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Downgrading from A5V3 to A4V6

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  • Downgrading from A5V3 to A4V6

    OOps I made a mistake in the Windows Version so here is the revised message.

    Hi There!

    I started off using Alpha in about 1990 with A4V2 then upgraded to A4V4 then eventually A4V6 with Runtime.

    Over the years I was able to the use the software with ease.

    When I upgraded from Dos versions to Windows versions A5V2 then to A5V3 I had a hard time learning how to use the software.

    I think I'm going to downgrade back to A4V6

    Are there any users out there that have gone through a similar transition over the years and gone back to Dos Version or do you think I should stick in and stay with the newer versions?

    Thanks

    Brian

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    RE: Downgrading from A5V3 to A4V6

    The dos version has been great for us, and we have been using it for years with the runtime- like you. I would stay with it but Windows isn't going to support it in the future and there will be a lot of features in Windows in a few years that I'm sure I will want to take advantage of. Also when it comes out, check out A5V5, it promises to be a big upgrade from ver 4 and has a lot of really nice features. I would probably stay with A4, but i really want to use some of the features in A5V5. Any way you look at it though it is a tough move to make, and I don't think Alpha has done as much as they might have to make the move easier. (Are you listening Selwyn). Alpha is a small company so we can't expect too much but I have some things that I want A5 to do to make it act in some cases like A4 and I'm having a hard time with it. (due i'm sure to my limitations- not Alpha's)

    Russ

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      RE: Downgrading from A5V3 to A4V6

      Russ:
      On newer computers, Windows ME and Windows 2000, Alpha 4 seems to corrupting some DBF's.
      There are problems with the new windows memory manager and alpha4.
      DOS applications may not run correctly in the Future.
      The learning curve is big but it is well worth it to move and stay with Alpha5.(especially when the new version comes out in March)
      What types of applications do you have in Alpha4?
      Charlie Crimmel

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        RE: Downgrading from A5V3 to A4V6

        Brian:
        Same message as above.

        On newer computers, Windows ME and Windows 2000, Alpha 4 seems to corrupting some DBF's.
        There are problems with the new windows memory manager and alpha4.
        DOS applications may not run correctly in the Future.
        The learning curve is big but it is well worth it to move and stay with Alpha5.(especially when the new version comes out in March)
        What types of applications do you have in Alpha4?
        Charlie Crimmel

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          RE: Downgrading from A5V3 to A4V6

          Hi Charlie!

          I'm running under Windows 98.

          Years ago I wrote a vehicle maintainance tracking app for a Company I worked for followed by tool crip inventory app then a job shop package for keeping track of jobs going thru a machine shop.

          However I havn't used Alpha since I bought A5V3 I think back in 1997. I just had the urge to put together a quoting app to help me in sales. And also an inventory control package with bar coding.

          Brian..

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            RE: Downgrading from A5V3 to A4V6

            Brian:
            Do you still have a copy of your vehicle maintainance tracking app or tool crip inventory app. I would like to see how you did that.
            I don't need any data. Could you zip up the apps if they are not to big.
            I have only been using Alpha5v4 for about 6 months.
            Before that I was all Alpha4 for about 6 years.
            Thanks
            Charlie Crimmel
            wubblaze2@aol.com

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