased the (expensive) Windows 7 PRO upgrade to my former "Family" Windows 7 Software. I then downloaded from the Internet the (free) "Windows Virtual PC" software which enables to run under "Windows XP Mode".

Glad to see you got it solved, but...

It's a shame that you purchased Win 7 Pro. I'm pretty sure you could have use Sun's Virtual Box to do the same with the standard windows 7. Sun's Virtual Box is also free. You'd just need the Win XP disk to install. I'm currenty running several versions of Linux, Win XP, Xenix 386, CPM/86, and several versions of DOS thru Virtual Box on my 64 Bit Win 7. All work great.

Bill


#10

Quote:
Sun's Virtual Box is also free. You'd just need the Win XP disk to install.

The same applies to VMWare Player. Note that the advertised VMWare Workstation is not that for free.

Besides the serious ones, you would even be able to run that OS with the bitten-into apple ;-)


#11

Thanks for the Info too, Frido, with same comment as hereabove. One nice thing is that - thanks to both of you - I now know of 2 additionnal "fall back options" just in case ...


Thanks again

Kermit

#12

Thanks for the Info, Bill,...

... which might have come a bit late. But I was really in a hurry with not much time to devote to this problem, so I chose the "hammer" to take care of the "moskito" ...

Regards


Antoine

#13

Quote:
In a recent Thread (which seems to have vanished somewhere, and by the way, WHERE ... ???)

Was it
this thread which is now in HP Forum Archive 20?


#14

Yes, Jeff, it was this thread ! I had forgotten abour the Archives...


Thanks again


Antoine


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