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Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

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  • Dave Mac Callum
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Originally posted by johnkoh View Post

    To Dave,


    Yes, I had same problem with the Anyuni printer setting but I solved this problem now.
    (1) I cpoied the "Install Anyuni Printer" from A5v9 directory.
    (2) Pasted at Users\<Name, Administrator Level>\AppData\Roaming\Alpha5\a5v9 directory.
    ** I am not sure I can do this, step 2 or not and any risk but I did

    (3) Selected the "Install Anyuni Printer" from A5v9 directory again and runs to install
    (4) after completed the installation
    (5) Restart Windows and tested.

    Good luck
    Hi Tom, Johnkoh,

    Thanks for the help.

    Did as you suggested. When I ran "Install Anyuni Printer" it gave me the same error mess as before. But then it gave me an option .. recommended.. I selected this and it did the trick responding with a few "successful install" in place of the errors as before. I rebooted and it created the Pdf file and printed.

    Have a good new year.

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  • johnkoh
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Thank you, Stan.

    After I added a new Windows UAC user as standard user and moved the "File Folder" up and down, The RunTime works now.
    I am not still 100% sure that the "Libraries" folder structure on Windows 7 OS.


    To Dave,
    I am having problems Printing a Pdf file. How did you get around this one ?
    Yes, I had same problem with the Anyuni printer setting but I solved this problem now.
    (1) I cpoied the "Install Anyuni Printer" from A5v9 directory.
    (2) Pasted at Users\<Name, Administrator Level>\AppData\Roaming\Alpha5\a5v9 directory.
    ** I am not sure I can do this, step 2 or not and any risk but I did

    (3) Selected the "Install Anyuni Printer" from A5v9 directory again and runs to install
    (4) after completed the installation
    (5) Restart Windows and tested.

    Good luck

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    "Could not open or create the multi-user ..."
    This error has to do with Windows access priviledges, not Alpha. The users must have write priviledges in Windows security for the directory where the database resides.

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  • johnkoh
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Hello

    The A5v9 runs without WindowsXp mode at my new windows 7 OS as per Tom's direction but
    I have the problem to run the "RunTime" on the other computers which has the Windows xp os.
    I created the shadow files and runs ok but after shutdown the computer and restart, the A5v9 runtime programs does not able to open the shadow files and shows the error

    The error is indicated as "Could not open or create the multi-user ..."

    I think that some of a5 programs are missing on windows folder directory.
    or
    Am I using wrong file folder directory at my main computer which has the Windows 7 OS?

    I tried on the " ...\user\my document " and "..\user\public " window directory but neither one does same result.


    Does any one know how to fix it?

    Multi-user error.jpg

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  • Dave Mac Callum
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
    Dave, yes, that's likely. Check the help system in Windows 7. The UAC system is part of system security.
    Thanks Tom. Will do

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Dave, yes, that's likely. Check the help system in Windows 7. The UAC system is part of system security.

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  • Dave Mac Callum
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
    You might want to run the Compatability check as well.
    Hi Ted,

    How do I go about running Compatibility ?

    Looking forward

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  • Dave Mac Callum
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
    Dave,

    8) if still having trouble close A5v9, and run "InstallAmyuniPrinters.exe" as Adminstrator. You'll find it in the A5v9 program files folder

    Some recommend doing all this after first disabling UAC restrictions. I always do this, too. (this specific change may require a reboot).
    Hi Tom,

    I did as you suggested - seems much the same at the end.

    Ran "InstallAmyuniPrinters.exe" as administrator and got a few error messages which I am attaching - not sure if they are significant ?

    How do i disable UAC restrictions. ? maybe I am getting the same results because I did not do this ?
    Attached Files

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  • Dave Mac Callum
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for your pointers. Ted suggested much the same way back. I had already reloaded Windows 7 and things seems ok, so I left well alone.

    Will step through your suggestions and see if I can get it right.

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Dave,

    much has been written about this. Search for threads discussing "save as "PDF" issues.

    Here are a couple of things to try immediately.

    1) log on to Windows 7 as an Administrator
    2) uninstall A5v9
    3) edit registry entries to delete all references to A5v9
    4) shut down the machine
    5) start Win 7 as Administrator
    6) install A5v9 to a folder outside of "Program Files" and outside of "Program Files (x86).
    7) test your app
    8) if still having trouble close A5v9, and run "InstallAmyuniPrinters.exe" as Adminstrator. You'll find it in the A5v9 program files folder

    Some recommend doing all this after first disabling UAC restrictions. I always do this, too. (this specific change may require a reboot).

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  • Ted Giles
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    I'm fee earning away from home Dave. I'll look over the weekend.
    There are a lot of comments regarding printing PDF's.

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  • Dave Mac Callum
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Hi Tom, Ted,

    I remember that you guys seem to be ok with Version 9 under Windows 7.

    Back then, I eventually reloaded Windows 7 and I have had no problems since. However, if you refer to my most recent entry on this message board, I am having problems Printing a Pdf file. How did you get around this one ?

    Looking forward

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  • Dave Mac Callum
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
    Me too Dave.
    The key - well, this works for me - is to load Alpha V9 R/time or Dev outside of the Prog (x86) folder.
    Load the apps elsewhere as well.
    On first run, go for Run as Administrator
    You might want to run the Compatability check as well.
    Thanks for the reply Guys,

    Ted, I'll give this a try and let you know. - Will only have access to the PC over the week end

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  • Ted Giles
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Me too Dave.
    The key - well, this works for me - is to load Alpha V9 R/time or Dev outside of the Prog (x86) folder.
    Load the apps elsewhere as well.
    On first run, go for Run as Administrator
    You might want to run the Compatability check as well.

    I have V9 and 10.5 running fine.
    (too poor to buy V11 but I'm hopeful that Richard or Selwyn will send me a copy for Christmas)

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    Re: Run Alpha5v9 on Windows 7 - Virtual PC - Windows XP mode

    Your mileage may vary, but I run vers 9 desktop apps on my Win 7 box without using virtual XP mode.

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