[ct-user] CT with Windows XP, NT or Win2000
Bob Naumann - N5NJ
Sat, 10 Nov 2001 11:15:41 -0600
My CT networking associate from 3-land is correct about WinMe running CT
My point is that if you are choosing a new O/S, the most versatile (allowing
DOS programs - and reliable too) right now is Win98SE.
If you are Windows only - I'd wait a while and let someone else work out the
bugs in XP.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian McGinness" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2001 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: [ct-user] CT with Windows XP, NT or Win2000
> Not sure about other DOS programs, but CT did run flawlessly with
> Windows ME booted to a command prompt, with DOS network card enabler,
> DOS packet driver, the NETTSR, and rig control on COM1.
> The only hassle with ME and CT is getting it to the command prompt.
> They kind of took that out... If you make the boot floppy and select
> "minimal boot" you're in business. I think you could also modify the
> msdos.sys and make bootgui=0 but I am not sure if that works in ME.
> In any event, it only takes a moment select minimal boot from the
> startup floppy.
> My laptop in this configuration ran 48 hours without a glitch.
> Win98 is easier to get to a command prompt, but ME does work with CT!
> 73, Brian N3OC
> At 09:49 11/10/2001 -0600, you wrote:
> >Unless you're ready to abandon all DOS programs, go with Win98SE.
> >WinMe is a very poor version of Win98 and is not compatible with many low
> >level functions of more sophisticated network programs.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Alan Braun" <email@example.com>
> >To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2001 9:29 AM
> >Subject: [ct-user] CT with Windows XP, NT or Win2000
> >> I'm going to have to wipe the hard disk and reinstall the OS on my
> >> machine due to multiple broken applications (been running it for 3 yrs
> >> I'm debating which OS to reinstall - Win98, Me, or XP. Has anyone
> >> successfully run CT under one of the 32-bit windows versions - NT,
> >> XP? I'm particularly interested in how well the CW and voice keyer
> >> worked - I've never done any networking and probably won't. If it won't
> >> directly, what tweaks (e.g. device drivers) need to be installed and
> >> can they be gotten?
> >> I guess I could always set up a separate DOS partition, but since I'd
> >> to be able to get access to internet clusters during contests, it would
> >> better if there's a way to run it in a window under XP.
> >> I'd appreciate any thoughts from the assembled multitude. See you all
> >> ==================================================
> >> Alan Braun MD, NS0B
> >> Norwalk IA
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