At 11:04 AM 3/19/97 -0800, you wrote:
>I'm considering putting Windoze95 on my radio computer. 4 serial, 2
>parallel, DVP, 16-bit SoundBlaster.
>My question is: is this a really stupid thing to consider? Will it set me
>back three months? Will all my gadgets and appliances still run? And can I
>simply bring it up in DOS mode and not get hassled by Win95's magical i/o
>routines? I think I've seen several comments about not being to run
>perfectly in a dos box under Win95.
>Thanks for any wisdom. If there's interest, I'll summarize.
>73, Steve K6AW
You can run TR safely under Win95 by starting the computer up with F8 and
selecting the "DOS Prompt" option.
You might be able to get away with a DOS window from Win95, but it may take
some tweaking. Common problems are timing glitches in the CW, etc. If you're
planning on using the soundcard for a DVK, I'd go with the clean boot.
I've put Win95 on two computers here and one was a breeze, the other was a
nightmare, but eventually got straightened out. The one that was easy was a
pretty generic motherboard, nothing fancy in the way of peripherals, etc.
The tough one had a combination of an odd motherboard and peripherals and
drove me crazy for a while. Lots of downloading updated drivers and learning
to _never_ answer Yes to "Do you want Windows 95 to check for new hardware?"
My advice would be don't do it the week before a big contest, just in case.
Give yourself some time to get everything settled.
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