QUESTION: SignWriter 4.4 on Windows

Stuart Thiessen smt_sw at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed May 15 18:33:26 UTC 2002

I believe XP can support DOS applications in a "compatibility mode".  Andy,
I think you need to set the "environment" for the SignWriter application so
that it has the full memory that a DOS computer could give it (640K RAM). I
don't have an XP computer, so I can't be more specific than that.  If it
still is a problem, I can talk to a friend of mine who has XP and ask him if
we can test it on his system and I can explain it more specifically.
Remember SignWriter is a DOS program and expects a DOS environment and the
640K RAM that DOS would give it.  It doesn't matter how many MB of RAM you
have, if the portion of the RAM from 640K and below is not fully available
to the DOS program, it will usually croak.  That is an error that dates from
the DOS days.



Stuart Thiessen
Des Moines, IA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Valerie Sutton" <Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG>
Sent: Wednesday, 15 May 2002 11:31
Subject: QUESTION: SignWriter 4.4 on Windows

> SignWriting List
> May 15, 2002
> >Andy Uehara wrote: I recently got my own windows computer, and I
> >tried to install your >4.4 signwriter program. I get an insufficient
> >memory error, except I have 512MB of ram, >and 1.4 Ghz Athlon. I
> >have windows 2000, with MS Office XP, and a few other
> >small >applications so I don't know why I am getting this error.
> Hello Andy -
> SignWriter 4.4 is a DOS program, so it requires a version of Windows
> that can access MS-DOS, which includes Windows 95, 98, 98SE, and ME.
> I believe Windows 2000, NT and XP do not allow access to MS-DOS?
> So that is the reason. You will need to change operating systems,
> unfortunately -
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