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  • win98

    Am I to understand that ver6 will not work on win98 now???

    Dave
    Dave Mason
    dave@aldadesktop.com
    Skype is dave.mason46

  • #2
    RE: win98

    That's correct, it will not run on Windows 98. It requires 2000, XP or 2003.

    -Lenny

    Lenny Forziati
    Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
    Alpha Software Corporation

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    • #3
      RE: win98

      I just downloaded the trial version of A5V6 and it seems to run quite happily on my Win 98 machine. Any idea where the potential problems lie?

      Regards
      Paul

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      • #4
        RE: win98

        Beta testers reported a wide variety of problems including random crashes and an inability to even launch v6 and we were unable to pinpoint the causes. We cannot support v6 on 98 and will not be reposnible for any problems it may cause.

        -Lenny

        Lenny Forziati
        Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
        Alpha Software Corporation

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        • #5
          RE: win98

          Thanks, Lenny.
          Looks like an OS upgrade is in the air then!

          Regards
          Paul

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          • #6
            RE: win98

            Paul

            Note the experience from many other users. Do a clean install of a new OS rather than using the upgrade option.

            More work initially, but there's no other chioce.
            Al Buchholz
            Bookwood Systems, LTD
            Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

            Occam's Razor - KISS
            Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
            Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
            When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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            • #7
              RE: win98

              or choice - spelled a little better.......
              Al Buchholz
              Bookwood Systems, LTD
              Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

              Occam's Razor - KISS
              Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
              Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
              When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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              • #8
                RE: win98

                Thanks for the tip, Al. By "upgrade" I meant what you recommended - a clean install. I have had problems in the past with "upgrade" OS installations - they have never felt quite "right", so I always buy full OS versions rather than upgrades. A little more expensive in the short term but good long-term sense...

                Regards
                Paul

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                • #9
                  RE: win98

                  Paul

                  You should be able to buy at the upgrade price, just choose the clean install option. (After the proper backup and such.) Bill's got enough money without giving him more than he wants.)
                  Al Buchholz
                  Bookwood Systems, LTD
                  Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                  Occam's Razor - KISS
                  Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                  Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                  When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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                  • #10
                    RE: win98

                    Al,

                    This makes sense, since you are in fact "upgrading".

                    Mike
                    Thank you,
                    Mike Konoff

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