Does Windows XP work with SW 4.4?

Stefan Woehrmann2 stefanwoehrmann at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 1 14:30:00 UTC 2002

Hi Ingvild,

I am sorry to read your experience. We were lucky to get a different
outcome. In fact I asked the experts to reinstall Windows 98 on our school -
laptop - now whenever I start the laptop I am asked to decide to run the
system with Win 98  or Win 2000 XP   (?)  - now I can work with the SW44 on
this laptop without any problems .
All in all it seems to work to run two different systems on different
partitions of the same harddrive ...

All the best

Stefan ;-))

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ingvild Roald" <ingvild.roald at STATPED.NO>
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: Does Windows XP work with SW 4.4?

> We just tried the partition sulition on a brand new laptop, and it caused
> the whole system to crash.
> It may be that it wass just this partitioning program that was not good.
> But now I have taken the old 386 out of storage and we awill run WS on
> than one, and SignBank on the new one ...
> Ingvild
> SW-L at ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA skriver:
> >Hi, Mark!  As far as I have been able to determine, SW 4.4 will only work
> >on
> >Microsoft operating systems from Windows 98 on down.  Windows NT 4,
> >Windows
> >2000, and Windows XP are all designed different than the old DOS system
> >that
> >Windows used to use.  Windows 3.1 -> Windows ME are still "DOS-friendly".
> > I
> >think the key challenge with SW 4.4 is the fact that in the old DOS days
> >when this was written, DOS programs regularly sent commands directly to
> >the
> >video card through various codes available to DOS.  That "loophole" was
> >closed after Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.  That is why it
> >does not work on the later Microsoft operating systems.
> >
> >It does however, work with Virtual PC on the Mac as Valerie has said, or
> >on
> >xdosemu on a Linux operating system since both will capture the DOS
> >commands
> >being sent to the video card and translate it to the appropriate command
> >for
> >the Mac or Linux operating systems.
> >
> >One possibility if you have someone with some technical expertise, you
> >set up a new partition on the hard drive and install FreeDOS on that
> >partition and set up her machine with two operating systems.  Not the
> >preferred solution, but it should work for being able to do SW4.4 and
> >Windows XP should be able to read that partition and get any exported
> >files,
> >etc. that you create during the time you are using DOS.  If it is too
> >of a pain to re-partition the hard drive, maybe go to a used computer
> >store
> >and buy an old used hard drive.  Then install it in the computer but put
> >the
> >FreeDOS on it.  That is another way to approach it.  Then tell Windows XP
> >that you want to boot in two different operating systems.  I don't have
> >so I am not sure how to tell it to do dual boots.  I know it is possible
> >to
> >set up a dual boot in Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Stuart
> >
> >on 09/30/2002 8:11 PM, Mark Penner at penner at WORLD.CBI.ORG wrote:
> >
> >> Ms. Hagiwara, from Japan, is trying to run SW on her Windows XP
> >operation
> >> system and having trouble. It works on her laptop with Windows ME, but
> >not
> >> in XP. On XP, she gets the opening screen, but when she tries to open a
> >> file, nothing happens. The screen just stays the same. Is this a common
> >> problem? Any ways around it? Anyone have any ideas?
> >>
> >> Mark
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ***********
> >> Mark Penner
> >> Tokyo, Japan
> >> ***********

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