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Re: Tips for those brave souls going to Windows XP



Hi,

Just to clarify a point made in the text below referring
to parallel port associated programs.

Uni_Trac 2000 has been tested with Windows XP and
provided the supplied port driver is installed, works
correctly.

Regards

Dave Lamont    ZL2AMD
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <ne1h@highrf.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 1:15 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Tips for those brave souls going to Windows XP


> I've learned a couple of things that will make your life easier when 
> migrating to WinXP.
> 
> a) right click the wisp icon and change the compat setting 
> of "disable visual themes" to checked
> 
> b) Nova has some setup dialogs that don't size right.  That's being 
> fixed currently so watch for that to be updated shortly.
> 
> c) This next one is not verified, but I've experience some strange 
> problems with Nova under XP.  My current environment has 32bit color 
> turned off and I'm running in 16bit.  All seems to be normal at the 
> moment.
> 
> d) WispDDE and Wisp seem to work just fine so nothing not worthy 
> there.
> 
> e) dl32 for the EVM (make sure it's the 32bit version) works just 
> fine with wisp and normal run in a command window
> 
> f) UI-View32 for those aprs/aprspsk31 nuts, seems to work just great 
> as does AGWPE (with some exceptions).  So Tracking PCSAT and 
> collecting aprs is ok.
> 
> Guess that's about the extent of my exploration so far.... More as 
> something becomes noteworthy.  
> 
> For the most part, the upgrade was painless and I didn't seem to 
> experience really any significant problems.  So far the reliability 
> is very good and the compatiblity was better than I expected.
> 
> One note for those of you running parallel device controllers, you 
> may be out of luck on XP.  It like NT and win2K doen't like you 
> talking directly to the hardware and fodtrack and some of the other 
> dos based applications do just that.  So be prepared for some 
> troubles.
> 
> Alan
> 
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