E11 / Windows ME question

From: ajp166 <ajp166_at_bellatlantic.net>
Date: Wed Feb 14 22:06:57 2001

From: Jeff Hellige <jhellige_at_earthlink.net>

> We have various software, such as teleprompters and similar
>TV-studio related items, that we have to keep W95/98 machines for as
>they absolutely will not work under NT. Another big one I've found

I have very few things that I can say didnt' run under NT4, and they
didnt run under w95 either.

The best example of that is Paradox4.5/dos! The only hicup that
has is print spooling which works poorly under both NT and W9x.
Gcadd6.1/dos, Microcadd and Quickbasic4.5/dos, work fine.

Biggest problem with old dos and W3.1x programs is the installs
dont always work quite right. Other than that I run dos and W9x
programs under NT4/sp4 using NTFS and FAT partitions with little
to no difficulty.

>are database applications based on Foxbase under DOS. Nothing
>special as far as I/O there, but they throw a fit when run under NT
>while custom databases I've coded under PowerBasic run fine and
>PowerBasic hasn't been updated in 10-11 years.

When running dos under NT it's not a bad thing to setup paths
and PIFs as well as the NT dos emulation box. I may add that
programs that are locked to 8.3 (most dos and w3.1 stuff) will
get real upset with long filenames and directories take care.
Also there are a few that dont seem to like NTFS or worse
HPFS{there are three choices, FAT16, NTFS and HPFS}.
Running NT3.51 or NT4 below SP4 is not good either.

Received on Wed Feb 14 2001 - 22:06:57 GMT

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