[ct-user] CT-Win and Win7

DanZ k2ywe at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 9 18:02:15 PDT 2012

Dual boot with XP might be an option.

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"Bob Wilson, N6TV" <n6tv at arrl.net> wrote:

>I don't know of anyone who has CTWin working well under Windows 7.  CT is
>no longer supported.
>I think K1ZM/VY2ZM tried at one time, but it crashed.  W6HH reports he has
>CT (not CTWin) working OK using DOSBox v 0.74 under Windows 7 32-bit, but I
>don't know if he tried LPT port CW keying.
>Your best bet is to stick with Windows XP.  Otherwise if you really want to
>upgrade to Windows 7, consider upgrading your contest software to something
>better, such as Win-Test, which is more compatible with CT than the
>alternatives (and it even uses the same color scheme).
>On the other hand, using a Windows sound card as a voice keyer has problems
>under Windows 7, with all contest software.  Windows 7 introduces an
>unacceptable delay in the mic. monitor.  You can get a sound card to play
>back messages OK, but live "on the fly" updates are difficult to do because
>of the latency in the monitor when recording a new message.  That's a
>another reason to keep Windows XP in the shack, and use Windows 7 elsewhere.
>Bob, N6TV
>On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 1:02 PM, David Boland <w9nwy at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I am about to upgrade fronm XP Pro to Win 7
>> are there any problems running CT Win with Win7?
>> I really like using CT for contests
>> Dave W9NWY
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