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Alpha4v6 and Windows 2000 Professional

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  • Alpha4v6 and Windows 2000 Professional

    I have attempted to load A4V6 on a Windows 2000 OS without any luck. Tried from the "RUN" in Windows and also tried loading from DOS prompt. I get as far as "Enter Disk Labled ---- " and press any key. The disk number does not appear and inserting the second disk and pressing any key produces a tone and that's it. No progress. I do have Alpha4V6 loaded on another Windows 2000 OS box.
    Thanks for any assistance.

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    RE: Alpha4v6 and Windows 2000 Professional

    Bill:

    Your question and remarks have the key to success.

    You say "...I do have Alpha4V6 loaded on another Windows 2000 OS box...." THAT's IT!

    Pkzip or Winzip THAT copy and move it to the problem machine. The install disks merely copy the files to the hard drive. No 'system.dlls's' registry entries, etc.

    If it works on the first one, it'll work on the second.

    Let us know your successes or failures.

    Ken

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    • #3
      RE: Alpha4v6 and Windows 2000 Professional

      Forgot to mention -- you should upgrade to V7 because many are having trouble with corrupted data and indexes under 2000 and up OS. I have two clients using V7 on 2000 Pro with no trouble at all.

      Ken

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      • #4
        RE: Alpha4v6 and Windows 2000 Professional

        Bill:

        Your question and remarks have the key to success.

        You say "...I do have Alpha4V6 loaded on another Windows 2000 OS box...." THAT's IT!

        Pkzip or Winzip THAT copy and move it to the problem machine. The install disks merely copy the files to the hard drive. No 'system.dlls's' registry entries, etc.

        If it works on the first one, it'll work on the second.

        Let us know your successes or failures.

        Ken

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        • #5
          RE: Alpha4v6 and Windows 2000 Professional

          Harold,
          Thank you for taking the time to respond to my inquiry. I will try
          what you suggested. I will let you know how it goes.
          Thanks Again,
          Bill Brandt
          bbrandt@bigfoot.com
          or
          bbrandt@jhmi.edu

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          • #6
            RE: Alpha4v6 and Windows 2000 Professional

            Ken,
            Thanks again. I followed your instructions and was able to load
            Alpha4v6. Works fine as far as I can tell. I'm only dealing with
            small files at home, unlike work. At work I'm managing data bases
            with about 350,000 records.

            I love Alpha, have not found anything that I want to do that Alpha
            can't accomplish. Thanks for the help.
            Bill
            Manager Network & Communication Systems
            Johns Hopkins Medicine
            Baltimore, Maryland

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            • #7
              RE: Alpha4v6 and Windows 2000 Professional

              DO NOT attempt to restructure a dbf in win2k. It WILL corrupt the data. You need ver 7 if you are going to do much with win2k

              russ

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